be a good one for weddings, not so many lens changes...
Dear God, no! 3.7 pounds? I'll take my bag of lenses for weddings. I like a heavy camera because it's inherently more stable, but a 3.7 lb lens on a ~3 lb camera (add on a flash too) for 8 hours is excessive.
This lens is good for several uses, but I would not count weddings among them.
You are talking about the old L lens ... we are talking about a hypothetical 28-300 L IS II lens that weights similar to the current 70-300 L IS (around 2.3 lb / 1 kg) ... it may not be good for the typical western wedding look, but there are many cultures in the world that have their weddings in very good lighting and/or out in the open ... and they usually prefer to have deep depth of field in the photos ... lot of Indian wedding photographers cater to this market as the clients prefer it that way to get everyone tack sharp in the image ... you would be surprised how some people take offense in India when the guests are out of focus (even when the you actually composed the image for the couple being married - doesn't matter if the guest is somewhere in the corner of the image) ... it may not be something many of us like, but you gotta give what the client wants, especailly when they are paying for it.
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