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Bosman

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Re: Fast AF for Weddings
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2012, 11:07:37 AM »
Ive never used an L series lens that was too slow for wedding photography.   And i've been a wedding photographer full time since 2005!
You havent heard of one? Do you own the 85 F1.2? I did and it was a slow butt in low light and it just moved in and out in and out making me want to kill it. In normal light it worked pretty well. Thats my personal experience with it. I now own the 50 F1.2 as of a couple years ago.
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Re: Fast AF for Weddings
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Re: Fast AF for Weddings
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2012, 04:02:02 PM »
I wouldn't worry so much about AF speed.  Any ring-USM lens should keep up without problems.

Where I suspect you'll notice the difference is focusing in low light.  With the 5D3 you may be able to focus with ease an f/4 lens in a dark and cavernous reception hall.  You may even be able to get that 50/1.4 to stop hunting...

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Re: Fast AF for Weddings
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2012, 08:32:42 PM »
I hated the 50 1.4. Didnt live up to my expectations, it was a meh ok lens. I want hell yes lenses!

That's what I'm talking about. L Primes all the way for me too!  ;)

I hear a lot of people say that the 50 1.2L is not worth it over the 50 1.4 but I have found that everyone I know who made this claim, were just going from specs and sample images before they purchased the 50 1.4. They would argue their point a bit and then I'd give them my 50 1.2L to play around with and they quickly changed their stance and conceded that the 50 1.2L is "awesome" compared to the 1.4 version. Maybe still out of their budget but there is definitely justification for the price difference.

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Re: Fast AF for Weddings
« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2012, 05:30:40 AM »
Ive never used an L series lens that was too slow for wedding photography.   And i've been a wedding photographer full time since 2005!
You havent heard of one? Do you own the 85 F1.2? I did and it was a slow butt in low light and it just moved in and out in and out making me want to kill it. In normal light it worked pretty well. Thats my personal experience with it. I now own the 50 F1.2 as of a couple years ago.


LOL... Ok, with the exception of the 85 f/1.2 V1.  Although, this is a detail lens, it was not designed for motion, too much glass to move.  I do own the 85 f/1.2 II, which is much faster than the original and still very adequate for weddings.  Keep in mind, anyone trying to take a photo with this lens at 1.2 had better have a motionless subject or they will step out of focus almost instantly.  This lens is much more useful for details and video work. Not moving subjects...  If you want to see the equipment I own, take a look at the equipment page on my wedding photography blog.

http://www.brovadoweddings.com/blog/equipment/photography/

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Re: Fast AF for Weddings
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2012, 05:17:29 PM »
Ive never used an L series lens that was too slow for wedding photography.   And i've been a wedding photographer full time since 2005!
You havent heard of one? Do you own the 85 F1.2? I did and it was a slow butt in low light and it just moved in and out in and out making me want to kill it. In normal light it worked pretty well. Thats my personal experience with it. I now own the 50 F1.2 as of a couple years ago.


LOL... Ok, with the exception of the 85 f/1.2 V1.  Although, this is a detail lens, it was not designed for motion, too much glass to move.  I do own the 85 f/1.2 II, which is much faster than the original and still very adequate for weddings.  Keep in mind, anyone trying to take a photo with this lens at 1.2 had better have a motionless subject or they will step out of focus almost instantly.  This lens is much more useful for details and video work. Not moving subjects...  If you want to see the equipment I own, take a look at the equipment page on my wedding photography blog.

http://www.brovadoweddings.com/blog/equipment/photography/
Well ok, but i heard the V2 wasn't really that much faster. I would dare guess it would do the same thing i was talking about on the V2 as well. If a fast V3 comes out it will be hard to avoid temptation!
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Fantastic site, your images are stellar! I need a new site myself, its just i would rather spend money on lenses. :D
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Re: Fast AF for Weddings
« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2012, 02:16:33 AM »
...i would rather spend money on lenses. :D

Touché!

I find wedding photography feeds me a fresh supply of new and justifiable lenses!

Regards to the 85 V2.  I think most people error with the 85 1.2 lens by the photographer, or subject, stepping slightly in front of, or behind the very VERY narrow DOF.  Then people blame the auto-focus.  The lens itself I feel is fast enough.

Bosman, Did you have a look at the apprentice program?  or http://www.brovadoeducation.com

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Re: Fast AF for Weddings
« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2012, 06:22:55 PM »
...i would rather spend money on lenses. :D

Touché!

I find wedding photography feeds me a fresh supply of new and justifiable lenses!

Regards to the 85 V2.  I think most people error with the 85 1.2 lens by the photographer, or subject, stepping slightly in front of, or behind the very VERY narrow DOF.  Then people blame the auto-focus.  The lens itself I feel is fast enough.

Bosman, Did you have a look at the apprentice program?  or http://www.brovadoeducation.com
That site looks like it is for people just getting into photography, thats not me. What are you suggesting would be there for me?
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Re: Fast AF for Weddings
« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2012, 06:22:55 PM »

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Re: Fast AF for Weddings
« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2012, 11:58:40 PM »
No no, nothing at the BrovadoEducation.com site.

This one... if your intent is to build a wedding photography company.

http://www.brovadoweddings.com/blog/photography-apprentice/

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Re: Fast AF for Weddings
« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2012, 02:55:51 AM »
I love your work preston!

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Re: Fast AF for Weddings
« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2012, 04:45:12 AM »
I love your work preston!

Thank you!  I love wedding photography!

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Re: Fast AF for Weddings
« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2012, 04:01:59 PM »
85/1.8, 200/2, both fast.
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Re: Fast AF for Weddings
« Reply #26 on: April 08, 2012, 04:17:41 PM »
Hey so I just got my Mkiii .. yay. I'm shooting a wedding in a month and I wanna put that AF System to the test, I usually shoot with my 24-70 + a 70-200 buuut for the indoor shots i was gonna use a prime.. i like the 1.2 85, but its slow so i was wondering..
whats the FASTEST AF Lens canon makes? (and im not talking the 300mm 2.8 L for 7k.. lol)
Consider the 135L or the 50L. I use the 50L and 35L the most at weddings. Both have snappy AF. The 135 is snappier. The 85 f1.8 is also worth considering (and it is light).
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Re: Fast AF for Weddings
« Reply #26 on: April 08, 2012, 04:17:41 PM »