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What lenses you you prefer when shooting weddings

Primes
10 (24.4%)
Zooms
3 (7.3%)
Mix
28 (68.3%)

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What is you wedding kit?
« on: June 05, 2012, 01:44:44 PM »
I am getting ready to start revamping my kit for weddings and as i was thinking about my kit I was just thinking how different photographers can get completely different results from similar gear. As i thought about it more I got curious what you all find as your faithful setup. I am thinking of investing in more primes for low light but not sure if I can completely rid myself of zooms.

What are your faithful kits and why does it make the difference to you?

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What is you wedding kit?
« on: June 05, 2012, 01:44:44 PM »

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Re: What is you wedding kit?
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2012, 03:25:39 PM »
I Shoot 3 Primes On two Bodies. I rarely Miss photos.

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Re: What is you wedding kit?
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2012, 03:50:39 PM »
100mm 2.8 for macro stuff - details
24-70mm 2.8L for wide stuff
50mm 1.4 for reception details and short DOF
70-200mm 2.8L IS II for make the bride look beautiful (this is my favorite, hands down)

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Re: What is you wedding kit?
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2012, 03:59:06 PM »
100mm 2.8 for macro stuff - details
24-70mm 2.8L for wide stuff
50mm 1.4 for reception details and short DOF
70-200mm 2.8L IS II for make the bride look beautiful (this is my favorite, hands down)

Are you thinking of upgrading your 24-70 when the II comes out? I have been thinking of getting a 24-70 (I've rented one and liked it) since the used price is so good. I have heard enough people say that I might not love it tho so it has me a little "scared" to make the plunge. How often is this on your camera at a wedding?

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Re: What is you wedding kit?
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2012, 04:08:10 PM »
Just did our first wedding.. Brought the 70-200 II IS 2.8L, 50 1.2 L, 24-70 I 2.8L, 8-15 f4 L, and the 85 1.8, along with the 580EXII  and used the 7d and 5dII... the only lens not used.. 85 1.8....
I used the 24-70 for a majority of the shots..  I will have to agree that the 70-200 does have some great impact on the images too..amazing piece of glass!
5DIII gripped / 7D gripped/ 8-15 4L / 17-40 4L / 24-70 2.8L / 50 1.2L | 85 1.8 | 135 2L | 100 2.8L Macro IS / 70-200 II IS 2.8L / 300 2.8 IS VerI / 580EXII

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Re: What is you wedding kit?
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2012, 04:16:10 PM »
Just did our first wedding.. Brought the 70-200 II IS 2.8L, 50 1.2 L, 24-70 I 2.8L, 8-15 f4 L, and the 85 1.8, along with the 580EXII  and used the 7d and 5dII... the only lens not used.. 85 1.8....
I used the 24-70 for a majority of the shots..  I will have to agree that the 70-200 does have some great impact on the images too..amazing piece of glass!

"1st Wedding" are you a wedding photographer or do you "normally" do other work? Having that kind of glass makes me gealous if you are not a working photographer

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Re: What is you wedding kit?
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2012, 04:39:26 PM »
I'm not a wedding photographer, but I do have friends, who do this for living.

3 of them carry these lenses and 1 without 35L:
35-L
50-L
24-70
70-200 f2.8 IS II

Bodies: 1DX -- 5D III
Zooms: 16-35L f4 IS -- 24-70L II -- 70-200L f2.8 IS II
Primes: 40mm -- 85L II -- 135L -- 200L f2 IS -- 400L f2.8 IS II

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Re: What is you wedding kit?
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2012, 04:54:14 PM »
24-70
70-200 f2.8 IS II
Yep, that's about as common a kit as you'll see for a wedding photog, simply for its ability to cover a huge focal range and handle low-light relatively well (especially now with the 5dIII). And then they'll have their preferred portrait lens (50, 85, etc) to when they have time to change a lens and pose a shot.

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Re: What is you wedding kit?
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2012, 05:40:51 PM »
100mm 2.8 for macro stuff - details
24-70mm 2.8L for wide stuff
50mm 1.4 for reception details and short DOF
70-200mm 2.8L IS II for make the bride look beautiful (this is my favorite, hands down)

Are you thinking of upgrading your 24-70 when the II comes out? I have been thinking of getting a 24-70 (I've rented one and liked it) since the used price is so good. I have heard enough people say that I might not love it tho so it has me a little "scared" to make the plunge. How often is this on your camera at a wedding?

I may upgrade in the future, but not anytime soon. I am very pleased with my 24-70mm and I use it for about 50% of the wedding shots. I use my 70-200mm about 45% of the time and the other two lenses the remaining 5%. The 24-70mm is sharp enough at all apertures and renders colors excellently.

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Re: What is you wedding kit?
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2012, 05:57:18 PM »
I have two 5D3 bodies on me with a 70-200 f/2.8L IS and the other with a 50mm f/1.2L.  I also keep a 28mm 1.8 in a little waist shooter bag that I can swap out with the 50mm when I need a wider angle.  I can do almost anything with those lenses.  I am not a big fan of the 24-70 because even though it is a well rounded lens it is boring in my opinion.  I also have a 100 f/2.8L IS Macro for shots of the rings. 

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Re: What is you wedding kit?
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2012, 06:03:11 PM »
I've shot 132 weddings to date. My current kit is 2 5D3's, 70-200 f/2.8 IS, 24-105 f4, 50mm f/1.2. I use a 12mm spacer for detail shots.

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Re: What is you wedding kit?
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2012, 06:12:52 PM »
Sigma 12-24 (5%)
Canon 24-70L or 24-105L(40%)
Sigma 85 f1.4(40%)
Canon 70-200 2.8 IS mkI(15%)
2 Canon 5d1's
Flashes

The 85 f1.4 is my favoured lens out of all of them. Its means some manual zooming(foot work) though the results are rarely beaten. The 12-24 is the widest rectilinear lens available and produces some startling shot not otherwise possible. My combo is usually 24-105L on one body and 85 1.4 on the other, it gives amazing quality and versatility, which means i dont(well rarely) have to worry about the amount of light changing or distance/framing while still providing sharp and in focus photos.
Cameras: 5d2, 5d3
Lenses: 17-40L 24-105L 50L 100L s35A s85 70-200L IS II + lots of flashes. About 100 previous bodies/lenses

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Re: What is you wedding kit?
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2012, 07:40:06 PM »
16-35 f2.8L II
sigma 85 f1.4

and canon 50mm f1.4

2 FF bodies and a buch of flashes

seriously looking at a 35 f1.4 though, the 50 can still be a bit tight for the reception and its quality is no where near that of the 85
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Re: What is you wedding kit?
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2012, 07:42:08 PM »
I am getting ready to start revamping my kit for weddings and as i was thinking about my kit I was just thinking how different photographers can get completely different results from similar gear. As i thought about it more I got curious what you all find as your faithful setup. I am thinking of investing in more primes for low light but not sure if I can completely rid myself of zooms.

What are your faithful kits and why does it make the difference to you?

2-Bodies
1-1dmk3 and 1-5dmk2

4 Lenses
50mm 1.2L (when things get dark)
16-35mm F2.8L (wide group pictures at the church and reception)
24-70mm F2.8L (flexibility)
70-200mm F2.8L IS (more flexibility).

And of course flashes :)

Cheers!


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Re: What is you wedding kit?
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2012, 08:18:09 PM »
5D3 + 7D

16-35 II L
24-70 L
35L
50 1.4 Sigma
100 L

580 EXII flash + Newton flash bracket.

I have a 135L and 70-200 Sigma OS but I don't use them much for photography. 35L is my favourite lens but I also love the 100L, as it's good for macro, portraits and turns into a 160 on the 7D during the ceremony. I use the 24-70 for prep, 35L / 100L for reception. I stick the 50 on the 7D for a tighter angle during speeches. The 16-35 is for wide shots of venues.

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Re: What is you wedding kit?
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2012, 08:18:09 PM »