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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:53 pm 
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Hello all,
I'm new to this forum but not forums in general. I'm new to DSLRs but not photography in general. I plan on buying a canon t2i before feburary. I was going to get the kit lense too (18-55) but I might end up buying the body and getting a different lense.

I plan on shooting people cars landscapes era but one main reason for buying the camera is my friend is getting married and wants me to shoot his photos. A friend of mine who's hasn't shot with DSLRs in a few yes said that I would need a special type of lense for wedding because of f stops etc

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:19 pm 
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It really depends on your budget! General purpose lenses from canon are the 18-55(kit lens), 18-135(more expensive kit lens), 15-85(£500, very good lens), 24-104(£750, amazing lens. not that wide on a cropped frame camera but benefits from long focal range).

I would definitely suggest one of these lenses as an all round lens. If you are considering landscape photography none of these lenses are really wide enough. I would suggest the canon 10-22 or if you can't afford another lens stick with the 15-85 as that is much wider than any of the other lenses.

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Maybe you can just get two lenses really like 24-105mm and 10-20mm although 24-105mm isn't that fast but it can be useful for many situations or you can get a counterpart of Canon like Sigma or Tamron.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:00 pm 
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Thanks guys
Is there a specific lense that is good/ a must for weddings?
Again the main reason for buying the camera and lense is for his wedding, plus I plan on doing more weddings in the future.

Landscapes and cars etc is secondary. If there's a lense that will tackle both that would be great


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Not sure but prime lenses are pretty good like 85mm F1.8 (136mm equivalent on T2i) since the 1.2 is expensive also its a mid-range telephoto so maybe this will help for some situation, like if you dont wanna get too close to them. if close shots maybe 35mm lens is good for this condition.

I'm not sure how long is 24-70mm F2.8 on a crop sensor like T2i but some people use this lens often as their main lens taking shots of an events.

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i think you could go with 50 f1.8 or f1.4 and something like sigmas 17-70 f2.8 to f4, so you have the range and the low light portrait shots for weddings, but would be sloppy changing lens all the time..
also depending on the place of wedding you might need something with more reach maybe 70-200 with wide aperture..

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You said with wide aperture which means F2.8? is the poster willing to pay for £1500 for that lens? if his a serious photographer then maybe but starting from the scratch and with that lens? will it help?? hmm

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that is the sole reason i didn't write what aperture, just so i don't go into the price issue, i wanted to comment on possible need of range depending on the place of wedding

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Go with the kit lense first and see how things go, then after a few weddings you will probably have gained enough experience of sorts to make an informed decission.
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Id say get a 50mm 1.8 or 85mm 1.8, not sure about the 85, but the 50 is pretty cheap. and maybe a flash?

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that is the sole reason i didn't write what aperture, just so i don't go into the price issue, i wanted to comment on possible need of range depending on the place of wedding


I don't think that you need to put what aperture since you already mentioned with "wide aperture" :) widest aperture of 70-200mm is F2.8.

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wide doesn't necessarily mean widest possible, but as wide it can go with budget that he has, that is what i meant, didn't want to cause misunderstanding :?

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Okay :)

@To the poster of this thread.
you can check the lens range on this forum and see what sort of range (focal length) you need for this event.

This link will give you more information and ideas about the lenses you might need. Of course there are more outside of this forum but its a good start to start here.
http://www.cameralabs.com/lenses/Latest ... iews.shtml

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I would say the canon 24-70 is a very good wedding lens. I was thinking of getting one as a general purpose lens, but can't live without IS. So I will get 24-105 is about 2 months (nearly finished saving)

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:28 pm 
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Thx guys
Just picked up a canon 18-200mm
It's in transit now and I'm looking forward to using it
Any comments?


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