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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:13 am 
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Hey guys,

So, I know what is typical for a wedding photographer to shoot with - a fast prime (or standard lens) for general shooting, and a telephoto for candid shots. However! If you were stuck and could only take one lens, which lens would that be and why?

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a fast zoom like the EFS 17-55 f2.8 or EF 24-70 f2.8L for a full frame camera by canon and the likes... :)

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For wedding photography Id have to take a 70-200, but thats just because it fits in with my style of shooting most.

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85mm 1.4.

and I've done so just to challenge myself.

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I'm hoping you didn't tell the bride and groom that, palakaboy! :D


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dubaiphil wrote:
I'm hoping you didn't tell the bride and groom that, palakaboy! :D


as far as shooting styles go, my brides and grooms know that I shoot all primes and rarely zoom or crop during post.

compositionally speaking, i like getting it in camera correctly.

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i'd second the 17-55mm f2.8 if you have a cropped sensor or 24-70mm f2.8 if you have a full frame.

i did it with a 35mm f1.8, but you have to be up close and almost personal if you want to have a nice prortrait shot with it =)


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I've lately become a pretty involved part of my local wedding photographer's community. one thing I've noticed is that the 24-70 is in everyone's bag (but mine)

everybody's got an 85 and either a 50 or a 35.

some form of 85mm is needed for that super clean first kiss, romantic session photos, editorial portraits, and low light candids.

the 35 is great for everything else.

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