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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:41 am 
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Dear All

I need a suggestion here , by looking at the subject you would have realized that i am inclined towards this lens..

Yes , but i want to know if this lens is good for wedding / indoor photography.. With F4 , will it fell short ? I have a canon 5d mk3 body , so my assumption is boosting up ISO might get away with low light scenarios , but in practical how good is this lens? I am also thinking of 85mm 1.8 for wedding , being prime , i heard this lens is good for portraits and candid shots , but i'll have to sacrifice the zoom range offered by 24-105 , is it worth ? Coz 85mm 1.8 is less expensive compared to 24-105 and does it make sense in the first place? Pls advise me on this.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:45 pm 
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If you're shooting an f/4 lens indoors, you're going to be using flash (and hopefully bouncing it).

I shoot all-primes at weddings, 35/1.4, 50/1.8, 85/1.8, and 135/2 and I *still* need flash if I want to keep a reasonable ISO. Weddings are specialized situations, so I'd suggest specialized lenses. 24-105 is non-specialized, so I don't really recommend it.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:42 am 
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Hi Plymer

I have 5dmk3 even then i have to use flash??? Coz ISO shudnt be an issue in my opinion.. But pls correct me if i am wrong as i am not a pro and just wanted to try out with my brother in law wedding..

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:29 pm 
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I'm guessing using flash gets your exposure times to 1/200th or less with a fairly low ISO, resulting in less blur and noise.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:10 pm 
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No flash at ceremonies, ISO under 2500 and shutters ~1/80th, apertures to suit.

For receptions, my go-to is ISO 1250, f/3.5, 1/60th, and 1/4 power bounced up or slightly backward. Every venue is different but most places I shoot indoors at work right around this for a nice mix of ambient and flash. Change apertures/flash power/ISO to suit.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:06 am 
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I know this is an old thread but here is my 2 cents.

I have the 24-105 and it is not very good for indoor, non-flash photography. I have had a lot of luck with my EF 50 F/1.4 indoors with no flash. It is an inexpensive (relatively) lens that performs wonderfully. The only down side is that you actually have to use your legs to zoom. :wink:

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