What is one of the most used lens in the bag for shooting weddings. I'm saving up to buy one lens at a time so i just want to know which lens should i buy first.
I love and live by my 50mm 1.4 and 100mm 2.8L Macro. Aside from those, I rent a 24-70mm 2.8 to use for group shots and anything wider than my 50mm will get me. Renting has been a fantastic way for me to explore new lenses, use them for a week or a season and zero in on which ones I may be saving up to purchase next.
I use two sets of lenses on two body's. Wedding preparations are shot with 50mm & 85mm both f1.4. Groups and ceremony are shot with 24-70mm & 70-200 both f2.8 and finish with the 50 & 85mm. This helps a lot of lens swapping when shooting different size groups in a limited space while giving me the best image quality
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have the 70-200 2.8 and wondering about adding the 85mm prime. do you feel that the 1.2 justifies the price compared to the 1.8? do you have focusing issues with it in low light? thanks for your feedback.
I have had great success shooting portrait shots with my 85mm f/1.8. This is my primary lens for portraits. The 24-70mm f/2.8 has also performed well for group shots. I always carry my 70-200mm f/2.8 faithfully to get the candid shots. The 70-200mm is a good tool for getting non-intrusive shots that will help you avoid any distractions to the wedding ceremony.
You will need at least two lens, for portrait with ASP-C sensor: 50mm f/1.8 or a 85mm f/1.8 and the other for all around pictures a 17-55mm f/2.8. For FULL FRAME you will need: 85mm f/1.8 for portrait and for the all around the 24-70mm f/2.8. Remember to get at least a f/2.8 lens cause usually wedding take place in a darkish environment...
My Canon 85mm 1.2L has changed my life. The bokeh on it makes the photographs as creamy as butter. I shoot probably 75% of my weddings with that lens alone. I would get a 24-70 or something along those lines afterward. :)
24-70mm for group shots, 85mm for portrait shots
i use 100mm macro, 24-105, 85mm and the 70-200
I have a 70-200, 85mm 1.8, 50mm 1.8 and the 24-70mm. I used to shoot all prime but know use just the two zooms.
You will probably want a nice portrait lens like an 85 1.4 (for beauty shots) and a wide zoom (24-70 range). A long tele (70-200) will come in handy as well. The latter will be the most expensive. I'd buy an 85 before anything
Will 50mm 1.4 be a good replacement for the 85mm 1.4? :)
Medium telephoto zoom: 24-70. Dream Team: 14-24, 24-70, 70-200, 50mm.
Agreed. I love my 35mm. Just invested in a 17-50, though. We will see how I like it. (I'm on a crop frame, btw.)
35mm 1.4 is my first choice
35L for most part, and also my 85L I love that lens on my 5D2