Lens for Wedding

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  1. mandabec

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    A friend of mine is begging me to take her wedding pics. What lens to you wedding pros tend to use?

    Thanks!
     
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    The only thing I would disagree with JIP is that I have a 17-55 2.8 that I have found very useful. My next lens purchase may well be 24-70 2.8vr. The 85 1.4 is something else I would think about too.
     
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    That used to be my choice but now that the 14-24 is out along with the other 2 lenses I named you have everything from 14-200 covered.
     
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    For a 30D...the ideal wedding kit is usually the EF-S 17-55 F2.8 IS and the 70-200 F2.8 L IS.

    Maybe add the EF-S 10-22mm for a wide view, maybe add a macro for close up detail shots and maybe add an ultra fast prime...F1.4
     
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    Sorry bad suggestions on my part. It seems I ignored your sig stating all of the CANON gear you have.
     
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    The best suggestion might be to switch to Nikon!
     
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    Big MikeFor a 30D...the ideal wedding kit is usually the EF-S 17-55 F2.8 IS and the 70-200 F2.8 L IS.

    Maybe add the EF-S 10-22mm for a wide view, maybe add a macro for close up detail shots and maybe add an ultra fast prime...F1.4
    Thanks for the help if I was only going to buy one new lens which would you suggest?
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well, of the ones I mentioned...the 17-55 F2.8 IS would be the most useful in the most situations.

    An alternative might be the Tamron 17-50mm F2.8 or the Sigma 18-50mm F2.8. They are both good lenses and about half the price of the Canon. I've got the Tamron because I just couldn't afford the Canon...but I do plan to upgrade.

    Don't forget that you will need backup equipment if you are going to be responsible for shooting someones wedding.
     
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    I have bags full of lens, but I use only two in most cases. The 70-200 2.8IS, and the 35 mm 1.4, which you couldn't pry loose from my cold dead hands. :lol:
     
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    Thanks guys. I do plan to have a backup. My husband has been borrowing my camera forever so we are about to buy him the 40D and plus I have my 35mm.
     
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    This I can totally agree with that would be a great combination of lenses to have on your bag. I personally have the Nikon version of the 70-200 and would like to have then Nikon version of the 35 I know it is an excellent lens. As far as the switch to Nikon comment I being a Nikon person am big Nikon supporter but I think if someone is happy with Canon they don't need someone to try and push them into a new system.
     

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