Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by cdm369, Aug 1, 2007.
Which lens would be better for wedding portraits? A 50mm or a 28-90mm?
a fast 50 would be great but it really depends on the aperture of these lenses and what brand.
Being a Canon person myself, if that is a 28-90 from a Rebel kit the go with the 50.
Yep....that's exactly what I have. I have the option of using my friends camera which is an older Rebel (X I think), but it has a nice 50mm lens, or my Ti with the stock lens. I don't remember the brand of the lens on my friends camera, but I know it's nice because I spent $140 bucks on it a couple years ago when I dropped his camera and broke his stock lens. I felt so bad I decided to drop some money on a good one to replace it. I happened to be borrowing that camera for the only wedding I had - and to date have - ever done. And yes, it was just about the worst possible timing a photographer could imagine. "Okay, now we need to get one of the bride, mother, and grandmoth......stumble - fling - crash :er: whoops. And for an encore , I HAD NO BACKUP. Fortunately, there was a photography student present who let me finish the shoot with their camera. I told myself that was the last time I would ever do that.....but here I am.
Thanks for the advice.
Yeah the 50 most likely has a large aperture. 1.8 or 1.4 which is great for low light associated with most weddings. I'm glad I could help.
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