For general coverage : 12 - 24mm [ The Only Choice ! ]
otherwise you can try tamron 17-50mm which is amazing. but if your subject is moving, and you need to refocus fast, the lense may hunt
BIG MAJOR diff between nikkor 17-55mm and tamron 17-50
AF speed and focusing accuracy... nikkor wins [tamron is fast too but nikkor is just super super fast and accurate]
IR mode... nikkor no hot spots [never test tamron but review says it has]
night scene, long exposure causing starburst... tamron is superior... [nikkor SUCKS big time... until i am scared to use it for night scene... hahaha] 18-70 is better
Last edited by slooow; 19th December 2006 at 10:00 AM.
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I also agree on the part that there's no hunting on the Nikon 17-55mm.
As for the night scenery part, I just remembered I have yet to try out the long exposure for it! Think I will try that out ASAP to determine if there is really a starburst.
Confused yet ? Each person replied will shoot from a little to a lot of difference to any one else. This drives the lens choice. Just as you cannot duplicate exactly another person way of seeing, you should instead see what you have and work with it. If you do this more you can slowly introduce a new focal range for the effect this produces provided that you can work with this range. Going to buy what other people use is risky - if you cannot see how to use a super wide the pictures are gonna to be weaker than if you used a range you can see. It the software behind the camera that drives the camera and lens and not the other way around.
Now, for me my favourite lens is the 24-105mm IS L, very versatile especially on the 5D. There is obvious vignetting when used wide open, but it can be acceptable for wedding photography since it is a desired effect when used properly.
24-70L for main body with 17-40L as my sidekick for day.
17-40L for main body with 85mm as my sidekick for nite.
17-35 on the primary for the day ceremony, switching to a 28-200 for some versatility at church or ROM, with a 50 on the backup and just 17-35 at dinner/ lunch since ballrooms/ dining halls are small enough and require wider angles. but i bring along a 400 to shoot the guests that insist on being the difficult one at the table (instead of leaving) while everyone's posing.
Many are culled, few are chosen
17-40mm for general purpose and 50mm for DOF play
Canon 5D mkII|24-105 F4 IS L|70-200 F4 IS L|135 F2 L|580EX|
no, i have not changed my body
24-70/2.8 and 135/2 on a 5D covers the essentials for the whole day for me.
17-55 for general
12-24 when in tiny HDB rooms