O Hai.....anyone in town area today? me going walk walk shoot shoot until dinner time.
Might go earlier to hoot people
35mm f/1.4 L or 17-55 f/2.8?
I've to shoot a wedding for a friend in feb.
I'm thinking more for 17-55 as definitely have group shots to take. But I'm curious about people's opinion.
Then I maybe can use 17-55 with my 50mm... or maybe rent the 85mm f/1.2 to go with the zoom lens.
Last edited by tainted; 29th January 2009 at 01:18 PM.
CONGRATS ON YOUR PURCHASE!
Definitely 17-55 2.8 IS - way more versatile than only one fixed prime for weddings and events.
lol thats true
wonder what lens to pair with it. my 50mm 1.8 should be enough right?
I've read in threads how some of them used the 70-200 2.8 but seeing as how I don't have much experience using that baby I won't be using that. Rather play it safe.
@Tainted... really depends on what you want to capture, 35/1.4 is somewhat a "sweet spot" for having a good bokeh without making wedding shoots like portraits, it's wide enough to include what's happening around the couples but not steal the focus away from the subject... dunno if you get what I mean.
then again, a 17-55/2.8 is definitely more friendly indoors and group shots.
But if you can siam group shots... then faster lens and natural light photography is sorta "in-thing" nowadays.
You can see the below I've taken almost entirely with 50/1.4 and 30/1.4 on 2 bodies (only exception is #18 which is 12mm)
CYRN, I'm considering various factors when I offered that comment.
Haha nope I can't escape the group shots. My friend told me to anticipate lots of those already.
If there were not group shots I might have gone for the 35mm as its quite fun to use.
OMG I WANT........... T_T
but not much $$ to my name.... actually I have a savings account with $$$....
But mother is hanging on to the bank book for me cause she knows I'm very bad at saving moony.
But hey, go for what you think the couple is looking for.... I had once used the 85 solely for a march in and the couple loved the results - without flash of course