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    Default Sigma 30mm f1.4 for wedding dinner shots?

    Hi,

    I'm gonna be shooting my friend's wedding dinner. I'm considering Sigma 30mm f1.4. Anybody has experience on this lens for this occasion? Any focusing problem? Is f1.4 enough? I have also Canon 50mm f1.8

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Sigma 30mm f1.4 for wedding dinner shots?

    30mm f1.4 on crop

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    Default Re: Sigma 30mm f1.4 for wedding dinner shots?

    not wide enuff, even on a FF, and you dun want to shoot at f1.4, because the 2nd row will be blur.

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    Default Re: Sigma 30mm f1.4 for wedding dinner shots?

    you're not talking table shots right?

    you're talking about capturing moments during the night right?

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    Default Re: Sigma 30mm f1.4 for wedding dinner shots?

    Quote Originally Posted by gazkw View Post
    you're not talking table shots right?

    you're talking about capturing moments during the night right?
    I'll be taking 2 cameras with me & 2 or 3 lenses. 450D & 50D, kit lens & 50mm f1.8 +30mm f1.4 (if I buy it) + flash 430EXII

    What is the best cam+lens combination?
    50D+prime, 450D+kit lens?

    Flash will be with kit lens

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Sigma 30mm f1.4 for wedding dinner shots?

    Hi,

    I use the 30mm f1.4 on my 30D as a second camera... for the table to table shoot, I still use the 17-55mm f2.8 on my 40D
    Leica M4P/ M2 / Summarit 35mm f2.5 / Summicron C40mm f2 / Kobalux 21mm f2.8

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    Default Re: Sigma 30mm f1.4 for wedding dinner shots?

    Quote Originally Posted by peterlimyk View Post
    I'll be taking 2 cameras with me & 2 or 3 lenses. 450D & 50D, kit lens & 50mm f1.8 +30mm f1.4 (if I buy it) + flash 430EXII

    What is the best cam+lens combination?
    50D+prime, 450D+kit lens?

    Flash will be with kit lens

    Thanks
    need wide angle for table shots. you don't need it on when walking about, but once you transition to the table shots, u need to fit it on.

    this is a good set up for the initial parts of the dinner - 30mm for more general shots and the 50mm for close-ups. this gives you ~50mm and ~80mm.

    50mm (~80mm) can be a bit troublesome when there is limited room. so the 30mm (~50mm) provides this flexibility.

    u could technically get by with 2 lenses - 17-55 (if you can rent one), and 30mm for portraits.

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    Default Re: Sigma 30mm f1.4 for wedding dinner shots?

    Quote Originally Posted by gazkw View Post
    need wide angle for table shots. you don't need it on when walking about, but once you transition to the table shots, u need to fit it on.

    this is a good set up for the initial parts of the dinner - 30mm for more general shots and the 50mm for close-ups. this gives you ~50mm and ~80mm.

    50mm (~80mm) can be a bit troublesome when there is limited room. so the 30mm (~50mm) provides this flexibility.

    u could technically get by with 2 lenses - 17-55 (if you can rent one), and 30mm for portraits.
    Do you know where to rent those lenses? Is it expensive to rent?

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    Default Re: Sigma 30mm f1.4 for wedding dinner shots?

    http://www.camerarental.biz/

    u can rent 17-55mm and 35L 1.4

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