I usually use two body so that I don't have to change lens. 40D | EFS 17-55 | EX 580 as primary and 30D | EF50mm 1.4 or Sigma 30mm f1.4 as secondary. Somtime I use film camera as a second for artistic effect... Primary camera as recording the event and secondary camera for artistic purpose... or just in case the main camera fail. most of the time is the meno card take a bit too long to read and jam up the main camera. This is what I experience with digital camera so far.
this is how I operate... well, different photographers got different preference.
Leica M4P/ M2 / Summarit 35mm f2.5 / Summicron C40mm f2 / Kobalux 21mm f2.8
To me on my 50D:
17-40mm F4L cover groups and general shoots
50mm F1.4 for close up.
70-200mm F2.8L for long range and stage shoots.
Like some senior mentioned, if you have 2 bodies the best don't need keep changing lens. If not is ok also, try your best captured the best moment!
Thanks alot guys !!
Let me come back with my work.........
A wideangle lens isn't really that good for event photography imo. If you're taking a group shot, it's better off to just take a few step backwards.
Not only do you get to avoid dealing with the lens distortion, the image would usually be sharper in the corners, and since you're trying to "capture it all", IQ would matter. And changing lens to boot.
Another issue is that wide angle lens are not meant to "capture more". usually i find that it's for isolating the subject, and creating a larger sense of depth. Good for creative work.
Since the middle of the lens is the sharpest and most used part, if you shoot with a wide angle, you'll need to crop the edges, which defeats the purpose of the lens.
Here's an example of what you can do with a wide angle, it draws the focus of the viewer to the middle.
There's tons of wasted space in this shot, and the lazy flash work btw =X.
Anyway yeah back to the point, wide angle lens have their own specific uses. (my opinion)
I think the point that corner sharpness is lower in wide angle lenses is subjective. My lenses are plenty sharp for what I do, and of course, you can always stop down for better performance. I've used lenses as wide as 10mm on APS-C, and 16mm on Full-frame for events shoots, and they do have their place in my photography. Perhaps you cannot find a comfortable use for it.
I disagree that you have to crop the edges. The examples you see later are all uncropped.
I've shot some unorthodox portraiture and also shot events with wide angle lenses. The examples you see here hopefully will show you how you can use the added space and depth to bring out context within your image. Like Complex said, there is a lot of space, but the photographer determines whether this space is wasted or put to good use.
Shot during one of Fairfield's events; some of the students were playing Captain's Ball after the event, and while we normally use tele focal lengths to shoot sports, I thought this would be something different.
Not ideal conditions for a portrait, but it had to be done. Would have liked more backlighting.
IMO, if you are covering the actually day, (may difficult to change) use EFS 17-55, with a flash.
If you fast enough to change lens, take a UWA or a Tele with you, depends your shooting style.
Hmm... I think you'd really have to do alot more reading up and practice alot more, if you're intending to cover a wedding in the near future... No offence, but seems to me you're quite unfamiliar with quite alot of aspects of photography in general..
Do purchase a few good magazines every now and then. There's alot of material good for learning and it's a good read all in all.
1 Camera Body and a couple lenses.
1 book good enough.
THE KODAK BOOK OF PHOTOGRAPHY!