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    Default Sigma 30mm or 17-50 tamron for wedding?

    Hi all, as per subject I have both of this lenses but am unsure which of this 2 will be a better one during a wedding dinner shoot. I know 17-50 will be good due to the zoom, but then again the focus won't be as fast as Sigma 30mm. Any kind souls could give suggestions?

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    Default Re: Sigma 30mm or 17-50 tamron for wedding?

    simple..bring both since you have both of them....
    one allows you to be more creative.. one is more flexible.. just switch over when the situation arises

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    Default Re: Sigma 30mm or 17-50 tamron for wedding?

    Usually a wedding is rather staid, not much activity that requires super fast focusing. My Tamron 17-50mm has not missed a shot due to any slow focusing. It helps a lot to have external flash, the red AF assist beam improves the AF accuracy tremendously.
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    Are you the Prime PhotoG? Or just tag along? I suppose you are the later since you asked such question. Anyway, I won't advise you to trade your AF speed with flexibility.

    But I'll definitely bring both, with 17-50 mounted maybe 80% of the time to capture the environment and major shots... with 30mm to get some creative compositions when there are no big events going on.
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    Default Re: Sigma 30mm or 17-50 tamron for wedding?

    Since both lenses are not very heavy, bring both, attach the 17-50 primarily, then prepare to change to the Sigma when necessary.

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    Default Re: Sigma 30mm or 17-50 tamron for wedding?

    thanks for all the suggestion guys. Will mount the 17-50 as the primary lens

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    Default Re: Sigma 30mm or 17-50 tamron for wedding?

    bring one more body. 2 lenses, 2 bodies.
    cameras are not made of tofu

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    Default Re: Sigma 30mm or 17-50 tamron for wedding?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fotophilic View Post
    bring one more body. 2 lenses, 2 bodies.
    If it was me shooting that's what I would do. The prime does offer you a very unique perspective.

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