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    hey need help which one is better and faster lens for wedding shoot Sigma24-70mmf2.8 ortamron af 28-75mmf2.8?ed

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    Quote Originally Posted by suied View Post
    hey need help which one is better and faster lens for wedding shoot Sigma24-70mmf2.8 ortamron af 28-75mmf2.8?ed
    What camera are you using it on?

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    hey me use 500d canon for astart...

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    This will help.

    Please note that Sigma mentioned in this thread is the old Macro version.

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=93945

    here's a thread about the New Sigma with HSM

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=616925
    Last edited by ice15; 7th January 2010 at 06:31 PM.

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    hey bro thank for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suied View Post
    hey me use 500d canon for astart...
    I recommend the Tamron 17-50 bring along also.

    24-70 is 38-112 at 1.6 crop so may not be wide enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reportage View Post
    I recommend the Tamron 17-50 bring along also.

    24-70 is 38-112 at 1.6 crop so may not be wide enough.
    i seconded that.
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    hey need help which one is better and faster lens for wedding shoot Sigma24-70mmf2.8 ortamron af 28-75mmf2.8?ed
    Quote Originally Posted by suied View Post
    hey me use 500d canon for astart...
    They are equally fast, since both are 2.8 constant max aperture. Problem is if they will work well in the setting you are looking to use them in.

    For a 1.6x cropped camera 24-70 or 28-70 will be very restricting when you are taking weddings. Effectively your FOV at the widest end will be equivalent to 39mm and 45mm respectively. This will be insufficient for table shots. I recommend the Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 18-50/2.8.

    If you are using 2 cameras at the same time, dual 500D, you might be able to get away with the 24-70 on one body, and a UWA on another body. But personally, I would still go for the 17-50mm on one body and a fast 85mm prime (canon has an excellent 85/1.2) on the other body.

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    too all of you thank for your feedback it do help me alot....

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    If you have a 18-50 range of lens...dont really need a 24-70 range for weddings unless you are using a full frame camera.

    what i recommend is setup of Tamron 17-50 f2.8 and a Canon 50mm Mk2 f1.8 since it covers just about every shot normally taken during weddings. The 50mm at 35mm format will be 80mm which is just nice for portrait work.

    If you are the primary photographer, dont really see a need for medium telephoto range.

    fyi Sigma is 2 year warranty while tamron is 3 year warranty.
    Last edited by Reportage; 10th January 2010 at 07:10 AM.
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    bro thank for the tips....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reportage View Post
    If you have a 18-50 range of lens...dont really need a 24-70 range for weddings unless you are using a full frame camera.

    what i recommend is setup of Tamron 17-50 f2.8 and a Canon 50mm Mk2 f1.8 since it covers just about every shot normally taken during weddings. The 50mm at 35mm format will be 80mm which is just nice for portrait work.

    If you are the primary photographer, dont really see a need for medium telephoto range.

    fyi Sigma is 2 year warranty while tamron is 3 year warranty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reportage View Post
    I recommend the Tamron 17-50 bring along also.

    24-70 is 38-112 at 1.6 crop so may not be wide enough.
    My sentiments exactly.. On crop the FF lens will nt giv u a wider coverage, so u get compromised on the wide end.. some food for thoughts?

    Come upon a gread read recently, HTH

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    if you do plan to shoot wedding , what are the things you need ?

    1) flash
    2) wide angle lens
    3) batteries and memory cards

    a good flash goes a long way. i'd prefer you go for the tamron 17-50 f2.8 as you can shoot a wider angle compared to the 2 lenses you mentioned. though it falls short at 50mm, you can compensate by going closer aka take 1-3steps forward to get that reach that you're missing from 50-70mm.
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    believe it or not.... most wedding photographers have similar kits or a variation in my experience. take for example Canon,

    Most will have Canon 17-55 f2.8 IS and Canon 70-200 f2.8 L while Full Frame users just use a single Canon 24-70 f2.8 for the whole ceremony and a 10-20 for group shots.

    3rd party lens users prefer Tamron 17-50 f2.8 and Sigma 70-200 f2.8 combination.

    Those who use primes usually will have two cameras, one with a 28mm/35mm and the other with 50mm.
    Last edited by Reportage; 13th January 2010 at 03:34 PM.
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