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    i have heard many photographers and other ppl using EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM for weddings and indoor events.. i would like to ask, is it a must to use fast lens, or we can use f4 lenses? if using f4 lens, it would be better to couple it with a flash right? TIA..

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    Its more for advertising purposes imo because if you are good with flash, even an kit 18-55mm can use for wedding one. However for shots where flash would not be appropriate, having fast lenses is very useful.

    my opinion if you are starting out with a crop camera, use the Tamron 17-50 2.8 instead of the 24-70 2.8 as its a more "useful" range for crop cameras. If you are using full frame, 24-70 is an excellent range for just about any event.
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    if u are the main photographer i think using flash will be alright...though ur videographer will hate u for it.

    if u are not the main photographer...do not use flash! BOTH the main photographer and videographer will kill u.

    if wedding is indoors, try to bump up the ISO (if u are using a good cam), or get a fast lens.

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    cos i was thinking of getting either a EF70-200 f4 IS or the non-IS version because mainly i will be going into outdoor sports and also indoors event, but i did not consider the f2.8 version mainly cos of the budget and portability(heavier and bigger than f4).. if i get any of the f4 version, i still have to have a flash right? another question would be, which one is more suitable for both of my needs? do i need the IS?

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    u can't have a one-lens-fit-all-scenario lens. u shld cater to which type of event u mostly shoot for.

    i have a fren with the 70-200 u mentioned.. i borrowed it for an indoor shoot before..it sometimes hunts. recently he mentioned he was considering getting the 24-70 f2.8L as well.
    i guess the latter would serve u better in indoor shoots cause of the wide focal length as well as the low aperture.

    so it all comes down to how often u shoot what. it's like getting a TS lens just for that one shoot per yr of architecture.

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    24-70mm is a good coverage, coupled with 70-200mm is a good combination but really ex. In my view, a 17-55/ 2.8 with a good flash will do, coz you can crop pictures.

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    so it would be better for me to get the 70-200 first cos my main shoots will be outdoor now right? is the IS important for sports, and particularly in lowlight? then i get the tamron later on when i'm more into indoors?

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    maybe you would like to consider the 16-35 f/2.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by tenchimuyo View Post
    maybe you would like to consider the 16-35 f/2.8


    haha.. i would if i had the money.. it's too out of my budget, especially after if i get the 70-200..

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    IS not really impt for sports If it's outdoor. u will prob need a monopod more.

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    I am rather interested in wedding and event photography however, due to the wide ranges of lenses available I am in a lost. I owned 2 camera Canon 50D and EOS 3. I hope the lenses can be use for both camera.

    I got a Tamron 17-50mm f2.8. however can't decide if i should get 16-35mm F2.8 - F4 and the Tamron 28-75mm F2.8

    What are the essential lenses i should own to equip myself to cover wedding and event photography? Canon 85mm F1.8 and any other lenses?

    Kindly advise . Thank you very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonestyan View Post
    I am rather interested in wedding and event photography however, due to the wide ranges of lenses available I am in a lost. I owned 2 camera Canon 50D and EOS 3. I hope the lenses can be use for both camera.

    I got a Tamron 17-50mm f2.8. however can't decide if i should get 16-35mm F2.8 - F4 and the Tamron 28-75mm F2.8

    What are the essential lenses i should own to equip myself to cover wedding and event photography? Canon 85mm F1.8 and any other lenses?

    Kindly advise . Thank you very much.
    85 f1.8 is usefull if low light and u have flash restrictions.
    other than that ur 17-50mm f2.8 with a flash is more than enough for ur given subject and application.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonestyan View Post
    I am rather interested in wedding and event photography however, due to the wide ranges of lenses available I am in a lost. I owned 2 camera Canon 50D and EOS 3. I hope the lenses can be use for both camera.

    I got a Tamron 17-50mm f2.8. however can't decide if i should get 16-35mm F2.8 - F4 and the Tamron 28-75mm F2.8

    What are the essential lenses i should own to equip myself to cover wedding and event photography? Canon 85mm F1.8 and any other lenses?

    Kindly advise . Thank you very much.
    other than lenses, you need experience and practice. wedding photography is not all about having the equipment to cover the event. perhaps you could see if a professional photographer would let you be his/her understudy for a while before you go solo
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonestyan View Post
    I am rather interested in wedding and event photography however, due to the wide ranges of lenses available I am in a lost. I owned 2 camera Canon 50D and EOS 3. I hope the lenses can be use for both camera.

    I got a Tamron 17-50mm f2.8. however can't decide if i should get 16-35mm F2.8 - F4 and the Tamron 28-75mm F2.8

    What are the essential lenses i should own to equip myself to cover wedding and event photography? Canon 85mm F1.8 and any other lenses?

    Kindly advise . Thank you very much.
    bro - if you are really into wedding photography, get 2 bodies - FF and 1.6x. hook up a WA to your FF and a 85mm or 70-200mm to your 1.6x. the FF will allow you to capture close up whilst the 1.6x will allow you to capture candid.

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    Thank you all for the advises.

    i welcome more comments and advise if any.

    Yes, indeed experience and practise is a must. To get the right lenses to do the job is also important.

    Thank you

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