Lighting/flash setup is very important also. i have seen some lousy wedding photographs with harsh shadown and practically "dark" faces. I think one of the most important aspect of wedding or portraiture photographers is their mastery of lightings and flash photography.
The 16-35VR is simply no match for the Tokina 16-28/2.8, feel free to check up any of the reviews out there. They are comparing the Tokina 16-28 to the Nikon 14-24. The 16-35 simply cannot match the Tokina. The Sigma 85/1.4 is on par and, in some scenarios, better than the Nikon equivalent. The Nikon 10-24 or 12-24 are no match for the Tokina 11-16. The amazing Samyang 14/2.8 (5 full stars from photozone), the Sigma 50/1.4... the list goes on and on and on. And I did not even start talking about 3rd party brands like Carl Zeiss or Voigtlander.
Nikon makes a lot of good lenses, Canon makes a lot of good lenses. But they also made a lot of lousy lenses as well. To say that original brand lenses is always better than 3rd party? That is really a stretch and sounds akin to fanboyism.
Last edited by daredevil123; 12th March 2011 at 08:33 AM.
Well, individual experience may vary. Cheers.Originally Posted by brapodam