Need opinions/comments on lenses for wedding photography


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ardnirun

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Hi all..

Just been mulling this over...

Currently i have

20d
17-40L
430ex2

was thinking of adding lenses and am wondering on these choices:

50mm 1.8
85mm 1.8

or

tokina 50-135mm f2.8

or
70-200mm L f4

was wondering which of the above 3 would be a good idea?budget currently about 1k...the all prime lens choice seems to be the cheapest as compared to a first hand tokina or a 2nd hand 70-200mm L f4. What do you guys think? I know its sorta an apple and oranges sort of question..would primes be a better idea as compared to a telephoto? wide aperture vs inability to zoom comes into mind
 

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HTCahHTC

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20D?
why don't you get the 35mm instead? 50mm is not going to be wide enough for shoots from table to table (i'm assuming here, cos 20D has a cropped sensor).
 

ardnirun

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20D?
why don't you get the 35mm instead? 50mm is not going to be wide enough for shoots from table to table (i'm assuming here, cos 20D has a cropped sensor).
I got the 17-40mm for that..

its more of my options in the longer end(50mm and above)...would primes be a better idea than zooms?
 

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Snoweagle

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Your current setup is enough. I've used the 17-40 to cover an entire day's wedding twice so yeah, it's enough.
 

jlkk76

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I have use 17-40mm + 85mm for one wedding b4...:)

anyway, up to indivdual shooting style.
 

Yoricko

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Use the S$1,000 to buy a used Leica M3 and go reportage style!
 

PowerUp

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Canon 50mm f/1.2 is a very good lens for wedding.
So is the leica 50mm f/1 or 0.95. Since you're using canon, there is a Leica M Close-up Adapter you can use to mount the leica 50mm M lens on your 20D.
Maybe can get someone to rent you the leica or canon as the canon cost 1.6k and up while the leica 50mm f/0.95 is 9k.
 

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Snoweagle

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Canon 50mm f/1.2 is a very good lens for wedding.
So is the leica 50mm f/1 or 0.95. Since you're using canon, there is a Leica M Close-up Adapter you can use to mount the leica 50mm M lens on your 20D.
Maybe can get someone to rent you the leica or canon as the canon cost 1.6k and up while the leica 50mm f/0.95 is 9k.
If u're talking abt used Canon 50 f/1,2L, it's around that price or a bit higher. Else new u won't get that price.
 

PowerUp

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Sorry my bad then. My friend bought it brand new from that price. Probably cost price? Haha.
 

ardnirun

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wee...i got a 70-200 L f4.......am so looking forward to taking pics with it..
 

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