Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Good Wedding lenses:

Good Wedding lenses:

Nikon/Canon 50mm f1.4

Nikon/Canon 85mm f/1.4

Considered by some to be the best portrait lens. It’s an extremely sharp lens, for both your photos and on your wallet.

Nikon 105mm f/2.8

This lens provides a great portrait focal length and has the added ability of taking stunning macro (close-up) shots such as wedding rings, cakes and bouquets.

Nikon/Canon 70-200mm f/2.8

Probably the only telephoto-zoom you’ll ever need. Aside from portraits, for events where you can’t get up close and personal a 200mm lens is crucial.

Choosing your walk-around lens for Wedding Photography
As nice as it would be to shoot with only prime lenses, having 3 cameras around my neck with 3 more lenses attached to my belt isn’t really practical and will only serve to intimidate partygoers. Having a high quality zoom lens makes life much easier and you wont miss any shots messing with your gear. Wide-angle zoom lenses, sometimes also called standard zooms, to the rescue.

I find the best lens for wedding photography to be a lens that covers somewhere around the 20-70mm focal length range with an aperture of f/2.8. This ideal range lets you get wide enough to avoid constantly reaching for a dedicated wide-angle lens and close enough to capture facial emotions in your candid shots. It also doubles as a good lens for portraits. In the end, this type of lens is on my main camera 80% of the day. It’s compact, very sharp and has a good focal range.

Nikon/Canon 24-70mm f/2.8

The previous standard for this type of lens. Built like a tank, but almost as heavy as one too. Not quite as wide as the newer Nikon lens above, but a great lens.

Nikon/Canon 17-55mm - f/2.8

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