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Old September 14th, 2014, 05:35 AM   #1
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I want to change stock lens selp 18-200 pz. Which lenses proposed with canon mount for EA50 for weddings.
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Old September 14th, 2014, 06:12 AM   #2
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Hi Serggio

I use Tamron 28-75 for big Churches/Venues and Tamron 17-50 for smaller. Also Tamron 17-50 on my B-Camera. All these are F2.8 constant. At receptions Sigma 18-35 F1.8 constant.

These are of course all manual including zoom. I think you would have to get a Smart Adapter to get a servo lens to work!!

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Old September 14th, 2014, 02:10 PM   #3
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I followed Chis's advice and i just got the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 and there is a huge difference. I posted a little quick test between the two lenses on one of these threads. I'm working on getting the 24-70mm f/2.8 real soon. The main thing is to get use to manual focus and zoom. Which brings me to another question but I will start a new thread so i don't hi-jack this one.
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Old September 14th, 2014, 05:20 PM   #4
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I don't do weddings, but I use:

- Sigma 18-35 f1.8
- Canon 18-135 STM
- Tokina 11-16 f2.8 for wide shots.

The Sigma is very good for low light. And the 18-135 is great for run-and-gun work even though it is quite slow. Good lens for the price.
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Old September 15th, 2014, 08:33 AM   #5
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I want to change stock lens selp 18-200 pz. Which lenses proposed with canon mount for EA50 for weddings.
Serggio I use the Canon 24-105mm f4.0 for ceremony/speeches (sometimes 70-200 f2.8 if I am a long way back) and I also use a Tamron EF 24-70mm f2.8 - perfect for dim rooms and is half the price of the Canon equivalent and has IS that the Canon has not :)
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Old September 15th, 2014, 04:56 PM   #6
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I just bought my wife the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens coming from B&H which allows me to get her Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 so i will have a good time this weekend. We are going to Niagra Falls this weekend to relax and get away and of course try out these lenses...
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Old September 18th, 2014, 04:22 AM   #7
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I don't do weddings, but I use:

- Sigma 18-35 f1.8
- Canon 18-135 STM
- Tokina 11-16 f2.8 for wide shots.

The Sigma is very good for low light. And the 18-135 is great for run-and-gun work even though it is quite slow. Good lens for the price.
jody what's the difference between the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM & Canon 18-200 3.5-5.6 IS what is better than 2?
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Old September 18th, 2014, 06:53 AM   #8
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Hi Serggio

Try to get a zoom with a constant F2.8 ..you will appreciate the extra light at weddings. Even F4 at a reception is way too slow and you will find you have to use a light!!

Churches normally will not allow any lighting so F2.8 at full zoom is a huge advantage ...once you zoom up on either Canon lens and are sitting at F5.6 you will struggle!!!

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Old September 18th, 2014, 07:52 AM   #9
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+1 what Chris says - you really need a zoom with constant f2.8 aperture for weddings - a bit pricier but an absolute must! the Tamron 24-70 f2.8 is a great lens - nice and sharp and half the price of the Canon - also has IS which the Canon does not.
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Old September 18th, 2014, 09:33 AM   #10
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Thanks Pete

I'm not 100% sure if Serggio has a speed booster like you, in fact I'm not sure what adapter he is using. If he does have the Metabones speed booster then a constant F4 would probably work fine.

I have sold (GASP!!) my 2nd stock lens as it was just sitting in the case doing nothing and really not fast enough for weddings.

With just a dumb adapter absolutely yes my minimum is constant F2.8 and then F1.8 if I decide not to use lighting ... A 28-75 F2.8 is also a LOT cheaper than a 24-70 for some reason and I find it's great for ceremonies too. I usually use my 17-50 F2.8 on the 2nd cam for cutaways but have a 10-24 for the stedicam

Getting really busy now as Summer approaches!!!

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Old September 18th, 2014, 11:42 AM   #11
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Hi Chris - If Serggio has the speedbooster then the Tamron will be ideal as it goes down to f2.0 but f4.0 will go down to 2.8 - in fact the canon 24-105 f4 is used a lot by me for indoors stuff - it's a nice lens. I still use my stock lens for outdoor stuff as the autofocus comes in handy and the 200mm reach is nice!
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+1 what Chris says - you really need a zoom with constant f2.8 aperture for weddings - a bit pricier but an absolute must! the Tamron 24-70 f2.8 is a great lens - nice and sharp and half the price of the Canon - also has IS which the Canon does not.
I'm now the proud owner of the Tamron 24-70mm and it is awesome comparing tot he stock lens. I will get the chance to shoot tomorrow as me and the wife are going to Canada for the weekend to see Niagra Falls. Hopefully I will have some good footage to show. I will use it for my first wedding in a few weeks, (EXCITED!). Looking forward to uping my product level and I believe this a great step toward the right direction.
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Thanks Pete

I have sold (GASP!!) my 2nd stock lens as it was just sitting in the case doing nothing and really not fast enough for weddings.
Looking to sell my Stock lens now to replace with the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8
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Old September 18th, 2014, 07:43 PM   #14
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Awesome Aaron!

If you sell your stock lens, do yourself a favour and also get a Tamron 17-50 F2.8 ...really useful lens for weddings and wide enough and you can pick them up nice and cheap on eBay. If you can (and are not using a Smart Adapter) look for the non-IS models are they are much cheaper ...I'm running dumb adapters so IS/VC doesn't work anyway.

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Old September 18th, 2014, 08:45 PM   #15
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I'm personally keeping my stock lens. I think it's a fantastic all-rounder, especially for run-and-gun work. Sure it's not a fast lens but not many 18-200 lenses are.

I guess it's different for weddings. But for filming sports events, I'd feel very limited if I did have a decent zoom lens.
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