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Old June 5th, 2014, 02:34 AM   #31
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Re: Weddings: I would like to get your take on specific lenses for specific shots....

I think Kren mentioned something around 10 different lenses used throughout a shoot, you'd have to put a sticker with lenstype on each camerabody to know which lens is on :)
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Old June 5th, 2014, 05:20 PM   #32
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I can definitely see someone who uses that many lenses to switch lenses shoot and then realize after they had the wrong lens on :)
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Old June 5th, 2014, 05:42 PM   #33
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I had this once with my sony nex-ea50 last year, I had a samyang 24mm f1.4 on as there was a series of acts at a wedding in a dark venue that I shot from a tripod, then suddenly the groom had a surprise act (which he didn't seem to find important to inform me about) and he performed a dance act, it was too late to switch lenses, my steadicam with a wide lens was on the other side of the venue and I was forced to shoot the whole thing up close having constant focussing issues and not being able to show everything. Now I have a backup camera with a wide lens on me all the time if I"m shooting with my 75mm prime. I got a b-grip camera belt camera holder specifically for that reason, my sony rx10 is now permanently attached to my side ready to be used when I need it.
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Old June 5th, 2014, 10:21 PM   #34
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I splurged on the 70-200mm f/2.8 IS1 for $1500. So im gonna be working with that, 35mm 1.4, and 18-135mm and a10-20mm f/4. I think im all set.
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Old June 5th, 2014, 11:43 PM   #35
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Definitely set. Your wallet might be hurting now, but if you take care of that lens you can use it forever. In terms of full frame, you could shoot an entire wedding on 35 and 70-200 and nothing else and get fantastic results.
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Old June 6th, 2014, 02:50 AM   #36
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I splurged on the 70-200mm f/2.8 IS1 for $1500. So im gonna be working with that, 35mm 1.4, and 18-135mm and a10-20mm f/4. I think im all set.
70-200 f/2.8 - That's the lens I use mainly for speeches but only in larger venues as 70mm not wide enough for unexpected walk arounds by speakers - for smaller venues I use 24-105mm which with my metabones speedbooster (I'm on a APS sensor) I get down to f/2.8 - nice
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Old June 7th, 2014, 07:19 PM   #37
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Fortunately I have 8 months of 0% APR so I wont be feeling the hurt too much., The real hurt is these dang airfare prices. I feel like airfare prices are generally $50 more than a year ago.
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Old June 8th, 2014, 07:32 AM   #38
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One of the reasons I've never gone down the DSLR route for wedding videos is due to the unknowns of what's going to be going on and exactly what kind of shots you'll be able to get. I really like the convenience of going from 28mm to 600mm with the push of a rocker on my Sony NX5U.

However, I did do an experimental wedding earlier this year where I shot everything using my Nikon V1, 17-55 F2.8, and 70-200 F2.8.

The 17-55 was used on everything inside for preps and slider shots, and the 70-200 was used outside during the ceremony.

Worked great!

My buddy was running 2 Canon XF300s getting other shots, so that took a lot of pressure off.
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Old June 8th, 2014, 12:32 PM   #39
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I really like the convenience of going from 28mm to 600mm with the push of a rocker on my Sony NX5U.
I do miss that to from my xh-a1 and I still much prefer my sony cx730 in any run and gun, they are such easy camera's to operate, yet get excellent results from. But whenever I get the chance I"lll use my dslr's, the image has a much more appealing look to it then what my cx730's can provide.
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