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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Getting ready photos - favorite lens


What lens do you shoot getting ready photos? I have Canon 70-200 f2.8, 24-70 f2.8 and 100 macro, should I borrow 85?


Apr 27, 2017 at 12:11 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Getting ready photos - favorite lens


Hi from Danbury, Dorota! Great work on your site.

The 24-70 is nearly perfect for getting ready IMO. The wide end is great for shots of the whole room and the long end for portraits or hiding a mess in the background. The 100 macro can be used for tight makeup portraits or details. I don't feel that you need an 85 necessarily, but it can be great for other times of the day, like portraits of the bride and groom.



Apr 27, 2017 at 12:58 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Getting ready photos - favorite lens


Wow how neighbor! Thank yo so much! I love your work as well
Thank you so much! I don't own 85 but I do have 70-200 f2.8 which I love for portraits
You are right, what I have should be enough



Apr 27, 2017 at 01:34 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Getting ready photos - favorite lens


Hi,

For the prep photos I tend to us the 24-70mm (wide candid shots) and the 85mm for beauty photos. You can do beauty shots with the 100mm, however if the room is quite small it can be difficult. I hope that helps.

Rob



Apr 27, 2017 at 02:06 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Getting ready photos - favorite lens


24-70 + 100L


Apr 27, 2017 at 02:16 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Getting ready photos - favorite lens


Thank you so much! I was wondering, does anyone have issues focusing 100mm macro in low light or is it just me. I find it not very reliable if it's darker


Apr 27, 2017 at 02:20 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Getting ready photos - favorite lens


on the 100L ... depends on AF setup. if in spot... you should move from small or standard spot to extend point (5Dmkiii/5Dmkiv).

I like to use the 24 & 50L for getting ready + 100 on the make-up.
Even the 16-35L is nice for smaller rooms/areas.

-Mark



Apr 27, 2017 at 02:24 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Getting ready photos - favorite lens


100L > very rarely. We almost always use single point.


Apr 27, 2017 at 02:28 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Getting ready photos - favorite lens


Thank you, I will try that


Apr 27, 2017 at 02:32 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Getting ready photos - favorite lens


My thinking (on the 5D4 / 7D2 anyway) is if the camera doesn't have enough light to lock-on AF, the photo probably wouldn't be great anyway. Flat light for the cameras AF would translate into flat light in the image so either pop a 430 on top for a little bounce light, turn on a video light, or simply put the subject closer to a window.


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Getting ready photos - favorite lens


I don't think about one lens for this part of the day. Some times the whole bag of tricks gets used, but it really depends on the space and lighting. If you had to pick just one lens though, a 24-70 would be a good choice.


Apr 27, 2017 at 02:44 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Getting ready photos - favorite lens


35 & 50

Almost always at f/2 or wider



Apr 27, 2017 at 02:49 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Getting ready photos - favorite lens


I love the 50mm if I want to get interaction with other people; 85mm or the 100mm macro for close ups during hair/make up. The macro is a handy choice if you want to get some detail shots in between (invitations, jewels, hair accessories, flower thingies...).


Apr 27, 2017 at 04:16 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Getting ready photos - favorite lens


Depends on the room really.
I shoot 50mm most times but honestly I would shoot anything that would give me an interesting composition. Sometimes wide is good and sometimes a tele is good.
I think a good mix of everything is nice if possible.
Why limit yourself you know.



Apr 27, 2017 at 05:43 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Getting ready photos - favorite lens


Depending on the size of the room, it's either 35/85 or 25/50 for me. On occasions I use a 16-35, but prefer faster lenses as much as possible.


Apr 27, 2017 at 06:00 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Getting ready photos - favorite lens


35!


Apr 27, 2017 at 06:05 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Getting ready photos - favorite lens


35L II is the bomb. Set it at f/1.8 and forget it (almost).


Apr 27, 2017 at 07:52 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Getting ready photos - favorite lens


I use 35 85 , I've never been in a venue that has enough space to use 70-200 , unless you only want to use the wide end
24-70 + 50 is a good option too



Apr 27, 2017 at 10:48 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Getting ready photos - favorite lens


I use the 24-70mm for 90% of the getting ready shots and use the 105mm f/2.0 DC lens for bride "portrait" shots where I want to do what amount to head shots for details of the hair and makeup and other important elements. I screw on a 77mm +4 closeup lens onto the 24-70mm for any macro shots I want to take.


Apr 28, 2017 at 12:34 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Getting ready photos - favorite lens


You have MORE than enough. Three fantastic lenses close to 85mm.
What on earth would you need fourth for?
I shoot entire weddings with a 24-120!
Do you think anyone notices a difference in dof from 2.8 to 4?
Concentrate on your job not your gear.



Apr 28, 2017 at 06:19 AM
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