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Why should I get the new Sony 35 1.4 G master for weddings

  
 
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p.2 #1 · p.2 #1 · Why should I get the new Sony 35 1.4 G master for weddings


8 AF is worth a look, though it's by no means a professional lens. The FE 35mm F1. 4 GM is absolutely suitable for working pros. It makes no compromises in image quality, autofocus performance, or construction. vidmate 2019 insta downloader

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Apr 16, 2022 at 07:08 AM
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p.2 #2 · p.2 #2 · Why should I get the new Sony 35 1.4 G master for weddings


I use to use the classic 35/85 setup. Dumped both of those for the 28-70 f/2 & 70-200 f/2.8. I would not have changed for the 24-70, but the RF 28-70 is unlike any other lens Iíve ever used, itís just too good.


Apr 16, 2022 at 09:10 AM
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p.2 #3 · p.2 #3 · Why should I get the new Sony 35 1.4 G master for weddings


Donít. Save a bunch of money and buy the Sigma 35/1.4 DG DN.
Did anyone say that already?



Apr 17, 2022 at 07:32 AM
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p.2 #4 · p.2 #4 · Why should I get the new Sony 35 1.4 G master for weddings


elkhornsun wrote:
There are only three primes I have ever used for weddings. A 50mm f/1.4 back when cameras produced unusable images at a ISO greater than 800, and when autofocus consisted of a single sensor in the center of the frame. I used a 24mm f/1.4 only because I was shooting with Canon and their 16-35mm f/2.8 lens was terrible, almost as bad as their 24-70mm f/2.8 L lens. When I switched to Nikon I was able to use their 105mm f/2.0 DC defocus control which was great for post wedding portrait photos of the bride.

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Your way is not the only way. You say primes are bad for weddings but in some situations zooms are bad. I can't think of any f1.4 zooms and I would hate to be without my 35 and 85 f1.4's at a wedding. I know a lot of photographers only shoot primes and are hugely successful . I use both, 16-35 24-70 70-200 zooms and 35/85 primes. If you can only afford a couple of lens then yes go for zooms but for me a combination of both is the best option.



Apr 21, 2022 at 12:47 AM
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p.2 #5 · p.2 #5 · Why should I get the new Sony 35 1.4 G master for weddings


I understand you switched to Sony from Canon and that is based on personal preference. Similar to others posting above, I have shot weddings with zooms and primes - together and alone.

The B&G or similar couple will never know the difference on what lens I choose to shoot with.

With that understanding, I will select the tool of choice to fit the mood of the couple and what flare I choose to use at that wedding. If it's a small/simple wedding, I sometimes find myself challenging the norm and making it harder, by choosing a lens that I might not usually use. Where-as a larger wedding where there is more going on, I might select a zoom or a lens that makes my life easier. If the wedding is inside with poor lighting, I'll use a faster lens. If the wedding is outside in full sun, a less fast lens can work out.

I learned a long time ago, It's not just one lens at a wedding, it's being able to select from my tool bag of many lenses and having fun doing what I do.

Will this lens be better than that lens?

Nope, they all work together or apart. Always have extra, just in case.






Apr 21, 2022 at 08:45 AM
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p.2 #6 · p.2 #6 · Why should I get the new Sony 35 1.4 G master for weddings


Whatever gets you through the night.


Apr 23, 2022 at 11:12 AM
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p.2 #7 · p.2 #7 · Why should I get the new Sony 35 1.4 G master for weddings


nick williams wrote:
Your way is not the only way. You say primes are bad for weddings but in some situations zooms are bad. I can't think of any f1.4 zooms and I would hate to be without my 35 and 85 f1.4's at a wedding. I know a lot of photographers only shoot primes and are hugely successful . I use both, 16-35 24-70 70-200 zooms and 35/85 primes. If you can only afford a couple of lens then yes go for zooms but for me a combination of both is the best option.


agree that this is your way and not the only way.
You are making a comment (reviewing an album) on a shooters poor ability on composition tied with the 'how' to shoot with a particular lens.

with primes you need to work - meaning move - way more often than a zoom.
I can tell by looking at an album who is a lazy shooter working with a zoom instead of getting in close or moving to capture a better image.






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p.2 #8 · p.2 #8 · Why should I get the new Sony 35 1.4 G master for weddings


I definitely enjoyed using 35mm F1.4 over using the 16-35 gm at weddings, but having the zoom helps when it comes to not have to change lenses in some situations. I tend to bring all my lenses but choose which ones to carry on me. I feel you should have every tool at your disposal and not put yourself in a box.

If your not sure, I say rent what you think you want and try it out, but don't use it to force you into something you aren't comfortable with. You don't want to mess with someone's wedding.



Apr 26, 2022 at 08:26 AM
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p.2 #9 · p.2 #9 · Why should I get the new Sony 35 1.4 G master for weddings


I use a 35mm for personal stuff, but I find it too restrictive during a wedding.

I know some of the guys here love to control many situations during a wedding, but I tend to go with the flow, and I find myself shooting with a 24-70 & 85 for most of the day.

It works for me.



May 02, 2022 at 06:51 AM
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p.2 #10 · p.2 #10 · Why should I get the new Sony 35 1.4 G master for weddings


The 35mm F/2 and F1.4 on my Leica M6ís were my favorite lenses when I shot for metro papers back in the late 90ís. Transitioning to weddings the 50mm became my favorite prime on my Canon DSLRís and now mirrorless. I like a little more environment (35mm) in my pictures when Iím documenting stories when vanity is not involved. For weddings and portraits isolating the subject is a bit more important to me and the client. Having said that I shoot almost 100% zooms during ceremonies and almost all primes during getting ready and portrait sessions. My main gear for weddings now is 2-R6ís and 1-R5, 15-35, 28-70, 70-200 2.8, 50 1.2, 105 1.4, 45 T&S, and a macro lens. Seems like a lot but it fits nicely in rolling and shoulder bags. A few years back I used to bring a folding 4x5 Littman 4x5 camera and shot Polaroid type 55 and 59, a Hassy H4D-40 with 50mm and 100mm lenses and a pair of Profoto B1ís (plus modifiers) along with three Canon DSLRís and 8-10 lenses. Those days are long behind me.


May 05, 2022 at 09:04 AM
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p.2 #11 · p.2 #11 · Why should I get the new Sony 35 1.4 G master for weddings


Personally I'd prefer the 24/1.4 as it's better for tighter spaces and/or group shots. The 35 is covered with your 24-70.

That or maybe get a 70-200?

Most weddings I can do everything I want with a 24-70/2.8 + 105/1.4. But my most used prime is a 24/1.4 for dance floor, which is about 35%+ of my total day's photos.



May 08, 2022 at 01:41 AM
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p.2 #12 · p.2 #12 · Why should I get the new Sony 35 1.4 G master for weddings


Me too
24-70 + 35/1.4 getting ready
24-70 + 85 everywhere else.


BKphotography wrote:
I use a 35mm for personal stuff, but I find it too restrictive during a wedding.

I know some of the guys here love to control many situations during a wedding, but I tend to go with the flow, and I find myself shooting with a 24-70 & 85 for most of the day.

It works for me.




May 08, 2022 at 10:56 AM
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p.2 #13 · p.2 #13 · Why should I get the new Sony 35 1.4 G master for weddings


Because it's AF is Amazing! But honestly focal length is very personal, if you are a 35mm shooter you will LOVE that lens (maybe get an A7IV, A7III AF is not that great anymore) I do have 35GM but personally use 24GM and 50GM much more.

PS I would recommend you sell the Canon 85 1.4 IS with Sigma MC-11 adapter and buy a Sigma 85 DG DN it is SO MUCH better especially AF performance!

Njphotostudio wrote:
I do wedding photography ( I changed from Canon to Sony)
I have two Sony 7aiii, one Sony 24-70 2.8 G master and a Canon 85 1.4 IS with Sigma MC-11 adapter
Why should I get the new Sony 35 1.4 G master?
Let's go.





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