View Full Version : New Lens - Wedding Photos

23-07-11, 12:50 PM
Hello people,

I need to buy myself a new lens to take pictures for a wedding, I've done a friends wedding before now and my pictures come out very well for just using a 55mm & 85mm (I tend to stick with the 85mm attached) and she graciously recomended me to another friend of hers who's getting married in September. I usualy take portfolio pictures and alot of concert and DJ club images so my lens do me well most of the time because I can normal get anywhere!

My point being I've been looking at the Canon EF 70-200mm F/4.0 L IS USM lens but it's not set in stone and I'll happily get something else if anyone can recomend something. I'm looking to spend about 1000 but I can go a little bit over if needed.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


23-07-11, 07:12 PM
Hi Scott. I don't know what lenses Canon make but what I can say is that a lens I find useful for things like weddings is my 18-200mm. The 18mm end is handy for groups of people, while the 200mm end is good for those candid shots which you can take from a way off while remaining unobserved. It truly is a very versatile lens and a favourite of mine. I have also found that for large group pics my 10-20mm ultra wide angle comes in handy, and that lens is a Sigma f3.5, 489.99. All the best, Mike.

24-07-11, 08:02 PM
Well, sigma has some very nice alternatives on offer for the focal length youre looking at

For 999 you can get a stabilised, f/2.8 70-200mm, which is a cracker of a lens

And if you arent fussed for stabilisation, then you can get one for half the price at little over 500, which would leave you a nice amount of money left over for another lens of your choice ;)

Ive heard problems with sigmas quality control, it is possible that you may receive a not so good copy, chances are sigma will have fixed that problem by now though ;)

25-07-11, 06:46 AM
Hi heres my take you dont say which camera you have so we can take in the crop factor of the lens. You have said that you have a 55 and 85 lens not sure which ones again. I think I would be looking at a zoom the 70-200 range is good for those really nice close in shots but you dont have a wide angle for group shoots so you could look at 24-70 f2.8 or 24-105 f4. Good luck