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kimkat87 Registered since 22nd Mar 2012
Thu 22-Mar-12 01:07 AM

What is the best lenses to use to shoot weddings?


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#1. "RE: Weddings" | In response to Reply # 0

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Thu 22-Mar-12 02:23 AM

Hi Kimberly,

Welcome to Nikonians!
There are many options.
Will you be a Guest or the Pro Wedding Photographer?
If you want to be a Wedding Pro, you will need a minimum of two bodies and at least one back-up for each piece of equipment including Lenses, Speedlights, Memory Cards, Batteries, etc.... If something fails, you must be able to continue shooting without losing a beat.
What camera body will you be using?
When you get a few minutes please fill in your User Profile including the Equipment tab. It will help us provide better answers to your questions. Thanks in advance.
Do you have a budget in mind?
When shooting a DX body, the 17-55mm f/2.8G ED IF AF-S is a go to lens for many wedding Pro's.
The 24-70mm, f/2.8G ED IF AF-S, 28-70mm f/2.8D ED IF AF-S, 70-200mm f/2.8G ED IF AF-S VR, and VR II are the top zooms for both FX and DX bodies. Primes like the 50mm f/1.4G AF-S, AF 50mm f/1.4D, 85mm f/1.4G AF-S, AF 85mm f/1.4D IF AF-S, AF 105mm f/2D DC, 105mm f/2.8G ED IF AF-S VR, AF-135mm f/2D DC, among others can be used for portraits, rings, etc....
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,