>Thank you for your reactions >So I will shoot under RAW 12 bit sRBG >Camera set to Aperture-preferred exposure mode >Camera set to Slow Sync >Picture control is portrait >Outdoors ISO will be 200 with the flash on >Indoors ISO will be 800 >I have the following lenses >Tokina 12-24 >Nikon 50 1.4 >Nikon 35 2.0 >Nikon 18-200 VR first serie >Nikon 18-70 kitlens >Will the 18-200 a good allround lens for wedding photography >or should I also use the 50mm or the 35mm lens? >
I use rear curtain sync but it doesn't kick in until the shutter speeds are 'slow' (<1/60 sec) and should only be used when you want to show motion blur behind the subject rather than in front of it.
No, I do not believe the 18-200 is a good wedding lens since the aperture is 5.6 at 200mm. Normally in a church, f/2.8 and 1600 ISO isn't enough to get a shutter speed above 1/60 which doesn't eliminate subject blur (flash normally isn't permitted during the ceremony).
I shoot in manual and aperture priority, spot metering and focusing.
My current combination for weddings is this: 35, 85, 24-120 f/4, 70-200 f/2.8, Tamron 90mm macro for flowers and ring shots.
An ultra wide is great for the full church shots.
There have been times I needed to shoot at ISO 3200 to get a decent shutter speed during the ceremony.