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best install for wedding photography

drFrank

Beaver Falls, US
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"RE: best install for wedding photography"

drFrank Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Dec 2006
Mon 28-May-12 01:23 PM | edited Mon 28-May-12 01:24 PM by drFrank

>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.

drFrank
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