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07-15-2010, 02:22 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Clinton Quote
I would spend some time thinking about the FA* 85/1.4 and the DA* 55/1.4
Sorry, but going to have to disagree with you here (although you have a cool name and all ). FA85 and FA77 are fairly similar in most respects and the cost factor alone for "most" people (depending on where you live in the world) means that the FA77 can be had for nearly half the price.

I know you love your 85 (I've seen you giving it accolades in almost all of your posts), but the OP is looking for a limited lens, of which the DA70 or FA77 are both excellent choices in this focal length neighbourhood and are significantly smaller than the FA85, cheaper than the 85, and likely just as good at f/4.

I'm sure DA55 is great too, but again the FA50 is 1/2 the cost and likely nearly as good at f/ again there are better options for wedding work than the lenses you've suggested.


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The 50-135, the 55 for indoor, the 21 and the 70 in the left pocket and the 10-17 in the right pocket...
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What focal lengths do you like to shoot? What is your personality like? Use that lens.

Plus the FA77.
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The 50-135, the 55 for indoor, the 21 and the 70 in the left pocket and the 10-17 in the right pocket...
That list is a dream wanting to come true

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If you really want to stick with Limiteds, I'd like to give a quick shout out for the DA 21mm F3.2 Limited. While I haven't used it at a wedding, I have used it as my primary lens for a number of parties and such where there was limited space to move around. I can usually get the shot without having to worry about bumping into someone behind me or someone stepping in front of me as I push the button.

That said, I would def. recommend the two camera setup (with one of the recommended telephoto zooms, like the 50-135). Whether the first camera uses the 16-50 or just the 21, though, is a matter of taste/style.
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For a wedding you need two cameras minimum and two people as well, for reasons that go beyond choice of lenses. You need a backup in case of hardware failure. And an assistant can help organise people and be essential in case of "wedding failure".

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