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03-25-2011, 02:25 PM   #1
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If you could only choose 3 lenses for a wedding, which would they be?

I think I would go with the DA* 16-50mm f2.8. DA* 50-135mm f2.8, and SMC-P FA 50mm f1.4

03-25-2011, 02:31 PM   #2
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I do the same.
2 bodies may be. one each zoom, and FA for low light.
03-25-2011, 02:53 PM   #3
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31, 43 and 77
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DA12-24, FA31, DA*50-135 (as long as it doesn't die out on me).

03-25-2011, 04:15 PM   #5
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DA14, FA35, FA*85. Problem is that I only have two bodies for the wedding.

edit: Of course I'm only picking out of lenses I own. If I owned FA31, I'd replace the FA35 with it.
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As you said, have at least one fast prime, and take some extension tubes as well for shots of the rings and so forth.
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50 1.4


2 Cameras.

03-25-2011, 08:03 PM   #9
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Of my lenses, I'd take the Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 and the Sigma 50-150mm f2.8. I might stick the 43mm or 77mm ltd in a pocket (probably the latter.)
03-25-2011, 08:21 PM   #10
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FA 85mm f1.4

DA* 50-135mm f2.8

DA 15mm f4
03-25-2011, 08:22 PM   #11
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FA24, DA70 and DA15 for me.
03-26-2011, 03:09 AM   #12
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In my ideal world: Fa31, FA43 and FA77.
In my world I'd go for the m28, VL40 and VL58.
I've done three weddings in the film days with 2 bodies.
One body with the m28, one with the m50/1.7 and
a m75-150. If I would have had the m85 those days I'd
chosen the 28,50,85 combo. Or 35,50,85 if I had a 35.
03-26-2011, 05:11 AM   #13
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I would use DA *16-50, DA *50-135, and DA *55. I could conceivably replace the 55 with the DA 70, but I would be concerned that I would lose the extra stop and a half of light gathering (although I usually shoot the 55 at f2 and the 70 at f2.4).
03-26-2011, 01:07 PM   #14
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If I am the one tasked with preserving this event, I'm not going to limit myself to X number of lenses, and I'd use at least 3 bodies. From my own store of lenses, though, I'd probably go with these three:

DA 17-70 (Sub the DA* if I owned it)
FA 77
VL 40 Ultron F2 or DA 40

However, in reality, I would add to my bag, in this order:

SMC K 135 /2.5
Cosina 50/1.2
DA 12-24
FA 35/2
Kiron 28/2
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DA15mm LTD, FA31mm LTD, A*85/1.4.
Not ideal, but it would work well enough.

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