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10-13-2009, 09:16 AM   #16
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Well no, your problem i sPentax's useless SDm, try a Canon 70-200 /2.8 ... the thing is a rocketship.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Alfisti Quote
Well no, your problem i sPentax's useless SDm, try a Canon 70-200 /2.8 ... the thing is a rocketship.
Then my problem would be Canon's crappy viewfinders combined with an f/2.8 lens.
That and I'd be supporting a company that outright screwed it's entire user base once, and would probably do it again since they got away with it the first time.

I picked Pentax for the glass after comparing what Pentax made to what Canon and Nikon made, I've tried zooms for weddings and found I don't like them.
It's not a religion, it's a job. After over 30 years of doing it, I have a pretty good handle on what works for me and what doesn't work for me. I don't need people telling me what my problem is.
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So your problem is pentax's shitty AF and Canon's shitty viewfinders. A 50-135mm withthe optics of the DA* is perfect for portraiture where focal length will likely change quickly.
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So your problem is pentax's shitty AF and Canon's shitty viewfinders. A 50-135mm withthe optics of the DA* is perfect for portraiture where focal length will likely change quickly.
If you say so.
How many weddings have you shot, BTW?

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I don't think you can do better for a mid range lens for weddings. If you pair this up with the 16-50 you have a perfect set up for weddings. The 60-250 is a bit too big for this purpose.

Some have suggested that primes are better, I use both, but for weddings and event photography you can not beat the versatility of a zoom.
The 50-135 is sure suited to the job, but if someone had a 60-250, it wouldn't be out of the question to use it along with something like a 16-50.

I (will) have a 70-200 that I've used at a couple of weddings, which is neither small nor light, but is very versatile, and have found myself shooting between 150-200mm quite often when trying to be discrete and capturing spontaneous moments from a distance. Works beautifully. Very few problems with AF in low light.
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which brand of the 70-200mm lens do you use? the only thing that puts me off the 55-135mm is that some people have said the autofocus is slow.
my canon 100 2.0 was the longest i went for weddings in my prior set-up. i loved it! but i did find it awkward to have the 2 camera bodies switching from 100mm to another with a 50mm.
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I could be really tempted by the Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 HSM 2, seems quite a bit quicker than the 50-135mm in terms of a focus sweep.

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