Too many lens choices
Posted 17 December 2009 - 12:23 PM
Yes... I'm another one of those over enhusiastic wedding videographers. However my incentive has always been to give a different look and to give an artistic point of view which is why for the longest time our main stay format was super 8mm. And to a degree it still is. But I've also fallen in love with the results I've seen from the 5D mk II which has led me to this purchase.
Let me also state that I'll be using the 5D mk II mostly for artistic shots while another camera will act as the "safe shot" and also capture sound.
I also have a merlin steadicam that I'd like to make use of with this new camera. Which makes me think I should get a wide angle lens like the 16-35mm 2.8 for wide angle versatility or the 24mm 1.4 since it's fixed and it let's in more light. But on another note I absolutely loved the 85mm 1.2 when I tested it out... geat for low light, shallow DOF, which would be nice for cose-ups getting ready or toasts. Or the 70-200mm 2.8 which would also be good for toasts and although not as good in low light it would probably be best for ceremony shots when I can't get nearly as close as I'd like to. I know, I know I ciould debate about this for years but I need to make a decision so I can start playing around with the camera before my first shoot with it. My photographer friend thinks I should get the 24-70mm lense and play it safe. I don't know what to do... Any thoughts out there???
I should also say that I'll be renting additional lenses for my first shoot. Logic tells me what I need is probably something versatile that not only will I use, but that will also help me get use to the functions of the camera. Which lens should I buy???
Posted 17 December 2009 - 12:42 PM
The only other thing I can think of is also having a 50mm 1.4 or 1.8, just for those low light situations...It's a good cheap lens and that extra stop is nice.
Edited by Ryan Thomas, 17 December 2009 - 12:44 PM.
Posted 17 December 2009 - 02:00 PM
24mm 1.4 - love the low light capabilities easy to mount on merlin. great for dark receptions.
16-35mm 2.8 - versatile wide angle adaptability. Love that I can go as wide as 16mm so it's able to go wider or zoom in closer than the 24mm but not as good in low light. When lens elements are moved I'll have readjust the merlin to counterbalance.
24-70mm 2.8 - reccommended by others, has ability for decent wide shot but can go in closer to 70mm. Probably very safe and most versatile, for some reason I just don't get as excited about it though.
Posted 21 December 2009 - 09:18 PM
Posted 22 December 2009 - 10:07 AM
GREAT ALL AROUND LENSE
Posted 28 December 2009 - 07:49 PM
you dont need faster IMO on a 5d - too little DOF
Posted 31 December 2009 - 02:56 AM
Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:26 AM