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Best Lenses to Shoot a Wedding. A Short Guide for Beginners

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Are you going to try making money in a branch new for you, the wedding photography? Or maybe your best friends are getting married 💑 and asked you to take some pics because you have a DSLR? Whatever the reason is, one of the first things you have to deal with is finding the right lenses. We’ve researched to find out which lenses wedding photographers use. Check this out 😀.

70-200mm

This lens is essential if you shoot big weddings, ceremonies and play paparazzi hiding from guests to capture them from a distance. At f2.8 it gives you a beautiful bokeh, especially at 200mm and makes you invisible to people you shoot. There is also a lighter, smaller and cheaper f4 version, which is perfect if you are on a budget. Of course with f4 you don’t have the option to photograph at a wider aperture, but you still get great sharp pictures.

Watch this video if you want to choose between Tamron, Sigma and Canon f2.8.

 

85mm

This is one of the most popular lenses to shoot portraits, and the main reason for this is its impressive low-light capabilities. It also produces a wonderful bokeh so you will get clean and sharp portraits of the couple and individual guests on a blurred background. If you don’t mind using your feet a lot instead of a zoom, you can photograph the whole wedding using only this lens. f1.8 is an excellent choice for those who don’t want to spend a lot on buying the more expensive f1.4 (for Nikon) or f1.2 (for Canon).

Check out the comparison of Canon 85mm 1.4L IS, Canon 85mm 1.2L II and Sigma 85mm Art.

 50mm

The 50mm lenses are probably the universal ones for different purposes including shooting weddings. Small and lightweight they can capture details precisely. A cake top, a bride’s smile, hands with rings and much more important moments — compared to a 35mm which is wider you can focus on the necessary detail even in tight spaces.

Which 50mm should you buy? This video will help you choose.


35mm

These wide-angle lenses are super sharp and fast, and you receive pictures with minimum distortions. It’s perfect to capture a lot of actions happening at one place so if you prefer the documentary style like Andy Hirst from the video below.

 

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