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HI,

 

I need some advice aboute lenses for my canon EOS 7D.

 

I am filming a wedding in a few months and I was hoping that someone could tell me what a good allround lens for my 7D would be.

 

If someone could help me out it'l be very appreciated

 

thank. :D

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Hi Josh, Remember if your filming DOF is a big issue you don't want those import moment's to be out of focus,

So you want a wider angle lens but not too wide so that everything looks fisheye. But I thing i realized is that's all good but when your too far away you either have to switch lenses or my recommendation would be get something like a 18-110 or something along those lines, but don't go crazy with the zooms,

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Hi Josh, Remember if your filming DOF is a big issue you don't want those import moment's to be out of focus,

So you want a wider angle lens but not too wide so that everything looks fisheye. But I thing i realized is that's all good but when your too far away you either have to switch lenses or my recommendation would be get something like a 18-110 or something along those lines, but don't go crazy with the zooms,

Thanks Paul,

I was thinking of something along those lines, I just wasn't quite sure if that was a good idea. Thanks again.:)

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Don't necessarily just go with wides for a larger DOF. Figure out how far you'll be to figure out what focal length would work best (a zoom probably will be the best in this case if you have a lot going on and don't have time to switch out lenses. I do weddings for my bread and butter stuff and shoot with primes because.. I dunno. I'm insane.)

 

I try to stop down to 5.6/8 if I don't know where things'll be moving, but for the basic parts where there's not a lot of movement, you can probably get away with opening up more, but just keep an eye on DOF. I hate shooting anything too too shallow unless I'm going for something specific.

 

Try renting a 70-200. Heavy, but put it on sticks and that'll do wonders. Then you have a constant f-stop to work with. If you're closer, 24-70 is good too. The one wedding I shot on DSLR, I rented both and never pulled out the 70-200.

 

And then focal length depends on how intrusive/in the background you'll want to sit.

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Don't necessarily just go with wides for a larger DOF. Figure out how far you'll be to figure out what focal length would work best (a zoom probably will be the best in this case if you have a lot going on and don't have time to switch out lenses. I do weddings for my bread and butter stuff and shoot with primes because.. I dunno. I'm insane.)

 

I try to stop down to 5.6/8 if I don't know where things'll be moving, but for the basic parts where there's not a lot of movement, you can probably get away with opening up more, but just keep an eye on DOF. I hate shooting anything too too shallow unless I'm going for something specific.

 

Try renting a 70-200. Heavy, but put it on sticks and that'll do wonders. Then you have a constant f-stop to work with. If you're closer, 24-70 is good too. The one wedding I shot on DSLR, I rented both and never pulled out the 70-200.

 

And then focal length depends on how intrusive/in the background you'll want to sit.

Thanks Travis, much appreciated

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