Which Lens?

Started Jan 21, 2013 | Questions thread
Rich Rosen
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Re: Which Lens?
In reply to sustownsend, Jan 25, 2013

sustownsend wrote:

I am a semi-proffessional photographer and in preperation of shooting my first wedding this summer I am purchasing some new lenses. I'm a bit bogged down by all of the choices but have narrowed my long-distance lens down to 3 choices: the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 constant ap throughout zoom with the optical stabilization system, the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 constant ap without IS and the same with the IS. Does anyone have any experience shooting between the Sigma with OS and the Canon without IS? Is there a big difference? I'm sure the best would be the Canon with IS but the Sigma is about $500 cheaper, would the Sigma optical stabilization be comparable to the Canon image stabilization? Are there any other lenses that I haven't found in my shopping that would be better in that range?

I can't remark on the Canon-Sigma thing as I shoot Nikon. But my wedding bag includes a 70-200 2.8 VR (same as IS), a 28-70  2.8, a 17-35 2.8 and an 85 1.4.  I am assuming you either have or plan to buy at least some of my choices.   IS on a 2.8 telephoto that is not going to be on a tripod is pretty mandatory. Get the Canon. The Sigma is questionable. The 17-35 is for group shots, the 85 for portraits, the 28-70 for the reception and general shots.

 Rich Rosen's gear list:Rich Rosen's gear list
Nikon D1X Nikon D610 Nikon D810 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF +23 more
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