Which single lens to take to a family wedding?

Started May 12, 2013 | Questions thread
primeshooter
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Re: Which single lens to take to a family wedding?
In reply to Swiss L, May 14, 2013

Swiss L wrote:

I am not obviously a professional but shall be going along with my D800 plus the wife and our baby. I need to travel light and will take just one lens. What do I have to choose from... ? Nikon 50mm 1.4, 24-120f4, 105 VR Micro 2.8 and probably 18-35G. I favour the 50mm as its light sharp and will be good in low light however I was wondering what experienced wedding photographers would choose?

A fast fixed 85mm. You don't have one, I'd take the 105 and get some decent portraiture and forget the rest, and have fun. Portraiture IS weddings...

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