Recommendations for lenses for assistant photographer at weddings?

Started Jun 4, 2013 | Photos thread
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Re: Recommendations for lenses for assistant photographer at weddings?
In reply to katterina, Jun 4, 2013

When you are the second shooter, and you don't have the pressure of capturing all the decisive moments ( = zoom ), go for a fast fixed lens for better subject isolation and flexibility in low light.

My choice would clearly be the 85mm f/1.8 AF (D or non-D). You can find them around 200-250 £ and they are extremely sharp. You will be able to catch very nice candid portraits (reactions).

A 50mm f/1.8 is a good choice as weel. It's a little bit more convenient if you have to capture the action in front of you (the 85 can be too tight for 3+ people depending on your position).

Depends on what your role will be as the "second shooter" : capture the action as well or just capture some nice portraits and details.

PS: don't worry about the distortion on the 50/1.8 g and don't worry about not having enough power on the SB-700 either.

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