Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G SSM II w/ A99 for weddings - HELP

Started Dec 17, 2014 | Questions thread
enemjii Senior Member • Posts: 1,889
Re: why such a zoom?

Roses wrote:

enemjii wrote:

Pardon me as I am no wedding photog, but why would you require such a large zoom for weddings? I woulda thunk that you would be shooting portraits for most part anyways and the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 might just work well. The bokeh on this one is so similar to the beer can. Smooth and creamy, just more of it. Like a lindt milk chocolate.

That said, you would have no latitude to shoot close by either of these lenses. You would still need something like a 16-50 f/2.8 to take care of the group pictures.

The longer zoom has a different "look," which can be flattering to features. People recommend 95-135mm on full-frame as more "ideal" for portraits.

Ah. Yes. FF. I use APSC and therefore the 85mm works out just about right for me.

Also 16-50mm f/2.8 is only for APSC. It's a great lens though. We have that and the Tamron 70-200mm/2.8 for A77II, which will cover most focal lengths.

which is why I said, like 16-50. Probably the tamron 24-70 f/2.8

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