Event Photography: Zoom vs Primes- What's your preference

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jdsilvaphotography wrote:

Hey everyone!

I just got offered to be a contract event photographer for a commercial marketing agency. I just got one of their events with a 35/85mm combo. I loved the images and crispness and isolation look the primes gave. Changing the lenses was not convenient during the event though.

Event Photographers, what is your lens choice and how do you carry your camera and gear while shooting?

I carry two full frame cameras (Canon 5D IV these days). The 24-70 f/2.8II is absolutely key for events, IMO. My second body has a 70-200 f/2.8L II on it, which allows me to isolate scenes and shoot speakers. Two bodies, two zooms, one flash and I'm set to cover just about any event.

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