Portrat lens for groom as well as bride

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Phillip Tornero Contributing Member • Posts: 601
Portrat lens for groom as well as bride

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OP Phillip Tornero Contributing Member • Posts: 601
Re: Portrat lens for groom as well as bride

Sorry I meant to add more to the post, but aside from the conventional 50mm prime which I have seen used for single portrait use, what would be a good fast lens to use for a pic of the bride and groom? thanks to all.

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ThatsTheShot
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Re: Portrat lens for groom as well as bride

Phillip Tornero wrote:

Sorry I meant to add more to the post, but aside from the conventional 50mm prime which I have seen used for single portrait use, what would be a good fast lens to use for a pic of the bride and groom? thanks to all.

85mm ?

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OP Phillip Tornero Contributing Member • Posts: 601
Re: Portrat lens for groom as well as bride

Duh! I just thought of the 85 as well ! lol!

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SithTracy Regular Member • Posts: 364
Re: Portrat lens for groom as well as bride

Full Frame or APS-C?

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tonyjr Veteran Member • Posts: 5,282
Re: Portrat lens for groom as well as bride

I use the 17-55 and the 70-200 .

I want the cross behind them to be in focus , others want bokeh .

People use the 35 1.4 , 50 1.4 , efs 60 , 85 and 135 primes .

Other use the 15-85 , 17-55 , 24-70 , 24-105 and different versions of 70-200 .

You have not given much info . FF or crop ? Landscape or portrait mode [ sometimes I use the 10-22 in landscape mode .

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Thorbard Contributing Member • Posts: 689
Re: Portrat lens for groom as well as bride

Phillip Tornero wrote:

Duh! I just thought of the 85 as well ! lol!

Many many other lenses will work too.

A picture of the bride and groom is not very specific or particularly difficult, unless there is something else you're trying to achieve.

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TristatePhoto Forum Member • Posts: 67
Re: Portrat lens for groom as well as bride
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There is no right or wrong answer to this question as it depends on the look/style of the shot that you're going for.

Every lens is viable from a 8mm fisheye up to a 400mm with a tilt shift lens in between.

tonyjr
tonyjr Veteran Member • Posts: 5,282
Re: Portrat lens for groom as well as bride

MP-E 65 ? Not trying to stir pot , just forgot to Subscribe to email updates .

But since I am wanting the mp-e 65 and I know the EFS 60 will work , just wondering

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BAK Forum Pro • Posts: 23,936
probably a telephoto
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You need to stand back quite a way, so the real photogrpaher can take the real pictures, without having amateurs standing in the way.

A 70-200 would work well on a so-called crop camera at the 70 mm end for full length two-person portraits, and the 100-150 range would be good for a horizontal upper body two-shot.

For a so-called full frame camera, you've probably got a normallens thatwouldworkfine for the vertical full length shot, and a focal lengthin the100-135mm rangeshouldlet you stay outof the way for the horizontal two-shot.

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