Wedding Photography

07th September 2012
Tomorrow I am shooting my first wedding! I am one of two photographer-friends of the bride and groom who have been given the honour of capturing their special day. I have just taken delivery of a hired Canon 24-70 f/2.8 L-Series zoom lens.



Below is a photo comparing the physical size of my 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 EF zoom with that of the hired 24-70 f/2.8 L-Series zoom lens.
My 24-85mm weighs in at a very comfortable 385g, whilst the 24-70mm is a hefty 969g; I am gonna know that I am carrying this one tomorrow!
So, why have I gone and hired this beast when I already own a lens that covers and in fact exceeds the hire lens’s focal length?



1. At a fixed f2.8 throughout the zoom range, the wider aperture will allow much faster shutter speeds which will give me sharper images when shooting at the higher end of the zoom range and in the lower light conditions of the ceremony and dinner.
2. Better glass. It is all about the quality of the lenses; L-Series are Canon’s professional range and they feature specially coated glass and fluorite elements to give you improved sharpness, contrast, colour and bokeh (background/foreground blur quality)
In short, I wanted to ensure that, assuming I am doing everything right, the photos of the couple’s wedding day will be the very best that I can obtain.




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