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Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Lens help for wedding?
Looking for lens help. I'm thinking of getting the Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM but don't know what other lens's I would need to shoot a wedding?.

Any help would be great.

Some have recommended:Tamron 17-50 f/2.8Sigma 18-50 f/2.8.

Also would the 430EX Flash work well for a beginner?.

Thanks!..

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Ashmc84 wrote:.

Looking for lens help. I'm thinking of getting the Canon EF 17-40mmf/4L USM but don't know what other lens's I would need to shoot awedding?.

Any help would be great.

Some have recommended:Tamron 17-50 f/2.8Sigma 18-50 f/2.8.

Also would the 430EX Flash work well for a beginner?.

And how many?.

Leonard Migliore..

Comment #1

Leonard Migliore wrote:.

Ashmc84 wrote:.

Looking for lens help. I'm thinking of getting the Canon EF 17-40mmf/4L USM but don't know what other lens's I would need to shoot awedding?.

Any help would be great.

Some have recommended:Tamron 17-50 f/2.8Sigma 18-50 f/2.8.

Also would the 430EX Flash work well for a beginner?.

And how many?.

Leonard Migliore.

Are you going to be the primary photographer?..

Comment #2

I believe so, they are renewing their vows not getting married...

Comment #3

With the flash it is great on a 1.6x body..

Set the camera to M and just use E-TTL. If it is outdoor during daylight use Av in camera and HS Synch in flash..

Adding a 50 f1.8 certainly won't hurt..

Johnnyhttp://tuxbailey.zenfolio.com..

Comment #4

The 17-40,, lens will be fine for a renewal-wedding, if you already own it..

If you don't won it, and want to buy a new lens, the 18-55 IS "kit" lens that is now available seperately (assuming you already own a Canon Rebel or D20-30-40 body) would b e a fine low-priced choice..

If you want to spend more money, the suggested Tamron 17-50 f2.8 and Sigma 18-50mm f2.8 would be even better choices. Of the two, I'd get the Sigma, for it's additional close focus capabilities (for non-wedding use later).

As for the flash; not bad at all..

I highly advice a decent flash modifier, and my favoirite is the cloud version of the GAry Fong Lightsphere. Around $50us and Canada..

This fits over top of the flash head of the 430EX, softens the light, and moves the light hgher off the camera, going a long way to eliminating red eye. (I've never seen red eye with my Lightsphere.).

BAK..

Comment #5

"Adding a 50 f1.8 certainly won't hurt. "- Johnnyhttp://tuxbailey.zenfolio.com.

Johnny, I don't know what the E-TTL or HS on the Flash are yet lol, I haven't received the Xti yet hehe I'm am just excited and want to save up and get the right equipment so eventually be great at this....! (Fingers crossed).

So a prime 50 f18 may come in handy?.

I see two (at amazon) the first is a f1.8 for $87 and the second is a f/1.4 for $318. Why is there such a diffrence between these two Canon 50mm's? The cheap one built really cheap?.

Http://www.amazon.com/...-8-Camera-Lens/dp/B00007E7JU/ref=tag_stp_st_edpp_ttl.

Http://www.amazon.com/...ephoto-Cameras/dp/B00009XVCZ/ref=tag_stp_st_edpp_ttl.

Or get a used 50mm mark1? Don't know if this is a good price below..

Http://cgi.ebay.com/...5QQcategoryZ30066QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem..

Comment #6

The 17-40,, lens will be fine for a renewal-wedding, if you already own it.BAK.

Whats the closest lens to this in L series or equivalent in F/2.8 or something lower then f/4? Reason being Im assuming I will up grade to a pro level camera without the cropped sensor that way I don't have to buy all new lens if and when that day ever comes....

Thanks..

Comment #7

Way too many people spend way too much time falling in love with the letter L..

Are you planning on provididing 16 x 20 prints of each photo?.

Anyway, you can shoot weddings with a 24-70mm f2.8 L lens, unless you need to get a lot of people in the same picture..

BAK..

Comment #8

I would like the option to print 16x20's why do you ask?..

Comment #9

Ashmc84 wrote:.

I would like the option to print 16x20's why do you ask?.

My guess would be to argue that any lens is fine for 8x10. If you really will make 16x20, you want a good lens, and especially, excellent technique (focus, steadiness, etc). It's actually pretty uncommon for wedding clients to purchase prints that large..

If you don't already have the 17-40, I'd use either the 17-55 or the 18-55 IS. That extra 15mm gets you into better portrait range. The IS helps for existing light...

Comment #10

So a prime 50 f18 may come in handy?I see two (at amazon) the first is a f1.8 for $87 and the second is af/1.4 for $318. Why is there such a diffrence between these two Canon50mm's? The cheap one built really cheap?.

One of the primary reasons the f/1.4 costs more is because it's a larger and "faster" lens. The f/1.4 weighs ~2x the f/1.8 (more glass = more expensive). With an aperture of f/1.4 it will allow you to take more pictures without the use of a flash (if that's what's your trying to attempt). With a 1.4 opening versus the 1.8, you're letting in more light, meaning more potential shots without a flash. It all depends on the effect you're trying to achieve..

Also, if you already understand apertures, sorry for the lesson .

Take a look at these two articles. They compare the f/1.4 vs. f/1.8 lenses..

Http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=164988.

Http://photo.net/equipment/canon/ef50/..

Comment #11

So far I only have ordered one lens, the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II from B&H Photo. I figured it's a good safe lens to have in the bag. Even though it's cheap I hear the optics are very good..

I may splurge and get the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L. I think that one will last me a while and I shouldn't be disappointed with it..

Comment #12

So I bought the 50 f/1.8 and have the Tamron Autofocus 28-75mm f2.8 on order. Will get the 430ex flash or a used 550ex. Also may get a battery grip. That will be it for a while till I can save up for the next lens, can't have enough right? ..

Comment #13

I realize you're enthused about your photography hobby, but you can have too much equipment. Especially for a beginner I'd recommend getting to know the gear you have and learn to use it well before purchasing more. In time you will know what you need and why..

I would also advise not getting in the mind set that everything you see is photographically possible let alone possible to do well. There are shots you can get and shots you cannot. Equipment may help to expand the range of possible shots slightly but it's up to you, your imagination, and your experience to do the work to produce a fine photo...

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