View Full Version : Wedding Glass - what do you take?

1st July 2010, 07:38 PM
I am attending a family wedding soon and wonder what Glass forum members take when attending as a guest?

Not wanting to carry much gear I'm thinking either the EP-1 with kit lens or the E620 and 12-60mm or 25mm pancake.


1st July 2010, 08:40 PM
I'd steer away from the pancake and maybe consider something longer

Most people will be using P&S with relatively capable cameras for group shots what they won't be able to do decent closeups from any distance.

Using a longer lens will allow you to sneak up on people from a distance and get some really nice smiles etc. They always go down well which is why pro's often now have a second person doing just that and often these are the pictures people want more copies of


1st July 2010, 08:57 PM
I have done guest and second photographer. If its sunny then I would just stick with the kit 40-150. It punches above its weight and it is just right for candids. I also pack a hot shoe flash to fill the shadows.

I don't think I would want any more than that unless I was the main photographer. After all, you do want to enjoy yourself as well :)


1st July 2010, 09:18 PM
I recently "did" my cousins wedding, and I used my 14-54 and my son used his 14-42, there were a few photos that I had to crop as I'd not got quite close enough, but my family is that big I ended up using the 9-18 as we were limited for space for the group shots :)

1st July 2010, 10:09 PM
Did my first wedding this weekend and I used the 50-200 most of the time. A few wide shots with 14-42 kit lens. No Flash, all high ISO for indoor use. 50-200 is just fantastic.

2nd July 2010, 09:19 AM
I went to my nieces wedding last September camera E3 lens 14.54

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/947/Adam_and_Lucys_wedding_Day.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/25265)

2nd July 2010, 12:47 PM
I've taken the 14-54mm, as well as a borrowed 50-200mm. For my next wedding I will undoubtedly hire the 35-100mm as it is simply an awesome lens for general and creative portraiture.

Believe it or not, I have even used the 7-14 and 70-300mm on occasion!!

2nd July 2010, 06:11 PM
Hi all,

Thanks for the replies.

I'm still not sure what to take. May go with the EP-1 and keep it nice and simple.


Jim Ford
2nd July 2010, 06:17 PM
You only get the one chance, so best take the most competent tool for the job - the E620 and 12-60mm Zuiko.


2nd July 2010, 09:03 PM
It's friday night and I've had a beer, I've been noticing this thread over the past few days and have been wondering whether to post or not.

I reckon if you have to take your own glasses a champagne flute would be the best so you could toast the couple properly:D

But it really must be a funny kind of wedding, if you have to take your own glassware. :eek:

2nd July 2010, 09:06 PM
Wedding on the beach - bring your own glass??*chr