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    Mark Johnson

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      Re: Lens for weddings

      Well, yes I've just seen the posts but I have the 12-40mm f/2.8 but it's the aperture I want for the shallow DoF. Also, I prefer to buy only the top Pro lenses.

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        Re: Lens for weddings

        Maybe there is somewhere that you can hire a 17mm from for the wedding. If it works out then buy one for future events?
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          Re: Lens for weddings

          Originally posted by Wreckdiver View Post
          So, just before I hit the Go button I just want to confirm that the 17mm f/1.2 Pro has the MF clutch like the 12-40mm f/2.8 (I'm pretty sure it does have) and is compatible with the E-M1's Focus Peaking.
          Yes and yes, I have a 17 f/1.2 on my E-M1 MkII ATM, lovely lens.
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            Re: Lens for weddings

            Oly 14-35 f/2 has a good reputation ...

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              Re: Lens for weddings

              Originally posted by Greytop View Post
              Yes and yes, I have a 17 f/1.2 on my E-M1 MkII ATM, lovely lens.
              Thanks Huw

              Steve
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                Re: Lens for weddings

                Originally posted by RobEW View Post
                Oly 14-35 f/2 has a good reputation ...
                That's true. Hadn't thought of that and I've got one

                Edit: Just tried it and that lens on the E-M1 is MASSIVE! It's as big as my D810

                Edit 2: .... I tried the 35-100mm f/2.0 on the E-M1 and then it got really silly

                Steve
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                  Re: Lens for weddings

                  FWIW the 17mm f1.8 has the focus clutch and works with peaking on my em10ii.
                  It’s the lens ive used at the last two weddings I’ve been to as a guest only.
                  I’m sure you’re doing your planning carefully but I found even with max aperture I needed high iso for the evening as the indoor lighting isn’t up to much and people move a lot when they’ve been drinking and dancing. I’m not sure f1.2 would have been much more help as the dof can work against you in close up. .

                  Can you get to a test and wow dealer to give the f1.2 a go?
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                    Re: Lens for weddings

                    Originally posted by AMc View Post
                    Can you get to a test and wow dealer to give the f1.2 a go?
                    I looked at the Test and Wow site but the lens doesn't seem to be available. I'll see if it's available to hire on this site but as much as I would like the lens I am finding it hard to justify buying at this moment just for the one event. I have the 12-40mm f/2.8 and that probably would be fine but I would love to have a "play" with the f/1.2.

                    Decisions, decisions.

                    Steve
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