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Wedding Glass - what do you take?

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.

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Re: Wedding Glass - what do you take?

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

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Re: Wedding Glass - what do you take?

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

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Re: Wedding Glass - what do you take?

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
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Re: Wedding Glass - what do you take?

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.
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Re: Wedding Glass - what do you take?

I went to my nieces wedding last September camera E3 lens 14.54

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Re: Wedding Glass - what do you take?

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!!
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Re: Wedding Glass - what do you take?

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.

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Re: Wedding Glass - what do you take?

You only get the one chance, so best take the most competent tool for the job - the E620 and 12-60mm Zuiko.

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Wedding Glass - what do you take? Champagne Flute? Perhaps?

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

But it really must be a funny kind of wedding, if you have to take your own glassware.
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Re: Wedding Glass - what do you take?

Wedding on the beach - bring your own glass??
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