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Standard zoom and mid range Lenses with focal lengths larger than 12mm, but no longer than 60mm, includes standard zooms and portrait primes plus some macro lenses.

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Wedding Planning

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i need a bit of advice , i have been asked to do a wedding shoot in a months time and need some advice on the best lenses to take to the shoot i know there are a few wedding photographers on this forum.

i feel the lenses i have are not up to doing wedding photography

can you suggest what two or one lense i would be best to hire for the upcoming shoot i though maybe either of the

12-60, 18-180 or 14-54

all advice welcome
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Re: Wedding Planning

Well, the lenses I'd suggest you hire for the wedding are the Oly 35-100mm f2, or the Oly 50-200 f2.8-f4.
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Re: Wedding Planning

This is an odd suggestion, but how about hiring another E30 so you have two identical bodies: One with a good wide zoom, one with a good long zoom.

You can swap one to the other in moments. Time, as you know, is of the essence and not swapping lenses is a good idea.

What about flash?

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Re: Wedding Planning

We will have other cameras on site two nikon d300s with prime lenses (my wifes cameras)

so will have enough coverage

i could even use an old e300 with a lens hired that i have as a 2nd body?

maybe i will go with the 50-200 on the e30 and 12-60 on the e300?
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Zuiko OM 28mm 2.8, 50mm 1.8 , 80-200mm
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Sigma 50-500mm To be Obtained
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Re: Wedding Planning

I'm doing my second wedding in July, and after a lot of research and help from fellow forum members, have decided to go with the 35-100mm and the 14-35mm lenses from the hire service on this forum.

I did the last one with the 40-150 and 14-42 kit lenses and the bride and groom were absolutely delighted with the shots, but I know how much I struggled with the overcast lighting, so I'm leaving nothing to chance!

I'll be taking the kit lenses with me, just in case, and I've also taken the precaution of buying a second camera as a backup. That was a GOOD move! Doing a recent shoot for the band, it was amazing the difference it made not having to swap lenses.

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Re: Wedding Planning

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I'm doing my second wedding in July, and after a lot of research and help from fellow forum members, have decided to go with the 35-100mm and the 14-35mm lenses from the hire service on this forum.

I did the last one with the 40-150 and 14-42 kit lenses and the bride and groom were absolutely delighted with the shots, but I know how much I struggled with the overcast lighting, so I'm leaving nothing to chance!

I'll be taking the kit lenses with me, just in case, and I've also taken the precaution of buying a second camera as a backup. That was a GOOD move! Doing a recent shoot for the band, it was amazing the difference it made not having to swap lenses.

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did you mean 14-54 as i dont recall seeing a 14-35 lens

i have purchased a 14-54 lens and i may hire the 35-100 however i do have other lenses i could use
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Re: Wedding Planning

Yes, we've hired the Zuiko Digital SWD 14-35mm f/2.0 lens as advertised.

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Re: Wedding Planning

oh yes i missed it off the list
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I can't wait to get my hands on it!

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