When it comes to choosing “the best” photography lenses to photograph a wedding, it all depends on each photographer. Each one has a different style and therefore, they choose lens according to the way they work and the style they have. However, there are a few lenses that are, not necessarily “a must” but, are extremely useful when it comes to weddings. And that’s what this article is going to help you out with.
70-200mm f/2.8 Lens
This is definitely a lens that each photographer carries around with them. It is perfect for capturing intimate and personal moments with actually intervening or disrupting the moment. It gives you a wide variety of zooms, and creates sharp and define look in your photos along with a smooth bokeh when you are fully zoomed in.
Many photographers rely on this lens when the day begins to darken. Thanks to its 1.2 aperture, you do not have to rely so much on flash. You can still bring out the backgrounds in your photos, as well as capturing enough light in them without using flash, creating a smoother look. Also, this lens is perfect for taking some nice portrait shots.
24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
If the reception or the ceremony is held at a small venue, this lens will save the day. And for those who simply like to remain in their stance and they are just not up for switching positions so often in order to obtain the perfect crop, this lens is also perfect for them, as it’s so versatile. It gives you adaptability and allows you to take all kinds of photos without moving so much, which can really come in handy when it’s time to dance.
100mm f/2.8 Macro
Macro lens are perfect for capturing all the small little details that make a huge impact on weddings. The expensive centerpieces, jewelry, shoes, nails, and so forth, are things that always need to be included in a wedding album. The couple spends so much money on these details that, they are obviously going to want them to be photographed and using a Macro lens is ideal for this.
16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens
This lens is perfect for capture a big picture of your surroundings. Couples also spend a lot of money on venues and, of course, they’re going to want a photo showing off the beautiful place they are at. And this lens is good for that. It captures an expanded photograph of the location, allowing you to fit in as much as you can from it.
Being a fixed lens, it will take a little more work on your part when it comes to zooming in, as you will have to be doing so with your own feet. However, many wedding photographers say this is their “go-to” lens and that it never leaves their bags. It’s sharp, light sensitive and makes skin look amazing!