I have searched all the forums and can find numerous debates on which lenses work best and so on, but I thought I would ask this from my own specific needs to see if I get my answer (or perhaps just get more confused!).
My main requirement is a portrait lens - I do mainly individual, couple and family portraits and I am doing my first wedding in December and then one in February so I need a great all rounder lens for people shots and events.
What I HAVE at the moment is:
- Canon 450D
- Lenses: Canon 18-55mm, Canon 55-250mm, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II
- Reflector (5 in 1), Canon 430 EXII Speedlite
What I have researched and was thinking of GETTING is:
- Canon 7D
- Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L (and a uv filter for lens protection)
- Battery grip and two spare batteries (for the weddings)
(All up, I can get this on for about $3700, including extended warranty)
I have read a lot of forums where people say that they use their 24-70mm for 90% or more of their weddings, and a gentleman I was speaking with at a Camera store says he swears by that lens and has shot a whole wedding using it.
I have also been advised that the 24-100mm f/4L may be suitable for more range and that the f/4 may not be a problem at all if using flash.
I am really confused! I am pretty certain that I am in love with the 24-70mm but I have also read that on a camera that isn't a full frame sensor that it is not particularly suitable.
Does anybody have any suggestions or recommendations for my specific needs?
Thanks in advance for any help!!
p.s. If anybody wants to see my pictures to get a better idea of what I generally shoot, it is photographybyholly.net. I would post some on here but I have limited uploads and it's my in law's internet so I have to be careful with my uploads. hehe!