When it comes to wedding photography, having a versatile set of lenses can make a significant difference in capturing various aspects of the event.
Here is a list of recommended lenses for wedding photography:
- 24-70 ( or 28-70 depending on the brand): This lens is ideal for capturing a wide range of scenes, from group shots and portraits to candid moments and details. Better if wide aperture 2.8
- Telephoto Zoom Lens (70-200mm) . I prefer avoiding this lens, not part of my vision. But it’s a perfectly functional wedding lens.
- Prime Lens: such as 50mm, 85mm or 35mm: Prime lenses offer a wide aperture, perfect for achieving a shallow depth of field, creating beautiful bokeh and emphasizing the subject while blurring the background.
- Macro Lens : A macro lens is great for capturing intricate details such as wedding rings, flowers, and other small elements that add to the storytelling.
- Lens with Image Stabilization: Wedding venues can have varying lighting conditions, and an image-stabilized lens can help reduce the risk of camera shake in low-light situations.
- Lens with Fast Aperture: Lenses with wide apertures, such as f/1.4 or f/1.8, are excellent for shooting in low-light conditions and creating stunning bokeh.
Remember that the choice of lenses will depend on your shooting style, the venue, and your personal preferences. Having a combination of zoom and prime lenses allows for versatility, enabling you to capture different aspects of the wedding day with finesse and creativity.
This said, there is no rule, the vision and the experience is what make a great photographer, not the gear ( but it helps!). Giving an example, the photo on the top of this acticle was made with a 35mm film roll and an old point and shoot camera worth 100$.