04-09-2014 03:06 PM
04-09-2014 03:43 PM
70-200 F2.8 IS is the workhorse of almost every wedding photographer that I've known.
70mm is a bit long on a crop for indoor portraiture, but if you have the room the results can be great. If room is tight, use your 50.
04-09-2014 03:47 PM
Love my 70D! I have a 50 and 70-300 lens but, would really like to purchase a portrait lens to use for weddings and headshots. Any suggestions?
The EF-S 60mm f/2.8 macro is a really nice portrait lens on crop bodies. 96mm field of view. Would let you stand back a bit from the 50mm which has an 80mm field of view.
04-11-2014 09:22 AM - edited 04-11-2014 09:30 AM
04-11-2014 07:00 PM
You said you have a 50mm... but which one?
A 50mm is a great "short" portrait lens on a crop camera. The 50/1.8 has poor AF, so I'd recommend at least the 50/1.4. The 50/1.2L is the premium choice and a popular lens among wedding photogs.
For tighter "long" portrait shots, it's hard to beat the 85/1.8.... unless it's with the even better 85/1.2L II.
For group portrait shots, you might want a 35mm.... there's the 35/1.4L or 35/2 IS... or perhaps a 28/1.8.
If you want a zoom, get a 24-70/2.8... Now that's the bread & butter lens of wedding photographers (not the 70-200/2.8... which is the bread & butter lens of photojournalists and sports photogs). For portraiture, I like the 24-70 even better on a crop camera, like your 70D, than on full frame.
The 24-70/2.8 also is quite close focusing. It can do something like 1/4 lifesize all on it's own, which can be nice for ring shots, centerpieces, cake details, etc. If you want a little higher magnification, add a macro extension ring to it.