Any decision about the “best” anything is always going to be subjective, but when it comes to the best lenses and cameras for wedding photography, trusting the experts is a must. There are plenty of wedding photographers out there who have a different shooting style when it comes to the big day, but every photographer has a favourite that they use to get the best images possible.
It’s important to remember that while the equipment is important, the skill of the photographer is vital. Ensuring that your wedding photographer is armed with the best gear as well as the necessary wedding photography techniques makes for the perfect blend of experience for shooting your wedding day. Let’s take a look!
Canon 70-200mm f2/8 II (Chris Lin, Lin and Jirsa Photography)
Chris has said that he prefers wide lenses when it comes to beach scenes and sunsets, with both 50mm and 85mm primes when photographing intimate portraits. For jewellery and ring close-ups, the 100mm Macro lenses are the best choice. However, the favourite is the Canon 70-200mm f2/8 II due to the fact that this lens allows for unobtrusive imagery all day. It’s also his favourite camera for candid photography due to the reliability of the lens for performance and focus.
Canon EF 100mm f2.8L IS USM Micro Lens (Kenny Kim, Kenny Kim Photography)
Kenny Kim has reviewed that the best camera for him is the Canon EF 100mm with the IS USM Micro Lens. There is a big quality difference between this one and other cameras, and while you may only use a microlens for a short time during a wedding, it makes a difference in the quality of the work that is produced. This is a camera that is preferred when it comes to getting those studio-quality images for the happy couple, and the body of the camera is light and easy to use for portraits. The L-series lens is an affordable option by Canon.
Canon 90mm Tilt-Shift (Trevor Daley, Trevor Daley Photography)
Every wedding couple wants images that are as far from boring as possible, and it’s not always down to the subject in the picture. The way the photo is taken and the way that it is produced are both very important, and Trevor Daley of Trevor Daley Photography favours the Canon 90mm Tilt-Shift camera. The way that the lens is used creates some interesting effects for the finished product, which works to draw in the eye of the viewer to certain areas, leaving a great impression upon them.
Nikon 35mm f/1.8G (Dave Paek of Dave Paek Photography)
Dave chooses the Nikon 35mm f/1.8G for the size of it, the weight and the cost. While this is his single favourite lens, he also uses the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 due to how sharp and fast it is to use, especially when used with a Nikon D810. The versatility of this lens allows for beautiful storytelling with the happy couple and their day. The 35mm lens has the best focal length for shooting weddings, and you can get a real depth in the photos. There is also an off-camera strobe that can create an illusion of depth, even in shallow areas. This is a lens that – subjectively – has excellent color render and contrast.
Sigma 35mm Art (JD Land of Twisted Oaks Studio)
A versatile option, Land likes to be up close with couples during their wedding day to capture their faces and their smiles entirely, and this camera allows for that. There’s little worry about distortion on the frame edges, and the lens is wide enough to allow a better composition and complete story to be told. A whole wedding could, in Land’s opinion, be shot with this lens, due to how versatile it really is.
When you are looking for a photographer for your wedding, you want to know that they have the right lenses & cameras for wedding photography. You want to know that your wedding is in great hands and that you can trust that your big day is going to be accurately captured and beautifully produced.
With Perfect Moment, you can look through our wedding portfolio and gain a better understanding of our style and the lenses and cameras that we use to ensure perfection on your wedding day. Give us a call today and let’s talk about capturing your wedding in all its