24mm /f2.8 or 35mm f/2.0

Discussion in 'Canon EOS' started by arthur_bunda|1, Feb 24, 2004.

  1. need advise what to purchase for group formal wedding shot inside the
  2. My suggestion is 35mm f2.0. 24mm is too wide for a wedding shot unless you want everyone in the frame.
  3. ...and anyone at the outer edges looking like martians.
  4. I agree the 35/2 is the proper lens if you are a film shooter. It's my favorite focal length and the only prime I own.

    If you shoot digitally though, the 24/2.8 would be the better choice for groups at a digital focal length of approx 38mm upposed to the 35/2 which would be a 56mm digital lens.
  5. >>unless you want everyone in the frame

    I'm not disagreeing with the recomendation, but that's an odd justification. I'm sure the happy couple won't mind a few missing family members as you couldn't fit them all in. Better to recommend it because it has less edge distortion being a less wide angle lens.
  6. why not split the difference with a 28/2.8 ?
  7. I have both but never used then in a church. Anyway, they have very different PoV and your distance from the group and your desire to catch more/less of the background will determine which one to use.

    Happy shooting ,

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