New Lens

AndyEllisAndyEllis Posts: 12Member
edited March 2013 in Nikon DSLR cameras
I am looking for a new 2.8 standard zoom lens for my Nikon D7000 to enable me to take shots without a flash in a church at a wedding. I would be greatfull of any advice

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  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    edited March 2013
    24-70mm f/2.8 Nikkor..

    But, you may find the f/2.8 is not as handy as an f/1.4 prime if the church is dark
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  • mtkmmtmtkmmt Posts: 7Member
    Like Msmoto said 24, 35, 50 or 85 1.4 prime is better option at dark church. Which one is your pick depends on what is your position at the church. 24 might be ideal allaround solution for dx but expensive. The new Sigma 35 is the next best thing. If you know you are going to shoot from the back 85 is workable but the key with all these lenses is knowing where and what you are going to shoot. If you just shoot wide shots and sort of athmosphere candids nothing is too wide. If you need the classical portrait framing from moments like the exchanging of the rings then you need to get close too. If you have any kit zooms like 22-200 or 18-105 go to the church where you are going to shoot the wedding and test what focal lenghts work best before buying new gear.
  • sevencrossingsevencrossing Posts: 2,800Member
    edited March 2013
    the 24 -70 is an fx lens

    You would be better off with the Nikon 17 - 55 f 2.8 f 1.8


    but for a lot less money the Nikon 35mm f 2.8 should be fine

    I have a friend who shoots a lot of wedding with a D7000 and this the lens he uses, if he cannot use flash in the church
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  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,030Moderator
    My guess is that you meant 35mm f1.8 seven.
    Always learning.
  • JJ_SOJJ_SO Posts: 1,158Member
    Same goes for 85: Save 200 % of the price by getting an 85/1.8 which is only 1/2 less fast but easier to carry and full open not worse than 1.4.

    If you're looking for a zoom, please consider Sigma 17-50/2.8 which comes with OS, contrary to the old, double as expensive 17-55 from Nikon. "Consider" doesn't mean "buy", but it's worth to have a closer look. As well the new 17-70/2.8-4 "Contemporary", also with OS or the also new 30/1.4 "Art" (don't go for older models!) if you think you'll stick with DX. The 35 is for FX and really a nice beast.
  • NSXTypeRNSXTypeR Posts: 2,042Member
    If you stay with DX you might as well get the 35mm 1.8.
    Nikon D7000/ Nikon D40/ Nikon FM2/ 18-135 AF-S/ 35mm 1.8 AF-S/ 105mm Macro AF-S/ 50mm 1.2 AI-S
  • tcole1983tcole1983 Posts: 981Member
    I own several of the lenses mentioned and I don't know what I would shoot. I like my Nikon 17-55 but it usually isn't long enough for me. Except for wide angle use my personal preference would almost be the 24-70. Hard to suggest just one lens though...a 1.4 or 1.8 prime is probably the best option but you are going to miss shots with that I think. Weddings are somewhat dynamic and I would personally bbe afraid to shoot one without a fast zoom.
    D5200, D5000, S31, 18-55 VR, 17-55 F2.8, 35 F1.8G, 105 F2.8 VR, 300 F4 AF-S (Previously owned 18-200 VRI, Tokina 12-24 F4 II)
  • sevencrossingsevencrossing Posts: 2,800Member
    edited March 2013
    My guess is that you meant 35mm f1.8 seven.
    oops yes

    combined with 18-105 ( or a 18 -200) a 10-24 plus a spare body and a couple of SB 910s you are all set to be a wedding photogrpaher
    :) :) :)
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  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    the 24 -70 is an fx lens

    You would be better off with the Nikon 17 - 55 f 2.8 f 1.8


    but for a lot less money the Nikon 35mm f 2.8 should be fine

    I have a friend who shoots a lot of wedding with a D7000 and this the lens he uses, if he cannot use flash in the church
    For sure...the 17-55mm Nikkor is f/2.8 and the 35mm DX Nikkor is f/1.8....

    Msmoto, mod
  • obajobaobajoba Posts: 206Member
    35mm 1.8 on a D7000 has a lot of CA when wide open. It is a decent lens and fantastic for the money ($199?) But the CA will probably put a hurtin' on your photos if you can't get close enough with it, especially if you have to push above ISO800 on that D7000.

    If you can use a prime, go with a 50 or 85mm f/1.8 (f/1.4 if you have the funds.) Otherwise, I would go 17-55/2.8.
    D4 | 70-200 2.8 VR | 24-70 2.8 | TC-17e II
  • obajobaobajoba Posts: 206Member
    Oh, and also, remember that with the 35mm/1.8 your focus area is ridiculously small at f/1.8-2.0, it opens up quite a bit at f/2.2.
    D4 | 70-200 2.8 VR | 24-70 2.8 | TC-17e II
  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    The CA is very easy to fix in post...which I'm sure anyone doing any wedding photography will conduct.

    The 35 1.8 is a great lens and you should have it in your bag if you have the DX body....Period!. Moreover, all the 1.8's are fantastic on a DX body.

    With in the 2.8 range, if the funds are available and you seek to move up to FX some day, then by all means consider getting the 24-70 2.8. The results are outstanding.

    Happy shopping....
    D4 & D7000 | Nikon Holy Trinity Set + 105 2.8 Mico + 200 F2 VR II | 300 2.8G VR II, 10.5 Fish-eye, 24 & 50 1.4G, 35 & 85 1.8G, 18-200 3.5-5.6 VR I SB-400 & 700 | TC 1.4E III, 1.7 & 2.0E III, 1.7 | Sigma 35 & 50 1.4 DG HSM | RRS Ballhead & Tripods Gear | Gitzo Monopod | Lowepro Gear | HDR via Promote Control System |
  • BenHBenH Posts: 9Member
    I would love me some 17-55 1.8. Nikon, are you listening?
  • GodlessGodless Posts: 113Member
    I would love me some 17-55 1.8. Nikon, are you listening?
    LOL.. f/1.8 zoom.. that would break your back and your bank

  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    @BenH

    Well, Zeiss makes a zoom with f/1.9
    Zeiss DigiZoom 17-112mm T1.9

    And, it only costs $48,860.......yup forty eight thousand...High speed zooms...big bucks
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  • PaulohnPaulohn Posts: 33Member
    Who, besides people on Forbes' list, buy that kind of lens?
  • sevencrossingsevencrossing Posts: 2,800Member
    edited March 2013
    Who, besides people on Forbes' list, buy that kind of lens?</</i>blockquote>


    professional filmmakers.
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