The best lenses to film a wedding

Today I'll be sharing what I consider to be the best lenses to film a wedding with and I'll talk in detail about why I choose different lenses for different situations.

UPDATE..I’m in the process of updating this blog and need to re-load this article. In the meantime here is a quick list of the lenses I use for weddings.

Currently I am using two Sony A7sii and a Sony A73.

Canon 70-200 2.8 I use this for the ceremony and sometimes speeches. Since this is a Canon mount I use and adapter by Commlite. If you are on a budget the f4 version would be a good choice or the Sony f4.

Sony 24-70 2.8 G Master (I’ve been trying this lens out lately). I use this on my back camera for the ceremony so I can change it up a couple of times. This lens is a little more “video looking” then some of my others but is very versatile.

Rokinon 35 and 85. I use the 85 most of the day. This is my preferred lens at the moment. Lately I’ve been leaving the 35 at home and trying the 24-70 but I still think the 35 and 85 is a good combo for the majority of the day. Other then the ceremony and sometimes speeches I don’t have a need for a longer focal length.

Zeiss 25 Batis. This is my preferred gimbal lens at the moment. I love the auto focus on this lens.

Vintage lenses. I also pack a small 58mm vintage Russian lens that I’ve modded. I love it for dancing footage because the lens is not coated and flares like crazy when pointed towards lights. It makes for some really exciting footage and comes in handy when you have a reception crowd that is not super exciting.

I also use a Go Pro on occasion as well as a DJI Mavic Air or Pro 2.

Would you be interested in a video up my gear bag? Let me know in the comments.

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