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Which are the best lenses for wedding and event photography?/ What's in our Camera Bag.

Updated: Oct 13, 2021

We asked often as to which is the best lens for wedding photography or what's in our camera bag.The answer is that professional wedding photography demands an array of lenses depending on the situation.We have given below a list of lenses and focal length that we prefer the most.When we shoot as team different team members use different focal lengths so no shot is ever missed.

16-35mm f/2.8 wide-angle : This lens is not a very frequently used lens by us but at the same time it's very much needed to get wide angle shots of the venue be it the church or anyother architecture shot. Apart from that its super handy during weddings where there are too many people in the room and its super conjested and you have to shoot inside a crowd. A perfect example would be an Indian wedding.

24-70mm f/2.8 standard zoom lens: The ideal lens to have on your secondary shooter who is going to cover almost every thing. You can shoot at wide at 24mm and also zoom upto 70mm. Your secondary shooter can shoot the entire wedding with this lens.The advantage of having a zoom lens is that you don't have to run to change your lens every time.


90-100mm macro lens: For close-ups shots of anything and everything.This lens is used by commercial photographers for macro photography. This is especially useful while shooting the rings and wedding accessories right from the shoes to the jewellery.



70-200mm f/2.8 telephoto lens: Perfect for portraits and pre-wedding shoots. Being a fashion photographers favourite lens it's perfect for couple shots and also good to do candid shots from a distance.One of the best lenses in the world for glamour photography. Not my personal favourite as it's quite bulky and carrying it throughout the day could be a task.

35mm f/1.4 : The classic lens is the Sigma 35mm art or the sony G master 35mm. This lens is favourite of most photographers and can produce some of the crispiest images on the planet.If you are a specialised candid shooter you could do an entire wedding with this lens.


50mm 1.8 or 1.4 : This is the world's favourite lens and I would say that that its my favourite wedding photography lens. Give me a 50mm and I could wake up from sleep and go straight to shoot a wedding.

About the Author: Hi I am Sudhir Nair and I am the founder of My Shaadi Story and Chadingdreams films.

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