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One could shoot an entire wedding with a 70-200mm f/2.8 IS, a 50mm f/1.4, or a 24-70mm f/2.8. Beyond that, the answer is... it depends. To me, your list is all over the place, and it sounds like you would be best to work with the equipment you currently have and gain an understanding of photography and your equipment needs before you try to buy more stuff. ...


In your description you say you want a lens for family portraits, individual portraits and party pics. You already have your 18-55 zoom that would cover these ranges well, but you want a prime presumably for the extra speed, and maybe a bit more background blur am I right? Now, traditionally a portrait lens would be a 100/135mm equivalent, but for the ...


Sherlock, since you have the kit lens and you want a shallow background indoors, there is not much you can do here. I am saying this because, one of the primary parameters for a blurred bg effect is the aperture value. The kit lens gives you max 3.5 and that's just about okay for this effect. So for indoors, try the following: Put your camera on aperture ...


The variables You need to play with 3 elements: 1) The max. aperture your lens can give. In your case it is like f4 or f5.6. That dosen't help much. 2) The focal length Use the longest one you can have. In this case 55mm. For your equipment you are stuck on that matter. So the only option you have is to play with: 3) The relative distance from the ...

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