• Choosing the Best Wedding Photography Lens for You

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    As a wedding photographer, capturing the magic of a couple's special day is a sacred responsibility. With so many lenses to choose from, selecting the right one can be overwhelming. In this article, we'll delve into the world of wedding photography lenses, exploring the key factors to consider, popular options, and expert tips to help you choose the best Wedding photography lens for your unique style and needs.

    What is your shooting style, Ask yourself:

    • Do you prefer capturing intimate, close-up moments or sweeping landscapes?
    • Are you more comfortable shooting from a distance or getting up close and personal?
    • Do you specialize in dramatic, low-light shots or bright, outdoor weddings?

    While prime or "block" lenses offer some advantages, but as a wedding photographer, you may sometimes feel that they restrict your creative freedom. The ability to seamlessly transition between different perspectives and capture spontaneous moments is paramount in this art form.

    Are your subjects at ease with your shooting style and its ability to truly capture their real emotions?

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    Real Emotions

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    Understanding your style will help you narrow down your lens options and ensure you're investing in the right tool for your creative vision.

    Key Factors to Consider

    When selecting a wedding photography lens, consider the following critical factors:

    • Focal Length: The Key to Your Vision: The focal length of a lens determines its angle of view and magnification. Common focal lengths for wedding photography include 20mm, 24mm, 35mm, 28-75mm 70-180mm, if you feel restricted with block lenses, you can go for best zoom lens and unleash your creativity.
    • Aperture: The aperture of a lens refers to its ability to control the amount of light entering the camera. A lower f-stop value (e.g., f/2.8) allows more light in, while a higher value (e.g., f/16) allows less. F/2.8 is considered a quite fast aperture and is widely used.
    • Weight and Size: Lenses can be heavy and bulky, affecting your comfort and mobility during long wedding days.
      1. Filter size and barrel diameter: Lens made with 67mm diameter filter size are considered good due to barrel diameter which provides comfortable hand grip.
      2. Weight: The lens should be lightweight and compatible with the camera body weight for proper balancing. Lightweight lenses allow you to avoid the need for Vibration Compensation feature, which can increase the weight and cost of the lenses.
      3. Size: Compact lens length contributes to improved balance and space efficiency in your kit.
    • Budget: When it comes to wedding photography lens the cost can vary from a few thousand to several lakhs of rupees. It is important to establish a realistic budget before buying to avoid purchasing multiple lenses and unnecessarily burdening your gear.

    Don’t plan a single lens, plan a complete Kit consisting of:

    - A wide angle Zoom lens
    - A standard Zoom lens
    - A telephoto zoom lens

    Recommended Wedding photography lens

    Here are some recommended wedding photography lens, each with their unique strengths and replacing your many primes

    Holy Trinity by TAMRON

    Model A046

    17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A046)

    The 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A046) achieves a filter diameter of ø67mm, which is surprising for a large aperture ultra wide-angle zoom lens for full-frame cameras. It’s small and light weight with a good camera balance. It's a dedicated lens for mirrorless interchangeable -lens cameras that can be carried easily and can be used in various situations.

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    Model A063

    28-75mm F/2.8 Di III VXD G2 (Model A063)

    28-75mm F/2.8 Di III VXD G2 (Model A063) is the second-generation fast-aperture standard zoom lens for Sony and Nikon full-frame mirrorless cameras, offering significantly improved optical and autofocus performance and new function customization.

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    Model A065

    70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 (Model A065)

    70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 (Model A065) has evolved to G2 level.This is the world’s smallest and lightest, fast-aperture telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount with astounding portability and superb image quality.

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    All three lenses with 67mm Filter sizes, weighing 1815gms only.

    Dynamic Duo by TAMRON

    Model A062

    20-40mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A062)

    The 20-40mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A062) is a new large-aperture standard zoom lens that thoroughly pursues portability. While covering the range from the ultra-wide angle of 20mm to the standard range of 40mm, it is the smallest and lightest in its class. It also offers high image quality throughout the entire zoom range, making it useful not only for still image shooting but also for video recording such as vlogging. The VXD, which is quiet and agile, achieves high-speed, high-precision autofocusing. It is a new, unprecedented large-aperture standard zoom lens that allows users to easily enjoy taking out and shooting both still and video.

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    Model A058

    35-150mm F/2-2.8 Di III VXD (Model A058)

    The 35-150mm F/2-2.8 Di III VXD (Model A058) is a high resolution travel zoom lens that covers everything from the 35mm wide angle to the 150mm telephoto focal length, the first zoom lens achieving an aperture of F2 at the wide angle end. It has a groundbreaking fast-aperture and utilizes the linear motor focus mechanism VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive), thereby achieving high speed, high precision autofocusing. The innovative lens design enabled us to greatly improve the lens's grip and functionality. The software, developed in-house, enables to easily customize functions and to update firmware.

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    Duo weighing 1530gms only.

    Expert Tips and Tricks

    To get the most out of your chosen lens, consider these expert tips:

    • Experiment with different focal lengths to find what works best for your style and the wedding's unique conditions.
    • Use the right aperture for the desired effect, such as a low f-stop value for creamy bokeh or a higher value for a deeper depth of field.
    • Pay attention to lighting and adjust your lens accordingly to optimize image quality.
    • Practice, practice, practice to master your lens and develop a keen eye for composition.


    Choosing the best wedding photography lens for you is a personal and critical decision. By understanding your shooting style, key factors to consider, and popular lens options, you'll be well-equipped to capture stunning, memorable images that tell the story of a couple's special day. Remember to experiment, practice, and adapt to the unique demands of each wedding, and you'll be on your way to becoming a master wedding photographer.

    Final Thoughts:

    When investing in cameras and lenses, it's important to account for depreciation to make smart choices. Depreciation, often overlooked in life-cycle calculations, is a significant factor to consider. Regularly changing lenses exposes your camera's sensor to dirt, leading to decreased efficiency, shortened lifespan, and a decrease in value. A larger kit will depreciate at large, when you switch or upgrade. Option for zoom lenses can be a wise decision to keep your kit light and optimal.