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    Nikon 24-120 as wedding lens?

    Anyone using the current 24-120 f/4 Nikon lens to shoot weddings? My wife and I were invited to accompany one of our employees to Mexico for her wedding (she's in her 40s and has been married before). We haven't had a vacation in a while, so we said yes (Playa del Carmen and an exclusive resort, why not?). So, now I get to be the wedding photographer, which I don't mind, but I do mind schlepping all the gear I would use for a wedding. Wedding will be on the beach.

    So, I bought a refurbed 24-120 f/4 and hope it can replace my 24-70 and 70-200 for the wedding and associated indoor party shots. Does this make any sense?


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    Re: Nikon 24-120 as wedding lens?

    Quote Originally Posted by singlerosa View Post
    Anyone using the current 24-120 f/4 Nikon lens to shoot weddings? My wife and I were invited to accompany one of our employees to Mexico for her wedding (she's in her 40s and has been married before). We haven't had a vacation in a while, so we said yes (Playa del Carmen and an exclusive resort, why not?). So, now I get to be the wedding photographer, which I don't mind, but I do mind schlepping all the gear I would use for a wedding. Wedding will be on the beach.

    So, I bought a refurbed 24-120 f/4 and hope it can replace my 24-70 and 70-200 for the wedding and associated indoor party shots. Does this make any sense?
    I'm sure you could get away with that shooting the wedding on the beach with the D750/24-120 combo, but I would still schlep along the 70-200 if I was doing it.
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    Re: Nikon 24-120 as wedding lens?

    Quote Originally Posted by singlerosa View Post
    Anyone using the current 24-120 f/4 Nikon lens to shoot weddings? My wife and I were invited to accompany one of our employees to Mexico for her wedding (she's in her 40s and has been married before). We haven't had a vacation in a while, so we said yes (Playa del Carmen and an exclusive resort, why not?). So, now I get to be the wedding photographer, which I don't mind, but I do mind schlepping all the gear I would use for a wedding. Wedding will be on the beach.

    So, I bought a refurbed 24-120 f/4 and hope it can replace my 24-70 and 70-200 for the wedding and associated indoor party shots. Does this make any sense?
    Personally, I'd be concerned about not being able to shoot any wider than f/4. But then I'm certainly no wedding photographer and maybe that's not as big a deal as I'm thinking it would be.
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    Re: Nikon 24-120 as wedding lens?

    One for @kevy73 me thinks..
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    Re: Nikon 24-120 as wedding lens?

    You should be fine but the you might miss the 120-200 range for close-ups and portraits.
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    Re: Nikon 24-120 as wedding lens?

    Full disclosure. I'm not a wedding photographer. Not by a longshot.

    If someone trusted me to shoot their wedding, I would bring every tool in my photographic arsenal.
    The 70-200. A couple of portrait lenses. Second camera body to shoot candids and silliness at the reception.
    Better to have it and not need it, then to need it badly and not have it.

    Weddings are serious business. I'd do my utmost to get it right.
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    Re: Nikon 24-120 as wedding lens?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeke_M View Post
    Full disclosure. I'm not a wedding photographer. Not by a longshot.

    If someone trusted me to shoot their wedding, I would bring every tool in my photographic arsenal.
    The 70-200. A couple of portrait lenses. Second camera body to shoot candids and silliness at the reception.
    Better to have it and not need it, then to need it badly and not have it.

    Weddings are serious business. I'd do my utmost to get it right.
    This is a vacation. I travel light on vacation. I wasnít invited because Iím a photographer, but since I am, was asked to take photographs as a favor. NFW Iím taking 2 bodies and a bunch of lenses. Plan is a 750, 24-120, 70-300 (just in case) and an SB-800. BTW, I'm not a wedding photog and my friends know that.

    Jim Singler - D750 & D7200; 14-24 2.8, 24-70 2.8, 24-120 VRII, 70-200 2.8 VRII, 70-300 VR, 200-500 VR, 50 1.4D, 85 1.8G, Tokina 100 2.8; 3 SB-800s, SB-500


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    Re: Nikon 24-120 as wedding lens?

    Quote Originally Posted by singlerosa View Post
    This is a vacation. ... I wasn’t invited because I’m a photographer, but since I am, was asked to take photographs as a favor.
    In that case I think your plan is spot-on.
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    Re: Nikon 24-120 as wedding lens?

    Destination weddings are way different then weddings here

    Mine was a wedding in Cuba cast Me $1800 CAD for 32 people chateaubriand 17 bottles of champagne 5 piece band cake and 2 photographers and guess what nobody cared what lens they had when we got home the pics were good

    yes they paid for their own flights
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    Re: Nikon 24-120 as wedding lens?

    I shot my daughters small wedding with the 24-120 and D800. It will take very nice pictures, even if you can't quite hit the isolation of a 2.8. I did have my SB910 along for the indoor work and fill outside, but that's not really to do with the 24-120.

    Go lite and enjoy the trip.


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