Another word today about lenses, many of which I have mentioned before: here are my four favourite for lenses for shooting events.
- 35mm f/1.4 prime – for low-light “people, camera aware” events. Its large aperture makes it ideal for clubs.
- 16-35 f/2.8 zoom – for events with groups of people, or events in small rooms. Its wide angle makes it idea for cramped rooms and dramatic leading lines.
- 24-70 f/2.8 zoom – for general purpose events, where you do not know what you will encounter. Its wide range makes it ideal as an all-round lens for events,
- 70-200 f/2.8 zoom – for candid shots. Its long focal length makes it great to catch those unexpected portraits-from-a-distance, camera-unaware.
So those are the four lenses I use most. I also use 50mm prime lenses, 100mm macro lenses, and others, but for most events I can grab one or two of the above and be well equipped.
Do you need all four? No. But yo uight want to start saving for the one or two that are most useful for the type of events you shoot.