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Quick bit of advice

MatrixphotoMatrixphoto Member
edited August 2011 in wedding photography
Hi Everyone
I need a quick bit of advice , Im shooting a wedding this weekend. It will be the 1st time that I will be shooting 2 bodies , both mounted with lens
One body with a Mid-Range Zoom and
One Body with a Telephoto

I have a Nikon D3s and D2x ( APS ) , 17-55 , 24-70 , 70-200 all 2.8 my question is I was thinking of using the the 70-200mm on the D2x. I know Neil mentioned that the 70-200 should really be used on a full frame body. Does it matter ? Or should I put the 70-200 on the D3s and use my D2x with the 17-55mm .

I open to opinions

Thxs everyone



  • TrevTrev Moderator

    Personally, if it was me, I'd mount the 24-70 on the D3s as that's more than likely to be the most 'go to' lens of the day, in fact I'd say 90%+ of my shots are done with this combo throughout the day, so combining this lens with the super D3s body, you are in heaven.

    I'd use the D2x swapping out the 17-55 / 70-200 lenses on it, even cropped, and let my feet do the little bit of zooming out if possible.

    Of course if you want the full wide angle benefit of the 17-55 on a full frame you'd need to do swapping there on the D3s.

    That's just me.

  • edited June 2011
    24-70 on FX = 17-55 on DX... so that makes it a pretty easy answer in my mind:

    D3s + 70-200
    D2x + 17-55 when you dont

    If you need better low light performance at wide angle - slap the 24-70 on the D3s for those shots, when you need a little extra reach - put the 70-200 on the D2x

    thats my thought...
    Good luck!
  • I would keep the 24-70 on the D3s and the 70-200 on the D2x. That way the 70-200 has a little extra reach during the wedding and you keep the wide angle with the FX body. I use this combination but with a D700 & 24-70 and a D300 & 70-200. The D300 has nice reach for when you can't be near the front of the church during the wedding and candid shots as well.
  • Neil vNNeil vN Administrator
    I still think the 70-200 makes the most sense as a portrait lens, when used on a FF body.

    But in using a cropped sensor camera as well there, you could mix it up ...
    the 70-200 would give you some extra reach in the church (for example) with a crop- sensor camera.

    I'd have to agree with Russ, that the general setup would work best as:
    D3s + 70-200
    D2x + 17-55
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