The Top 5 Nikon Lenses For Wedding Photographers
We have photographed more than 300 weddings throughout the years, and we are always updating our equipment to meet the demands of the market. Every tiny element is now required to capture the soul of the event since wedding photography has advanced to the point where it is necessary.
We’ve frequently been questioned about the supplies we utilize for weddings. Things have changed quickly from carrying a little bag back in 2013 to lugging a trolley camera bag right today. Despite the evolution of all the “accessories,” not much has changed in the world of lenses. or so we believe.
These 5 lenses should be MORE THAN ENOUGH to photograph a wedding anywhere around the globe, according to this list. And I genuinely think that weddings in India are the most difficult to plan.
I will attempt to write them down in descending order of focal length. Additionally, all of the lenses will be from the Nikon Kit because we are Nikon Influencers. You may choose comparable lenses from other Brands as well, depending on your convenience.
So let’s begin!
1. Nikon 20mm 1.8
This is a lens that came in last in my bag. And that was still three years back. It’s fast, sharp, and crisp.
Not many people would enjoy shooting with this lens but it definitely adds a lot to our work. This comes out to play during the following
- Super cramped up Baraats where people are stepping on each other’s toes. This lets you get up and close to each of the subjects and get some fancy portraits
- Cocktail parties – Oh how we love shooting these. Direct flash on them or Off-Camera Flash – Either work wonders. And of course, slow shutter creative photos come out extremely well.
- Creative Portraits – Yes. We have shot Portraits as well with this lens.
- Super Wide Angle Portraits of Couples
- Decor Shots: Do you have a large setup and want to get it all in one picture? Be at ease.
2. Nikon’s f/1.8 35mm
I would choose this lens if I had to capture the entire wedding with only one. Simply put. I pray I never have to, but if I do, this would be the last thing I would do.
But once more, this is because I genuinely love using prime or block lenses when I photograph.
3. Nikon 50mm 1.4/ Nikon 50mm 1.8
We first began using this prime lens to take pictures in 2012 and 2013. The cheapest lens (50mm 1.8) and maybe the finest option for wedding photography. For years, I’ve had this lens in my purse, and it comes in useful whenever I need to take a few fast photographs in a small space.
4. Nikon 24-70 2.8
What I like to refer to it as is the workhorse. the universally capable lens. Keep all of your prime lenses put away and whip this out if you find yourself stuck at a wedding without any other photographers to shoot with. You may use it to capture the decor, wider aspects of the rites at 24 mm, sharp portraits at 70 mm, and everything else that’s going on without possibly changing lenses.
But sadly, this is one of the wedding industry’s most underrated lenses. The power of having a lens that could do anything for you is not understood by all the Bokeh-hungry people. To learn how to utilize this lens to take the greatest images possible, one must shoot at least ten different events with it.
5. Nikon 85mm 1.8
The beautiful and straightforward portrait lens. Make them strike a stance, then press the camera. That’s easy, right?
Now. I could have done this so simply with a Nikon 85mm 1.4. Who wouldn’t love a little additional bokeh in their picture photos? I haven’t, though.
It’s easy to understand why. Weddings go quickly and there is always a lot going on. Furthermore, you wouldn’t want the image to lose focus or slow down at any moment. A good example is a sangeet dancing performance. You don’t want the shoulder to steal the show from your face.