So today we are looking at what we feel is the best lens for wedding photography when using a Nikon d5600 camera. Due to the nature of wedding photography having a number of variables we decided to feature two different lenses that will provide you with an excellent image quality while both have their own unique strengths and weaknesses. The trick is to use these strengths and weaknesses to match your own wedding photography style as well as the needs of your client.
Both of these lenses have a large user base and a great reputation amongst the community. They both also have the proven ability to capture weddings with a great image quality and we will share some wedding photographs captured using the lenses throughout the article.
The Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S
All of this has helped make the Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8 a very popular camera lens that has a number of reviews online (click here to read some of them) that have been published by other wedding photographers going over their experiences with the lens. Additionally, if you are on a tight budget then you may want to consider picking up a used version of the lens (Click here to check for product prices and availability) as the savings can be substantial.
Being a zoom lens with a decent focal range you are able to quickly and easily adjust the image the lens provides your d5600 to fit the situation. For example, say you are wanting to capture a photograph of the venue then you can use the lower zoom range of the lens. If you are wanting to capture a portrait style photo of the guests at the wedding then you can use its middle zoom capabilities between 35-50mm. Finally, if you are wanting to capture a close up photograph of the wedding rings, flowers, or table placements then the 70mm zoom range is perfect.
The f/2.8 aperture is perfect for the old style poorly lit wedding venues as it allows you to keep capturing photographs in low light conditions without issue with great image quality so you never have to miss a moment. The Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8 really is a solid wedding photography lens for your Nikon d5600 and should definitely be considered as your new purchase.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8D to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
The Tamron AF 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD IF
With its relatively low price tag considering the performance, functionality, and build quality of the lens, it has managed to establish itself as a solid lens in the wedding photography space. This has resulted in a number of external wedding photographers posting their own reviews (click here to read some of them) online going over how the lens has performed for them.
With the natural wedding photograph becoming more and more popular with brides and the Tamron AF 70-200mm f/2.8 offering you the ability to capture these photographs it can make a valuable addition to your camera accessories. That said, we would not recommend this as your only wedding photography lens due to it not really having any wide-angle capability.
The lens performs well in low light conditions making it ideal for wedding venues with poor lighting and the manual focus and manual zoom rings are very responsive allowing you to easily tweak your image to get the perfect photo every time.
If you are looking to pick up a decent quality zoom lens with a massive focal length for your Nikon d5600 then the Tamron AF 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD IF is an excellent option. It will help improve your wedding photography performance and help capture excellent photographs to help keep your clients happy.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Tamron AF 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD IF to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.