Today we are going to be taking a look at what we feel are the best lenses for wedding photography when using a Nikon d7200 camera. Although our initial goal was to get our short list down to one single lens that would be able to meet the need of wedding photographers we ended up having to settle for two different lenses that each offer their own unique strengths.
Both of these lenses offer great performance for wedding photography and each will allow you to capture the wedding photographs in a slightly different way to each other. Throughout the article, we will be going over these individual advantages of the lenses and how you are able to use them to your strengths to keep your client happy and product the best wedding photographs possible.
The Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S
Being a decent little zoom lens with a variable focal length of 28-70mm allows you to use this lens in a number of situations to capture the wedding as best you can. Its lower level zoom range is good for a more wide angle style photograph where you want to get as much of the surrounding area of your subject in the photo as possible. Moving up through the zoom ranges of the lens you are able to utilize it for more of a portrait photography lens to capture some beautiful portraits of the guests at the wedding.
Another advantage of using the Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8D is its low light performance. Due to many weddings being held in churches with low light and their receptions being held at venues with poor lighting the great low light performance of the lens really plays into your hands. It allows you to keep capturing photographs throughout the changing lighting conditions as you roam around the wedding without having to miss a moment.
The manual rings on the lens are also very easy to use being very smooth allowing you to tweak the image of your subject as you like before capturing it. The manual focus ring on the lens also has a nice level of resistance that allows you to turn it and tweak your focus level as you wish while also having the resistance to stop you from accidentally over tweaking your focus.
We feel that adding the Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8D to your camera accessories for your Nikon d7200 is probably the best single lens that you can pick up to help improve your wedding photography performance. It offers wide angle and portrait functionality in a number of lighting conditions all with excellent image quality. The photographs the lens allows you to capture are sure to please your paying clients and lead to many positive reviews for your photography business online too.
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 Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR
One the flip side of this though, the lens offers no wide angle capabilities although you are able to get creative in post-production with various photographs to try and create an artificial wide-angle photograph if you like. The build quality of the lens is solid and will serve you well with both manual control rings being easy to use to quickly and easily tweak the image quality of your subject before capturing your photograph.
There is no doubt that the low light performance of the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G is solid and will allow you to quickly capture photographs during the wedding in poor lighting conditions while still producing a photograph with excellent image quality. The autofocus motor on the lens also performs very well in low light conditions and does have to waste time tracking your subject before trying to get the image in focus.
If you are wanting to pick up a lens for wedding photography that will allow you to hand back and stay in the background to capture the more natural style of photograph where the guests are unaware that they are being photographed then the Nikon 70-200mm is the lens for you.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
Shared under Creative Commons – https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
dabing626 – 63460007 – https://flic.kr/p/b37pM8
Sergio Vassio Photography – _DSC7512 – https://flic.kr/p/cfeJAG
Sergio Vassio Photography – _DSC2827 – https://flic.kr/p/8A3iuN