What lens would you use to get the most available light and distance inside a church?

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Question: I am shooting a wedding in March inside a chruch, and want to know what lens you use to get the most available light, and distance. I am used to shooting outside weddings....only did one chuch one...so I want these to come out perfect.

 Katrina: I use a 70-200 2.8 and a 50 1.8, both on a tripod, shooting wide open

Kirsty: I'm a prime girl, fast lens and move your feet :)

Summer: I used my 35mm and the pictures were great, I just struggled with getting the correct white balance.

Shelia: I agree with the 70-200 teamed with a D700, and you can shoot in any light.

Mariann:  Also a 24-70 for table settings, flowers, cards etc.

Arnaud:  definitely the 70-200 2.8 and a prime, typically 50 1.4 or 1.2 would be good. :-) just keep them wide open. and move around.

Colleen: 24--70 2.8 for family shots (especially if you have pews in the shot), 70-200 for the intimate close-ups during the service, and the 50 (or 85) 1.4 when you need the most light possible (or you can't use any flash ever)....

Patricia:  Thanks everyone! I will be looking into the 70-200. Ill be renting it for the wedding. And I already have a 50, and so doesn't my hubby who shoots with me.

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