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Which Lens Is Best for Shooting Indoor Weddings?

by Waseem Abbas on Jun 1, 2017

Do you want to know about the best lens for indoor wedding shoots? As a wedding photographer you need to take the best lens with you for the indoor wedding ceremony to get the best results in low light. In this guide, we will share the best lens for shooting indoor weddings as a pro.

Best Lens For Indoor Wedding Photography

There are multiple choices in selecting the right lens for your next indoor wedding shoot. You may wonder which lens you pick to get the best indoor wedding photos.

Here’s a list of the top recommended lens for indoor wedding shoots:

1. 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens

The 24-70mm f/2.8 lens helps you with the wider shots like entrance of the couple, guests, and venue. In indoor weddings, you can use this lens to shoot on the go.

Wider Shots

Though the 24-70mm lens works great with indoor weddings to capture behind the scenes and the hall of the ceremony, you should not use it for portraits and headshots.

2. 70-200mm f/2.8 Lens

The 70-200mm f/2.8 is an amazing lens to capture photos from a fair distance. You can capture expressions, laughter, and fun without intruding on the couple or guests.

Distance Photo

Since space is critical in indoor weddings, we recommend you to use this lens to shoot the ring ceremony and other events of the evening from far away, so you can get great photos without disturbing the ceremony.

3. 85mm f/1.4 Lens

The 85mm f/1.4 is your must have wedding photography lens for portrait sessions. This lens is fixed, so you need to move yourself to adjust to a position when capturing the portraits.

Portrait Session

Sometimes you may face light problems in the indoor weddings. The 85mm lens works amazingly in low light to capture beautiful and sharp photos.

4. 50mm f/1.4 Lens

The 50mmm f/1.4 is best for shooting sharp photos. It works great in low light conditions and captures faces beautifully by picking up the backgrounds.

You should use this lens to capture the details like bride getting ready, moments with family, and more. In small spaces or indoor wedding shoots, this lens is your right choice to click a wider view of the ceremony.

5. 60mm Macro Lens

The 60mm Macro lens is your must-have indoor wedding photography lens. You need this lens to capture closeups of ring, jewelry, and other small objects.

Macro Lens

60mm lens allows you to capture all small details like jewels on the bride’s dress, flowers, etc. It is smaller in size and easy to carry in indoor wedding shoots.

We hope this guide has helped you to learn which lens is best for shooting indoor weddings. You may also want to check out our guide on which camera is best for wedding photography.

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