Canon 200mm f/2.0 Wedding Photography lens
After 10 years of wedding photography, I am beginning to shift my wedding photography gear to all prime lenses. These lenses are non-zoom, and as such, I am required to use my feet to zoom by walking closer or farther away. However, these lenses are fantastic because of their image quality, low light capability, and a pleasing background blur.
Perhaps the best portrait lens is the Canon 200mm f2.0 lens. This lens is an L (Canon Luxury) and also has an IS (Image Stabilization). According to all of the reviews, this lens is as good as it gets. Here is an in-depth review that says that the Canon 200mm f/2.0 “…is an optically, mechanically and physically awesome lens…”
Because the lens’s focal length is 200mm, I need to ensure that I am further back to capture the action. That is why I also have either a 135 mm f2.0 L or 85 f1.2 L II on me at all times so I can have a nice variety of images. The big advantage for me comes from the fact that I can stand very far away from the action and still be able to capture the event in a photojournalistic way. This way my subjects are often unaware that I am taking pictures of them and can be “themselves” instead of posing.
I’ve used this lens last weeks on a Senior shoot, an engagement, and at a wedding and was blown away by the performance. Check out some of my other photography lenses and accessories on my Gear Page.The 200 is a beast, weighing in at a hefty 5.6 pounds, and should be handled only by trained professionals. I think there is a warning like that in the instruction manual.Check out the background blur on this Potato Hill Farm wedding image.This lens compresses the image so well that the background feels like it is immediately behind the subjects.