I've been asked to do photos at wedding. I've some lens options and ask advice so I don't spend too much time changing lenses!
I've a Nikon D7100 and few lens choices, as below:
PRIME: Nikkor AFS DX 35mm f/1.8G
ZOOM: Nikkor AFS DX VR II, 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G, ED (my superzoom)
ZOOM: Nikkor AFS DX VR II, 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6II VR2
Also SB600 Speedlight, with HSS.
Love the prime for low light & shallow DOF, but EFL of 50mm isn't favourable for the likes of group shots where the zooms offer more flexibility (18mm +...)
The obvious choice may be the 18-200 which covers everything (except for low light and shallow DOF), but the clarity of the 18-55 (MTF curves are pretty much perfect on it) suggest favour this one where possible
VR is great on the zooms, and is amazing on the 18-55 where I can take shots at 1/4sec without shake (3-4 stops worth!) The Superzoom is limited to about 1/20.
Initial plan is starting photos of getting ready with prime and 18-55 as backup
Switching to 18-200 at start to get processional, reactions, etc,
35mm for some church shots (rings, vows, etc)
18-200 for remainder of ceremony (incl signing of register???) and 18-200 for everyone leaving
Add CPL for car shots (no reflections from windows!) on the superzoom
Superzoom/prime for portraits of bride & groom at venue (the nice shots)
Prime for venue setup & speeches (low light)
Zoom/prime for remainder
Do I need the 18-55 (just excellent MTF curves so likely sharpest pics, even to fast prime)