I'm shooting a friend's wedding in the summer (yes, i know what i'm getting myself into - there wasn't going to be a photographer before they asked me and it's fairly informal)
I will have access to two d3100 bodies and a d60 as backup.
I will be doing mainly portraits of people at the wedding, spontaneous shots and general around the wedding stuff plus a few portraits of the bridge a groom. I'll be looking for a natural, wholesome feel so although I will take a speedlight I won't be planning to use it that much.
i'll be going down to the wedding a few days early so will have a lot of time to practice and plan my shots.
I was planning on using my nikon 35mm 1.8 and hiring a sigma 50mm 1.4 (+NDF if it's bright) for most shots, with my nikon 18-200 for a few wide angle shots I will need.
(I might also borrow a friend's sigma 30 1.4 for the evening)
However I was wondering about hiring the 17-55 instead of the 50. The advantage of the 50 was going to be shallow depth of field head/shoulder portraits. Will I be able to achieve nice bokeh/shallow depth of field at the 50 end of the 17-55? any other general comments about this lens?