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Which lens to take to wedding as a guest?

 
EverydayGetaway
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Apr 19, 2013 11:37 |  #76

I went to my best friend's wedding last year as his best man, because of that he hired a photographer instead of letting me do it for him (it was a very low budget wedding) but I still brought my T2i and my 35/2 and shot with it whenever I could (before and after the ceremony). After I sent him all the photos (almost none of which I was happy with, I was still learning my camera and it was the first time using my 35/2) he was mad that he payed someone to take photos for him because he liked all mine better...

I saw the pro there, he was shooting on a 50D with a 70-200/2.8L non-IS. It's stuff like that which makes me think I should try doing a few "pro" shoots just to fund some of my hobby... but only after I feel confident enough to make the customer happy, for now, I'm too much of a self critic :p


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Apr 19, 2013 12:02 as a reply to  @ post 15845115 |  #77

The last wedding I attended I brought 2 DSLRs and three lenses including my 70-200.
I spoke to the photographer who was leading three others who were hired to shoot the wedding, and he encouraged me to take lots of photos. In fact he would come to me and say that he had assembled a group or took the B&G to a place with a nice background and shoot with him. BTW he complained about the video guy always being in the way.
I know enough to not interfere with or obstruct his crew when they were taking their "bread & butter shots".
I took over 200 photos at the wedding, reception, and rehearsal dinner.

The wedding before that they hired a photographer and they asked me to take lots of photos as well.

I am comfortable leaving my gear at my table and encourage the other guests there to use it. (I set it up full auto for them.)

I don't think this is the norm and at most weddings I would only bring my 5D2 and 24-105.


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Apr 19, 2013 13:16 |  #78

The photographer always complains about the videographer. They generally are all over the place.


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Apr 19, 2013 13:49 |  #79

gasrocks wrote in post #15842003 (external link)
Be a considerate guest. Take along a nice present and no camera.

+1. Go and have a good time.


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Apr 19, 2013 16:12 |  #80

Neal1029 wrote in post #15845693 (external link)
The photographer always complains about the videographer. They generally are all over the place.

The reverse is true as well, and I have footage to prove it! :p


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Apr 19, 2013 23:12 |  #81

Bring a 200mm F2 then you won't really have to worry about being in the way ;)




  
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Apr 20, 2013 00:31 |  #82

I honestly don't understand anyone could enjoy a wedding, while worrying about $2-3k worth of equipments.




  
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Apr 20, 2013 02:05 |  #83

silvrg35 wrote in post #15847634 (external link)
I honestly don't understand anyone could enjoy a wedding, while worrying about $2-3k worth of equipments.

why would you be worrying about your equipment...it's just like any other time you use it...


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Apr 20, 2013 06:35 |  #84

If I had it to do over again, I'd have taken my 24-105 to my ex- step-daughters' wedding a year ago. Instead, I took my shiny, new, test-shot-only, 24-70 f2.8L mark i on my 60D. Forgetting that I didn't have IS, I was shooting no-flash at 1/30th and 1/40th 'expecting' the IS to make 1 out of 3 or 4 keepers. It was more like 1 out of 10, without the IS.

The good news is I made myself known to the professional photographers within minutes of arrival, and let them know I would do my best to stay out of their way. Fortunately, they spotted my Canon gear, and, as they were shooting with 5D2s and 24-70s, they were quite friendly.

I sent my keeper pictures after processing to my ex step daughter and her new hubby after they returned from their honeymoon. I didn't like the results at all. Mostly due to my unfamiliarity with the lack of IS. After 50+ years with a camera, these old hands just can't hold anything that heavy, steady any more. The 24-70 was sold shortly thereafter.

If the wedding was today, I'd go with my 5D3 and 24-105...no external 580 EX ii 'safety blanket'. My results at ISO 5000 and 6000 allowing fast enough shutter speeds have significantly limited my use of a flash these days.


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Apr 20, 2013 08:59 |  #85

silvrg35 wrote in post #15847634 (external link)
I honestly don't understand anyone could enjoy a wedding, while worrying about $2-3k worth of equipments.

Because they drove there in a 20K car that's parked in the parking lot, and just like the car in the parking lot, the camera gear is insured.




  
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Apr 20, 2013 17:05 |  #86

DreDaze wrote in post #15847795 (external link)
why would you be worrying about your equipment...it's just like any other time you use it...

Do you stay at the table clutching your gears the entire night while everyone else is dancing?




  
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Apr 20, 2013 17:13 |  #87

vengence wrote in post #15848358 (external link)
Because they drove there in a 38K car that's parked in the parking lot, and just like the car in the parking lot, the camera gear is insured.

Nice try on a personal attack, douchebag.




  
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Apr 20, 2013 17:13 |  #88

silvrg35 wrote in post #15849537 (external link)
Do you stay at the table clutching your gears the entire night while everyone else is dancing?

No- I leave it on the table


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Apr 20, 2013 17:53 |  #89

silvrg35 wrote in post #15849550 (external link)
Nice try on a personal attack, douchebag.

lolwut? You think that's suppose to be a personal attack? I'm a little confused. Are you mad because I said the car was too little or too much?


The point was if it's enough to worry about, most people have insurance for that. Also that people use items all the time that's worth as much as a camera. Hell look at the engagement rings people wear around all the time.




  
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Apr 20, 2013 18:18 |  #90

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