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Wedding equipment.

 
Dubsta
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Mar 14, 2005 11:39 |  #1

What is the ideal gear for doing weddings? I have been told I should start doing them, and people keep pressuring me...

I now own the 300D, the 50mm 1.8 and the kit lens - 18-55?

I'm picking up the 580 flash...and have been told the 17-85 lens would be the best...

What are your opinions? Any helpful information would be great...hopefully get a few gigs then get into the 1D!




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Maureen ­ Souza
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Mar 14, 2005 19:09 |  #2

I'm using the Tamron 28-75/2.8, the 50mm/1.4 and the 75-300 mm, plus whatever I can pilfer off my hubby's stash.


Life is hard...but I just take it one photograph at a time.

5DIII x2
Canon Lenses:
50/1.4, 85/1.2 135/2.0,
300/f4, 24-70!
Pro1

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robertwgross
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Mar 14, 2005 20:05 as a reply to Maureen Souza's post |  #3

You can do the job with that camera. I recommend a few things.

First, you want an external -EX flash unit. Something like 580EX, 550EX, 420EX, or something completely compatible. The flash unit should be on a flash bracket, which is basically a handle to hold both the camera and the flash. You'll need the correct off-camera shoe cord to connect the camera to the flash.

Lenses? In general, you'll use a lens with an effective focal length of 50-75mm (figure in the 1.6 factor). For large family group shots, you'll need something wider than that, like 28mm. I had to shoot some really large groups at a wedding, and I had to go to 20mm for that, so you have to find out in advance how large the groups will be.

Once in a while, I will use a long lens for candid shots at the wedding reception. So, something more like 150-200mm works there.

---Bob Gross---




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