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rawshorty
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Sep 02, 2017 04:17 |  #1

My best friends daughter has asked me to take video of her wedding. I don't do video (i did tell her this) but she can't afford a pro so i will be doing this for her.

My question is, what lens should i purchase to do this? I will be using my 7Dii. I would like auto focus and not sure if what i have will do this. I have a Sigma 17-50 that i think would be a good focal range but i assume i would have to manual focus. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.


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Sep 06, 2017 11:59 |  #2

7Dii will do video. And it's perfect length for the wedding. Try and keep it wide, as zoo.img I. During service will change focusing and might blur for a second or two wist it refocuses. Also place it where the photographer won't keep going in and out of shot.


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Sep 06, 2017 12:15 |  #3

Moving images with sound is a whole different bag of worms, & more videos have been ruined by bad sound than by bad camera/editing work. I suggest that you look into a wireless mic that you can attach to the groom.


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Sep 07, 2017 15:27 |  #4

PhotosGuy wrote in post #18445959 (external link)
Moving images with sound is a whole different bag of worms, & more videos have been ruined by bad sound than by bad camera/editing work. I suggest that you look into a wireless mic that you can attach to the groom.

I won't need to worry about sound. The groom is a DJ and he will replace the sound with music. Good idea about the mic but Aussie blokes say some stupid things and might not go down well with the bride :lol:


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Sep 07, 2017 15:54 |  #5

If at all possible, use an IS lens. It makes a big difference in video if you're handholding.




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Sep 07, 2017 17:20 |  #6

rawshorty wrote in post #18446824 (external link)
I won't need to worry about sound. The groom is a DJ and he will replace the sound with music. Good idea about the mic but Aussie blokes say some stupid things and might not go down well with the bride :lol:

I guess I should have said that you mic the groom to get the brides audio & it's easier to hide the mic pack on him. Nobody cares what he says & you can edit him as much as you want. But be aware that it's all about the bride to the bride & the MOB.
https://en.wikipedia.o​rg/wiki/Lavalier_micro​phone (external link)


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