I'd appreciate your ideas on what I really need to get to round off my meager list of equipment. I'm looking to begin photographing weddings.
I know one needs back up equipment, but I'd like to round off just the "essentials" first. Granted, each person's idea of essential varies, but those of you who are already wedding pros can help educate my decisions...
Here's what I have:
Bodies: 20D, Film body Elan 7E, (but I want to shoot only digital ideally.)
Canon G2 (4MP) (Speedlite capable)
Lenses: Tamron 24-135mm 3.5-5.6 (my main lens) On 20D it's 38-216mm!
and 100mm Macro 2.8
Lights: 420EX flash; A cheap but functional 3-strobe softbox kit with optical sensors. 250W/s I think.
Other: Carbon Fiber Tripod; a Monopod; 42" 5-in-1 reflectors
As most, I'm on a tight budget, so if you can, list in order of what you would buy first, second....
Right now, my own order is:
1. 580EX, with Off camera cord 2, and a diffuser like a Lumiquest (for two light combo with my 420EX
2. A light/flash meter Sekonic L-358
3. A wide angle lens. Recommend please...the 17-55L IS sounds like a dream but is now beyond my budget I suspect
4. A battery pack CP-E3 perhaps
5. A 50mm 1.4
Thanks in advance.