PMCphotography wrote in post #10100092
Well, it's true gear isn't everything. I also get that everyone has to start somewhere.
i wouldn't mind if he was using an XT, but i agree that the slow zooms should be left at home. an 18-55 is a body cap as far as I'm concerned. but, you could pull off a decent wedding with two xt bodies, with a 50mm 1.8 permanently on one, and perhaps a fisheye and 85 1.8 or 100 f2 just on the other just fine. Would take experience of knowing what to shoot, and how the ceremonies play out to know where to be. the reception is a good time to just try things out, but you don't have time to learn as you go during the actual ceremony.
OP: get 3 lenses you want, i recommend primes, 50, 85, and one other lens of your choice, and get a spare body (it can be another xt if you want) but if you've never shot a wedding, GO TO THE REHEARSAL don't over promise on what you will be delivering to your clients, always under promise and over deliver. adjust your shooting to the lighting situation, mind your iso, exposure, and composition and you should live through it.
"Evidently the photo shop at the college I go to is one of the best in the country. They actually have a handful of digital medium format cameras for students to use; Haliburtons, or hasslehoffs, or something like that."
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