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egos4life
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Oct 11, 2010 15:59 |  #1

So heres the situation... I have a friend that can't really afford a wedding photographer and knowing that I am into photography the dreaded question has been raised can I do it... Instant no but I am now feeling bad because I would to have someone snapping pictures with a point and shoot because i didnt have the balls to give it a shot. I have done portraits and a lot of sports so anyhow here is what I currently have wondering if it might be suffiecient

Canon 40d gripped
50mm 1.4
70-200 2.8
couple of low en lens
430ex2 flash
I would also snatch my sisters 50d
Could I swing it with this or would i need something else maybe another lens. The wedding isnt until may so I would have time to get another lens if really need be anyhow just looking for some advice thanks a lot




  
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Oct 11, 2010 16:12 |  #2

Do it! And use both cameras... one with the 50mm (or a wider lens if you sister has one) and one with the 70-200.




  
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Oct 11, 2010 16:13 |  #3

Jonathan.kichizi wrote in post #11076929 (external link)
Do it! And use both cameras... one with the 50mm (or a wider lens if you sister has one) and one with the 70-200.

you think i have the equipment to get her some decent shots




  
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Oct 11, 2010 16:24 |  #4

I would try to get my hands on a regular zoom, like perhaps the 17-55, and another flash.




  
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Oct 11, 2010 16:39 as a reply to  @ nicksan's post |  #5

It's really up to you. The real question is whether or not you want to do it. If it's a close friend and you want to attend as a guest and enjoy the day, then do that -- and don't feel guilty.

If wedding photography is something you want to get into, or if this is just a nice "gift" you'd like to give to your friend, then go for it. It's low risk if it's a freebie.

Equipment is a bit overrated...you have enough to do the job. However, if you want to do it well, then I would recommend renting or buying something wide. 16-35, 17-55, 17-40, 24, or 35.


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Oct 11, 2010 17:10 |  #6

You need a wider lens.


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Oct 11, 2010 17:17 |  #7

+1 for Wider lens.
Look up the "affordable" Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8


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Oct 11, 2010 22:01 |  #8

You can rent a 17-55 from lensrentals.com


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Oct 14, 2010 08:54 |  #9

how important is a fast wide lens? I wonder if the 17-40L would work for him.


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Oct 14, 2010 09:02 |  #10

nicksan wrote in post #11077000 (external link)
I would try to get my hands on a regular zoom, like perhaps the 17-55, and another flash.


You'll need this. having two flashes is almost as important as two bodies, or two lenses.

You can rent what you need to save money. But a 40D and a 50D would do fine.


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Oct 14, 2010 09:16 |  #11

You're not planning on charging them, right? Just doing them a favor by shooting for free?

Don't forget extra memory cards. You'll probably overcompensate for your lack of wedding experience by snapping LOTS of shots!


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