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Nov 08, 2010 05:32 |  #61

To me #1 is great lenses. But great bodies helps.

I started shooting weddings with two 350D, then upgraded them to 30D, 40D and then 5D Mk II's. Right now I shoot with two 5D Mk II's and a backup 50D.

Depending on your shooting style, the lenses should be something wide and something long.

My most used lenses are the 70-200/2.8L IS, the 24-105/4L IS and the 16-35/2.8L. Then I have other lenses too for different type of images, but I could probably shoot a whole day with just the 24-105 to be honest, but the 70-200 is my most used lens, as I like shooting with short DOF's.

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Nov 08, 2010 10:02 |  #62

captainpenguin wrote in post #11245217 (external link)
Sorry but thats a complete load of garbage I was doing wedding photography when digital came in and was using a canon D60,the shots we took with skill and good glass still look great and there is no reason at all that a Wedding Tog could still use such a camera.
Re current bodies I am totally convinced that a 500D,550D,D60 & 7D could give superb results so please explain why

"Anything less than a 1DsIII is a compromise"

It was a joke. Of course we all want the best, and the majority of us cant do it so we make whatever adjustments that are needed to get the job done.




  
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Nov 08, 2010 12:46 |  #63

Fact is if you pay a wedding photographer £3000+ and he turns up with a Redbel how would you feel about it. The reality is better bodies allow you to do things easier at higher ISOs and with better focus. Having the right equipment and looking the part is pretty important.


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Nov 08, 2010 14:42 |  #64

CyberPet wrote in post #11245232 (external link)
To me #1 is great lenses. But great bodies helps.

I started shooting weddings with two 350D, then upgraded them to 30D, 40D and then 5D Mk II's. Right now I shoot with two 5D Mk II's and a backup 50D.

Depending on your shooting style, the lenses should be something wide and something long.

My most used lenses are the 70-200/2.8L IS, the 24-105/4L IS and the 16-35/2.8L. Then I have other lenses too for different type of images, but I could probably shoot a whole day with just the 24-105 to be honest, but the 70-200 is my most used lens, as I like shooting with short DOF's.

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Nov 08, 2010 14:47 |  #65

Others have said it already, body is secondary behind the shooter, lenses and lights. OP is just turning 18 and I appreciate the enthusiasm. As others stated showing up with a Rebel as your primary may not help perception, but if you deliver exceptional shots, that is all that matters. I suggest starting with a 50 1.8 (1.4 if you have the $), and a 85 1.8. I know many starting wedding photographers who built a portfolio using those. Eventually you can upgrade of course, or throw some zooms into the mix.

Weddings can vary depending on location, so really there is no one great solution, other than trying to cover all your bases as much as you can. If you do not have the right lenses and lights, a newer body will not make that much of a difference (not factoring benefits of FF or higher ISO capabilities).

Best of luck with your venture.


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Nov 08, 2010 14:56 |  #66

If you have a Rebel as your best body they will not hire you. Nothing anybody can do about it. Other than that, if you are cheap enough all that counts is the photos you made in your previous events.


My imagine composition sucks. I need a heavier lens.

  
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Nov 08, 2010 15:12 |  #67

uOpt wrote in post #11248029 (external link)
If you have a Rebel as your best body they will not hire you. Nothing anybody can do about it. Other than that, if you are cheap enough all that counts is the photos you made in your previous events.

You or I likely would not, but the overwhelming majority of folks never ask about equipment. The shooter might get odd looks if every uncle Bob in the place has better gear.


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Nov 08, 2010 15:15 |  #68

ImCBParker wrote in post #11248099 (external link)
You or I likely would not, but the overwhelming majority of folks never ask about equipment. The shooter might get odd looks if every uncle Bob in the place has better gear.

All my wife's customers did ask for an equipment list and she eliminated even the backup Rebel based on what she's seen.

Of course the price that you are offering your service at plays a big role in what you have to have. But with the Rebel as a main camera people started questioning the authenticity of the portfolio pictures, too. It just doesn't fly.


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Nov 08, 2010 15:21 |  #69

uOpt wrote in post #11248029 (external link)
If you have a Rebel as your best body they will not hire you. Nothing anybody can do about it. Other than that, if you are cheap enough all that counts is the photos you made in your previous events.

Of course they will....

edmyloo wrote in post #11231558 (external link)
http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=vIiH9uxdE5M (external link)

Don't use a Rebel!!! xD

Then they will sue you!


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Nov 08, 2010 15:56 |  #70

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Fact is if you pay a wedding photographer £3000+ and he turns up with a Redbel how would you feel about it. The reality is better bodies allow you to do things easier at higher ISOs and with better focus. Having the right equipment and looking the part is pretty important.

Sorry, gonna have to disagree. I don't remember what camera or lenses my photographer at my wedding used. I am sure most people don't know and don't care. It is all about results. If you took good photos, they will be happy, even if you did it with the cheapest camera ever. If you took bad photos, they don't care you have a $10k camera with a $10k lens.

I have seen plenty decent work come from lower end DSLRs.


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Nov 08, 2010 17:47 as a reply to  @ themadman's post |  #71

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20D :D

I agree with this.

The 20D was the dawn of a new era for EOS digital bodies. It had the 9 point AF system with an excellent centre point that worked in just about any condition, very short shutter lag, short viewfinder blackout, instant power on and awake from sleep, instant image review, easy to scroll around and change settings with the joystick nub, ETTL-2 rather than ETTL, and 8 megapixels which is enough to print nicely at pretty much any size you want.

I loved my 10D, but the 20D was really a huge step up. I could still be shooting weddings with a 20D and be happy. I mostly use a 40D now for almost everything I shoot. Great lenses are more of a factor IMO. Full Frame is definitely not necessary to do an excellent job at wedding shooting. I was still busting out my 20D at $10,000 weddings last year. I sold it and kinda regret it. But a 40D took it's place and wow, I find the 40D so good that I really feel like I don't need anything else to shoot a wedding. I have other bodies at my disposal but the 40D definitely takes the huge brunt of the work.

But the 20D is an excellent wedding camera. It was awesome back in 2005, and I'd be totally happy with it today too.


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Nov 08, 2010 18:50 as a reply to  @ post 11233592 |  #72

Pro Wedding photographers use L lenses to get the best quality.:lol:
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Nov 09, 2010 01:23 |  #73

actually, you can use a Rebel.. just dont forget to bring Rebel's best buddy, EF-S 17-55..
EF-S 18-55, maybe not a good idea..


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Nov 09, 2010 05:01 |  #74

I did shoot a wedding with a 40D and 30D, and a second one to follow in march, but there were scenes where I would have liked to have a cleaner ISO 1600. Any DSLR body should do though, but for the psychological effect, people (wedding guests) are more likely to give you space if you shoot at least an xxD series. Preferably with grip ;)

Some pics from the pre-shoot with the 40D. Shot at the morning of the wedding, about two hours before the ceremony.
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Nov 09, 2010 07:54 |  #75

uOpt wrote in post #11248029 (external link)
If you have a Rebel as your best body they will not hire you. Nothing anybody can do about it. Other than that, if you are cheap enough all that counts is the photos you made in your previous events.

Really? My two 350D paid for the equipment I have today. ;)


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