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Is 7D a good addition to my current setup for wedding.

 
nathen2004
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Mar 14, 2011 01:58 |  #1

Summer is coming up, and a lot of my friends are getting marry this summer.

Being the photography-guy among my friends, I was asked to cover 4 different weddings this summer. Now, by no means I am professional, but I will be the primary photographer for all their weddings.

Now, I love primes. I love their sharpness and how fast they are. But I have heard many many times that zoom is the way to go for wedding because it's versatile.

So, should I purchase a 7D, so that I have a 2 bodies / 2 prime setup. Or should I get a 70-200 2.8 IS instead? Which makes more sense?

(my current setup is a 5DII with 17-40, 35L, 85L and 135L)

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Mar 14, 2011 02:11 |  #2

I'd say pick up a 2nd body (doesn't need to be 7D) and also pick up or rent the 70-200. You might also want to invest in some flash (I don't see any lighting listed in your gear).


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Mar 14, 2011 07:31 |  #3

Would just add a 70-200 f/2.8 II if your budget would allow :)


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Mar 14, 2011 07:53 |  #4

If you are the primary shooter at these weddings you WANT a 2nd body! Even if you don't use it, if something goes wrong with your first camera, you have it --- or --- you tell the bride "Sorry, I couldn't get any shots because my shutter went on the only camera I have!"
Also nice having two bodies with different lenses so you don't have to continually swap lenses and miss shots during the day.


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Mar 14, 2011 09:09 |  #5

Johneo speaks well.
Two bodies, two different lenses attached.
The 7D 5D Mark II is a great combination to have.


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Mar 14, 2011 09:33 |  #6

johneo wrote in post #12016271 (external link)
If you are the primary shooter at these weddings you NEED a 2nd body!

Fixed. :)


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Mar 14, 2011 10:50 |  #7

just be careful about shooting for friends....

Wedding pictures and what is captured/delivered can make for troublesome times.

I am not saying don't do it .... just make sure expectations are properly set.


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Mar 14, 2011 12:36 |  #8

You definitely need 2 bodies.

I use primes for my weddings (though I usually carry 2 bodies most of the day). I occasionally use a 70-200 f/2.8 as well, but I could easily do without it. No way I'd walk into a wedding with only 1 camera though.


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Mar 14, 2011 12:53 |  #9

pick up a 60D off canons refurb site with 10% off


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Mar 14, 2011 13:09 |  #10

KhanhD wrote in post #12016726 (external link)
Fixed. :)

Thank You!!! bw! (fingers don't always type what I want them to! :oops: )


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Mar 14, 2011 13:57 |  #11

Thanks for all the input! Just picked up a 580 EX II from Buy/Sell forum.
Just one stupid question, the easiest way is just to bounce the flash off the ceiling in wedding environment right?

Also, for 2nd body, which body goes well with 5DII? A 7D? Someone suggested the 60D? How about a 5D classic? Or even the older 40D? The thing is, I will probably only using it for those wedding sessions. On my own time, I will always pick up my 5DII.

For crop body, I should probably stick my 135L to it and let that cover the long end, right?


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Mar 14, 2011 14:32 |  #12

definietly a 2nd body if you are paid to shoot wedding. Given budge, I would choose 5D classic + 70-200 f/2.8 IS version I.


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Mar 14, 2011 14:42 |  #13

Pick up a second body...I would go for the 7d over the 5d classic, and then rent the 70-200 as needed.


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Mar 14, 2011 14:51 |  #14

Remember, even if you are the "friend" shooter, these brides will expect things done their way. Even if you were going to do it for free, and something goes wrong, you will be blamed for it. I am very leary of the " just take some shots for friends scenario" It has bit me a few times. For Example, I took some shots for my brothers sons baptism. I forgot where I put the files somehow. Now I'm the bad guy even though he never asked me to take the photos and I was just going to make him a little 5x7 press album as a gift. Sounds like you are looking for an excuse to buy more gear;)


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Mar 14, 2011 15:02 |  #15

vpnd wrote in post #12018664 (external link)
Sounds like you are looking for an excuse to buy more gear;)

bw!

It's the perfect excuse!


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