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May 25, 2011 12:26 |  #31

make a 7d sticker(s) out of some sort of temporary material and stick it to the front of the 5d. swap out the neckstrap if you have to. then never let the guy get a close look at the cam during the wedding.


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May 25, 2011 13:00 |  #32

Why don't you ask him what he does for a living, then ask him what are his preferences to get his job done effectively and then let him know that it is the same thing with photography so that he can understand a bit better why you prefer the 5Dc. Put him in your shoes is what I'm trying to say.


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May 25, 2011 13:13 |  #33

Knobspinner wrote in post #12476842 (external link)
The worst customer you could ask for! Once a customer starts to demand what tools to use it is time to gracefully step out and give a reccomendation to a worthy competetor. (ie. one you would like to give a headache and have to thank you for it! ;))

couldn't agree more, this is one headache leading to another.


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May 25, 2011 13:17 |  #34

cdifoto wrote in post #12476880 (external link)
I still use 8.

I did as well until I recently jumped all the way to 10.1 with my (obviously) sub wedding quality MkIII.


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May 25, 2011 13:22 |  #35

I would drop the client.


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May 25, 2011 13:26 |  #36

I never discuss equipment with a customer. If they like my work and we hit it off, then hire me, if not then don't. Any questions about equipment are deflected, or at most I might say "Canon" but that's it.

Customers don't understand radio triggers,exposure values, light falloff, x sync, histograms, or megapixels and few could say what ISO means. Photography is a technical solution to an artistic endeavor.

Seriously, use the 5dc and if they don't like it, they can hire someone with more megapixels.

If you're insecure, put a sticker on the camera that says 700 megapixels! Double-dog dare them to prove otherwise :)


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May 25, 2011 15:33 |  #37

wchang wrote in post #12475067 (external link)
I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 1D Mark IV. Both are set to sRAW which is about 9-10 mp.

Any reason why? I have never ever used anything other than maximum resolution


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May 25, 2011 17:57 |  #38

If you want to keep the job (and the potential job leads that might arise from it) you can either

-Acquiesce to the customers request, which is probably the easiest thing to do
-Ignore the customers request and potentially wind up in a pissing match at some future point
-Explain to the customer the impact of megapixels on the actual image quality and how the 5Dc is still held with high regard in the community. Impress him with the fact that you use a variety of tools to best capture the moments, the 5Dc being a better tool for the portraits and the 7D for action and low light. Instill confidence while refraining from belittlement.


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May 25, 2011 18:30 |  #39

Maybe show 'the client' a couple videos of David Ziser pumping out jpegs with the 40D.
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May 25, 2011 18:32 |  #40

WOW So I guess anyone using a nikon D3 has a camera not worthy of shooting weddings ?




  
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May 25, 2011 19:05 |  #41

Project22a wrote in post #12477329 (external link)
I would drop the client.

+1

This just sounds like a nightmare in the making.


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May 25, 2011 20:29 |  #42

Considering the fact that the 10mp 40D was one of the most popular DSLRs for weddings when it was in production, I'd say the photographer in question doesn't know quite as much as he thinks he does. I've used a 10mp XTi as second shooter with good results, so the fantastic 5D classic would produce images that are way more than adequate.

That said, if this guy's paying you, I'd defer to his wishes.

EDIT: Sorry, I misunderstood the original post. I thought the OP had been hired as a second shooter by another photog. I agree with the others on this one--the client does not get to dictate the equipment used. Period. What if they insisted on an 18-270 super zoom "To make sure you get everything"? Down that road lies madness.


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May 25, 2011 20:44 |  #43

FindJammer wrote in post #12476282 (external link)
He can't be a 'photographer' and make statements like that ... he simply can't be ... period

I agree!!

I would get in the 5D in a heartbeat - just admiring the shots people have taken and posted on here, I can't tell the difference between that and a 5D Mark ii. As is the case with so many other lenses/cameras/flashes​/ect, the difference is so tiny even a pixel peeper likely wouldn't comment.


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May 25, 2011 20:56 |  #44

7D's are fine tools for wedding work.

I know one photographer who does weddings almost exclusively who up until a year ago used only the 5D.

When he went to renew his gear with new bodies, he picked up a 7D. He played with the 7D for about 4-5 months before making the decision to put the 7D to work. Instead of buying two new 5D2's as he was originally going to do, he opted for three 7D bodies instead.

He's happy with his decisions, and so are his clients.

Personally I would not want to shoot a photographers wedding, but that's just me! LOL

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May 25, 2011 20:56 |  #45

Alternately, you could ask him whether he'd rather have shots out of the 5D or a 14.1 megapixel Powershot SD1400...




  
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