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Wedding equipment selection, your input please

 
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Mar 27, 2012 08:18 |  #16

I've been shooting about 40 wedding every year with only 2x 5D II and 351.4 + 85 1.2. Use your legs as zoom. With experience you can anticipate the action and move a lot. You won't regrade the quality of primes.


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Mar 27, 2012 21:01 |  #17

35mm, 50mm & 70-200 are a great combo. I shoot weddings with a mk2 and I'm looking to pick up a 35mm to round out my gear. ideally i would want an 85mm for extreme low light but that's on the wish list. good luck!


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Mar 31, 2012 23:36 |  #18

hi!

i am going to rent some lens, camera body and flash for my first time outdoor wedding @ afternoon time. i have a 18-55 kit lens and 55-250mm zoom for my rebel XS.

i am planning to rent a canon 60D, 430EX II flash but can't decide on what lens i am going to use. the event will be held at the bride's residence. will probably more outside scenes than indoors.

help me decide what lens i need to rent as i am going to use my gear as my backup.

thanks.


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Apr 01, 2012 19:22 |  #19

geek34 wrote in post #14189219 (external link)
hi!

i am going to rent some lens, camera body and flash for my first time outdoor wedding @ afternoon time. i have a 18-55 kit lens and 55-250mm zoom for my rebel XS.

i am planning to rent a canon 60D, 430EX II flash but can't decide on what lens i am going to use. the event will be held at the bride's residence. will probably more outside scenes than indoors.

help me decide what lens i need to rent as i am going to use my gear as my backup.

thanks.

17-55mm f2.8 IS


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Apr 01, 2012 19:34 |  #20

avangardphoto wrote in post #14161636 (external link)
I've been shooting about 40 wedding every year with only 2x 5D II and 351.4 + 85 1.2. Use your legs as zoom. With experience you can anticipate the action and move a lot. You won't regrade the quality of primes.

You really never find you need to be a little wider than 35mm?


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Apr 01, 2012 20:09 |  #21

Heck sometimes I want wider than 16mm.


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Apr 01, 2012 21:49 |  #22

Red Tie Photography wrote in post #14192729 (external link)
17-55mm f2.8 IS


thanks.


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Apr 02, 2012 15:27 |  #23

35L/85L/135L are awesome, but you NEED a 70-200 2.8 IS to properly cover a wedding IMO. get the primes AFTER you invest in the necessary zooms.

Currently, 135L is your longest lens? ...no backup telephoto? So you never have the option to have both shooters using long lenses?! I'd say you neeeeeeeeeeeeeeed a 70-200 ASAP, and use the 135L as a backup.


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Apr 07, 2012 10:49 |  #24

avangardphoto wrote in post #14161636 (external link)
I've been shooting about 40 wedding every year with only 2x 5D II and 351.4 + 85 1.2. Use your legs as zoom. With experience you can anticipate the action and move a lot. You won't regrade the quality of primes.

Yup, this is really all you need. Once we get our D700s (we're buying them in the next month), we're going to be rocking 35, 50, 85, and perhaps 135 primes. I know I'll have a 35, 50, and 85, and I'm guessing my wife will have either a 50 and a 135 or a 35 and a 135. Either way, we're not going to have any zooms. No need for them.


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Apr 07, 2012 11:49 |  #25

This doesn't sound like a two photographer setup to me all. I assumed from your OP that you and your wife shoot weddings? did i misunderstand? maybe you shoot and she just assists?
or do you shoot wide and she shoots tight or something?

i would feel very limited in a wedding having to share that equipment with my wife anyway :)


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