First wedding coming up, in May. I currently have the 3 lenses in my sig (35, 85, 100), and one 5D3.
I will look at buying a 2nd 600-EX-RT so I can utilize the strengths of the system, and will also hopefully buy a 70-200 f2.8 II. Will also be renting a 24-70 f2.8 II, and renting a 2nd 5D2 or 5D3. I wish I could buy it all but can't - I may even end up renting all of it apart from the 2nd speedlight.
This was my initial plan of attack:
35 on one body, 85 on the other. I would then interchange 100 with the 35, and possibly 24-70 with the 85.
Would like to be able to use the 35/85 combo predominantly, and have the macro for details and the zoom for wider shots.
70-200 on one body, 24-70 on the other. I don't want to miss anything here, I thought about possibly using the 35 instead of the 24-70, it will depend on the space I have (haven't seen the venue yet).
70-200 on one body, 35 on the other. Would interchange 85 with the 35. Would use single off camera flash here with the 2 600's if required. If there are in-door shots, will go with 24-70 on one of the bodies.
35 on one body, 85 on the other. One flash on each camera for bouncing and also for shutter drag shots. Don't really want to mess around with using off camera here if can get away with it.
I am thinking of shooting the whole thing in Aperture Priority, even though I usually stick to Manual mostly. I just don't want to be farting about with settings too much on the day.
So how does this all sound to the wedding shooters? I would like any advice or recommendations on that plan if you have any.
I look at a lot of other photography of weddings, and I notice a 50L is used a lot. If it weren't for the focus shift I keep reading about, I would have bought it instead of the 35. I have also read the focus shift is a manageable quirk, but I still feel more confident with the 35. But the 35/50 focal lengths are 2 that puzzle me, I either find 50 is too narrow or that 35 is too wide. A 42 f1.2 would suit me perfectly!