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Mar 06, 2013 16:57 |  #1

Should I be worried that the photographer I'm interested in hiring uses T2i and T3i with 18-135 lens? They want almost $2000 to shoot pictures and video.




  
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Mar 06, 2013 17:01 |  #2

What is their portfolio like?

I would rather hire someone who has that kit and takes great images, than someone with a bag full of 1D bodies and L lenses who takes mediocre shots.

Having said that, I would prefer someone to have faster lenses at least.

It's the images that count though, not what they are shooting them on.




  
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Mar 06, 2013 17:04 |  #3

short answer, yes, seems like they are charging you so much so they can buy new gear, do they have a website? Id love to look at these shots that are worth 2k




  
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Mar 06, 2013 17:12 |  #4

Is that their only lens? I hope your weddings isn't in a dark building with no flash like most.

I would be concerned.


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Mar 06, 2013 17:22 |  #5

why are you interested in hiring them? do you like their work?


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Mar 06, 2013 17:39 |  #6

CPRPOTN wrote in post #15684890 (external link)
Should I be worried that the photographer I'm interested in hiring uses T2i and T3i with 18-135 lens? They want almost $2000 to shoot pictures and video.


Yes

This was shot with an old 2004 Rebel when i was in California in January. But it had a 135L attached. You can get good results as long as you have good glass, good ambient light, and you know how to use a flash when your inside......when it gets very dark,,like a reception...you are pretty much screwed unless you have some fast glass. I Personally would not shoot a T2i or T3i past 1600-2000 ISO,,,,F/5.6 is tough inside with a kit lens unless your in a very well let reception hall... Outside in open shade,, you would be OK.

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Mar 06, 2013 18:17 |  #7

A working pro photographer should have at minimum 2 prosumer (5D, 7D type) or pro bodies and a range of quality lenses that are f/2.8 or faster. At least for the wedding industry.


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Mar 06, 2013 18:23 |  #8

I will run from them ASAP


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Mar 06, 2013 18:26 |  #9

Numenorean wrote in post #15685131 (external link)
A working pro photographer should have at minimum 2 prosumer (5D, 7D type) or pro bodies and a range of quality lenses that are f/2.8 or faster. At least for the wedding industry.

Or flash. Flash works too. Overcomes a lot when used well.

2 grand for photos AND video is pretty cheap though.


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Mar 06, 2013 18:27 |  #10

If they put out good work go with them, I've seen people with crappy iPhones take better pictures than so called pros with 3K DSLRs.


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Mar 06, 2013 18:28 |  #11

cdifoto wrote in post #15685167 (external link)
Or flash. Flash works too.

2 grand for photos AND video is pretty cheap though.

Well yes, flash but in weddings often you cannot use flash. At least not during ceremony. Reception is different.

It's not that the Rebel cannot take a good photo - it can and is fully capable given a quality lens. It is just harder to use one in a professional aspect where you are relying heavily on the performance and usability of your camera. The prosumer and higher level Canons are built to work with much quicker and easier, plus the better focusing systems usually, etc. So not trying to say you can't take good photos with a Rebel, just that it isn't the best tool for the job of wedding photographer.

And yeah...if they have only one camera...are they doing just photos and just video at one particular time?


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Mar 06, 2013 19:41 |  #12

I wouldnt make a decision based off what they choose to show on their site. Ask to see a few full weddings in venues (both ceremony and reception) that would resemble yours and then make a decision. If they balk at this request. Run. Then run some more.


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Mar 06, 2013 19:47 |  #13

CTP wrote in post #15685445 (external link)
I wouldnt make a decision based off what they choose to show on their site. Ask to see a few full weddings in venues (both ceremony and reception) that would resemble yours and then make a decision. If they balk at this request. Run. Then run some more.

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Mar 06, 2013 21:12 |  #14

Yes be worried with that lens. The camera's are ok.


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Mar 07, 2013 01:17 |  #15

I would be very very wary. A working professional makes enough money that the price of a good camera body and a few lenses isn't that significant. However if they can show you 5 full weddings that you like then go for it.

I could take decent photos with that setup, in good light, or with my lighting gear, but once it got to challenging light, forget it.


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