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Mar 07, 2013 01:44 |  #16

They also use 2 other fast lenses. One is EF50 1.8f. The other one I forgot.




  
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Mar 07, 2013 02:13 |  #17

CPRPOTN wrote in post #15686425 (external link)
They also use 2 other fast lenses. One is EF50 1.8f. The other one I forgot.

Even then.. if I approached a wedding photographer who only had a rebel kit with a nifty fifty and maybe like a 85/1.8.. I'd be nervous about it. Like everyone said though, ask for their wedding port and if their work is good then its good.

But any serious wedding photographer should be at the level where they've taken their photographic interests high enough to invest in at least a prosumer body or L-lens. Plus consider that if that's ALL they have, what happens when their rebel dslr dies, do they have back up equipment?


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Mar 07, 2013 05:15 |  #18

It doesn't matter what gear they use (sort of) - the only considerations are; is their work any good? Does it represent good value for money? How does their style gel with your requirements? Are they nice guys?

The gear will have some influence on those answers though, they won't be able to produce what most people would expect with the gear you describe.


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Mar 07, 2013 06:30 |  #19

Oh heck yeah it matters what gear a photog use, but at the same time, if you're only paying 2k for photo and video then you can't demand too much.


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Mar 07, 2013 08:18 |  #20

Man, $2k around here is a pretty decent investment imho.
especially since we have no idea what they are getting for their money, it could just be 4 hours with one person doing everything - taking pictures and another camera is on a tripod in the corner taking video. then i think we'd all think this is way too much money on a gamble.
anyway, too many unknowns for us to judge too much i guess is all i'm saying :)


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Mar 07, 2013 08:43 |  #21

You do have a point, and like always "you get what you paid for"


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Mar 07, 2013 08:52 |  #22

Numenorean wrote in post #15685173 (external link)
And yeah...if they have only one camera...are they doing just photos and just video at one particular time?

Agreed. I'm less concerned about the equipment, than about a single person trying to manage it all. A single person can not take good photos and good video simultaneously. I'd even venture so far as to say that a single person can't take mediocre photos and mediocre video simultaneously.

Are they bringing a second person to take video, and a third person to manage audio recording? That's a pretty good deal for $2k.


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Mar 07, 2013 09:16 |  #23

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A single person can not take good photos and good video simultaneously. I'd even venture so far as to say that a single person can't take mediocre photos and mediocre video simultaneously.

Well said.

Is the ceremony/reception dimly lit? Do they have any external flash at least? If not, I would walk away.


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Mar 08, 2013 03:21 |  #24

It's a 2 person team. one photographer and one videographer.




  
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Mar 08, 2013 09:13 as a reply to  @ CPRPOTN's post |  #25

I'll only speak for myself here, but I suspect a lot of wedding photographers have carried a Rebel around as a backup.

I use a 5D3, but if I could get a Rebel sized/weighted DSLR with all the features of the 5D3, I would probably use one. Prosumer DLSRs are heavy and bulky. Drag one around for 10 hours and you arms hurt.

If a photographer had a plan to use a bucket of Rebels as their preferred camera, I wouldn't have a major problem with it as long as they used good lenses and had a great off-cam lighting setup. However, I've never seen it done that way.

Usually a photographer uses Rebels because they can't afford anything better. These people are either constantly struggling to overcome the limitations of their equipment, or are too ignorant to know any better.

As Tim has pointed out in other threads, photography is the only business where the cost of good business equipment is really very low. You can get setup with top-notch stuff for under $10k. Try buying a franchise for that. Try opening any retail establishment for that, or even a fraction of that.


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Mar 08, 2013 09:25 |  #26

Odd my arms don't hurt after a wedding. If anything it's my feet.




  
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Mar 08, 2013 09:39 |  #27

CoPhotoGuy wrote in post #15691408 (external link)
Odd my arms don't hurt after a wedding. If anything it's my feet.

Yeah I was gonna say, it's usually not my arms that hurt; it's everything else.


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Mar 08, 2013 09:43 |  #28

Everything's bigger in Texas. Even gravity. :p


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Mar 08, 2013 10:25 |  #29

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Everything's bigger in Texas. Even gravity. :p

Well, everything except your muscles. ;)


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Mar 08, 2013 11:29 |  #30

I rock two 5D3s with grips and a 35L and 85L for most of the day. Sometimes my lower back is sore. Often my feet or sore. Never had sore arms. Have had sore shoulders, though.


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