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Hiring lens for an event

 
MelissaLouiseEdwards
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Oct 16, 2013 03:14 |  #1

hello

i have been asking to do the photography at family event and wanted to hire some lens

there will be a photo booth there (i will be doing that) but wanted something different
and also family images through out the night & later will be the disco

my camera is canon 5D mark III

i own 50mm 1.4
rented before 70-200mm 1.2 & 85mm 1.2

i was thinking a fisheye but never used/rented one before, i am trying to get two lens hired

thanks




  
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Oct 16, 2013 07:24 |  #2

I would look at a 24-70 Canon or Tamron variant, not sure about a fish eye, seems to be a bit of a waste of money for such a speciality lens imo. Renting the 70-200 again wouldn't be a bad idea as well


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Oct 16, 2013 07:26 as a reply to  @ mkville's post |  #3

What's the question?


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Oct 16, 2013 13:01 |  #4

Fish eyes can be fun for the dance floor, my rokinon 8mm has more than paid for itself.
When is the family event? Buying a used fisheye and using it (then selling it) will enable you to only lose about 10 dollars at most. Look into some kind of flash setup though.
If you are thinking fisheye for the photobooth, bad idea, gets old quick.
Your best bet is hiring some 24-70 as mentioned.


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Oct 16, 2013 13:26 |  #5

MelissaLouiseEdwards wrote in post #16374814 (external link)
hello, i am trying to get two lens hired

Make sure that you check their "grey" cards before you hire them; wouldn't want you to get in trouble with ICE


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Oct 16, 2013 13:28 |  #6

Rocky Rhode wrote in post #16375945 (external link)
Make sure that you check their "grey" cards before you hire them; wouldn't want you to get in trouble with ICE

Hire means rent in the UK.
OP The 24-70 is an essential tool for event photography. Start there for basic coverage and then rent something for fun.




  
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Oct 16, 2013 14:44 |  #7

Keep in mind that the 85mm f/1.2 is an EXTREMELY hard lens to use, and you will get lots of misses before you get keepers, however, the keepers are always amazing...

For coverage, you definitely need a 24-70. It is my most used lens at any event. I photograph people in indoor settings a lot.

A fish-eye is definitely fun, but you should just buy a cheap one, rather than renting.


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Oct 17, 2013 13:22 |  #8

Thank you

sorry i meant to ask for ideas/suggestions :)

thank you everyone

i did think about the 50mm 1.2 as well




  
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Oct 26, 2013 18:15 |  #9

MelissaLouiseEdwards wrote in post #16378359 (external link)
Thank you

sorry i meant to ask for ideas/suggestions :)

thank you everyone

i did think about the 50mm 1.2 as well

I don't think you will need 1.2 when you have 1.4


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