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Jun 28, 2014 14:04 |  #1
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My first kid will be born soon... :D:D

what should I bring to hospital, please take a look gear list.


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Jun 28, 2014 14:39 |  #2

Bring the 5D MKIII and rent a 24L...

Shoot in available and if it is fluorescent shoot at even shutter speeds 1/8, 1/15, 1/30. 1/125. Nothing faster than 1/125.Most of my clients are healthcare clients and have worked in hospitals for 24 years. This is how I make my living so this would be my advice.




  
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Jun 28, 2014 15:06 |  #3

Prio 1 would be wife/girlfriend...


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Jun 28, 2014 19:51 |  #4

I'd also take a flash (used on bounce it's safe for newborns) and a bag small enough that you can keep it close to you or secured. With at least one room change (L&D to Post-partem), emotional highs, general exhaustion, and interruptions every few hours or more, it's easy for things to get misplaced. Congrats and good luck, it's an amazing experience!


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Jun 28, 2014 22:01 |  #5

I had my 5D-3 + 50mm for my little princess.

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Jun 28, 2014 22:30 as a reply to  @ Mrjeans's post |  #6

I brought my 550d(didn't have my 5d yet) and my 50mm 1.8 with my 420ex.


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Jun 28, 2014 22:46 |  #7

I say keep it simple and just bring your 5dIII and your 50L. You never know what could happen, my wife had to have an emergency C-section and it was kinda chaotic. You don't want to have a bunch of gear to lug around or worry about being secured. Plus I like the big aperture of the prime to make the creative juices flow:D.

BTW the C-section went fine and all is well. Good luck!


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Jun 29, 2014 09:12 |  #8
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Thanks all that gave meaningful advice! :)


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Jul 02, 2014 20:34 as a reply to  @ nekrosoft13's post |  #9

First, congratulations!

If you have a standard delivery, you should have plenty of time and space to get what you want with the 50mm. And to switch primes, or whatever. (Time meaning ability to step away from mom, compose, etc.)

I've photographed 2 C-sections. There was no time, and very limited space. From incision to delivery was just over 2 minutes, and I was limited where I could move. The delivery was shot at 17mm (on a 7d) but a couple seconds later I needed the full 55mm. I left my other gear in the C-section prep room once (which was also the recovery room) when we went in for the delivery, but I took it in with me the other time when we weren't returning to the same room.

Also, I used indirect flash most of the time.

So, your primes will rock a standard delivery, but I'd recommend you mount the 24-105 on your 5d if you go in for a C-section.

Good luck, please post results!


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Jul 11, 2014 12:19 |  #10

Your 50mm and 85mm should be plenty. I would try to avoid using flash even if you bounce it because the baby's eye lids are very thin. My little one was just born on June 28th and all I took with me was my 30mm and it worked out just fine. Remember, you're a father first, then photographer :P My wife complained that I turned it into a photo-op rather than enjoying the moment.


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Jul 11, 2014 12:20 |  #11

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Jul 12, 2014 22:10 |  #12

First of all, congratulations!!

My personal recommendations from your list would be:

Canon EOS 5D Mark III + 50mm f/1.2 L USM or 40mm f/2.8 STM (and that's considering solely the focal length and f-stop, i've never tried an STM before so I don't know if they're slow?)
+ gum (for some people chewing helps them stay calmer :P )

It just depends the size of the room you will be in.. Did you take the tour when scheduling the check in date? My sister's room was on the 3rd floor, medium sized, and had a large window; I used my 50mm 1.8 and it was good, but would have been better to have one with a shorter focal length because even in a medium sized room I couldn't seem to walk back far enough for some shots without hitting the wall. I didn't have to use my flash either, but you should take one just in case the room does not have enough light. Try to use natural light as much as possible, I think it looks so much softer and natural for the little one :)



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Jul 12, 2014 23:23 |  #13
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Thank you all! I didn't have the 85 at that point, all I took with me was the 5D and 50L, experience was nerve wracking, but we got a perfect little girl out of it!


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