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Wedding : what should I do, friend doesn't want to borrow his 6D as 2nd body :(

 
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Sep 14, 2015 19:29 |  #1

He cares too much about his material and is afraid something might happen :(
Here are no hire services in the neighbourhood, I can borrow 2 cropcamera's from friends.

I can do a shoot with 1 body only (6D + 35 Art + 70-200 2.8LII)
Or with a 650D or 1100D and some lenses.

What would you do and which lenses would you use from my signature combined with which body(s) ?


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Sep 14, 2015 19:45 |  #2

I would buy a second 6D and not try to borrow anyones. Otherwise just do the best you can with what you have as a back up




  
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Sep 14, 2015 20:12 |  #3

Its irresponsible to do a wedding without a backup body. So whichever option gives access to the best body with an e, emergency backup




  
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Sep 14, 2015 21:00 |  #4

What about renting one? BorrowLenses rents 6Ds for $78 for a full week.




  
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Sep 14, 2015 21:04 |  #5

DGStinner wrote in post #17707747 (external link)
What about renting one? BorrowLenses rents 6Ds for $78 for a full week.

He's in belgium and says there are no rental places nearby.




  
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Sep 14, 2015 21:07 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #6

I didn't realize "hire services" meant rental.




  
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Sep 14, 2015 21:07 |  #7

More importantly...Why is this posted in the Canon EF and EF-S Lenses forum? ;-)a


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gqllc007 wrote in post #17707646 (external link)
I would buy a second 6D and not try to borrow anyones. Otherwise just do the best you can with what you have as a back up

+1.


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Sep 15, 2015 16:20 |  #9

DGStinner wrote in post #17707754 (external link)
I didn't realize "hire services" meant rental.

I believe that is a European colloquialism. However at least in the United States we would say "...friend doesn't to lend his 6d ..."

I have a lot of friends but wouldn't lend them a camera body especially for a wedding or similar event. Would you be willing to replace it if you dropped it? I've loaned out a cheap lens here or there, because I have no problem buying them used but even at that I am still hesitant to lend out an expensive lens or camera body.


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Sep 15, 2015 16:29 |  #10

CanonYouCan wrote in post #17707629 (external link)
He cares too much about his material and is afraid something might happen :(
Here are no hire services in the neighbourhood, I can borrow 2 cropcamera's from friends.

I can do a shoot with 1 body only (6D + 35 Art + 70-200 2.8LII)
Or with a 650D or 1100D and some lenses.

What would you do and which lenses would you use from my signature combined with which body(s) ?

Heya,

You currently have a 6D and those lenses. So you're set.
Having a 2nd body for "backup" is smart. Your clients are not going to know the difference between a full frame and APS-C.
Take the best high resolution APS-C back up you can, with controls you are familiar with.

You are fine with the 35mm & 70-200 on full frame, you say.

For the APS-C, I would think the 16-35 (22mm) and the 50mm would be the way to go (essentially 35mm and 85mm in full frame terms, where you're already comfortable).

I would hunt a used 5D classic as your backup in the future.

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Sep 15, 2015 17:28 |  #11

...shoot with 6D as your primary and change the lenses as you need to through the day. Borrow both the 650D and the 1100D along with respective lenses, have a practice with both before the day, and keep both in your bag just in case.


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Sep 15, 2015 19:43 |  #12

Equipment fails - I've been photographing weddings for near on 10 years and I've had at least half a dozen equipment failures over that time. If you're getting paid for this you MUST have a second camera, and even if you're doing it free it would be irresponsible not to have a second body. Rent, borrow, probably not steal, but get that backup.

Take all your lenses. 16-35 may get a workout depending on the scenario. 70-200 will likely be used during ceremony and reception. Given you seem to like primes you'll probably want prime to suit the situation on one body, and a zoom on the other. Weddings are fast paced. If I shot primes I'd use three bodies. Having a 24-70 F2.8 would be easier.

Wedding photography is a profession, not a hobby, and you're messing with what some people will call the most important day of their lives. Stop making excuses and take it seriously.


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Sep 29, 2015 11:43 |  #13

Its better to have a crop camera for a backup than having no camera. Like what others have said, your clients wouldn't notice :)


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