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If you were going to shoot an indoor wedding with my gear, what would you add?

 
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Jan 23, 2008 23:18 |  #1

I'm entertaining the idea of taking my first paying gig. Recently I purchased a 580exII, as I know how important this is to proper indoor photography, but I am pretty sure my equipment could use an upgrade if I am going to be the sole photographer at a wedding. If you had my bag of equipment, would you add a 40D or 24-70 L (2.8) lens? I am planning to spend my fee for the engagement on equipment, as I told myself last year that I would not spend any more money on my rig unless I started to make money using it.

I will already have a few descent backup lenses and a 400D body as a spare during the event. I may choose to shoot with the 400D and use the 350D as backup. Also what equipment would you recommend I rent for the occasion if necessary?

Thanks. I also posted about the event in the knowledge share section. This question is meant to focus on the equipment decision. Wedding is in 1 year.


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Jan 23, 2008 23:59 |  #2

I'd add a 24-70 and a 70-200 2.8 with an emphasis on the 70-200, because you don't have a fast long lens and that's pretty critical for a wedding.


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Jan 24, 2008 00:20 |  #3

a back up camera
silly amounts of storage
the lenses mentioned above

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Jan 24, 2008 00:22 |  #4
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Two cameras, f/2.8 lenses preferably with IS, a second flash, and 16GB of memory.



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Jan 24, 2008 00:25 |  #5

Backup camera and 70-200. Backup is next on my list. Then I guess I need an extra flash. Darn!


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Jan 24, 2008 00:39 |  #6

Backups. Backups. Backups. Then insurance. Then another lens.




  
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Jan 24, 2008 00:50 |  #7

gotta agree with BACKUPS!

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Jan 24, 2008 00:51 |  #8

lol and insurance? :P


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Jan 24, 2008 01:18 |  #9

these are some very exciting suggestions, because i have had the 70-200 L IS 2.8 lens on my want list for a very long time. (i wanted to use it for action photog with inline skaters). I did not realize that i could dual purpose it and use it mainly for weddings.

Maybe in 1 year, my gear goal for the event will be

1) Rented 40D, backup 400D
2) 70-200 IS L 2.8
3) 24-70 L 2.8
4) Storage of course, I have 8gb now, I can buy the cards to double it by then
5) Insurance?


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Jan 24, 2008 01:32 |  #10

My recommendations to you would be:

Sell the two Tamron lenses and get yourself:
The new 450D instead of the 400D - sounds like a great camera for the price
17-55 f2.8 IS and 70-200 f2.8L IS
430 EX flash
16GB CF cards
Spare batteries for camera and flashes

That way you can shoot with the 17-55 on one body and the 70-200 on the other. If you need to go really fast you have the 50mm f1.4 in reserve and you have a flash for both bodies; you have backup bodies and flashes should anything go wrong.


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Jan 24, 2008 01:37 |  #11

Hold up on the 450D only 'cause of batteries till later. Not to mention, like a new car and recent cameras, first runs need some bugs worked out.

But the batteries thing, you'll have to buy them from Canon where as for the price of one from them you can get 4 from Sterlingtek pretty much No need to waste money. Get a xxD series camera as a backup.


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Jan 24, 2008 01:52 |  #12

85/1.8: On a crop that's equivalent to 136mm FOV. Good for indoor tele stuff.


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Jan 24, 2008 02:36 |  #13

youve stated you have a year, and you sound at least moderately serious about the whole thing... so in my honest opinion, not meant as a slam on your current gear or plans, if you are just going to do weddings and little else, sell all the stuff you currently own now then wait til the 5d is replaced and pick up a pair of the glut of 2nd hand 5d mk1s that will flood the market for =< the current price of a 40d, as well as a 35/1.4 and 85/1.2 ii and 4x 8gb sandisk u2. in the meantime hit the web and find some properly good wedding stuff (a particular thread on this forum springs to mind, a guy from lithuania iirc, as well as jessica claire etc) study the shots and work out what makes them a cut above the rest of mediocrity, the key factors that make them pop/alive/glow/insert term here, then practice indoor shooting with low f# to get a feel for your dof / shutter / iso balance, do some assistant stuff paid or free if you can, if you get to this point you will honestly have a far better platform to take some really nice wedding shots. if money allows pick up a 16-35 ii for some additional range, and beyond that a 135/2

might not be what you wanted to hear, or might be above what you wanted to spend.. whatever, mine is just one in a sea of opinions.. ;)




  
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Jan 24, 2008 07:31 |  #14

Sorry if I was unclear but the 400d is my fathers SLR. It will be available to me no matter what. I am surely not buyig one to replace my 350.


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Jan 25, 2008 20:29 |  #15
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zeva wrote in post #4769709 (external link)
lol and insurance? :P

Don't laugh. Insurance is probably the MOST important thing.



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