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Feb 27, 2011 10:55 |  #1

Why is a crop camera not suitible for wedding photography????????


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Feb 27, 2011 11:34 |  #2

Who told you that? :)
While most people believe that full framers are probably better for weddings for various reasons (generally better handling of noise, shallower DoF, etc.) , the difference is not night and day, certainly not something that would make a a crop camera "unsuitable". I'd be confident shooting a wedding with my 7D and/or 60D if was into that kind of thing AND had a couple more fast lenses.

It's almost like saying for example that an Gibson Les Paul is unsuitable for country music. It may sound a little too thick and not twangy enough for perfect country but it's definitely doable, especially in the right hands :)


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Feb 27, 2011 11:37 |  #3

ranger50 wrote in post #11923184 (external link)
Why is a crop camera not suitible for wedding photography????????

Any camera is suitable. Pros shoot weddings with w/crops all the time. FF is just the more popular choice because of the better low light capability, DOF control (can't use flash in some parts of the wedding) and the arguably better detail retention.


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Feb 27, 2011 11:38 |  #4

gabebalazs wrote in post #11923367 (external link)
Who told you that? :)
While most people believe that full framers are probably better for weddings for various reasons (generally better handling of noise, shallower DoF, etc.) , the difference is not night and day, certainly not something that would make a a crop camera "unsuitable". I'd be confident shooting a wedding with my 7D and/or 60D if was into that kind of thing AND had a couple more fast lenses.

I know that I can shoot weddings with my setup, and I have.I agree I would like to have a few more lenses. I thru this out there because I have been seeing in other threads where the Camera wizards Insist that to shoot weddings, you must be full frame. I am looking for them to post here, and explain why they belive that.:D


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Feb 27, 2011 11:38 |  #5

Because people can have small minds.




  
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Feb 27, 2011 11:44 |  #6

I have seen great wedding shots with crop cameras. I'm a FF person and I came from a crop camera. My friend she uses a crop camera and her work is awesome. I think it all depends on the shooter. But you have remember when selecting lens that you have to ad the 1.3 or 1.6 crop factor so your work fits the situation.


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Feb 27, 2011 11:47 |  #7

you obviously have not met Lloyd [picturecrazy]. :) he shoots amazing weddings with crop cameras ALL the time.




  
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Feb 27, 2011 11:50 |  #8

^Yep Lloyd does have some excellent wedding shoots!


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Feb 27, 2011 11:53 |  #9

-MasterChief- wrote in post #11923451 (external link)
you obviously have not met Lloyd [picturecrazy]. :) he shoots amazing weddings with crop cameras ALL the time.

No, this is the first I am hearing about him. I'll have to take a peek at his work.


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Feb 27, 2011 11:54 |  #10

7D, 1D Mark IV....totally unsuitable.;)


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Feb 27, 2011 11:55 |  #11

ranger50 wrote in post #11923184 (external link)
Why is a crop camera not suitible for wedding photography????????

I don't think people are saying that as much as they are rightly saying that a full-frame camera such as a 5DMk2 would be better than a crop camera.

If you use a crop camera to shoot weddings and you and your clients are pleased with the results, then you've no need to worry.

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Feb 27, 2011 12:04 |  #12

Woodworker wrote in post #11923497 (external link)
I don't think people are saying that as much as they are rightly saying that a full-frame camera such as a 5DMk2 would be better than a crop camera.

If you use a crop camera to shoot weddings and you and your clients are pleased with the results, then you've no need to worry.

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That's exactly it. I don't hear about people saying that a crop camera is unsuitable either, it's just there are other (maybe better in some people's eyes) options. Just like when you hear people say a 5D2 is unsuitable for sports. Can it shoot sports? Yes. Can it do it as well as a 1D or 7D? Probably not.


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Feb 27, 2011 12:15 as a reply to  @ hieu1004's post |  #13

Oh EGAD. More hardware snobbery.

Crop cameras are fine. It's the lenses that matter.

I shot weddings for 5 years with a 20D and EOS lenses, had great shots and 30x40 enlargements that are tack sharp.

I bought a 5D MKII after leaving the business. It would've been great to have, but wasn't available when I started.

I prefer FF because if I buy a 24mm lens, I want 24mm but will always choose a better lens than more features on a camera body. Frames per second and video are gimmicks to sell camera bodies. Long focal lengths sell lenses. Kit lenses sell camera bodies so treat them as such.


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Feb 27, 2011 12:20 |  #14

I have to say I have both and there is no one camera to do one thing. My 7D does a beautiful job. The 5D2 is amazing, but not perfect. So, for any type of photography, it's the talent of the shooter that's the key.


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Feb 27, 2011 12:25 |  #15

Absolutely right!

SuzyView wrote in post #11923621 (external link)
I have to say I have both and there is no one camera to do one thing. My 7D does a beautiful job. The 5D2 is amazing, but not perfect. So, for any type of photography, it's the talent of the shooter that's the key.


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