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Apr 27, 2011 15:07 |  #1

Im swapping about my lens list and finally have a bit of cash to play with, im gonna be doing alot more wedding stuff now, but obviously want to be able to keep my hobby's going to.

The combo i though of...

- Canon 10-22mm
- Canon 17-55mm although not to sure, iv really become attached to my 15-85mm
- Canon 70-200mm IS f2.8 MK II

- Canon 24L Mk1
- Sogma 85mm f1.4

Any input would be great especially from the guys that do this day in day out! :)

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Apr 27, 2011 16:40 |  #2

You already have a nice lens lineup. Just go for the primes for your wedding photography.


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Apr 27, 2011 16:46 |  #3

kingbob734 wrote in post #12304369 (external link)
The combo i though of...

- Canon 10-22mm
- Canon 17-55mm although not to sure, iv really become attached to my 15-85mm
- Canon 70-200mm IS f2.8 MK II

- Canon 24L Mk1
- Sogma 85mm f1.4

Probably be a good setup if you're comfortable with it. Make sure you have a backup body, flashes, etc.


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Apr 27, 2011 16:55 as a reply to  @ timnosenzo's post |  #4

MURPHY'S LAW OF PHOTOGRAPHY

"The probability of a piece of gear failing is in a direct relationship to the importance of the shoot and in an inverse relationship to the availability of back-up gear!"

Ensure you have a back-up for each piece of gear you use... "My equipment failed!" is not an excuse for blowing a wedding...


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Apr 27, 2011 19:40 |  #5

get rid of your crop only lenses, and pick up a 2x 5Ds.

Fast primes rule indoors. Weddings are rarely lit well. If I did more weddings, I'd shoot with a 24L, Sigma 50, and probably a 70-200.


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Apr 27, 2011 22:10 |  #6

35L and 70-200 f2.8 IS MK II on full frame.


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Apr 27, 2011 22:19 |  #7

24-70L and 70-200L IS. My mainstays for over 90% of my wedding shots.


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Apr 28, 2011 01:33 |  #8

i dont wanna get ridof my 7D i love the body, i might pick up a 5D though... i have about £3000 to play with, so need to think long and hard about this lol :)


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Apr 28, 2011 02:18 |  #9

If you get a full frame, the 35mm and 70-200 2.8 IS MkII are the ticket. The holy grail is the 35, 85, and 135 if you want to stay fixed primes. But the 70-200 is sooo very good.


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Apr 28, 2011 09:31 |  #10

kingbob734 wrote in post #12307765 (external link)
i dont wanna get ridof my 7D i love the body, i might pick up a 5D though... i have about £3000 to play with, so need to think long and hard about this lol :)

Once you see the images from the 5D you'll go full frame exclusively. I actually sold my 40D to pick up another 5D. Put a fast lens on the 5D and be prepared to be blown away.


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Apr 28, 2011 10:06 |  #11

35L and 135L, and it's all covered. One per body; a crop and a full frame. You're not being dragged down by weight and look less conspicuous.




  
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Apr 28, 2011 10:18 |  #12

You'll need two bodies weather you like it or not, grab a 5D if you can get one cheap. I'd go fast primes and you'll want something long incase you're forced to shoot from the balcony. A lot of churches don't allow flashes and 99% of your receptions are going to have low lighting so go as fast as you can afford.

35 f1.4L
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135 f2.0L
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Apr 28, 2011 10:28 |  #13

For starters, on a FF, 24-70 and 70-200 for starters. Then fill in with primes. Having backups is a must.




  
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Apr 28, 2011 10:45 |  #14

35L
85L Prime
2 bodies

70-200 2.8 IS
24-70 Zoom
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Apr 28, 2011 13:20 |  #15

I don't necessarily agree that you have to switch to FF. Yes, 5D/5DII are able to do a bit lower light shots. But 7D is pretty darned good at low light too. You might be able to make it work and if you shoot with flash (when allowed) might not have too many problems.

But, I do agree that if you are going to be shooting weddings for pay, you definitely need a second camera body. I like to use two matched cameras, so I can have two lenses set up and switch between them really seamlessly.

There is also something to be said for using crop combined with a FF camera. 5DII and 7D play together pretty well. So long as you don't have a lot of "crop only"/EF-S lenses, you can really leverage your lens kit with two different camera formats.

If you stick with crop, probably should get the 17-55/2.8 or 24-70/2.8. A "standard" zoom can serve a lot of the time and will likely see heavy use.

But there will be occasions when f2.8 just isn't fast enough or doesn't blur down backgrounds adquately. That means primes.

You already have 30/1.4. With that in your camera bag already, unless you feel constrained by it in some way there's little reason to get 24L or 35L (so long as you stay with crop camera). One not too pricey option would be to compliment that with 50/1.4 and 85/1.8. Far more expensive, more specialized 50/1.2L and 85/1.2L are the "top of the line", uncompromising choices for wedding photography, but slower AF performance and focus shift somewhat limit these to portraiture lenses.

135/2 might serve well, too... less necessary if you stick with a cropper. It's really an "essential" lens for anyone shooting portraits with FF, though.

Eventually plan on upgrading your 70-200 to an f2.8. IS is nice to have, either the original or new Mark II can serve well. I wouldn't put this top priority if you continue shooting with APS-C.


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