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Sep 14, 2010 00:09 |  #31

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The combined weight of the body and the 70-7002.8 will likely give you a few camera shaked shots at first.

I've done a lot of weight training in the past so I don't find a combo such as 50D, 70-200 and 580EX II particularly heavy - I can shoot with one hand quite steadily if needs be :mrgreen: which is great because I'm thinking about getting a Black Rapid DR-1 to have two cameras always at the ready. The last wedding I did I had two cameras round my neck, and it was really annoying after a few hours. Never again...

@dmnelson one of my friends uses his 500D and kit lens for pro wedding gigs. The funny thing is that he is a very, very good professional photographer and the results he gets from that kit are simply astounding. People like him demonstrate that it is the tog, not the gear, that makes the pics.


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Sep 14, 2010 00:20 |  #32

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@dmnelson one of my friends uses his 500D and kit lens for pro wedding gigs. The funny thing is that he is a very, very good professional photographer and the results he gets from that kit are simply astounding. People like him demonstrate that it is the tog, not the gear, that makes the pics.

Exactly. In retrospect my comment may have sounded negative with regard to people who use that kind of equipment professionally, but it wasn't intended to be. If a pro can shoot weddings with a Rebel, then a 1Ds2 is also up to the task. :)


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Sep 14, 2010 01:05 |  #33

What I want to see is a wedding photographer who shoots with an iPhone :mrgreen:

I wonder how marketable that is :D :D :D


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Sep 14, 2010 04:27 |  #34

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What I want to see is a wedding photographer who shoots with an iPhone :mrgreen:

I wonder how marketable that is :D :D :D

If that was on my wedding... I'd kick his ass

(but yeah, that would be something)


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Sep 14, 2010 06:48 |  #35
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Davie82 wrote in post #10904504 (external link)
@dmnelson one of my friends uses his 500D and kit lens for pro wedding gigs. The funny thing is that he is a very, very good professional photographer and the results he gets from that kit are simply astounding. People like him demonstrate that it is the tog, not the gear, that makes the pics.

I want to know his name, so I can be sure to never hire him. If some dude showed up to my wedding with a rebel I'd kick his tail. Seriously it's not about stroking one's ego by producing great images from a lesser rig, it's about keeper rate and the assurance that you're going to land the shot. The wedding isn't about him, it's about his client.. If he can't see that, he has no business taking money for his services. If he is only using it for posed stills that is one thing, if he is using it as his main rig he should be ashamed of himself.


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Sep 14, 2010 08:08 |  #36

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I want to know his name, so I can be sure to never hire him.

Lol, he's an internationally published music photographer who has worked with many mainstream bands including Paramore and Fightstar and is regularly published in UK music magazines...I don't think he cares whether or not you hire him, or what you think about his gear. :p

If some dude showed up to my wedding with a rebel I'd kick his tail

Lol. Would love to see you tell a professional tog how to do his job and what gear to use.


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Davie82 wrote in post #10905840 (external link)
Lol, he's an internationally published music photographer who has worked with many mainstream bands including Paramore and Fightstar and is regularly published in UK music magazines...I don't think he cares whether or not you hire him, or what you think about his gear. :p

I don't give a crap who he thinks he is. The point was, if it is my wedding, my $$$, my memories.

He's paid to capture the moments, shooting with limited gear lowers his chances of that happening. It's about keeper rate, and while a good photog can use almost anything and pull off a few good shots I'd want a higher probability for my thousands of dollars.

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Lol. Would love to see you tell a professional tog how to do his job and what gear to use.

If he's shooting MY wedding, I'll damn sure tell him what to do..he works FOR ME not the other way around. This is why you I ask what a 'professional' uses BEFORE contracts are signed, this is why you check them out. Like I said, if a photog showed up to my wedding with a Rebel as his main rig, I'd be livid.

For as hard as you're swinging from your buddy, why haven't you asked HIM what to get?


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Sep 14, 2010 09:23 |  #38

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He's paid to capture the moments, shooting with limited gear lowers his chances of that happening. It's about keeper rate, and while a good photog can use almost anything and pull off a few good shots I'd want a higher probability for my thousands of dollars.

..If he's shooting MY wedding, I'll damn sure tell him what to do..he works FOR ME not the other way around. This is why you I ask what a 'professional' uses BEFORE contracts are signed, this is why you check them out. Like I said, if a photog showed up to my wedding with a Rebel as his main rig, I'd be livid.

For as hard as you're swinging from your buddy, why haven't you asked HIM what to get?

I'm not sure it really matters; AF perforamnce between the 5 series and a rebel isn't that much different and the 550d has high ISO performance that is on par with the 7d. And certainly a large number of photogs use 5d's for weddings.


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Sep 14, 2010 16:15 |  #39

MichaelBernard, no need to get testy and dis my mate; everybody has a different opinion. You want a pro photographer with all the gear, fine - I'm different, everybody's different. We likely won't agree, so let's not go there.

Anyways I'm really glad I got myself a 1DsII (still waiting on it arriving). :)


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