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Jan 12, 2011 17:24 |  #1

Hey Guys/Gals.... what cameras are you using to shoot your weddings and engagements?


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Jan 12, 2011 17:30 |  #2

I use a 7D and 5DII combo for wedding/e-session work.

Ive seen stunning wedding images shot with cameras from Rebels to 1 series and even Nikons..


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Jan 12, 2011 17:44 |  #3

If you have to ask, you're probably not ready to be honest. It's more the person shooting than the gear itself. Are you asking for yourself? What experience or past/current geardo you have that you aren't happy with that you feel a need for a change?


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Jan 12, 2011 17:58 |  #4

I like having a combo of a FF and CC. Right now I used a 7D/5Dc combo waiting for the 5DIII. But, really, as long as you know how to work your gear you can shoot a wedding with almost anything. I know a lot of newer photographers who are rocking weddings with 30Ds.


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Jan 12, 2011 20:00 as a reply to  @ PeaceFire's post |  #5

Xsi (450D) and 40D. Honestly though, the body is probably the LEAST important aspect of photography. Lenses, lighting, composition, exposure, post-processing, skill, count for WAY more.




  
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Jan 12, 2011 20:03 |  #6

Like PeaceFire, I shoot a 5D2 and a 50D and really like having the FF/1.6 combo. That said, I like FF much more and am looking forward to adding a 5D3 come the day. I'll still want my 50D in the bag for the purpose of multiplying my lenses, but I'll really like a pair of FF in there, too.


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Jan 12, 2011 20:42 |  #7

Two Nikon D700s (external link), 16-35, 24-70, 70-200. The D700 is the best all round wedding camera on the market right now, IMHO, and it's amazing value too.


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Jan 13, 2011 00:02 |  #8

I use the gear I have in my sig. Primarily 5d2 for as much as I can.


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Jan 14, 2011 03:38 |  #9

I use three 5D MKII's and generally all of the following lenses at some point or other for weddings.

Canon EF 15mm F2.8 Fisheye
Canon EF 50mm F1.2 L USM
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM
Canon EF 16-35mm II F2.8 L USM
Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8 L USM
Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM


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Jan 15, 2011 10:49 |  #10

memoriesoftomorrow wrote in post #11637774 (external link)
I use three 5D MKII's and generally all of the following lenses at some point or other for weddings.

Canon EF 15mm F2.8 Fisheye
Canon EF 50mm F1.2 L USM
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM
Canon EF 16-35mm II F2.8 L USM
Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8 L USM
Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM

I'm surprised not to see a 35L in there.


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Jan 15, 2011 14:04 |  #11

Wow. I must be such a minimalist! I use only two lenses throughout an entire wedding! Well... unless I have a second shooter in which case they use two lenses, too, so I guess four.


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Jan 15, 2011 14:09 |  #12

I love my 1Dmk3 fitted with a 24-70mm. That's my workhorse. In the past I use a 5Dc fitted with a 50/1.4 as a second rig. Now I have a T2i with the 50/1.4. It works much better for my style.


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Jan 16, 2011 11:36 |  #13

ditto with the 1DMk3 and 24-70 - great combo




  
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Jan 16, 2011 11:44 |  #14

5d classic, 17-40 F/4L, 50mm 1.8, 70-200 F/4.



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Jan 16, 2011 11:47 |  #15

PeaceFire wrote in post #11647159 (external link)
Wow. I must be such a minimalist! I use only two lenses throughout an entire wedding! Well... unless I have a second shooter in which case they use two lenses, too, so I guess four.

Your not alone so do I, Nikon D1X, D2Hs Bodys..;)


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