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I will be shooting RAW. Between my 2 camera and memory I can hold roughly 900 shots.]

CAMERAS:

Canon 7D with grip

Nikon D7000

LENSES:

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8
Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6
EFS 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6
EF 50mm f/1.8

Nikkor 35mm (Only lens I have for the D7000)

FLASH:

430EXII

Softbox for flash

How does that sound for gear? I should be pretty much covered?

Also, any hints or tips or things to remember? Would be much appreciated as this is my first wedding smile.gif

Thanks,
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post #2 of 14
No idea as im not a professional photographer but one thing I always do when taking pictures is to take LOADS, literally rinse them off. You are bound to get some good ones out of the bunch.
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post #3 of 14
Yo intermediate photography hobbyist here so LISTEN UP!

Your lenses cover a good range of focal lengths, especially your telephoto f/2.8 that's going to be your main lens as you are going to be as less invasive as possible during the reception. KEEP THAT NIKON ARMED! Great to have when they walk down the isle, swap bodies and fire away.

The 50mm prime is good for only 1 thing, Bokeh / soft backgrounds. You probably wont be using this very much. Good for indoor portraits wide open if you want to capture some ambient light + bounced fill flash.

After that switch to your wide lenses and if indoors or doing upclose and personal shots. Bounce your flash towards the ceiling for good diffusion indoors, outside use your soft box. Underexpose 1/3 stop, increase flash 1/3 stop for flash fill effect, ignore this if you want natural background exposure and fill only. The the bottom half of the photos look a bid dark when indoors, post production can fix that with Exposure Gradient in Adobe Lightroom!

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Go to the unmentionable forum chat. I'll be waiting.
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How did it go?
post #6 of 14
Shooting with two different systems seems a little inefficient to me. Go for one or the other next time. And every wedding I shot, I always had a fast normal zoom of some kind, like the Canon 17-55/2.8 or 24-70/2.8.
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post #7 of 14
wow canon and nikon.. thats gonna be a mind blower while ur under the stress of shooting a wedding LOL

id probably put the 15-85 or 50 on the 7D and the 70-200 on the d7k. keep the 10-20 on the side for the group shots or entire chapel shots.
 
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post #8 of 14
dude considering both of them are opposite when like zooming and adjusting exposure it would be a total mindscrew with trying to shoot something like that when its so easy to miss something.


i am curious to hear how it went
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Will post up with detailed reply and pictures in a few days.
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Yep curious about results.
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