Equipment suggestion from Canon users

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  1. Robin Usagani

    Robin Usagani Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Hey, you can see what I have right now on my signature. My plan is to eventually be in the wedding business and to own a 5d mk2. I would like to be carrying both the 5d and the 500d at the weddings with certain lens mounted and I wont be switching the lenses unless I am doing the staged shots after the ceremony. My question is:

    1. With one full frame and one cropped frame, what lenses will you mount on these two camera? I know only my 50mm and my sigma will fit the full frame. And which one will get the 550ex flash
    2. More than likely the setup for no.1 will not be good. If I buy another lens, what lens do you think will fit very well for my situation (something more economical please.. nothing more than $1500). And what combination would you do for the 2 cameras. And which one will get the 550ex flash.

    Thank you guys!
     
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    24-70F2.8L and 70-200F2.8L on 2 full frame cameras
     
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    I'd put the wider lenses on the FF camera and the lens that needs reach on the cropped frame. The FF will need the better lenses.

    From Canon, anything with a EF-S in the name is intended for the cropped frame only. From Sigma, the DG lenses can work on either and their DC lenses are for cropped frame only. From Tamron the DC II lenses are for the cropped sensor. I'd use the flash on the 5D Mark II as it does not have a flash on the body.

    I'll leave the lens recommendations to someone else because I don't shoot weddings.
     
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    OK, you send me the money? Sorry gsgary.. replies like this is why I hate this forum on most days.
     
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    I get that from reading his responses sometimes too Schwetty.
     
  6. Robin Usagani

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    thx oldmanmac.. thats really helpfull.. my thank you quota is empty :(
     
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    You could try the 17-40/4 and a 70-200/4 Your losing a stop but should do the job just fine. If you need to look at Tamron or Sigmas 70-200/2.8. Tamron easily beats the Sigma with superior image quality but focuses alot slower. I loved my Tamron I had with the Nikon. Also dont forget to gram a 85/1.8 and possible the 50/1.4 Canons. You can live without the 50 but the 85 would be real nice. Those would be my suggestions.
     
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    anyone else?
     
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    I would suggest if you don't have the 5d yet see if you can rent it and play with the lenses you already have and test it out and see how it goes before investing in some ff glass that way if your good with what you currently have you can save money buy not buying new glass even though its nice to get new glass
     
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    I shoot weddings professionally, both on my own and as a second shooter.

    I hate to admit it but a 70-200 f2.8 is a work horse lens for me. 90% of my shots are taken with it, and I don't know a pro who does not own one. That said I don't like the 70-200 on a full frame. Sure the high ISO is nice to have and the higher resolution of the 5dmk2 (I use one when I'm working in the studio at work), but during ceremony that 1.5x or 1.6x crop factor lets you get a little bit closer.

    I'd also pick up another flash. Even a 430ex if need be. It pretty horrible to be flash swapping camera to camera all night during reception.

    I have to recommend for a long fast lens the Sigma HSM II 70-200f2.8. It is ridiculously sharp even wide open. Sigma makes some pretty horrid lenses sometimes, but there are some gems.

    For weddings I usually keep the 120-300 f2.8 in the van ready to go if need be with my old d300 on it. 70-200 f2.8 stays on d300s all day and with me. 35mmf1.8 stays on the d90 and with me. 28-200 f3.5-5.6 is in the bag in the event of an equipment failure. 50 f1.8 is on a 35mm extension tube for grabbing details. Sb-800 (Equiv to a 580EX) is on each camera, with some sunpack 383's in my bag for back up and off camera flash and I have a couple of Sb-600's for backup TTL flashes.
     
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    You said you wanted to be in the wedding business and those are the 2 best lenses that will last you for years of heavy shooting,if you don't like the answer don't ask :p but if your are not serious get some cheap Stigma lenses
     
  12. Robin Usagani

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    You didnt read my 2 questions. Yes.. eventually I will have 2 full frame but I cant right now. Take your arrogant ass somewhere else.
     

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