My 1st wedding job, a question for you.

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  1. stanblaok73

    stanblaok73 TPF Noob!

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    I'm just starting out and I have my first wedding job in a few weeks. Its for a co-worker. Anyways just curious if I can get by on what I have, equipment wise. I know its about the photographer, and not the equipment, but just humor me. The list as follows:

    2 canon rebel xt's
    4 batteries
    (6) 4gb memory cards (1) 1gb memory card (1) 2gb memory card
    Speedlite 430ex flash w/ shoe cord
    (2) ef 18-55mm kit lenses
    (1) ef 70-300 4-5.6zoom
    50mm prime 1.8
    85 mm prime 1.8
    (2) tripods
    filters, but not really sure you will need those at a wedding
    A laptop for backing up of filled memory cards
    and thinking about renting a EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS. Can't afford to buy one now.

    Any ideas of what I mite else need, to an extent, kind of on a budget. As I said before, I am pretty confident in my skills, but I still see necessary eqipment a must to. Thanks for any input
     
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    SlimPaul TPF Noob!

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    I think you're fine. Most of the lenses you own aren't very bright, so you might find yourself using the 50mm most of the time. I've never shot a wedding, so I'm not sure if you need to go beyond 70mm.
     
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    Don't rent the 70-200.

    Rent a 17-55 IS, put it on one body, and put the 85 on the other as your telephoto.
     
  4. AlexColeman

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    Yeah, they are right, however, how good is the XT.
     

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