Time for a need advice wedding related thread. (Plz Help)

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  1. Opher

    Opher TPF Noob!

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    Ok; before you all tell me how under qualified i am to do this, i know im not qualified. My sister asked my to shoot her wedding and i have made it abundantly clear that I am far from pro. She still wants me to do it :-S.

    So my question for you.
    I will be renting some lenses between 1-3 of them. (and maybe an extra body)

    What is a lens you would recommend that i rent? The body i will be using is the Canon 5D mkII.

    Here is a list of the lenses i have available to rent



    Canon Prime Lenses
    CANON 14MM F2.8 L II USM
    CANON 15MM F2.8
    CANON 24MM F1.4 L II USM
    CANON 35MM F1.4L USM
    CANON 50MM F1.2 L
    CANON 50MM/F1.4 USM
    CANON 85MM/F1.2L II USM
    CANON 85MM/F1.8 USM
    CANON 100MM F2.8 L MACRO IS USM
    CANON 100MM/F2.8 USM MACRO
    CANON 135MM F2 L USM
    CANON 200MM/F2.8L II USM
    CANON 300MM/F2.8L IS USM

    Canon Zoom Lenses
    CANON 10-22F/3.5-4.5 EF-S USM
    CANON 16-35MM F2.8 L II USM
    CANON 17-40MM/F4.0 USM
    CANON 17-85 IS USM EF-S
    *CANON 24-70MM/F2.8L USM
    CANON 24-105MM/F4.0LIS USM
    *CANON 70-200MM/2.8L IS USM
    CANON 70-300MM F4-5.6 IS USM
    CANON 100-400MM/4.5-5.6 IS
    CANON 1.4X AFII TELE CONVERTER


    The 2 with the stars are ones i have seen suggested before on the forums.

    Thank you in advance
     
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  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yup, those are the two you want. The 24-70mm F2.8 L and the 70-200mm F2.8 L IS.

    You may or may not want to add a wide angle like the 17-40mm F4 L or the 16-35mm F2.8 L. But 24mm on full frame is still pretty wide.

    If you find out that flash won't be allowed, or if you want to shoot with a super shallow DOF, then you might consider a fast prime lens. The 50mm F1.4 would be a good choice.
     
  3. Opher

    Opher TPF Noob!

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    Thank you. the 50mm seems like a pretty popular lens. I can probably find someone who has one and save the rental cost. thank you for your advice. for a second i thought my thread was going to get lost.:er:
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Well, the safe bet for for weddings is to have back ups so rent 2 of each.
     
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    rjackjames TPF Noob!

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    Where do you rent your lens/body from?
     
  6. Opher

    Opher TPF Noob!

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    Same place just dint list them

    here they are

    CANON REBEL T1i DSLR BODY
    CANON EOS-50D DSLR BODY
    CANON EOS 7D DSLR BODY
    CANON EOS 5D MARK II CAMERA BODY
    CANON EOS-1D MK IV DSLR BODY
    CANON EOS 1DS MARK III BODY


    I dont think im going to rent one because i dont have a lot of money but input is always welcome.
     
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    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Get yourself some Kodak Tri-X 400 film for your film camera and push it to iso1600 you can get some lovely shots with a bit of grain
     
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    Opher TPF Noob!

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    This is probably a stupid question but ive been out of film for 10 years. How do i "push it to iso1600"
     
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    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Set your camera iso to 1600 if you can but make sure you tell who ever processes it, only push it in the church and reception but you will have to expose the whole film at 1600, shoot it at iso400 outside, Ilford HP5 is also a nice B+W film that can be pushed
     
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    Opher TPF Noob!

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    Ok thank you. I will Probably be developing it myself. Ive got a couple months and i was going to learn how anyway.
     
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    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Take a look here The Massive Dev Chart: B&W film development database

    Digitaltruth Photo
     

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