Would you shoot a wedding with a D90?

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  1. gl600

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    A friend of mine is starting a photography business and he has asked me to come on board as a wedding photographer. Before I accept I want to try out being a second string wedding photographer. Do you think i could pull it off with a D90? and would you shoot a wedding with a D90 as the primary photographer?
     
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    More important is what lenses do you have ?
     
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    At the very least I'll have the Sigma 18-50 f2.8 and a 70-200 f2.8 (each on their own body).
     
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    It's worth a shot then
     
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    Sure, it's "worth a shot." There's nothing to lose except the client's memories of possibly the most important day in their lives.
     
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    It was the worst day in my life
     
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    D90 is capable, are you?
     
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    d90 is MORE then capable for shooting a wedding. Few things you have to keep in mind though besides lenses (which are probably equally important to the body), d90 lacks PC jack. I'll take a leap of faith here and will assume that you'll use strobe lights and hooking them up you can do either through camera body or flash (sb800, sb900). Alternatively, there are hotshoe adapters that allow you to plug in the pc cord in as well as attach the flash unit.
    good luck
     
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    There's absolutely no way in this world I would use a D90.

    But that's just me. Only because I don't own one.

    Can the D90 do a good or even great job at the event? Of course, it's an outstanding body. Will you be able to blame your gear should you fail to produce the goods? Nope. :D

    Get a Speedlite (and learn how to use it before hand) if you don't already have one.
     
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    wow, this reminds me of a rather long thread from not too long ago (something about hiring a pro with a d40).

    Anyway, the D90 itself is a fine camera to shoot a wedding with.

    As far as actually shooting a wedding though, the key is typically to having plenty of backups (so at least one additional body) and then extra lenses. Ideally if using zooms you would have all 2.8's along with backups enough to cover the wedding if one lens goes down.

    Similarly if you will need a flash, it would be best to have at least 2, such that if one goes down you aren't screwed.
     
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    Nate,
    One of these days, wedding photographer will use cell phones at work :D
     

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