Some of you might have a chuckle...........


Glover

Link Posted 07/03/2011 - 08:01
I'm getting married in 3 weeks and a friend of ours step dad is taking our photographs for us, he used to have a studio and also used to be a wedding photographer.

He's using my equipment because its better than his.......than his Canon equipment

Thought i'd share that.
Pentax K-5
DA 18-55mm AL WR DAL 50-200mm Tamron 70-300mm, Auto Chinon 28mm 2.8. sigma 30mm 1.4 DC
Metz 48 af-1
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royd63uk

Link Posted 07/03/2011 - 08:27
He's right of course
regards
Roy

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Glover

Link Posted 07/03/2011 - 08:48
I'm actually getting married in newport Roy, down at the holiday inn
Pentax K-5
DA 18-55mm AL WR DAL 50-200mm Tamron 70-300mm, Auto Chinon 28mm 2.8. sigma 30mm 1.4 DC
Metz 48 af-1
Flickr

Tyr

Link Posted 07/03/2011 - 09:02
I'd be worried about using equipment I was unfamiliar with as different cameras are not always straight forward to swap between.

Also given you're equipment list he may be better off with the older Canon DSLR he has. I'd take fast lenses over a high sensitivity camera any day especially shooting a wedding. You just won't get the same quality otherwise.

I do carry my DA 18-55 and 50-200 with me for weddings but they are there as a last resort backup. I'd use my A28, A50 and Tamron 90 before I even looked at the kit zooms.

At my wedding we had a pro using a 5D MKii and a 40D is equal measure. Can't tell the difference between them until I zoom to 100% (got the files as he is my wife's cousin). I really wouldn't have cared had all the photos been an a 40D or 350D, the camera is only as good as the person standing behind it. I wouldn't want to confuse someone by changing their equipment.
Regards,
Dan

https://www.flickr.com/photos/honourabletyr/

Glover

Link Posted 07/03/2011 - 09:08
A good photographer should easily adapt
My kits fine for shooting a wedding too
Pentax K-5
DA 18-55mm AL WR DAL 50-200mm Tamron 70-300mm, Auto Chinon 28mm 2.8. sigma 30mm 1.4 DC
Metz 48 af-1
Flickr

gartmore

Link Posted 07/03/2011 - 09:30
I did work for another wedding photographer ONCE. He insisted I use his kit and I screwed up two crucial shots which I wouldn't have if I had used my own. Tyr is correct.
Ken
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Tyr

Link Posted 07/03/2011 - 09:32
Glover wrote:
A good photographer should easily adapt
My kits fine for shooting a wedding too

A good photographer should intuitively know his equipment, that doesn't happen overnight. If someone changed my camera I'd have to keep reminding myself where certain setting are. EV Comp, Sensitivity, Bracketing, Manual WB, Shooting Mode and more. Yes it is doable, but not with the same level of competence. It would be so easy to miss a once in a lifetime shot while fumbling around with settings on an unknown device.

Nothing wrong with the 30 f1.4 and 28 f2.8. If you want shallow dreamy DoF you're a bit stuck with the other lenses as they are slow and not sharp at their wider settings.

Not saying it can't be done or the results would be terrible, just saying it would be better if he used his own equipment.

Does he have any fast Canon glass? I guess if his kit is really lacking then he'd be better off with your stuff but then this will run round in circles as we are back to unfamiliarity, fumbling and missing shots.
Regards,
Dan

https://www.flickr.com/photos/honourabletyr/
Last Edited by Tyr on 07/03/2011 - 09:34

Glover

Link Posted 07/03/2011 - 09:37
Tbh if I were paying a thousand pound I would be concerned but I'm not, infact I'm not paying anything. This was just supposed to be a simple light hearted post.
Pentax K-5
DA 18-55mm AL WR DAL 50-200mm Tamron 70-300mm, Auto Chinon 28mm 2.8. sigma 30mm 1.4 DC
Metz 48 af-1
Flickr

Glover

Link Posted 07/03/2011 - 09:46
And also its not like he isn't taking his own aswell cause he is, that would be plain silly
Pentax K-5
DA 18-55mm AL WR DAL 50-200mm Tamron 70-300mm, Auto Chinon 28mm 2.8. sigma 30mm 1.4 DC
Metz 48 af-1
Flickr

Tyr

Link Posted 07/03/2011 - 09:52
Backup equipment is a must, at least he'll have some familiar equipment.

I don't mean to be negative and condescending just stating the facts.

Congratulations by the way, hope you have a really good day. Don't be surprised if the day just flies by though. With so much going on it can be a bit of a blur. Photographs are really good to have as you'll look at them and remember so many things you'd forgotten.
Regards,
Dan

https://www.flickr.com/photos/honourabletyr/

royd63uk

Link Posted 07/03/2011 - 15:53
Quote:
'm actually getting married in newport Roy, down at the holiday inn

excellent....have a good day
regards
Roy

Pentax K3 gripped,and some lenses
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pentaxroy/

my pbase gallery

Smeggypants

Link Posted 07/03/2011 - 18:04
Yup. Have a good day! And night!

Congrats
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Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
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