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    Hi guys..

    A friend of mine is currently asking me to do backup photographer as the one he hired is going over the girls side then his side . what im doing is basically cover the main photographer when he's at the girls side.

    this are the equipment that I have .. sufficient ?

    1) d50
    2) kit lens (18-50)
    3) 50mm f1.8
    4)35-80 f3.5-5.6
    5) vivtar 100-300mm
    6) nikon sb-24

    im planning to get an sb400 to replace the sb24 as the sb400 can TTL while the sb24 fires manually (often very underxposed)

    isit a good idea to rent a 28-70 f2.8 for that day ?

    *ps* its a malay wedding..

    I intend to bring only my d50, kit ,50mm and flash

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    17-55 f2.8 would be better... and probably a sb400 as well

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    thanks man

    if im using the 17-55.. chances are .. im sticking to it right ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeTHaCk View Post
    thanks man

    if im using the 17-55.. chances are .. im sticking to it right ?
    more then enough, i went thru a short wedding with just that lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeTHaCk View Post
    Hi guys..

    A friend of mine is currently asking me to do backup photographer as the one he hired is going over the girls side then his side . what im doing is basically cover the main photographer when he's at the girls side.

    this are the equipment that I have .. sufficient ?

    1) d50
    2) kit lens (18-50)
    3) 50mm f1.8
    4)35-80 f3.5-5.6
    5) vivtar 100-300mm
    6) nikon sb-24

    im planning to get an sb400 to replace the sb24 as the sb400 can TTL while the sb24 fires manually (often very underxposed)

    isit a good idea to rent a 28-70 f2.8 for that day ?

    *ps* its a malay wedding..

    I intend to bring only my d50, kit ,50mm and flash
    D50+flash+18-50(Sigma?)

    btw, even without the f2.8 lens, 18-55 if you have it, its more then enough. I did a short ROM with 18-70 all the way also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeTHaCk View Post
    Hi guys..

    A friend of mine is currently asking me to do backup photographer as the one he hired is going over the girls side then his side . what im doing is basically cover the main photographer when he's at the girls side.

    this are the equipment that I have .. sufficient ?

    1) d50
    2) kit lens (18-50)
    3) 50mm f1.8
    4)35-80 f3.5-5.6
    5) vivtar 100-300mm
    6) nikon sb-24

    im planning to get an sb400 to replace the sb24 as the sb400 can TTL while the sb24 fires manually (often very underxposed)

    isit a good idea to rent a 28-70 f2.8 for that day ?

    *ps* its a malay wedding..

    I intend to bring only my d50, kit ,50mm and flash
    D50 is sufficient. Don't think to bring plenty of lenses as the moment may loss when you changing lens. If you have 17-55, this more than enough. Flash I rather use SB800.

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    I would think that as a backup photographer, you would need a flash, the D50, 18-50 (kit lens) and a 50mm f1.8. This should be sufficient. If you are worried bring along your 35-80mm, chances are you will not use it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artosoft View Post
    D50 is sufficient. Don't think to bring plenty of lenses as the moment may loss when you changing lens. If you have 17-55, this more than enough. Flash I rather use SB800.

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    hehe.. the thing is.. my sb24 cant ttl and i can only afford an sb400 at the moment.. the sb400 is sufficient enough i hope ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeTHaCk View Post
    hehe.. the thing is.. my sb24 cant ttl and i can only afford an sb400 at the moment.. the sb400 is sufficient enough i hope ..
    SB400 GN number or power is not good for such important event. You might need to increase camera's ISO/ASA to compensate low GN of SB400, result in high noise.

    SB24 may have better GN. If SB24 can do auto flash, it is maybe better than SB400.

    Maybe you can ask whether the main photographer have backup flash and hopefully is SB800 .

    Regards,
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeTHaCk View Post
    hehe.. the thing is.. my sb24 cant ttl and i can only afford an sb400 at the moment.. the sb400 is sufficient enough i hope ..
    Im sure there are many people out there in consumer section waiting to rent out their sb800.

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    Default Re: What equipment for wedding shots?

    remember to bring extra batteries and CF card. VERY IMPORTANT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lkkang View Post
    remember to bring extra batteries and CF card. VERY IMPORTANT.
    d50 using sd card but nevertheless .. i will! will be 4X 2gb cards

    maybe you're right .. maybe i'll rent out instead

    question : instead of the 18-55 kit lens , how about the 18-135 as an alternative ? for the extra reach... hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeTHaCk View Post
    question : instead of the 18-55 kit lens , how about the 18-135 as an alternative ? for the extra reach... hehe
    IMHO, between 3 kit lens Nikon have for dslr, 18-55mm is the lowest quality one, but for some it is good as it is the lighter one.

    I would rank it as:
    1 - 18-70mm
    2 - 18-135mm
    3 - 18-55mm

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    Default Re: What equipment for wedding shots?

    Well.... thats all that I have in my inventory right now..

    Still saving up for a 28-70 f2.8 . will this lens do for wedding? im seriously considering this lens

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeTHaCk View Post
    Well.... thats all that I have in my inventory right now..

    Still saving up for a 28-70 f2.8 . will this lens do for wedding? im seriously considering this lens
    dun waste time with the 28-70, just not wide enuff.

    for what u have now..

    18-55
    50

    thats all i wld bring

    get a sb600 at least. dun waste ur money on the sb400 as u will find it inadequate in the near future

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeTHaCk View Post
    Well.... thats all that I have in my inventory right now..

    Still saving up for a 28-70 f2.8 . will this lens do for wedding? im seriously considering this lens
    its not enough, save and get the 17-35 instead if you really want to do wedding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeTHaCk View Post
    Well.... thats all that I have in my inventory right now..

    Still saving up for a 28-70 f2.8 . will this lens do for wedding? im seriously considering this lens
    Every one have their own style to take photo. For some, 28-70mm may enough. But I feel 28-70mm is not wide enough. I prefer 18-70mm, especially in close space like when you take dinning table shot. You may don't have plenty space if you shoot with 28mm and digital camera like nikon (DX size sensor, which is view angle like 42mm equivalent 35mm film camera).

    Regards,
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    Get the 17-50mm tamron. Rent a SB800. Done...

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