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    18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC macro and 580EX Mk II? Am thinking of getting a battery grip as well cause even on normal shooting days shooting at nothing particular,i'd rattle off 600+ shots.

    Am using 30D so any comments? Cheers

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    Actually the shooter is more important than the lens. Are you good enough to shoot a once-in-a-lifetime event? 600+ shots sounds like you can't make up your mind. In the film days that's almost 20 rolls, nobody would have done that.

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    Only photographer? 2nd photographer?

    Prepare one full set of equipment as backup. Borrow or rent if you have to.

    If you do a quick search here, you can find much advice on "Why one should not shoot a friend's wedding" ...

    Good luck to you. Happy shooting.

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    Yes, your setup is good enough.

    If you want to add-on, external flash battery pack would be better if flash bounce against ceiling for indoor photography.

    Dun forget extra camera battery, memory and flash batteries.
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    dun spoil people wedding day...will be blamed for life...

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    you set up is good enough.

    if you are the one and the only one photographer for that day, you better get backup camera, lens, batteries, CF cards etc...

    anyway, like other said, the photographer is far more important then the equipments.

    btw, shooting noting in particular for a normal outing day can come out 600 plus shots.. how many shots you will shoot during a wedding? sure you gonne brake jeanie's records.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duinchlfc View Post
    18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC macro and 580EX Mk II? Am thinking of getting a battery grip as well cause even on normal shooting days shooting at nothing particular,i'd rattle off 600+ shots.

    Am using 30D so any comments? Cheers
    u need more cfs, say 2 x 8G, cos u sure can anyhow shoot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fotoudavid View Post
    u need more cfs, say 2 x 8G, cos u sure can anyhow shoot.
    hello, someone shot 2500++ raw plus jpg, 16g not enough.
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    Bring plenty of memory cards and shoot RAW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    hello, someone shot 2500++ raw plus jpg, 16g not enough.
    woooooooaaaaaaaaah!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    hello, someone shot 2500++ raw plus jpg, 16g not enough.
    who is this? I need to pay a visit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    hello, someone shot 2500++ raw plus jpg, 16g not enough.
    trigger happy?
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    The set up is sufficient. Just have the confidence and do a good job.

    As for the person who shot a lot of pics, just do a search and you'll probably find out who the person is. And I'm still waiting for those pics.... (hint hint)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duinchlfc View Post
    18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC macro and 580EX Mk II? Am thinking of getting a battery grip as well cause even on normal shooting days shooting at nothing particular,i'd rattle off 600+ shots.

    Am using 30D so any comments? Cheers
    Quote Originally Posted by westwest2 View Post
    dun spoil people wedding day...will be blamed for life...
    Your gears are fine but westwest is absolutely correct.

    If it's a friend, and you are shooting their wedding, you will be WORKING while everyone is having a good time. Have you thought about that? Have your friend thought about that? Does he/she wants you to celebrate his/hers wedding with him/her and merely to provide free photography services?

    I have jsut last week, attended a wedding. The groom is one of my best friend in Singapore. And I decline to shoot for him at any capacity. I told him I rather celebrate the big day with him. All's well. I managed to get the door openned for arguably the smallest angbao in recorded history.

    Works out

    Long story short, unless you really want to shoot, and you are confident in delivering the pictures, don't.

    And if you shoot, shoot raw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadpoet View Post
    decline to shoot for him at any capacity. I told him I rather celebrate the big day with him. All's well. I managed to get the door openned for arguably the smallest angbao in recorded history.

    SECOND THIS

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    Thanks for the advice,i have placed those factors into considerations way before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duinchlfc View Post
    Thanks for the advice,i have placed those factors into considerations way before.
    it's OK.........
    Everybody love to shoot a wedding...
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    Equipment can only deliver so much in terms of photo quality.
    It's the person knowing when (at the precise moment) and at what settings to use before pressing the button to take the picture that counts more IMHO.

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    Yes it is always the man behind the camera. But that aside, IMO it is nv complete if there is no prime lens with those big apertures for those artistic, bokehish shots! Nv leave home without it!
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    Also it'll depend on the paying (or not) client (It's their BIG day anyway). I had a case where they only wanted sharp sharp peektures. No bokehish kind of shots!

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