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    Default Which equipment to bring?

    Hey guys? I've got a society gathering coming up this friday? Need to snap some candid shots and potrait photographs...Got to ask u guys ard here...i intend to bring my Canon 50 F1.8 lens, Canon 70-200mm F4 L lens and my 580exII flash to go with my 400d...This is my 1st outing shot...need to build up some confidence...am i bringing the right equipment? Other lens i have are the 400d kit lens 18-55mm and Canon 17-40mm L usm lens...The venue of my photography is a ballroom... hope u guys can help me out...hehe

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    Me no expert..... but suggest ur 50mm f1.8, 17-40mm L..... don't feel that your 70-200mm L would be of much use in a Ballroom..... unless planning to take photos of ppl on stage......

    Anyone else have some other suggestion ??

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    Right equipment? Pardon me saying but the right equipment are the ones that get the pictures you want. If you are unable to decide, bring the 17-40, 50 and 70-200. Each of them has their own characteristics and the gathering should provide you with a chance to find out their effects/purposes in a ballroom setting. What's more, you will also find out which lenses get used more and if there is a similar setting in future, you will know what not to bring.

    Just my $0.02.

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    Default Re: Which equipment to bring?

    Indoor ballroom? 50mm and 17-40mm with your flash will do
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    Bring full battle order...

    I mean serious... What others recommend you are the lens / equipment they are comfortable of using for the situation... You need to find out what are the equipment YOU are comfortable with.
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    Default Re: Which equipment to bring?

    i will also bring everything... except that 18-55 kit lens.. since there's 17-40
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    Default Re: Which equipment to bring?

    Flash must bring,50mm + 17-40L should be enough

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    Just bring everything, haha. At least you will anything lacking. Next time you will know what are the equipments you will use.
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    Bring what you are comfortable with.
    make sure you got enough memory and batteries too!

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    50mm and flash is important. Very nice potrait with this lens. 70-200 for candid long shots for more natural feel. Some people are camera shy.. when you point your 50mm at them, becomes un-natural.

    For me, i always use 50mm and my faithful 18-200mm.

    I dunno if 400D got good noise control. If you can shot at iso 1600 and above, minimized the flash for better ambience.

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    Default Re: Which equipment to bring?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redsun View Post
    Flash must bring,50mm + 17-40L should be enough
    In additional to Redsun's recommendation, bring additional 1 to 2 pcs of battery for your camera, and at least 3 to 5 GB of CF cards. You still have enough time to buy them now.

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    I agree with full battle order. Recently I went to a wedding dinner with a 50mm 1.8, 18-200mm 4-5.6, a weak battery and no flash. I didn't expect to be a secondary photgrapher u see. I expect to take for fun. Tell you, i just loose all my confidence almost immediately when they ask me to me the secondary photographer.

    After a while, u will know what u want after a while. Now I know I just need these two lens and probably my flash and wide angle lens, and I'll be good to go.

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    If you have a 300mm lens, bring it as well. Like I said: full battle order. I shoot church photography with 300mm when the situation calls for it.

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