Dun know what to buy for wedding shoot?


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yumyum

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I really dun know what lens to buy for

1. 85mm/f1.8 or addition (with tc 1.4x or 2x):dunno:
2. 28-70mm /f2.8 :think:
3. 18-200mm nikon VR :nono:
4. 105mm macro /f2.8
5. any other lens ??? :dunno:

budget ard $1.3k

pls help me ????
:think:
 

slooow

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whats wrong with these?

>>>Nikon D50 + Sigma 18-200mm + Nikon f1.8/50mm + sigma 70- 300 mm & SB800 <<<

learn how to use your SB800.... should be able to save the $1300
 

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slooow said:
whats wrong with these?

>>>Nikon D50 + Sigma 18-200mm + Nikon f1.8/50mm + sigma 70- 300 mm & SB800 <<<

learn how to use your SB800.... should be able to save the $1300

okay, still learning loh... hehhe thanks .. just that i willing be shooting some outdoor portraits for my wedding couple frens
 

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slooow said:
whats wrong with these?

>>>Nikon D50 + Sigma 18-200mm + Nikon f1.8/50mm + sigma 70- 300 mm & SB800 <<<

learn how to use your SB800.... should be able to save the $1300
yaa.. indeed, your setup looks 'perfect' to me for wedding..
 

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ExplorerZ said:
you are a weird one... whats with 85mm/f1.8 or addition (with tc 1.4x or 2x) ?:dunno:
TC with wedding? might as well just use a longer focal length
It's just a suggestion,he did not say must buy.
 

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zaxh81 said:
It's just a suggestion,he did not say must buy.
since he listed, that would mean there is a chance of buying TC for the shoot. im just curious about getting TC for a wedding shoot. :think:
not saying its not possible, but just weird to see someone adding TC for wedding like hunting for love birds. :bsmilie:
 

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Your set up looks fine, just one wedding only, why you need to buy something?

one wedding spend $1.3k, two wedding spend $2.6k, how many weddings you have to shoot than you can justify your purchase?

Unless you sure you want to shoot weddings in a very long run, and shoot many wedding, like at least 20 per year.

but I seriously tell you, once you say you start charging for your service, you friends will look for someone else.
 

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get a lens tt gives from 28mm to 70mm (after 1.5x) and external flash. if you like to take closeup shots , u need a long and fast lens but it dun come cheap but recommend Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 for your budget range.
 

scenar

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dragos said:
your setup is okay.....no offence, but if your frens not paying u...why spend the money??
I would be worried if his friends were paying him?
He sounds like he's shooting with totally no experience and the misconception that spending $$ on lens will give him good shots.

Nothing wrong really, but I really hope that he's just the backup photographer shooting for the fun of it with no expectations from the couple.
 

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Well, any camera & lenses can be used to produce good photos. Just have to work within the limits of your set-up.

But it's ok to have people buying lots of cameras and lenses, so that Nikon & 3rd party manufacturers can stay in business and R&D to give us better and better lenses & equipment at lower prices!
 

blazer_workz

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u lack of a wide lens..dun tell me abt the 18-200..
17-55 or 17-35 or 28-70 will be nice to have for wedding..but way above ur budget..
Can try third party ones..
 

jfoo

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you're good to go as many have said here but you do lack a WA beyond the 18mm you have but you won't be taking that many shots with a 10-20 or 12-24. if you do, watch out for people at the edges as they get terribly distorted.
 

blazer_workz

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jfoo said:
you're good to go as many have said here but you do lack a WA beyond the 18mm you have but you won't be taking that many shots with a 10-20 or 12-24. if you do, watch out for people at the edges as they get terribly distorted.
tats y i say the 18-200 not so good..u get distortion at widest and tele end..but just a shoot for fren should be ok wif the 18-200..remember to bring bounce card for ur flash..
 

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