Which equipment to bring?


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gavintan

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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:bsmilie:
 

diver-hloc

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Me no expert.....;p 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 ?? :D
 

Randius

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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.
 

yehosaphat

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Indoor ballroom? 50mm and 17-40mm with your flash will do
 

Youhong

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Bring full battle order... :bsmilie:

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.
 

2ichigo2

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i will also bring everything... :) except that 18-55 kit lens.. since there's 17-40
 

kelccm

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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.
 

ezestan

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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.
 

SilverPine

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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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