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| p.2 #18 · Lens Advice for Divorce Photos |
There are many who believe that when there could be a risk to the front element, such as from hazardous or dangerous materials flying about, that it is a fine idea to a protective UV filter. Consider this.
Given that the time between your first shot and the point when the subject acquires his/her target may be rather limited, it could be advantageous to have a camera with a very high burst mode rate and deep buffer to ensure that you are able to capture sufficient frames - both for the client and also to provide evidence at later court proceedings. This could speak for the 1Dx, though some might prefer the fastest Nikon model in this case.
Also, in terms of minimizing your exposure, though not, unfortunately, eliminating it, you should consider using a laptop and an application such as those provided with the camera or possibly others to remotely operate the camera and see the live view screen images.
I also recommend drawing up a list of next of kin, getting your directive and will in order, and so forth.
I may have the opportunity to shoot a friends divorce proceedings in the near future…rather than taking the chance of having an expensive lens such as a 35L…50L…or 85L destroyed by flying objects, I was thinking more along the lines of the 500 f/4L, on a 1.6 crop body, for the serving of the divorce papers, as that should give me a safe distance from flying objects at the time of the serve….and maybe a rented 800 f/5.6L for the “finals”, understanding the subject has a pretty good arm and a firearms permit…of course, insurance will be in play to cover any loses both to equipment and bodily injury…
I can’t use the 1200 f/5.6 because SI said no and it is too hard to run with will seeking cover…
Any reasonable suggestions would be appreciated,
Edited on Aug 24, 2012 at 12:36 AM · View previous versions