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Once again I'd like to appeal to the collected knowledge of the FM forums, you guys give great advice.
My (as of two weeks ago) wife's photography business is starting to take off a little bit finally, and she's got a handful of weddings in the pipe for the first half of the summer, so we're looking at doing some gear purchases / rentals so we can deliver the best performance for our customers (I'll be putzing around as a second just in case as well).
The question we're mulling is what lenses to buy vs rent as our standard kit for her to carry.
She currently shoots with a 7D, and we plan on renting a second 7D for her to carry to avoid lens switching. She normally shoots primarily with an 18-55 and a 50mm for portraits, but for weddings we recognize the need for some extra reach. Looks like our budget will allow for one lens purchase, and a one rental per wedding until later in the summer so we're trying to get the best bang for the buck on the purchase.
She's torn between buying either the 24-105 or the 17-55 and then renting the 70-200, and a 7D body.
I think renting the 70-200 is a solid choice because having the extra reach could be important (first venue in three weeks is fairly large). The sticky bit is the lower focal range lenses. I worry that the 24-105 doesn't have enough reach, or enough angle to be useful, but then again the 17-55 is pretty narrow as well.
We've been going back and forth about it all day so I figured some third party input could help us finally make a decision.