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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · What is the least amount of gear you could shoot a wedding with with?


Thought of this question while loading my car for the morning. I bring a huge arsenal to most weddings, but a lot of it never leaves the car. Maybe I just have a desire to be prepared, maybe it is comforting, maybe it is just to mask some insecurity. Whatever the case, I could certainly do the job with less.

My core equipment is in my TT Airport Navigator bag. 3 bodies, 6 lenses, 2 speed lights, 2 triggers, and some misc. I could probably make it happen with this bag, 2 8' light stands, 2 clamps, 1 folding softbox.

Maybe that Ian even too much. Thoughts? Anyone else bring 11 speed lights?



Aug 12, 2017 at 02:27 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · What is the least amount of gear you could shoot a wedding with with?


Case #1: large rolling
Stands...4x c10, reflector arm, tri-pod, small LED light, 60" parabolic umbrella, 43" softbox umbrella, 16" white umbrella and TT steroid belt with pouches

Case #2: TT airport international
1 camera, 2x ad 200, 3x 860vc, 1x canon rt600, 1x cl-180+battery (backup)
100L, 24L, 24-70L, 85 f1.8, wireless triggers, grids, gels

Shoulder bag: TT retrospective.
1 camera, 16-35L vIII, 85L, 70-200L, 50L
1x 600rt, TT card pouch, misc., Money Maker strap and 1 canon pro shoulder strap for back-up

small KATA camera bag: back up camera + sigma 50

For weddings... the first 3 roll in and out.

E-session ... should bag rolls with me.
other main bags stay in SUV.

Mark



Aug 12, 2017 at 02:43 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · What is the least amount of gear you could shoot a wedding with with?


my standard gear:
5D4, 5D3
24-70, 35, 50, 70-200, 135, 4 flashes, 2 shoot through umbrellas



Aug 12, 2017 at 03:59 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · What is the least amount of gear you could shoot a wedding with with?


5D4+50 STM+ a bounce flash in the right circumstances would work. I think most here could still do very, very nice work with that.


Aug 12, 2017 at 04:08 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · What is the least amount of gear you could shoot a wedding with with?


My basic kit is x3 cameras, 17-40mm, 24-105mm, 70-200mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 2x flashguns, 2x triggers and receivers plus miscellany. If I want to travel light I will ditch the 70-200, it's my least used lens and takes up the most space. If I know the reception venue is particularly dark I might add some LED's with stands.


Aug 12, 2017 at 05:25 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · What is the least amount of gear you could shoot a wedding with with?


2 5D4's, a 24-70 and a 135L get most of my work done. I do use everything I bring in the roller, except the 16-35. I can go three weddings without pulling it out, but then I'll hit a super crazy drunk dancing set and I'm glad I have it.


Aug 12, 2017 at 05:57 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · What is the least amount of gear you could shoot a wedding with with?


I love using ultra wide for late evening dancing. Getting it right into the action.

LeeSimms wrote:
2 5D4's, a 24-70 and a 135L get most of my work done. I do use everything I bring in the roller, except the 16-35. I can go three weddings without pulling it out, but then I'll hit a super crazy drunk dancing set and I'm glad I have it.




Aug 12, 2017 at 08:07 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · What is the least amount of gear you could shoot a wedding with with?


I bring only the stuff that gets used.
2x d610
2x 24-120
4x v860ii
2x stands
monopod + softbox + large umbrella



Aug 12, 2017 at 08:50 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · What is the least amount of gear you could shoot a wedding with with?


2 cameras, 24 and 85


Aug 12, 2017 at 09:11 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · What is the least amount of gear you could shoot a wedding with with?


1x D810
1x D700 (backup)
1x 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 70-200, 150mm macro
3x camera flashes
2x lightstands
Buttload of batteries
Lots of cards
Misc flash gels, lens cleaning stuff

I bring 1 TT bag, 1 shoulder bag, and 1 lightstand bag.



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · What is the least amount of gear you could shoot a wedding with with?


What is the Least amount of gear I could shoot a wedding with?

Least amount I HAVE shot a wedding with was a C330 Mamiya and a 45 Metz.
Couple must have been happy, Bride bought her sister to me to shoot her wedding 4 months later.

I used to take a heap of gear but I found that rather than improve my potential, it held me back. I have been doing this a long time, I don't need to cover every eventuality, I can adapt, modify and overcome to get a decent result and work with what I have gear and location wise.

Don't even carry backup as such anymore. I take 2 Bodies with different lenses, a flash each and one tele lens and I'm fine.
If one cam falls over I can use the other and ring the wife to bring the backup kit from home.
Never more than an hour away most of the time and If I will be, then I take more crap with me and stress about leaving it in the car the whole time.

I have never lit up churches and reception places with flashes on stands and never seen or heard of many that do here.




Aug 12, 2017 at 03:10 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · What is the least amount of gear you could shoot a wedding with with?


The least amount that I COULD shoot a wedding with would be one body and a 35.

The least amount that I would feel COMFORTABLE shooting a wedding with would be two bodies, 35, 35, 85, and a pair of flashes, and a lightstand.

What I ACTUALLY bring to weddings is 4 bodies, 35, 35, 85, 24-70, 70-200, 100macro, 17-40, 135, 6 flashes, 5 lightstands, softbox, way too many batteries. This is for two photographers, but most of the the stuff doesn't get used at most weddings.

It's time to cut back.



Aug 12, 2017 at 04:10 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · What is the least amount of gear you could shoot a wedding with with?


Least amount I can shoot a wedding.....

camera, flash and 24-70.... done.
and I have done that.


-Mark



Aug 12, 2017 at 05:27 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · What is the least amount of gear you could shoot a wedding with with?


Michael Beard wrote:
The least amount that I COULD shoot a wedding with would be one body and a 35.

The least amount that I would feel COMFORTABLE shooting a wedding with would be two bodies, 35, 35, 85, and a pair of flashes, and a lightstand.

What I ACTUALLY bring to weddings is 4 bodies, 35, 35, 85, 24-70, 70-200, 100macro, 17-40, 135, 6 flashes, 5 lightstands, softbox, way too many batteries. This is for two photographers, but most of the the stuff doesn't get used at most weddings.

It's time to cut back.


Why do you need two 35's?



Aug 13, 2017 at 02:15 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · What is the least amount of gear you could shoot a wedding with with?


I shoot most weddings only using the following:

(2)d750s, 20, 28, 58, 105. 1 yn360 or yn300 , 3 godox speedlites with two transmitters.

I could easily shoot a wedding with only:

(2) d750s, 28, 58, 105, and one yn360 and two godox master/slave speedlites.

If I was trying yo go as light as possible no matter what,

(2) d750s 28, 105, one yn360 or two speedlites and a transmitter.



Aug 13, 2017 at 02:23 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · What is the least amount of gear you could shoot a wedding with with?


Main equipment : 5D, 24/1.4, 85/1.2 and a 600ex flash.

Backup or other equipment used when necessary : 7D, 16-35/2.8, 40 STM, 200/2.0 and an extra 600ex, ST-E3



Aug 13, 2017 at 04:25 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · What is the least amount of gear you could shoot a wedding with with?


So noone here can shoot a wedding on the iphone


Aug 13, 2017 at 07:22 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · What is the least amount of gear you could shoot a wedding with with?


In my "comfortable" scenario I would want a backup. In reality, I bring two because my wife also uses one!

Depth of Feel wrote:
Why do you need two 35's?




Aug 13, 2017 at 12:15 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · What is the least amount of gear you could shoot a wedding with with?


Shot two Morman weddings this weekend, all existing light, with a minimalist kit. 5D4's, 24-70, 135L, reflector, 4 white chairs.


Aug 13, 2017 at 03:11 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · What is the least amount of gear you could shoot a wedding with with?


Recently I have been shooting with less and less gear. Call it lazy, or just getting old but the constant switching lenses and lugging around multiple bags doesnt do it for me anymore.

2 -5D3
35 1.4L
135 F2 L

In a waist pouch I will carry the 17-40 just in case I need a really wide shot.

Then 2 AD200's and im pretty set.



Aug 13, 2017 at 04:17 PM
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