What is the best camera for wedding photography ?

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Stella Smith, Aug 27, 2012.

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    Stella Smith Guest

    Dear friends I recently open my photography studio for wedding and some other event like portrait photography and model photography etc so will you suggest me which one is best camera or cameras for my profession?

    Stella Smith, Aug 27, 2012
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    tony cooper Guest

    You are a graduate of a photography school, already have a web site
    for your photography, and own a Canon 5D. And you are asking a group
    of strangers, mostly - if not all - non-pros for a camera

    However, the site you link to is that of a male named Darren. You
    profess to be Stella Smith.

    Nothing suspicious here.
    tony cooper, Aug 27, 2012
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    Savageduck Guest

    Here is the perfect camera for wedding photography, I wouldn't take on
    the job without one of these.
    Savageduck, Aug 27, 2012
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    dadiOH Guest

    Hello, "Stella"...

    First of all, are you interested in film or digital? I have zero experience
    with professional digital - retired prior to its dominance - but I have 50+
    years with professional film so I can ramble a bit about it.

    First of all, I find it odd that you went to a decent school like Brooks and
    have the need to ask such a basic question. The answer to it is, "it

    If you do a quantity of journalistic work, the 35mm has no peer due to the
    zoom lenses and/or interchangeability of prime lenses. For anything else,
    35mm sucks. It sucks for product/catalog photography because of the small
    film size; for those, 4x5 was a minimal size (although a limited number of
    buyers would accept 2 1/4 x 2 1/4) ; 8x10 was common and for that you need
    to be able to stop down to f-45 or f-64 for reasonable depth of field.
    Which is why studio product photographers had lights with mega watt second

    If you are doing people photography, 35mm is almost as bad as for product
    though there is some merit to the lens variety benefit for weddings or other
    informal, candid situation. Still, people want larger pictures and even
    8x10 can be a stretch for 35mm. In addition, it is the wrong shape for most
    print formats which means you need to crop in the camera. Finally, flash
    syncing with focal plane shutters left a lot to be desired.

    For people in studio, I always preferred 6x7 format; specifically, Mamiya
    RBs...they had a decent variety of lenses and a reasonable negative size
    (though to take full advantage of negative size versus format one had to
    lengthen the film plane by a few millimeters; easy to do by filing/cutting
    down the plastic on the film holder).

    For people out of studio, either 6x6 or 4.5x6 works well (6x7 can get a bit
    unwieldy, mobility-wise). With 6x6 you also need to compose for the
    rectilinear print formats, easy for me to do as I cut my eye teeth on
    Rolleiflexes. For 4.5x6 I liked the Bronica ETR because of its auto
    exposure and winding grip. The Mamiya 4.5x6 was OK too except most of the
    lenses for it had no leaf shutter.

    Stella, I hope and trust that the foregoing will soon have you on the path
    to professional acclaim and great financial gain. As you can see, the very
    first thing you should do is dump your POS 35mm gear.

    Now, I have a question for you...is the El Encanto Hotel still adjacent to
    Brooks? And if it is, is Cafe Madrid still located in it? Unfortunately, I
    doubt it because even when I was around there - short term classes, not full
    time - it wasn't very popular. I never understood its lack of popularity as
    it had an *extensive* menu of very well prepared dishes and it wasn't all
    that expensive; nevertheless, the students seemed to prefer eating fast/junk



    Winters getting colder? Tired of the rat race?
    Maybe just ready for a change? Check it out...
    dadiOH, Aug 27, 2012
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