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I used Abercrombie and Kent. I've heard good things about Micato, but they are more expensive.
If I was redesigning my site for a portfolio, this is what I'd be using: http://demo.herothemes.com/?product=moda
That said, it depends a lot on what you want. If you're just showing off your work, there are a dozen ways to do that. If you're trying to make a business out of it, you'd need a completely different approach
If you're not going to print this very large, you could use a wide angle 14mm / 16-35, etc. and put them in the middle of the frame (to avoid distortion), then crop out the bottom 1/3 to 1/2 of the photo, but given the type of photo (dramatic shot of a special memory), it needs to be high-res for a big print. If distortion is not as much of an issue, you can get close, tilt up and have the arch & railroad converge. Google ultra wide angle wedding photos or something like that for some examples (like this - scroll down to the three 16-35 examples). That way you still get the full frame.
Another option is to use the TS-E 24 and the shift function to shift, rotate, and shift again for a full panoramic effect. Or simply use shift to correct the verticals and you still have a great full frame shot.
A third option is to stitch, like you say, possibly using the Brenizer effect with a longer lens. A lot depends on how far you can get from the arch - and if that's not the limit, communication with the couple will be an issue.
Just my 2c - there are plenty of ways to shoot this - I'd recommend trying at least 2 to 3 ways and letting the couple pick out their favorite.
This sucks! No more competition for Adobe. I have a bad feeling about this.
I may be naive but it seems like you can have a one lens solution in the 28-300L lens. It seems to be a perfect fit. Wide and long. Although heavy at 3.7 pounds.
I considered it, but it's definitely too heavy for me. Even the 100-400 is probably too heavy (at 3 lbs.)
I want something I can hand-hold all day without killing myself.
Just like the big brother 24-70 II, the new 16-35 f4 IS MTF charts look awesome.
My 16-35 II & 50L are on ebay.
I'll hold off until I see some actual reviews of the 16-35 F4 but I suspect I'll be joining you in putting my 16-35 II on ebay as well... (Especially since I take alot of video with that lens too)
My wedding photographer is 8 hours, 800 edited pictures that I have full rights to have printed as I choose, 2 shooters and a printed book (about 50 photos) for $2000. He has done two different weddings I/my fiancé have been in and he does excellent work. One of them was even cheaper because he was a preferred vendor for the location.
I'm in New England so not exactly a cheap area of the US.
Honestly, that hardly even seems worth it.
That's $2.50 per picture.
Is the "8 hours" total time (event + editing) or just event?
It isn't a per picture price, it is an hourly rate of $250. Deduct the actual costs, a 25 page book for $200 (you can get them for less than half that too) and farmed out RAW editing for $250 (or do it yourself for the time, batch processing is a snap) and you are looking at $193.75 an hour. I am sorry but that is good money.
6-8 hour event.
raw files only, no editing needed.
Shoot for that day and be done with me.
Do clients typically have specific gear requests?
I am always wary of file only shoots, invariably the end result is not what the customer actually wants. However, two shooters $1,500, three shooters $2,100, the third shooter shouldn't cost you more than $200.
Clients don't normally have gear requests, well I have never had one, but getting a feel for what they want and expect, and the venues needs from a lighting point of view, can mean rental makes sense.