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Full Frame and Crop Body shooting the same event
« on: September 21, 2013, 03:54:29 AM »
Hello

Im just getting into event photography such as weddings, birthday parties etc... I currently own

Canon 7D
Canon 5D Mark III
Tokina 11-16mm (Works at 16mm on FF)
Canon 50mm 1.4
Canon 24-70mm 2.8L II
Canon 70-200mm 2.8L IS II

Im also looking to purchase the Canon 100mm 2.8L Macro (for ring, cake type shots) What I'm interested in knowing is how can incorporate both camera bodies with those lenses and still be functional and not have to change lens back and forth? I was thinking of just keeping the 70-200mm on the 5D and using the 24-70mm on the 7D. But that leaves me with the issue of overlapping focal lengths and also wont have anything at the wider focal length for group shot.

Anyones familiar with event shooting that can help me figure this out would be great.


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Re: Full Frame and Crop Body shooting the same event
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2013, 04:19:47 AM »
Do the opposite...... the standard zoom on the full frame and the tele zoom on the crop. You will miss the FOV between 70mm to 110mm (approx), but do you think you absolutely need that? Now you have pretty wide wide angle for groupshots, and pretty long range tele for all the distance shots (the actual ceremony etc). Of course what you will miss is some quality bokeh on the tele shots. But with all the fine lenses that you have you will be changing lenses quite a few times, so that is a given.

The other suggestion that you will probably get  pretty soon is get another full frame body - use two full frames for the weddings because that is the way to go.
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Re: Full Frame and Crop Body shooting the same event
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2013, 05:12:06 AM »
Hello

Im just getting into event photography such as weddings, birthday parties etc... I currently own

Canon 7D
Canon 5D Mark III
Tokina 11-16mm (Works at 16mm on FF)
Canon 50mm 1.4
Canon 24-70mm 2.8L II
Canon 70-200mm 2.8L IS II

Im also looking to purchase the Canon 100mm 2.8L Macro (for ring, cake type shots) What I'm interested in knowing is how can incorporate both camera bodies with those lenses and still be functional and not have to change lens back and forth? I was thinking of just keeping the 70-200mm on the 5D and using the 24-70mm on the 7D. But that leaves me with the issue of overlapping focal lengths and also wont have anything at the wider focal length for group shot.

Anyones familiar with event shooting that can help me figure this out would be great.

I say you pass on buying the 100 macro because you can shoot close up shots of cakes and rings just fine with the lenses you have. 

take the $550 from not buying the macro, sell your 7D, and use the money to get a second full frame body like a used 5d2 or better yet 5d3.  Two 5d3's with those lenses you have arms you with a very versatile and powerful toolbox, you'll have 24-200 covered with two bodies that can both shoot up to 3200 ISO, and you'll never need to change lenses.

Also, if you shoot a wedding and something happens to your 5d3 to make it not work, you would want a good back up camera anyway.  A 7D is not a good back up for high ISO situations like a reception, indoor service...etc.
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Re: Full Frame and Crop Body shooting the same event
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2013, 05:18:27 AM »
Thanks Rakamrak

Initially thats what i was thinking. Im trying to use the events to fund the second FF body. I figured the old trusty 7D can help me get by instead of going at it with just the 5D alone.

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Re: Full Frame and Crop Body shooting the same event
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2013, 05:23:55 AM »
Thanks Northstar

What do you think of getting a 6D(new) instead of another 5DIII or 5DII(used).

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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2013, 05:31:49 AM »
Thanks Northstar

What do you think of getting a 6D(new) instead of another 5DIII or 5DII(used).

@Monte Graham: This is an excellent question, you will get it answered here:
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=12847.msg230204#msg230204

Dustin Abbott does weddings using two 6Ds. Hope this helps.
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Re: Full Frame and Crop Body shooting the same event
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2013, 06:12:24 AM »
Hello

Im just getting into event photography such as weddings, birthday parties etc... I currently own

Canon 7D
Canon 5D Mark III
Tokina 11-16mm (Works at 16mm on FF)
Canon 50mm 1.4
Canon 24-70mm 2.8L II
Canon 70-200mm 2.8L IS II

Im also looking to purchase the Canon 100mm 2.8L Macro (for ring, cake type shots) What I'm interested in knowing is how can incorporate both camera bodies with those lenses and still be functional and not have to change lens back and forth? I was thinking of just keeping the 70-200mm on the 5D and using the 24-70mm on the 7D. But that leaves me with the issue of overlapping focal lengths and also wont have anything at the wider focal length for group shot.

Anyones familiar with event shooting that can help me figure this out would be great.

I do this all the time; combinations used:

70-200 f/2.8IS II on the 7D; 24-105 f/4 L zoom or 14/20/35/50mm prime on the 5D2.

Low-light and heavy use of long focal lengths, or when portraiture is important:
70-200 f/2.8IS II on the 5D2, Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 on the 7D.
Recent example of this combination in action:
http://www.mrsfotografie.nl/reportage/stiefkiekn-2013/

Motorsports: 70-200 f/2.8IS II (and optional 1.4TC), or 100-400  on the 7D; 24-105 on the 5D2 or I'll bring my Sony NEX instead for the general pix.


So for maximum flexibility with your current camera bodies I suggest you get an f/2,8 APS-C 'normal' zoom for your 7d ;)

On the other hand, if you want to use a combination of your 24-70 and 70-200, then get an extra full frame body (6D) to handle the wide end.

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Re: Full Frame and Crop Body shooting the same event
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2013, 06:12:24 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2013, 06:35:44 AM »
Thanks Northstar

What do you think of getting a 6D(new) instead of another 5DIII or 5DII(used).

6d - That's a good idea too....great solution.   I'm sure some people shoot weddings with a 7d, but I would think if you were serious about being a great wedding photographer, then two full frame bodies is the way to go.

I had a similar dilema a year ago about my sports photography, so I bought a 1dx and couldn't be happier...my photos are better because of the capabilities of the 1dx.

 You will have more "keepers" and better IQ by replacing the 7d with a 6d when shooting indoor photography like a wedding....no question about it.



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Re: Full Frame and Crop Body shooting the same event
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2013, 06:37:01 AM »
Pairings that I use for (infrequent) weddings & events:

5D3: 17-35 f/2.8, 7D: 24-70 f/2.8
7D: 17-50 f/2.8 Tamron ( or 17-35 f/2.8 ), 5D3: 70-200 f/2.8

For sports, especially motorsports:
5D3: 70-200 f/2.8, 7D: 100-400
5D3: 100-400, 7D: 300 f/2.8 with 2X TC
5D3: 24-70 (For pit photos), 7D: 100-400

If I did a lot of weddings and events, I'd buy another 5D3. My previous pairing was a 5D and 40D. Unlike the 5D, the 5D3 makes an excellent sports camera.
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Re: Full Frame and Crop Body shooting the same event
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2013, 06:38:49 AM »
@mrsfotografie You have some wonderful photos. Im thinking im just gonna upgrade to another FF camera. Im just stuck between running 2 5DMKIII or the 5D+6D combo.. @northstar I dont think i want to give up my reach and FPS with my 7D for sports and wildlife so ill be keeping it. But the choice of second FF for weddings is racking my brain.

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« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2013, 06:51:08 AM »
@mrsfotografie You have some wonderful photos. Im thinking im just gonna upgrade to another FF camera. Im just stuck between running 2 5DMKIII or the 5D+6D combo.. @northstar I dont think i want to give up my reach and FPS with my 7D for sports and wildlife so ill be keeping it. But the choice of second FF for weddings is racking my brain.

There's an advantage to having two identical bodies when you are carrying and using them both.

Buttons/dials/features and menu are the same....less confusing....allows you to react without having to think.

Good luck.
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Re: Full Frame and Crop Body shooting the same event
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2013, 06:56:13 AM »
Thanks @Northstar. I have a question off tangent. Im new to this message board but i was wondering how can i change the camera name under my username to the left of the post. Right now it has me with PowerShot G15 and i dont own that camera.

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« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2013, 07:02:21 AM »
Thanks @Northstar. I have a question off tangent. Im new to this message board but i was wondering how can i change the camera name under my username to the left of the post. Right now it has me with PowerShot G15 and i dont own that camera.

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It's based on the number of posts you have...when you get to 50 or 100 it will change to a better camera...I think it upgrades about every 100 or 200 posts...I finally got to a 5d3 recently, and I think it changes to a 1dx at 1000 posts.

You can't change it.
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« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2013, 07:06:55 AM »
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« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2013, 07:08:37 AM »
Pairings that I use for (infrequent) weddings & events:

5D3: 17-35 f/2.8, 7D: 24-70 f/2.8
7D: 17-50 f/2.8 Tamron ( or 17-35 f/2.8 ), 5D3: 70-200 f/2.8

For sports, especially motorsports:
5D3: 70-200 f/2.8, 7D: 100-400
5D3: 100-400, 7D: 300 f/2.8 with 2X TC
5D3: 24-70 (For pit photos), 7D: 100-400

If I did a lot of weddings and events, I'd buy another 5D3. My previous pairing was a 5D and 40D. Unlike the 5D, the 5D3 makes an excellent sports camera.

Bob, you're right, the 5d3 is a great sports camera....especially when paired with the 70-200 as you've described.   I noticed you wrote 7d with 300 mm and 2x TC....how's the IQ with that combo at 960mm ff equiv.?
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