Im just getting into event photography such as weddings, birthday parties etc... I currently own
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.
« Last Edit: September 21, 2013, 06:18:08 AM by mrsfotografie »
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