Today we’re going to a wedding downtown and I am trying to figure out what camera and lens combo to bring. Occasionally I get asked to shoot weddings; and no matter what status I am attending as, I always take my camera along.
If I have been asked to shoot, I’ll usually take along my DSLR with a fast zoom or prime, a wide prime and maybe a tele (ie Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 or Nikon 50mm f1.4, Tokina 17mm f3.5 and Nikon 85mm f1.8). If I have been asked to take candids I will mainly use some sort of tele lens or even a super zoom (ooooh sacrilege!).
|Nikon D2X with Nikon 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 and Nikon SB 800 flash|
Today I am just a guest, so I am seriously contemplating taking a Leica. They are an artsy couple, so I think they will appreciate some photography on a more traditional medium. However, I do this with trepidation as every time I have take a film camera to a wedding, something goes wrong....like the time when the film ripped in half in the Hasselblad during the middle of the ceremony. Not nice.
The other thing I worry about is manual focus. AF cameras get spot on focus almost instantly, but it takes a few seconds to get right on a MF lens, which often means the shot has long gone.
|Nikon D700 with Nikon 50mm f1.4 and Nikon SB 800 flash|
This time my plan is to take the Leica M3 with Leica 50mm and 90mm Summicrons, and a Voigtlander wide, probably the 21mm. I might also throw the NEX in as well. So let’s hope all goes well!
|Nikon D90 with Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 and Nikon SB 800 flash|