There are many ways to skin a cat and wedding shooters all have their preferences when it comes to gear. In this short video, photographer Eric Floberg puts together a compelling list of reasons why you should choose two full-frame bodies and a stack of prime lenses.
Every wedding photographer will tell you that lighting conditions can be pretty terrible over the course of the day, whether it’s the hotel room where the bride is getting ready, the candle-lit church, or the low-key tungsten lights illuminating the wedding reception. As a result, having some fast glass can be very important, especially if you want to avoid having super noisy images as a result of shooting at high ISO levels.
Unlike their zoom counterparts, prime lenses typically offer a much wider maximum aperture and as Floberg observes, the lack of zoom can be a useful nudge to force him to move and be more creative as a result.
Dual-wielding two top-end full-frame DSLRs along with five or six fast L-series primes inevitably comes at a price. I’ll let you head to B&H Photo and do the math.
What’s your preferred setup for weddings? Are zooms a better choice? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.