A&P So I figured 24 GIGs of memory cards would be good...

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  1. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    to do a decent wedding shoot... but the D300 in RAW format fits a whopping 394 pictures per 8 GIGs. :hsugh:

    Time to save up for more GIGs. :run:
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    and people were asking me why I was buying so much memory. :hsugh:
     
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    Quality>Quantity
     
  5. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Thats not what I'm saying... I just thought that since the D80 with a 4 GIG card holds about the same, I'd get more w/ the 8 GIG from the D300. Guess not. :rofl:
     
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    I add a memory card per wedding I shoot now. Been too close before :o


    But they're all going to be extreme IV from now on, as I do onsite slideshows and they download twice as fast with a fw800 reader
     
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    more megapixelz yo
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    The wedding I'm doing tomorrow is for practice/favor for my wife's uncle. The reception is huge and if anyone knows anything about asian weddings, there's going to be TONS of pics wanted. Might just shoot jpeg fine and not do as much editing.

    Our wedding, which wasn't even fully asian was shot w/ a D1x and the photog took 12 GIGS of pictures, to the tune of 6,000+ pics. Out of those, we got 3,900 good ones.

    I guess thats one thing you can't have enough of.
     
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    I usually have 1500-2000 RAW images per :hs:
     
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    how long does it take you to go through all of those pics? how do you narrow down to the "good" ones? what percentage of the total pics are decent enough to even consider keeping (in focus, well composed, etc.)?
     
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    1-3 hours
    lightroom, for large shoots I'll rate them
    last wedding was:
    1995 shots
    884 were put on the DVD for them
    320 were uploaded for purchase/viewing
    ~80 for a slideshow
    ~110 for the album
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    he was finger happy. he had his camera on rapid fire and was taking 3 pics of the same exact thing. At the time of my wedding, I didn't know as much as I do now, but I wouldn't put it past him to have been bracketing. :dunno:
     
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    more like spray and pray

    you can easily tell who came from a film background, back then 300 shots would have been a lot
     
  14. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    considering in 2006 he was using a Camera that was over 5 years old, he clearly wasn't keeping up w/ the times. He did use a Sigma 15mm fisheye that I like the effects of... looking forward to get my own soon.

    wish I was more into it then like I am now... I would've been able to ask more questions and have a little more input. :dunno:
     
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    asshole dont eat yellow snow! OT Supporter

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    Whats the best lens for weddings?
     
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    24-70mm f/2.8L USM or 70-200 2.8 IS
     
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    the one thats on your camera

    I couldn't live without my 70-20 2.8 IS, its really all I use + 16-35 2.8. 28-75, 135 or any others are rarely used personally, and a few macro shots
     
  18. asshole

    asshole dont eat yellow snow! OT Supporter

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    damm its a grand! :(

    all i have right now is a 28-135 stock kit lens and i just got a 17-40L so that will be good i think for now :big grin:

    Maybe i could do a few weddings and make enough cash to get a few lenses.
     
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    No buddy, you gonna need minimum both of them for a wedding. MINIMUM.

    + 16-35, fisheye, macro, some primes such as 50 1.2 or 85 1.2.
     
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  21. mojito

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    :hsugh: not really

    having the proper tools is one thing, having a list of items for shits and giggles is another.

    knowing when and how to use them is way more important then actually having them, which means if you can't answer these fundamental questions you shouldn't even be thinking about shooting an event.
     
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    He said best LENS, not plural.

    buddy.
     
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    sooo fucking true. i don't think Mr. 24 gigs of memory would like to use a medium format camera and only be able to take 16 pictures...or even worse..a 4x5 cam with TWO pictures. since i've started using MF alot i rarely spray and pray with my digital cause i can get it right the first time, instead of taking 3,700 pictures:nono:
     

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