Originally Posted by Empirefreak
Shooting a wedding for a family member later this month, but still getting paid a good amount and really want to use this chance to build my portfolio. I'm Considering renting gear for it.
An old vivitar flash that takes about 5 seconds to recoup after each flash.
I was thinking about either renting a 580 flash with possibly a ringlight, or do you guys think faster glass like the 35 1.4L would be better? Ceremony is indoors.
The 20d and the 70-200 are gonna be pretty useless becuase it will be dark and you really dont want noise.
I would rent another 5d2, and a longer prime like a 135L or 85L and then throw the 28 on your 5d. It just depends how much you want to spend on rentals, but grabbing a flash too might not be the worst idea in the world either. Ive shot a wedding with zooms before, but if I was doing primes I would want the 35L and the 135L with a 50 or 85 in my pocket. With such large apertures you really wont even need a flash unless you want it for fill, in which case you should try and balance the flash color to the lighting in the room or itwill look kinda funky.