Course Extra-: This is an additional chapter of “The Complete Guide to Starting a Photography Business.”
As a wedding photographer, one of the things that you will learn as an apprentice or a student in the Photography College is to be able to identify the best camera and lenses that will help you produce pictures with high quality.
No matter the skills you possess as a photographer, if you do not make use of the ideal camera to cover an event, then you should rest assured that you won’t come out with good pictures.
There are loads of factors that determine the most suitable camera to cover a wedding event. That is the reason why it is advisable to first inspect the venue of the wedding event before hand.
As a matter of policy, some churches restrict photographers to the back of the church to avoid unnecessary interference during the wedding ceremony proper. In such situation, you will require a lens that can effectively capture the altar from the position allocated to photographers.
Wedding photography is one aspect of the photography business that covers a large chunk of the various areas of photography.
It covers portrait photography, family photography, children photography and even travel photography based on the request of the groom and the bride.
The best cameras and lenses are the most preferred and the most used cameras when it comes to covering wedding event.
They produce excellent picture quality in their own unique ways. Of course, as a wedding photographer, you should be aware that you would need a minimum of two cameras to cover a wedding event. Now let us look at a few best camera and lenses.
Best Camera and Lenses for Wedding Photography
1. Nikon Cameras and Lenses
Some of the best cameras and lenses are the Nikon and Cannon products. These products are known as the Nikon D7100 and Nikon D610 cameras.
The Nikon D7100 is highly suitable for portrait photography and the Nikon D610 is the perfect camera for covering events like weddings, modelling shoots, amongst others.
When it comes to lenses, Nikon 35mm f/2.0 and Nikon 50mm f/1.8 can work pretty good for portrait photography. Also, the Nikon 85mm f/1.8 lens is suitable for wedding photography.
2. Cannon Cameras and Lenses
For those that love the cannon® brand, then the ideal camera that is suitable for covering wedding events are Cannon EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS – 5D Mark II. Cannon EF 16 – 35 mm f/2.8L II USM standard lens and EF 24 – 70mm f/2.8L USM are highly recommended for wedding photography and outdoor wedding portrait photography.
These cameras are super sharp enough to capture the minute by minute details from afar. These are cameras are great when it comes to producing amazing results if properly handled by a professional photographer.
3. Cannon Advanced Lenses
If you have been in the wedding photography business for many years, then you may want to consider purchasing Cannon advanced lenses.
These lenses are designed for the core wedding photographers who can conveniently handle them with little or no stress.
Any of these Cannon advanced lenses can produce excellent results when used for wedding photography; EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM, EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye, EF 85mm f/1.2l II USM, EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM and EF 135mm f/2.8 with Softfocus.
Sincerely, there is no right and wrong answer when it comes to the best cameras and lenses for wedding photography. Wedding photographers make their choices based on recommendations and also based on their experiences.