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What camera to use for a wedding

People are always asking me what equipment I use at a wedding, so here goes:

Cameras and Lenses Each camera is ready to go. Since we do not need to change lenses, we can do many techniques and effects very quickly. My wife and I each typically have 2-3 cameras going, or at least have a 2nd or 3rd camera nearby at all times. Each camera and lens has a different look and feel. This allows us to offer more variety in a shorter amount of time. Plus we have multiple back up cameras if things go wrong.

  • Nikon D7000 with 17-70 macro VR lens. A fast user friendly camera with a nice zoom lens with good close-up macro abilites.
  • Nikon D7000 with 18-200 VR lens. A fast user friendly camera with a nice telephoto zoom lens.
  • Pentax K-5 with 100 mm macro lens. Awesome portrait camera with a great macro close-up lens.
  • Pentax K-5 with 77 mm lens. Awesome camera with a great lens that really shines in low light.
  • Nikon D7000 with 10.5 mm fisheye lens. A fun lens for super wide angle.
  • Nikon D70 with 17-50 macro lens. This cameras has been modified to take black and white infrared images.
  • Canon G12. This camera has been modified to take color infrared images. This is a point and shoot camera so it fits in my pocket!


  • Nikon SB-800 with Gary Fong diffuser.
  • Nikon SB-700 with Gary Fong diffuser.
  • Nikon SB-700


    Pentax 135mm lens

  • Tamrac and Quantaray cameras bags. All of our equipment fits in these 2 bags, except for the tripod and monopod.
  • Bogen carbon fiber tripod
  • Bogen monopod
  • 15 camera batteries
  • 48 AA rechargeable batteries
  • 8 SD media cards
  • 20 CF media cards
  • Remote cords for the D7000
  • Rain jacket for cameras.


Swiss Army knife, Leatherman multi-tool, plastic bags for rainy days, flashlight, extra keys, tiny tripod, lens cleaner and tissue, instruction manuals, business cards, umbrella.