BEST Budget DSLR Camera Kit for Shooting Professionally (Weddings, Portraits) – NIKON

by admin May 9, 2016 at 3:57 pm

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  1. hi Artoftheimage i have been following ur vids and damn they are pretty helpful i must say since i am a newbie to photography but i have been shooting wedding with my 5100 and a sigma 17/50 2.8 and a 50mm 1.8 g. for the last 3 years and had ordered a d610 but i am confused with the lens i am not gonna use the kit lens since i ordered only the body i thought of buying the tamron 28/85 f 2.8 with out VC. i just wanted to know how much will the VC help in photography since i am tight on budget and cant afford the VC version for now thanks.

  2. this is really subjective. you could shoot a wedding with two D90s or two 3100s. Why not? Ten years ago photographers were using cameras inferior to today's cameras. What has changed in terms of the final image in ten years? APSC or full frame? Most people can't tell the difference in the final image. Not even pros. Low light? Well you need a flash anyway just put it off camera somehow. I agree with two bodies. You could get a Sigma 17-50 2.8 which is sharp and second hand maybe only 300 dollars. Get an 85 prime. The old D version of the 85 is excellent. Then one other telephoto lens. But you want to know something interesting? There is this guy in Seattle. One of the highest paid wedding photographers. He shoots Medium format film. Only two lenses. Even factoring in processing costs that kit could be half the price of what you mention here. And what do you get in the end? Not another guy with a dslr but something special. What couple doesn't want something special? The gear is secondary to the skill and talent.

  3. Completely disagree. Budget DSLR kit and pro wedding should not be used in the same sentence. The bodies I have no issue with, but your lens choice is awful. Good luck shooting that 18-140 at the long end at f5.6 in a church with low light. Those memory cards are rubbish as well. Surely you would want to use the dual SD slots on the D7000 for back up, so you'd need 4 cards minimum as well. If you want to get into weddings professionally, be prepared to invest. If you buy cheap, you end up buying twice. Plus it's somewhat embarrassing when the wedding guests turn up with better gear than you!!

  4. I wouldn't get the 18-140mmI would recommend 35mm 1.8G on one and 85mm 1.8G on the otherFor very wide shots I would get the cheap 18-55mm VRAlso very important not to forget a flash.Frankly to shoot wedding I personally would never use a DX camera as my main camera, minimum I would get the D610 and constant f2.8 zoom lenses but that's me.

  5. +ArtoftheImage nice review, totally agree. Loved the D lenses on my d7000. I have the 18-35 3.5-4.5d, 24-120 3.5-5.6 d and the 80-200 ed f2.8d afs on my d750. Spent $1000 total for the 3 lenses. All lenses are very sharp.

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