Our Gear Loadout

Cameras

Canon 5D Mk3 Bodies x 3.

 

Why 3? Well we often shoot with 2 and the 3rd acts as a backup. It's hugely important that while shooting weddings you have a backup for absolutely everything. Even though the 5D Mk3 is an absolute work horse and has never ever failed to date it is still good to have that backup just in case something should happen.

Lenses

Original EF lenses are canons pro grade lenses. You can tell this by the characteristic red ring around the end of each barrel. These provide higher quality images due to a superior optical glass inside. Each have a lower F stop number than their cheaper counterparts which in simple terms means they can be used in lower light. This is particularly useful in scenarios such as weddings when flashes are not suitable. These lenses are the best canon make and cost on average between £1000-£2000 EACH!!!

Canon EF Prime Lenses. 

 

Prime lenses are just wonderful, they can feel a bit alien to non-photographers because they do not zoom at all. Nope, not one bit! If i need these to zoom in I have to walk closer. Without these moving parts the apertures can open even wider proving invaluable in low light situations. A wonderful side affect of a wide aperture (a low F stop) is an incredibly narrow depth of field, basically meaning that they have the potential to create that creamy out of focus background alot of people love in their photographs. 

EF 35mm F1.4
EF 50mm F1.2
EF 100mm F2.8
EF 135mm F2

Canon EF Zoom Lenses. 

 

Zoom Lenses are fantastic tools to have in your bag. They allow you to zoom closer or pull back from your subject really without moving. The big lens on the right is a fantastic tool for shooting discreetly or at distance, while the lens on the left is brilliant for pulling back into incredicly wide angle which is fantastic to use in churches or even against a beautiful sky.

EF 16-35mm F2.8
EF 24-105mm F4
EF 70-200mm F2.8

Accessories

Speedlite 600EX-RT
Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT

Canon Speedlite

Each of my cameras has a corresponding Canon 600EX remote speedlite. These are mainly used ontop of the camera while shooting indoors, but on occasion we like to fit the Speedlite Transmitter and fire the flashes from different directions to apply directional light or starburst effects. Its great to have the flexibility of this equipment in our bag.