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Wedding Photo Kits for Nikon and Canon | What’s In Your Bag?

By Justin Heyes on April 20th 2018

Not too long ago, the two main options when it came to professional photography were Canon or Nikon, but in today’s environment photographers have a host of other options to choose from including Fuji, Sony, and even Olympus. That said, while there are many other options when it comes to selecting a system, Canon and Nikon remain prevalent for wedding photography.

As a wedding photographer, a few of the main reasons I chose Nikon for the base of my system was: the rugged nature of their cameras, the third-party support and the access to Nikon’s excellent line of lenses; the latter I feel is the argument for choosing any system. Over the last year, I have forgone all of my Nikkor glass for the offerings of Tamron, my D750 still remains the workhorse of my kit.

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Nikon Wedding Kit

In a Mango Street-like fashion Phil and Sara of PS Photo Stuff quickly go over their equipment they why they chose to invest in a Canon-based system in their latest video. The duo also shares a few other things you may want to bring when shooting a 10+ hour wedding.

Canon Wedding Kit

Though some of the suggestions the duo share can be a bit facetious, it does point fun of some of the traditions that have become prevalent in some circles in an entertaining way.

About

Justin Heyes wants to live in a world where we have near misses and absolute hits; great love and small disasters. Starting his career as a gaffer, he has done work for QVC and The Rachel Ray Show, but quickly fell in love with photography. When he’s not building arcade machines, you can find him at local flea markets or attending car shows.

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Q&A Discussions

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  1. Lotus Buccola

    Nikon D800e is still my work horse.  But like like you I’ve really been trading all of my Nikkor glass in for Tamron.  My current bag. 
     
    10.5 fisheye  Nikkor
    35mm Nikkor
    50 1.4 Nikkor 
    70-200 Tamron G2 
    SP 90 Tamron 

    And trading in now for the Tamron 15-30 and 24-70 G2. 

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  2. P.J. Oswald

    Like you Justin, I’m using Nikon for my wedding loadout plus one killer Tamron lens in there for good measure…

    2x D750s

    24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S Nikkor 

    70-200 F2.8G ED VRII Nikkor

    35mm f/1.4G Nikkor 

    105mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR Micro-Nikkor 

    15-30mm f/2.8 Tamron DI VC USD

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  3. Christopher Sztybel

    Formerly I had Canons in my bag, but haven’t looked back since moving to Sony. The Canon/Nikon days are over.

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    • Justin Heyes

      I used to use Sony before the had fleshed out the line of lenses. Part of me wants to make the switch back

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