The Top Photography Gear used by Wedding Photographers

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  • shotkit.com http://shotkit.com/wedding-photography-camera-gear/

    Wedding Photography Camera Gear

    After receiving so many submissions to Shotkit from around the world for the wedding photography genre, I feellike Im in a good position to show what is currently the best wedding photography gear, and what is arguably thebest camera for wedding photography.

    Of course, if you have the skill and ability, you can shoot a wedding with whatever camera gear you want.

    This list of wedding photography camera gear is just to show what is the most popular among the professionalwedding photographers on Shotkit.

    These wedding photographers have used a vast array of different gear over the years, and have settled on whatthey consider to be the very best wedding photography camera gear.

    If youre just setting out on becoming a wedding photographer, or wish to expand your gear collection, restassured, every item on this list has been tried and tested by the some of the worlds best wedding photographers.

    Whilst not everyone wants to have the same gear as the majority, there is a certain reassurance in purchasing apopular piece of equipment.

    I hope that this list will help both professionals and enthusiasts who want to purchase new wedding photographycamera gear.

    Click the links to see more impartial owner reviews and to purchase from a site that helps to keep Shotkit runningfor free.

    THE BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR

    1. CAMERAS

    Canon 5d Mark III

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  • Canon 5D Mark III Part of Petar Juricas Wedding Photography Gear

    The Canon 5d Mark III is by far the most popular camera of the wedding photographers featured on Shotkit, andarguably the best camera for wedding photography available right now. This said, Canon wedding photographersworldwide wait with baited breath for the release of the Mark IV, which by all estimations is just around the corner.

    The ageing Canon 5d Mark III is a true all rounder great image quality, high resolution, responsive operation, 6frame per second continuous shooting, excellent build quality, high resolution LCD monitor, excellent 100%viewfinder, full manual video mode and dual SD and CF card slots.

    As an added bonus for fans of multiple exposures, Live View features a handy overlay function (to help align 2 ormore images) which none of the Nikon camera pro dSLR lineup currently have.

    Weaknesses include mixed memory card support which cripples the write speed of the SD card, and a somewhatageing auto-focus system that lags behind cheaper Canon alternatives such as the Canon 6D. The Canon 5d MarkIII also remains expensive, especially when compared to the equivalent Nikon offerings (D810 etc)

    Whether the Canon 5d Mark III is the best camera for wedding photography or not, it is by far and away the mostpopular, representing a great feature set, in a robust, reliable body for Canon shooters.

    Who uses it?

    Ben Sasso, Ross Harvey, Benj Haisch and others.

    CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEWS AND FIND THE BEST PRICE ON THE CANON 5D MKIII AT AMAZON

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    Nikon D750

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  • Nikon D750 Part of Megan Allen s Wedding Photography Gear

    If there was ever a camera release that had wedding photographers jumping ship from Canon, the Nikon D750 isit.

    Nikon wedding photographers had been holding out for a long time for a true replacement to the legendary NikonD700. This arrived in the form of the 24.3 mega pixel Nikon D750, complete with a tilt-screen LCD and a sensorthat knocked dynamic range out of the park.

    Nikon has traditionally had the edge on Canon when it comes to shadow detail, and with the Nikon D750, this wasreally rubbed into the faces of Canon shooters.

    Over 2 years had passed since the release of the most popular camera for wedding photography, the Canon 5DMark III. With the Nikon D750, Nikon cemented its place back at the top of wedding photography that is ofcourse until the inevitable release of the Canon 5D Mark IV.

    Other awesome features include the game-changing tilting LCD monitor and incredible battery life theresseldom a need to change batteries for an entire wedding. The Nikon D750 is also over $500 cheaper than theCanon 5D Mark III.

    Unfortunately, Nikon decided to hamper one of the best wedding photography cameras ever produced by limitingthe maximum shutter speed to 1/4000th, where other pro-level Nikons support 1/8000th. Shooting wide open on asunny day is no longer an option.

    That said, any Nikon shooter entering the world of wedding photography now has an easy choice of the camera topurchase to start their business off on the right foot.

    Who uses it?

    Sam Hurd, Ross Harvey, Gabe McClintock and others.

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  • CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEWS AND FIND THE BEST PRICE ON THE NIKON D750 AT AMAZON

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    Nikon D4/Nikon D4s

    Nikon D4 Part ofDark Rouxs Wedding Photography Gear

    Due to its high price, the Nikon D4 was a surprise entry at the no.3 position of most popular cameras for weddingphotography.

    For working pros, to have an extremely robust camera with such long life expectancy (shutter life-cycle of 400,000 double most pro camera bodies), combined with incredible low ISO performance, first class image quality, everyphysical control you could ever want, uncompressed 1080p video output and machine gun like frame rate, theasking price is completely justifiable.

    Whilst image quality is arguably on par with the latest pro Nikon dSLRs at lower ISOs, features like the faster bufferrate (allowing uninterrupted shooting whilst writing to memory cards), a snappier Live View and great image qualityup to high ISOs are enough to make Nikon D4 owners hold on to their prize possession.

    Despite its weight, many Nikon D4 owners prefer the form and design of this camera to other Nikon pro leveldSLRs. Its undeniably one of the most comfortable cameras to hold, with perfect button placement and a grip thatfeels like it means business.

    The Nikon D4 was superseded by the Nikon D4S, and more recently the Nikon D5 as the flagship Nikon DSLRcamera, but only time will tell whether owners of the D4 and D4s will see the need to upgrade.

    If youre a wedding photographer who needs the very best camera for wedding photography with no compromise,the Nikon single digit series still wears the crown. The ability to fire off unlimited shots at crucial moments, such asthe bride and groom under a confetti shower down the aisle, gives the photographer 100% reassurance that their

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  • camera wont let them down.

    If youre a heavy user of Live View (like Sam Hurd), having the fastest Live View response time is also essential.

    Who uses it?

    Ryan Brenizer, Leah Haydock, Dark Roux and others.

    CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEWS AND FIND THE BEST PRICE ON THE NIKON D4S AT AMAZON

    CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEWS AND FIND THE BEST PRICE ON THE NIKON D4S AT B&H PHOTO

    Nikon Df

    Nikon Df Part of Fer Juaristis Wedding Photography Gear

    A bit of a rogue entry, the retro-styled Nikon Df has polarised opinion amongst wedding photographers since itslaunch in November 2013.

    Featuring the same incredible sensor as the Nikon D4, many photographers have jumped at the chance of havingNikon D4 image quality in a body that is both twice as compact, and twice as affordable.

    As well as excellent image quality, the Nikon Df also features many direct-access external controls, a 100%viewfinder and the ability to mount almost all Nikon F-mount lenses ever made.

    However, it has to be said that Nikon seems to have deliberately hindered the Df in certain key areas, such as onlyproviding one SD card slot, shutter speed limited at 1/4000th, stunted grip size, and a somewhat plasticky bodyespecially considering its price tag.

    The debate amongst wedding photographers about the actual need to shoot simultaneously to 2 memory cardcontinues. The bottom line is, if youre someone who trusts your SD card, youll be happy with the Nikon Df for

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  • your wedding photography work.

    One things for sure the Nikon Df is by far the most stylish dSLRon the market today, and a real joy to use foranyone who has used Nikon film cameras in the past. As a small bonus, your camera is guaranteed to be a goodconversation starter at your next wedding!

    Who uses it?

    Fer Juaristi, Jay Cassario, Nordica and others.

    CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEWS AND FIND THE BEST PRICE ON THE NIKON Df AT AMAZON

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    Fuji X-T1

    Fuji X-T1 Part of James Days Wedding Photography Gear

    The mirrorless Fuji X-T1 deserves a mention despite it falling a long way behind Nikon and Canon for the title ofbest camera for wedding photography.

    Theres still only a small handful of wedding photographers using the Fuji X-T1 as their main camera for weddingphotography, but this number appears to be steadily growing. There are also many wedding photographers whoown the Fuji X-T1, perhaps purchasing with the intention to use it as their main body, but retiring it to backupand/or personal use.

    With stellar image quality and Fujis signature colours straight out of camera, the Fuji X-T1 can stand toe to toe with

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  • any of the full frame cameras mentioned here. That is, however, until the light starts to fall. The APS-C sensor onthe Fuji X-T1 is excellent, but would never be able to compete in low light with far larger full frame sensors.

    Despite the low light hindrance and auto focus/handling thats still behind dSLRs, wedding photographers havebeen tempted by the allure of the compact form, good looks, electronic viewfinder and affordability of the Fuji X-T1.

    Fuji is a company that listens to its users, releasing firmware updates that address particular issues, effectivelyupgrading the camera each year without the need to purchase a new body.

    Whether you choose to use the Fuji X-T1 for wedding photography or not, its unlikely that youll regret yourpurchase of this fun camera with surprisingly fast auto-focus and stellar image quality.

    Who uses it?

    James Day, Finch & Oak, Kevin Mullins and others.

    CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEWS AND FIND THE BEST PRICE ON THE FUJI X-T1 AT AMAZON

    CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEWS AND FIND THE BEST PRICE ON THE FUJI X-T1 AT B&H PHOTO

    2. LENSES

    Canon 50mm f/1.2L

    Canon 50mm f/1.2L Part of Nirav Patels Wedding Photography Gear

    Two words. Incredible bokeh. For those wedding photographers searching for a lens that will obliterate thebackground into a creamy, dreamlike blur, Canons range of f/1.2L lenses is where its at, and the Canon 50mm

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  • f/1.2L is by far the most popular of them all.

    50mm is a classic, versatile focal length, and even shot wide open at f/1.2, this lens has incredible image quality.There simply isnt another lens in the world that can replicate the look of the Canon 50mm f/1.2L.

    Indeed, some diehard Nikon shooters have purchased a Canon body just so they can use the 50mm f/1.2L! (Imlooking at you Ross Harvey)

    At f/1.2L, this lens is less about sharpness and more about that elusive quality that pixel peeping photographersoften ignore an almost ethereal, dreamy, 3 dimensional feel to a photo that cant be replicated. Just make sureyou nail focus, as wide open, this lens is unforgiving.

    Stopped down, the Canon 50mm f/1.2L delivers amazingly sharp, vibrant and contrasty files. However, if its thesharpest images youre looking for, youd probably be better off saving some money and opting for the Canon50mm f/1.8 instead!

    Who uses it?

    Luke Chisholm, Gene Pease, OAPD and others.

    CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEWS AND FIND THE BEST PRICE ON THE CANON 50MM F/1.2L AT AMAZON

    CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEWS AND FIND THE BEST PRICE ON THE CANON 50MM F/1.2L AT B&H PHOTO

    Canon 35mm f/1.4L

    Canon 35mm f/1.4L Part of Luke Chrisholms Wedding Photography Gear

    Despite the release of the Canon 35mm f/1.4L II in 2015, many wedding photographers have kept hold of theoriginal version of this popular lens for several reasons.

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  • Most notably, the first version is lighter, smaller, less plasticky, and much less expensive than the new release. Youcan compare the huge price difference here.

    Canon wedding photographers are spoilt for choice when it comes to lenses, with f/1.4s being ignored for thef/1.2s in the lineup. However, this ageing Canon 35mm f/1.4L is still one of the sharpest 35mm lenses availabletoday, with very little distortion and beautiful bokeh.

    Its also one of the few f/1.4 pro lenses thats available for under a grand. Grab one before the price starts to riseagain!

    If you just have to have the latest and the greates and arent botherd about the increase in price/weight, the Canon35mm f/1.4L II does have slightly better sharpness in the corners, slightly less distortion, and slightly fasterfocusing than the original. Id recommend saving your money and getting the first version though.

    Who uses it?

    Love is a Big Deal, David Pullum, Emin Kuliyev and others.

    CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEWS AND FIND THE BEST PRICE ON THE CANON 35MM F/1.4L AT AMAZON

    CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEWS AND FIND THE BEST PRICE ON THE CANON 35MM F/1.4L AT B&H PHOTO

    Nikon 35mm f/1.4G

    Nikon 35mm f/1.4G Part of Emin Kuliyevs Wedding Photography Gear

    On Nikons side of the fence, the Nikon 35mm f/1,4G remains the most popular lens in their professional primelens line up.

    35mm is such a versatile focal length not too wide, not too narrow, and is suited for portraits, landscapes andeverything in between. Many wedding photographers could easily shoot an entire wedding with just this lens.

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  • The Nikon 35mm f/1.4G is Nikons sharpest 35mm lens ever, and shot at f/1.4 the bokeh is unrivalled. Id alsoargue that this is the best lens for wedding photography, in that it is versatile whilst offering excellent image quality.

    Unfortunately, the Nikon 35mm f/1.4G is also the most expensive Nikon 35mm in production, and much more thanthe Canon equivalent. This doesnt seem to bother most fans of this incredible lens though, especially when youconsider many wedding photographers admit to using this lens for over 95% of the wedding.

    Who uses it?

    Mark Condon, Nordica, Dustin Prickettand others.

    CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEWS AND FIND THE BEST PRICE ON THE NIKON 35MM F/1.4 AT AMAZON

    CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEWS AND FIND THE BEST PRICE ON THE NIKON 35MM F/1.4 AT B&H PHOTO

    Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART

    Sigma 35mm F/1.4 ART Part of Jay Cassarios Wedding Photography Gear

    With mounts available for Nikon, Canon EOS, Sony, Minolta Maxxum and Pentax, it isnt any wonder that thisground-breaking lens from Sigma is one of the most popular lenses for wedding photography on Shotkit.

    It is also one of the first third party lens to be taken seriously by professional wedding photographers.

    The Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART has slightly less distortion than the Canon and Nikon 35mm lenses, and even focusesa bit more accurately at f/1.4 than them too. As for sharpness, its on par with the Canon and Nikon variants.

    Price savings have to be made somewhere though, and in the case of this Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART lens, its theoverall build which is less robust than the Canon and Nikon offerings that offer complete weather-sealing.

    At this price though, many Nikon shooters actually sold their Nikon 35mm f/1,4Gs to replace them with the Sigma

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  • 35mm f/1.4 ART and pocketed the difference without a second though!

    One things for certain the outstanding image quality combined with affordability of the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART iscausing wedding photographers around the world to rethink their brand loyalty.

    If youre intrigued with the versatile 35mm focal length for wedding photography, the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART lenswould be a wise purchasing decision.

    Who uses it?

    Fernando Garcia, Van Middleton, Dallas Kolotylo and others.

    CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEWS AND FIND THE BEST PRICE ON THE SIGMA 35MM F/1.4 ART AT AMAZON

    CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEWS AND FIND THE BEST PRICE ON THE NIKON 35MM F/1.4 AT B&H PHOTO

    Canon 85mm f/1.2L II

    Canon 85mm f/1.2L Part of Jeff Newsoms Wedding Photography Gear

    Surprise surprise, another Canon f/1.2L lens in the list of most popular wedding photographer lenses!

    Since theres no direct competition on the market for lenses of this speed, Canons prime lenses are in a league oftheir own.

    The Canon 85mm f/1.2L is 1/3 of a stop faster than its Nikon equivalent (the excellent Nikon 85mm f/1.4G), andhas an enormous cult following.

    Despite the high cost, heavy weight and painfully slow focusing, wedding photographers the world over have fallenin love with the Canon 85mm f/1.2Ls unique rendition of out of focus areas, tank-like build, tack sharpness andexcellent contrast.

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  • The ability to reduce any background to a gorgeous, creamy haze allows wedding photographers to worry lessabout uninteresting backgrounds and concentrate instead on the subject and the light. Thats why many refer tothe Canon 85mm f/1.2L as magical, for its ability to turn bland into WOW!

    Who uses it?

    Brett Butterstein, Jonetsu, Jeff Newsom and others.

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    Canon 45mm f/2.8 TS-E

    Canon 45mm f/2.8 TS-E Part of Hugh Fortes Wedding Photography Gear

    Tilt Shift lenses have witnessed a surge in popularity in the wedding photography industry in recent years. Theability to throw selective areas out of focus to draw attention and create a dreamlike effect has somewhatanswered the wedding photographers need to differentiate their work from their peers.

    For those who use the Canon 45mm f/2.8 TS-E expertly and for full creative effect, the resulting images can beincredible, and impossible to replicate with any fancy Photoshop plugin.

    That said, tilt-shift lenses are difficult to use, and even more difficult to master, which is why there seems to be a lotof sub-standard tilt-shift wedding photography work out there. Id also argue that the tilt-shift look is moreappealing to other photographers than to brides unless they are photographers themselves!

    Having said this, if youre ready to experiment with tilt-shift portraiture, the Canon 45mm f/2.8 TS-E is the perfectlens to start out. The 45mm focal length is surprisingly versatile, ideal for both portraits and for shifting theperspective in architecture photography (its original use).

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  • Its also a great value tilt-shift lens, at almost $800 cheaper than the Nikon equivalent! Considering thecomplicated mechanics necessary to get a lens with such delicate moving elements to remain razor sharp, and theimpressively robust build quality, the Canon 45mm f/2.8 TS-E is a great buy in the world of tilting and shifting focus.

    Who uses it?

    Max Wanger, Miki, Ed Peers and others

    CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEWS AND FIND THE BEST PRICE ON THE CANON 45MM F/2.8 TS-E ATAMAZON

    CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEWS AND FIND THE BEST PRICE ON THE CANON 45MM F/2.8 TS-E AT B&HPHOTO

    Nikon 24mm f/1.4G

    Nikon 24mm f/1.4L Part of Sam Hurd s Wedding Photography Gear

    The incredible Nikon 24mm f/1.4G has stellar performance at all apertures, and wide open at f/1.4, delivers asharpness that is unrivalled by any other current Nikon f/1.4 lens. It is arguably the best wide angle f/1.4 lens in theworld.

    For fans of the Nikon 24mm f/1.4G, this lens is arguably the best lens for wedding photography, capturing thevastness of landscapes in environmental portraiture. As a wide-angle lens used up close to the subject (like on thedance floor during a wedding reception), the Nikon 24mm f/1.4G also has the unique ability to pull the viewer intothe scene, whilst throwing the background out of focus.

    Being wide angle, it is forgiving when hand held at slow shutter speeds, meaning you can shoot the Nikon 24mmf/1.4G at one-stop slower for similar sharpness as youd get from the Nikon 50mm f/1.4, for example.

    The Nikon 24mm f/1.4G is bright, sharp and contrasty at every aperture edge to edge, with minimum distortionand coma.

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  • For wedding photographers who like to get up close to the action, or who want to achieve a wide angle and subjectseparation even in low light, the Nikon 24mm f/1.4G is the perfect lens.

    (For a more affordable option that is quickly gaining popularity, check out this Sigma 24mm f/1.4 review.)

    Who uses it?

    Douglas Polle, Bruno Rosa, Todd McGaw and others.

    CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEWS AND FIND THE BEST PRICE ON THE NIKON 24MM F/1.4G AT AMAZON

    CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEWS AND FIND THE BEST PRICE ON THE NIKON 24MM F/1.4G AT B&H PHOTO

    Nikon 85mm f/1.4G

    Nikon 85mm f/1.4G Part of Bruno Rosas Wedding Photography Gear

    While Canons lenses have the ability to oliterate the background with the razor fine depth of field of their f/1.2 lensofferings, Nikon have lenses that are able to emulate a look that is close to 3D. The Nikon 85mm f/1,4G is one ofthese incredible lenses.

    According to Ken Rockwell, The Nikon 85mm f/1.4 AF-S G is simply astonishing. It is the first lens I have everused in over 40 years of photography that excels at both the scientific aspects and the artistic aspects of defocus,all at the same time.

    Well, Kens not a wedding photographer but I dare say he does know a thing or two about lenses!

    Images shot at f/1.4 with the Nikon 85mm f/1,4G make the subject pop out of the screen whilst the backgroundmelts away into creamy smooth bokeh.

    If youre a fan of placing elements in the foreground to create layers, youll find yourself having to stop down since

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  • foreground elements are all but obliterated at f/1.4 at this focal length!

    85mm is a flattering focal length for wedding portraits, and the large aperture of the Nikon 85mm f/1,4G makes itideal for shooting the ceremony and reception speeches from the sidelines. A must have for Nikon weddingphotographers, and commonly used on a second body combined with the Nikon 35mm f/1.4G.

    Who uses it?

    Stefan Hellberg, Doug Levy, Roberto Panciatici and others.

    CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEWS AND FIND THE BEST PRICE ON THE NIKON 85MM F/1.4G AT AMAZON

    CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEWS AND FIND THE BEST PRICE ON THE NIKON 85MM F/1.4G AT B&H PHOTO

    Canon 135mm f/2L

    Canon 135mm f/1.2L Part of Ed Peerss Wedding Photography Gear

    For many Canon prime lens shooters, the Canon 135mm f/2L has gained an almost legendary status.

    Whilst not being the most versatile of focal lengths for wedding photographers, for those times where you can backup for a portrait, or need to stand back and out of the way in the church for example, the Canon 135mm f/2L is isan unrivalled lens.

    Nikon simply doesnt offer lenses like this (the Nikon 135mm f/2 DC is an outstanding lens, but doesnt come closeto Canons 135), which is why so many wedding photographers opt for Canon.

    The Canon 135mm f/2L has a reputation for its insane sharpness, possibly the sharpest L lens in the Canon lineup.15/34

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  • The build quality is top notch, the focus speed is fast, the bokeh is creamy and gorgeous, and surprisingly for an Lseries lens, the Canon 135mm f/2L is small, light and actually quite affordable too.

    If you need a long lens for wedding photography and dont want to weigh yourself down with a heavy zoom lens,the Canon 135mm f/2L represents a wide purchasing decision excellent image quality in a compact unit, at areasonable price.

    No wonder the Canon 135mm f/2L is up there so frequently as best lens for wedding photography.

    Who uses it?

    Joseph K. Sarkodie, Veli Yanto, York Place Studios and others.

    CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEWS AND FIND THE BEST PRICE ON THE CANON 135 F/2L AT AMAZON

    CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEWS AND FIND THE BEST PRICE ON THE CANON 135MM F/2L AT B&H PHOTO

    Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II

    Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 Part of Geoff Duncans Wedding Photography Gear

    Whether using the first (2002) or the second (2012) version, all wedding photographers agree the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L is a workhorse of a lens that never fails to deliver.

    Built like a tank with fast ultra-sonic motor powered autofocus, the optics in the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L are almostflawless.

    The Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L produces tack sharp images with very little distortion, and the bokeh at f/2.8 especiallywhen shot at 70mm is beautifully rendered.

    The Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L does struggle a little with softer focus when used for close-up photography, but aside

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  • from this, the price and the sheer weight of the lens, there really isnt much else to complain about.

    The Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L remains a popular choice for both prime lens and zoom lens wedding photographers,allowing them to take advantage of a very useful range of focal lengths in a single lens. 24mm is ideal for a wide-angled interior shot of the church, then one twist of the lens and 70mm can deliver a flattering portrait of the bridewalking up the aisle.

    Recently on Shotkit, many (predominantly prime lens shooting) wedding photographers have described usingthe Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L on the dance floor, allowing super fast autofocus at a range of useful focal lengths,ideal for catching fast and crazy dance moves!

    Who uses it?

    Geoff Duncan, Ian weldon, Sun and Life and others.

    CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEWS AND FIND THE BEST PRICE ON THE CANON 24-70MM F/2.8L II ATAMAZON

    CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEWS AND FIND THE BEST PRICE ON THE CANON 24-70MM F/2.8L II AT B&HPHOTO

    Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8

    Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 Part of Leah Haydocks Wedding Photography Gear

    With all the delicious bokeh and super fast speeds available to prime lens shooters, its easy for weddingphotographers to forget about the incredible zooms available to them.

    The Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 is one of the most popular zoom lenses used by wedding photographers on Shotkit.

    Razor sharp all the way from wide angle all the way up to medium tele-photo, the focus speed on the Nikon 24-17/34

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  • 70mm f/2.8 is nothing short of incredible for a lens of this size.

    If youre a Nikon zoom shooting wedding photographer, chances are youll have the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 firmlyattached to one body, able to shoot an entire wedding with this one lens with ease.

    Aside from the distortion at 24mm and the size/weight of the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8, there really isnt anything tocomplain about.

    Even for the prime lens wedding photographers out there, this Nikon zoom is a popular addition to the camera bag,offering a near-perfect variety of focal lengths for weddings in one robust package. Pro level zoom lenses such asthe Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 also hold their value well, meaning purchasing then later selling this lens is often morepopular (and cost-effective) than renting.

    I cant guarantee that youll ever end up selling it though..,

    Who uses it?

    Leah Haydock, Tomer Sabag, Fiona Kelly and others.

    CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEWS AND FIND THE BEST PRICE ON THE NIKON 24-70MM F/2.8G AT AMAZON

    CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEWS AND FIND THE BEST PRICE ON THE NIKON 24-70MM F/2.8G AT B&HPHOTO

    Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS II

    Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 Part of Lisa Rhineharts Wedding Photography Gear

    Look at the photographers at any major sporting event and youll see this legendary black and white lens on everycamera. The reason is simple the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II is the fastest focusing, sharpest zoom lensavailable today.

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  • Wedding photographers love this lens too, for its ability to allow you to hang right back away from the action whilststill capturing tack sharp, contrasty and beautifully rendered images even in low light.

    Canons Image Stabilisation allows you to benefit from the equivalent of an extra 4 stops of light. In practice thismeans that you can hand hold the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II at slower shutter speeds than normally possible perfect for use at dimly lit wedding venues.

    As a portrait lens, the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II gives flattering results all the way through its focal range. If youhave the space, shooting a brides portraits at 200mm will make her look the best she can.

    Although the previous iteration of the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS still turns up in the bags of many weddingphotographers, the second version allows for slightly closer focusing which was reason enough to upgrade formany.

    If youre a wedding photographer who frequently shoots in spacious churches that dont allow close proximity tothe couple, youll need a long zoom lens like the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS in your camera bag.

    Who uses it?

    Alessandro Della Savia, David Oisthoorn, Tyler Wirken and others.

    CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEWS AND FIND THE BEST PRICE ON THE CANON 70-200MM F/2.8L II ATAMAZON

    CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEWS AND FIND THE BEST PRICE ON THE CANON 70-200MM F/2.8L II AT B&HPHOTO

    Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR II

    Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 Part of Ben Yews Wedding Photography Gear

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  • Popular with both the Nikon zoom lens shooting wedding photographers and the prime lens shooters, the Nikon70-200mm f/2.8 VR II is the best pro grade Nikon mid-range zoom money can buy.

    Lenses dont come much tougher than pro-line zooms and the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 is no exception. This is onelens that will last your entire wedding photography career and not skip a beat. Then you can sell it on and lose lessthan 20% of the original outlay on the second hand market.

    The VR combined with an aperture of f/2.8 is ideal for shooting from the back of dimply-lit churches and duringwedding speeches.

    The Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR II is on one body of every Nikon sports shooter, and also appears in many weddingphotographers camera bags on Shotkit. Used at 200mm it makes an incredibly flattering portrait lens for the bridalshots, and if you have room, 70mm makes a distortion-free family group shot too.

    Its when you want to keep your distance from the wedding action that this Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR II reallysings. Feeling lazy near the end of a wedding? Just hang back and take a few long range snaps from the comfortof your set until you have the energy to return to the heat of the action!

    Just remember that a photo taken from range with a zoom has a completely different look to one taken close up.Your viewer is either in the picture, or he isnt.

    Who uses it?

    Shaun Baker, Megan Allen, Imagine Photography and others.

    CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEWS AND FIND THE BEST PRICE ON THE NIKON 70-200MM F/2.8 VR II ATAMAZON

    CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEWS AND FIND THE BEST PRICE ON THE NIKON 70-200MM F/2.8 VR II AT B&HPHOTO

    Nikon 45mm f/2.8 PC-E

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  • Nikon 45mm f/2.8 PC-E- Part of Douglas Polles Wedding Photography Gear

    Nikon wedding photographers who are fans of the dreamy tilt-shift look have chosen the Nikon 45mm f/2.8 PC-Eas their weapon of choice. If youre unsure of what exactly the purpose of a tilt-shift lens is, read this.

    Equally at home as a razor sharp portrait lens (albeit a manual focus one), the Nikon 45mm tilt-shift is built like atank, with a hefty weight and solid feeling controls.

    The out of focus areas blend seamlessly into the focus areas when the lens is tilted or shifted, allowing weddingphotographers to achieve looks that are impossible to recreate with other lenses. Just dont overdo this look, andremember, practice, practice, practice before using this lens at a real wedding!

    Tilt-shifts are tough to get the hang of, but if you can master them, they can separate your work from all the otherwedding photographers out there.

    Unfortunately Canon wins in the pricing of their tilt-shift lens offerings, but if youre a Nikon shooter who wants toexperiment with focus shifting, the Nikon 45mm f/2.8 PC-E remains a great choice.

    Who uses it?

    Kanayo Adibe, Jennifer Moher, Bruno Rosa and others.

    CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEWS AND FIND THE BEST PRICE ON THE NIKON 45MM F/2.8 PC-E ATAMAZON

    CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEWS AND FIND THE BEST PRICE ON THE NIKON 45MM F/2.8 PC-E AT B&HPHOTO

    Nikon 58mm f/1.4G

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  • Nikon 58mm f/1.4G Part of Gabe McClintocks Wedding Photography Gear

    The Nikon 58mm f/1.4G is another lens that has slowly but steadily gained popularity on Shotkit since its releaseover a year ago.

    Make no mistake the Nikon 58mm f/1.4G is an overpriced lens. Its plasticky feel, unremarkable sharpness andunderstated build quality has prevented many wedding photographers from taking the plunge and investing in whatmany have written off as an anomaly in the Nikon lineup.

    However, several top wedding photographers swear by the Nikon 58mm f/1.4G and its incredible ability to render a3D-esque image, with dreamlike bokeh that surpasses even Canons f/1.2 offerings.

    58mm may be an unusual focal distance for many, but the decision makes sense when one considers thepopularity of the lesser-known Nikon 58mm f/1.2 which was released in 1977. Incidentally, this manual focus lenscosts over $3,000 if youre able to find it.

    It seems that with the Nikon 58mm f/1.4G, if you need your final image to be different from your competitors, itslenses with character like this one that will help take you one step closer to achieving the sublime.

    For those who use the Nikon 58mm f/1.4G professionally everyday, no price tag is too high for this mysterious lens.

    If youd like to learn more about its allure for wedding photography, read this wedding photographers review of theNikon 58mm f/1.4G.

    Who uses it?

    Sam Hurd, Gabe McClintock, Dallas Kolotylo and others.

    CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEWS AND FIND THE BEST PRICE ON THE NIKON 58MM F/1.4G AT AMAZON

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  • 3. Lighting

    Canon 600EX-RT

    This big, fast and powerful flash holds a trump card up its sleeve, making it by far the most popular flash forwedding photographers.

    Canon beat its competitors once again, by producing the first camera-maker flash with a built in radio triggersystem. No longer do wedding photographers who wish to take advantage of off camera flash, need to use a 3rdparty wireless trigger its all in the one unit.

    The only catch of course is that youll need two (or more) Canon 600EX-RT s if you want to use the radio trigger tofire the other flash off remotely.

    However, seeing as an wedding photographer worth his salt will usually have more than one flash even its just asa backup, the awesome Canon 600EX-RT s are a no brainer.

    As with most flash units at this price, the Canon 600EX-RT recycles quickly and quietly, allowing continuous flashuse both on and off-camera.

    Who uses it?

    Samuel Luna, Van Middleton, Luke Chisholm and others.

    CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEWS AND FIND THE BEST PRICE ON THE CANON 600EX-RT AT AMAZON

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    Nikon SB-910

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  • Nikon SB-910 Part of Antiweddings Wedding Photography Gear

    Nikon flash users could argue that whilst Canon may have been the first to the post at creating a flash with a builtin radio trigger system, the Nikon flashes always had the Nikon Creative Lighting System namely, the abilityamongst other things to trigger remote flashes using the cameras built in flash.

    The upside, only one flash is necessary; the downside, its infra-red, not radio, which means line-of-sight only. Bethat as it may, the Nikon SB-910 is still the biggest, fastest, brightest and most feature-rich flash that Nikonproduces.

    The super-fast recycle time of 2 seconds even at full power on the Nikon SB-910 is especially useful for weddingphotographers wishing to over-power the sun for some dramatic outdoor portraiture.

    Some wedding photographers who favour reducing the ambient in the dramatic daytime + flash look, use 2 NikonSb-910 units in unison, each set at 1/2 power, allowing the equivalent light intensity of full power, but with a fasterrecycle time.

    The Nikon SB-910 also features a huge zoom range from 17mm to 200mm, making it especially versatile for thezoom lens shooter who needs a narrower beam of light.

    Who uses it?

    Rares Ion, Mariano Sfiligoy, Fiona Kelly and others.

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    Yongnuo YN-622

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  • Yongnuo YN-622 Part of Mike Allebachs Wedding Photography Gear

    The world of flash triggers doesnt need to start and end with Pocket Wizard. For those on a budget, or perhapsthose who dont use off-camera flash enough to justify spending too much, the Yongnuo YN-622 remotes/triggersare a great piece of kit.

    Simple to use, well built and effective even over long range, the Yongnuo YN-622 flash remotes/triggers are in thecamera bags of many top wedding photographers.

    The transceiver features a well-lit LED panel, allowing the photographer to control several flashes at once,adjusting between TTL and manual settings from a distance.

    The Yongnuo YN-622 transceiver also features a a red laser focusing system, similar to those found on flash units.This can come in handy as a focus assist beam in low light even when a flash is not in use, and is indeed apopular option for wedding photographers needing to focus quickly in dimly lit venues which dont allow flash.

    Who uses it?

    shotkit.com/unaiperez/, Stark Photography, Mike Allebach and others.

    CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEWS AND FIND THE BEST PRICE ON THE YONGNUO YN-622 AT AMAZON

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    Lowell GL-1 Power LED

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  • Lowell GL-1 Power LED Part of Two Manns Wedding Photography Gear

    The popularity of the Lowell GL-1 Power LED took some time to develop. Upon its release, naysayers complainedof an overpriced flash light that resembled a power drill!

    This may still be the case, but the fact is, the Lowell GL-1 has become a popular and indispensable part of manytop wedding photographers gear.

    Despite poor battery life and a rather cumbersome, heavy design, the Lowell GL-1 is simple and fast to use, andhas a beautiful quality of light that can be directed with unrivalled accuracy.

    The what-you-see-is-what-you-get nature of constant lighting is slowly but surely winning fans amongst thewedding photography industry, allowing photographers to get the shot far quicker than with flash.

    The Lowell GL-1 is used as a simple portrait light during bridal photos, to bring the subject forward, by allowing thephotographer to underexpose the ambient light. It is also used during wedding receptions, with the GL-1 attachedto a light stand or tripod, shining warm light on speech makers.

    The Lowell GL-1 is also a popular way to light the first dance due to its point-and-shoot functionality.

    My advice is to invest a little extra in the lens shade (to prevent light spill), spare battery and carrying case, sinceits not likely that the Lowell GL-1 will fit in your camera bag very easily.

    If you intend to use the Lowell GL-1while travelling, Id also recommend the rapid charger.

    Who uses it?

    Theilen Photography, Leah Haydock and others.

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  • Yongnuo YN-160 Video Light

    Yongnuo YN-160 Part of Kanayo Adibe s Wedding Photography Gear

    Not everything to do with wedding photography camera gear has to be expensive! With cut-price Asian brandssuch as Yongnuo producing reasonable quality products for a fraction of the cost of the big name brands, manywedding photographers find the temptation hard to resist.

    Used often by wedding photographers to light rings, bouquets and other small details, others prefer to use videolights for after-dark light painting.

    The Yongnuo YN-160 is an affordable introduction to the world of portable video lighting for photography. Featuringthe ability to fix the light on top of your camera (not recommended), onto your light stand (better), or simply handheld (best), this lightweight and simple constant LED light will be your first choice when you need to light somethingquickly.

    One thing to bear in mind is that these small, battery powered constant light sources give out a lot less lightintensity than flashes. However, as long as youre not trying to over power daylight, you should find them a veryuseful and affordable addition to your camera bag.

    This Yongnuo YN-160 allows you to control the intensity of the light but not much more. Id recommend the newerYongnuo YN-300 which allows you to control colour temperature too.

    Who uses it?

    Kanayo Adibe, Mark Condon

    CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEWS AND FIND THE BEST PRICE ON THE YONGNUO YN-160 AT AMAZON

    Westcott Ice Light

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  • Westcott Ice Light Part of Kelsey Goodwins Wedding Photography Gear

    Whilst by no means an essential piece of wedding photography gear, the Westcott Ice Light does have its fairshare of loyal fans.

    Providing soft, wrap-around light similar to window-light, the Westcott Ice Light is a popular way to give the bridesome flattering illumination during bridal portraits. It can also be used to light details such as rings, although unlessyou invest in the barn doors, you should expect a fair bit of light spill.

    If you like the idea of carrying a light saber of instant window-light in your camera bag, Id recommend opting forthe latest incarnation, the Westcott Ice Light 2, which increases output by 50% and adds other features such asbluetooth and removeable battery.

    The beauty of the design of the Westcott Ice Light is that an assistant is not always necessary its easy to gripand move the wand of light with one hand, whilst shooting with the other. Its not ideal by any means, but definitelyan option for those who prefer to work alone.

    Who uses it?

    Adam Johnson, Rahul Khona, Megan Allen and more.

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    4. Bags & Straps

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  • Think Tank Airport Take Off

    Think Tank Airport Takeoff Part of Joe Hendricks Wedding Photography Gear

    Whilst almost all of the Think Tank range of rolling camera bags have legions of wedding photographer fans, theThink Tank Airport Takeoff stands out as being one of the most popular bags for wedding photography.

    This versatile and hard-wearing rolling camera bag allows wedding photographers to carry all their gear in a carry-on sized case. Whether the weight allowance of your airline will allow it in the overhead compartments is anotherstory, but size-wise, the dimensions of the Think Tank Aiport Takeoff allow it to be used as carry on for all the mainairlines.

    The Think Tank Airport Takeoff conceals a secret feature that blows every other rolling camera bag out the water backpack straps. These allow this rolling camera bag to be carried comfortably on your back, invaluable forlocations which are unsuitable for small wheels (grass, gravel etc.)

    When not in use, the backpack straps tuck away neatly in the rear of the Airport Takeoff. Great idea, perfectlyexecuted. No wonder the Think Tank Airport Takeoff is often considered the best camera bag for weddingphotography.

    Who uses it?

    Joe Hendricks, Geoff Duncan,shotkit.com/alessandrodellasavia/ and others.

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  • Think Tank Retrospective

    Think Tank Retrospective Part of Unai Perezs Wedding Photography Gear

    Im probably a little biased since I own this bag and have loved using it for the past 3 years (my review of the ThinkTank Restrospective 30), but I truly believe its the best in its class, and the best camera bag for a weddingphotographer.

    You can carry 2 pro dslr bodies with their lenses attached, and a few other small lenses, plus a couple of flashesand more in this spacious shoulder bag.

    The build quality is excellent as youd expect from a Think Tank product, and everything on the bag is functionaland very well thought out.

    My favourite features on the Think Tank Retrospective 30 are the big, strong and comfortable shoulder strap andthe stealth styling, with virtually no branding whatsoever. The velcro silencers also come in handy during churchservices, allowing you to open and close the bag with minimal noise,

    Who uses it?

    Gold Hat Photography, Stark Photography, Adam Johnson and more.

    CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEWS AND FIND THE BEST PRICE ON THE THINK TANK RETROSPECTIVE 30AT AMAZON

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    Holdfast Money Maker

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  • Holdfast Money Maker Part of Neville Blacks Wedding Photography Gear

    The Holdfast Money Maker is a great looking, durable and well balanced dual-camera carrying strap that just getsbetter and better looking with age.

    Its by far the most popular way for wedding photographers to carry 2 cameras at the same time, and arguably thebest strap for wedding photography.

    Made with high quality materials and built to last in the USA, the Holdfast Money Maker can be seen on theshoulders of many of the worlds best wedding photographer, and for good reason not only does it look great, butits highly functional as well.

    Check out my review of the Holdfast Money Maker, where I go into more detail about why this strap has been oneof the best gear purchases Ive ever made for wedding photography.

    For wedding photographers who want to look good carrying two bodies at the same time and dont want to end theday with too many aches and pains, look not further than the Holdfast Money Maker. Youre guaranteed to get atleast one compliment at every wedding you use this thing!

    Who uses it?

    Ben Yew, Ben Sasso, Fer Juaristi and others.

    CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEWS AND FIND THE BEST PRICE ON THE HOLDFAST MONEY MAKER ATAMAZON

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  • 5. Computers/Software

    Macbook

    Macbook Part of Oli Sansoms Wedding Photography Gear

    It should come as no surprise that Mac is the most popular computing platform for wedding photographers. Theaesthetically pleasing design, robustness and the it just works ethos of Mac computing seems to suit our tastesperfectly.

    Be it the lightweight Macbook Air, the formidable Macbook Pro or even the newer Macbook Retina, the majority ofwedding photographers featured on Shotkit have one form of Macbook or another.

    In the Macbook Air line up, the 11 version is most popular. It seems that if a wedding photographer wants alightweight computer, they may as well get the most lightweight version.

    With the Macbook Pro, the mid-sized 15 version seems to give the most bang-for-the-buck. Whilst arguably quiteover-priced when compared to similar PC offerings, 15 allows for higher spec than the 13 version, whilst givingadequate screen real-estate.

    Owners of the Macbook Pro tend to offset the cost by using it as their main computer, often pairing it with anexternal monitor such as the (somewhat ageing) Apple Thunderbolt 27 monitor.

    Wedding photographers seem to have a love/hate relationship with the Macbook Retina. Some have labeled itunder-powered and over-priced, whilst others (notably Sam Hurd) swear by it, and conduct the majority of theirwedding photography editing/delivery using it.

    As for internal spec, it makes sense to upgrade to the most RAM possible, and save some money on a mid-sizedsolid state drive (SSD), off-loading large files to an external drive when not in use.

    Other popular Mac computing platforms include the iMac 27, with wedding photographers in mixed opinions over

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  • the benefit of upgrading to the more expensive iMac 27 Retina. Whilst the display is no doubt mind-blowing, somefunctionality is actually slower due to the constraints at rendering in such high resolution.

    Very few wedding photographers seem to have invested in the Mac Pro, which doesnt seem to provide anyadvantage for photo editing over more affordable iMac options.

    Who uses it?

    Franck Boutonnet, Dustin Prickett, Jeff Newsom and more.

    CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEWS AND FIND THE BEST PRICE ON THE MACBOOK PRO AT AMAZON

    CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEWS AND FIND THE BEST PRICE ON THE MACBOOK PRO AT B&HPHOTO

    Adobe Lightroom

    The most popular way for wedding photographers to edit and catalog their photos is Adobe Lightroom 6. Somechoose to subscribe to Adobe Creative Cloud to take advantage of the entire suite of Adobe products, whilst otherspurchased Lightroom 6 outright (like myself).

    Anything that involves more intricate photo editing is left to Photoshop, although Photoshop usage is usuallyconfined to portfolio images or those requiring some form of detailed retouching.

    Wedding photographers are split amongst their usage of Lightroom 6 for the culling process, with many opting forthe popular Photo Mechanic software. By taking advantage of Lightrooms smart previews, Lightroom is arguablyjust as fast as Photo Mechanic, but many still prefer to cull in a separate software and import only the keepers toLightroom for editing..

    If youre interested in improving your Lightroom skills, heres a selection of Lightroom Tips that should speed upyour workflow and teach you something new.

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  • Who uses it?

    Citlalli Rico, Ben Sasso, Benj Haisch and more.

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    This post was compiled using Shotkit submissions of both photographers published on Shotkit and those who werenot published.

    I believe it represents an invaluable insight on the camera gear used by wedding photographers around the world,and arguably the best camera gear for wedding photography available today.

    If you found it useful, Id be grateful if you would share it amongst your wedding photographer friends so everyonecan benefit.

    Please also consider making your next wedding photography gear purchase through one of the affiliate links in thispost to help support Shotkit and the writing of in depth articles such as this.

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    Wedding Photography Camera GearTHE BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR1.CAMERASCanon 5d Mark IIINikon D750Nikon D4/Nikon D4sNikon DfFuji X-T1

    2.LENSESCanon 50mm f/1.2LCanon 35mm f/1.4LSigma 35mm f/1.4 ARTCanon 85mm f/1.2L IICanon 45mm f/2.8 TS-ENikon 24mm f/1.4GNikon 85mm f/1.4GCanon 135mm f/2LCanon 24-70mm f/2.8L IINikon 24-70mm f/2.8Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS IINikon 45mm f/2.8 PC-E

    3.LightingNikon SB-910YongnuoYN-622Lowell GL-1 Power LEDYongnuo YN-160 Video Light

    4. Bags & StrapsThink Tank Airport Take OffThink Tank RetrospectiveHoldfast Money Maker

    5. Computers/Software

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