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So my cousin and her fiancé asked me if I can take some pictures at her wedding this weekend.
They hired a photographer but apparently (s)he won't be staying until the end of the ceremony, so what they're looking for is mainly pictures of them at the end, walking down the aisle together (pic related is the kind of picture my cousin told me she liked), and some snaps of the family at the ceremony afterwards.
I've got an X-Pro2, X70 (28mm equivalent FOV), X100S (35mm equivalent FOV), and my girlfriend's X-T1. For lenses, I've got the 14/2.8, 16/1.4, 23/1.4, 35/1.4, 56/1.2, 90/2, and the 16-55/2.8. I've also got speed lights and a few light modifiers.
It will be indoors and dimly lit.
Considering that it's out of town and I'll be flying there, I want to travel light. I usually shoot studio which is obviously a lot more forgiving than an event, so I want to make sure I get it right.
What do I take? I'm split between the zoom for versatility and the primes for low light capability. My current plan is the X-Pro2 with the zoom since it can do higher ISO's better, and taking a few primes to use with the X-T1 - 16, 35, 56, 90? Plus a speed light and a couple of gels to match ambient lighting.
I'm probably overthinking this but obviously I don't want to fuck it up. Also, any tips would be truly appreciated.
How fucked am I?
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Understanding Exposure vs. Diffraction
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Without this turning into a shitposting fest, could we discuss whether or not we should recommend this book to new anons who want to learn about photography. I see it recommended regularly in different threads and, having read it, I think we might be doing more harm than good to novices.
My problem with the book is that even the latest editions of it offer distinctly bad advice and misportray optics work at higher and lower ends of aperture. This is particularly the case when it comes to diffraction. Peterson says that when shooting at f/22 "any worries about loss of sharpness and contrast are just as overblown as the Y2K fears were!"
and blames the fear-mongering on a couple of '"big" photography forum Web sites'. This is, of course, absolutely incorrect and diffraction can be seen very clearly even on entry-level cameras.
I have a few older books from the film days that don't have any of this nonsense, but do you guys know any other more modern books that don't discuss film defects while at the same time contain fewer fairy tales and useless anecdotes that just waste the reader's time.
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