Featured: 'Wedding Work' by RStarPhoto

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by RStarPhoto, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. RStarPhoto

    RStarPhoto FujiXspot Regular

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    Finally got the chance to use my X cameras to shoot an entire wedding. No more dslrs!!!!

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  2. jloden

    jloden FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Mar 9, 2013
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    Very cool.

    I'd be curious to hear what you thought about shooting a wedding with the Fuji gear (I'm assuming it was positive if you're cheering 'no more DSLRs!') :biggrin:
     
  3. RStarPhoto

    RStarPhoto FujiXspot Regular

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    Dec 4, 2013
    I really enjoyed it. It was a lot better without all of the weight of a dslr setup. I had three bodies on me at all times and I didnt even know it was so light. The only downfall is autofocus during receptions. Still isn't there just yet. I'm trying to make an led light that would help with focus but not blind people.
     
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  4. jloden

    jloden FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Jay
    Ah yeah, that's what I was wondering about... I was thinking the reception would be a challenge for the focusing system. I'm sure it can be done though - where there's a will there's a way!

    Having shot a wedding a couple weeks ago with the DSLRs I can sympathize with enjoying being free of the weight and bulk for the long day of shooting a wedding :D
     
  5. RStarPhoto

    RStarPhoto FujiXspot Regular

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    Dec 4, 2013
    I actually just used my x-m1 with the samyang 16 2.0 and zone focused the whole night. Worked really well!
     
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  6. RStarPhoto

    RStarPhoto FujiXspot Regular

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    Dec 4, 2013
    A few more...

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  7. val

    val FujiXspot Regular

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    Dec 27, 2013
    love it mate!!!!!!
     
  8. markitos

    markitos FujiXspot Regular

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    Jan 16, 2014
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    Mark
    Thanks for these! I'm about to start my first non-DSLR wedding season next month. Planning to bring a D600 "just in case" but hoping not to use it at all.
     
  9. RStarPhoto

    RStarPhoto FujiXspot Regular

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    Dec 4, 2013
    I just jumped in with both feet. Sold off the canon dslrs and went fuji. Hadn't even shot them too much before it.
     
  10. BobbyT

    BobbyT Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    Bobby Tingle
    Mark, I was just going to send you the link to this. But I see you found it.

    Nice work on the wedding photos. I have one wedding left to shoot and it will be all Fuji.
     
  11. RStarPhoto

    RStarPhoto FujiXspot Regular

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    Dec 4, 2013
    Thanks! I really love the change. Slowed me down and made me focus a lot more. Especially shooting manual focus.
     
  12. the sardonic iconic

    the sardonic iconic FujiXspot Veteran

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    Feb 2, 2013
    NYC
    Great wedding images. I use a X100S for wedding bookings as well, but alongside a D800. Perhaps the X-T1 will be able to get the job done in terms of low-light autofocus during receptions, but I do wish Fujifilm would flesh out their flash ecosystem a bit more as their next focus.
     
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  13. markitos

    markitos FujiXspot Regular

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    Mark
    I am hoping for this as well! Seems to be the one glaring weakness, though I've made it work well enough so far.
     
  14. RStarPhoto

    RStarPhoto FujiXspot Regular

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    Dec 4, 2013
    Yes, I agree. Still trying to figure out a way to change it myself though.
     
  15. taz98spin

    taz98spin FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2013
    New York, NY
    TAZ
    Great job by the way! Your images really tell a lovely story!

    I'll be shooting my 4th wedding this summer, and by then I'll be only using my X gear too since I should have the X-T1 in my hands by then!

    Have you looked into the Cheetah Light CL-180? Their triggers have Remote Manual Power Control function, so you can change everything from the transmitter. I haven't used them yet, but I plan to get them soon, to use in the upcoming wedding.
     
  16. jloden

    jloden FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Jay
    Yeah, these are currently rebranded under Neewer, Cheetah, and Godox that I know of. Very cool line of flashes they have out, especially the CL-180 and CL-360 bare bulb units. I'd really like to pick up a CL-360 (300w/s unit) eventually. Particularly combined with an X100 that'd be one heck of a daylight killer!

    I just ordered their Ving V850 unit, which is similar to a traditional speedlight in design, but with remote radio power control and a Lithium battery instead of AAs. Works for 650 full power pops (!) - without an external battery pack. Manual flash only for now, but they do have a V860 coming in a few months that will add TTL for Canon and Nikon users.

    It's probably too much to hope for a Fuji TTL version, but I'm excited to be able to put the V850 to use with my m4/3 and Fuji gear.
     
  17. taz98spin

    taz98spin FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2013
    New York, NY
    TAZ
    Cool, let us know how the V850 works!
    For studio work, I use constant lights, but during weddings and events, I've been using Metz flashes. Using Lithium battery will probably be better for long all day shootings!
     
  18. RStarPhoto

    RStarPhoto FujiXspot Regular

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    Dec 4, 2013
    I used my new Eneloop batteries for the first time this wedding. Never changed them out once.
     
  19. taz98spin

    taz98spin FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2013
    New York, NY
    TAZ
    I have the black colored "high capacity" envelop batteries, and they work wonders!

    I did have to change them out during a few events I shot last year though.. not before the batteries died, but because of the fear of dying and missing a critical moment. That's why I want the Lithium battery, because it has an indicator. Or at least that's my understanding?
     
  20. RStarPhoto

    RStarPhoto FujiXspot Regular

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    Dec 4, 2013
    Not sure. I have six sets of the black ones as well. I keep one flash on cam and one on a stand in the corner.