By June 23, 2013 2 Comments

The Bride Has Her Dress and I Have – GEAR!

When I offered to let my sister sHero, Jessica Wallach, use my GH3 cameras and accessories for a wedding shoot, I realized that with the event being 6 hours away I had to bring everything that she might want. Then it occurred to me that you might be interested in what “everything” would look like. When Jess & I met at the hotel, the picture of all the gear laid out is what she saw. In the end we left 3 lenses and a couple of the battery chargers in the room and took all the rest with us. We used most of what we took!

I used the Panasonic LX7 to make this video as well as to capture other behind the scenes video that I’ll share in upcoming posts. Then you’ll see how we used all the gear.

Enjoy this little slice of planning for a shoot! Here’s the list of the gear in this post:
Color Checker Passport
Twenty 32GB SD Cards
Omicron Bracket
Assorted Camera Bases
Allen Wrenches
Spare Parts
Rain Covers
Turbo Battery Pole Clamp
Gorilla Pod
2 Flip Brackets
Lens Cleaners
Small Tripod
Big Tripod
Manfrotto Video Head
Clamp & Configurable Arm
Panasonic MS2 Mic & Windjammer, Extension Cord
Quick Release Plate
Turbo Battery & Charger
8 AA Batteries and Charger
2 Omicron 4 LED Lights
OM4 Power Cords
OM4 to Turbo Power Cord
Panasonic POV Camcorder
2 ZipShot Tripods
Roger
GH2 Battery Charger
Flash
Panasonic Lumix 12-35 f2.8 Lens
Panasonic Lumix 7-14 f4.0 Lens
Panasonic Lumix 45-200 f4-5.6 Lens
Camera Strap with C-Loop Mount
Lumix GH2 Camera with Olympus 45 f1.8Lens
2 Lumix GH3 Cameras with 35-100 f2.8 Lenses M-Plate Bases & C-loops with Glide Straps
9 total GH3 Batteries & 3 Chargers
5 total GH2 batteries and 3 total chargers
Manfrotto 840 LED Light
Charger for 2 batteries for the FotoDiox 200 LED Light
FotoDiox 200 LED Light
Lumix LX7 f1.4 Leica Lens Camera with 2 Batteries & Charger

About the Author:

After 20+ years in a computer tech job, Carol Schlintz is enjoying a second and more fulfilling career as a portrait and sports photographer in suburban Milwaukee. Like many of us, she has met with some personal challenges and is in need of reducing the physical strain from carrying heavy pro cameras and lenses around. Not one to take "no" for an answer, she jumped in with both feet and no safety net. As of April 2012 Carol has retired her big DSLR's and picked up a couple of small, light mirrorless cameras and is now using them on every shoot. Vlogging here on discovermirrorless, as well as sharing and swapping ideas with the other Hybrid Heroes (and the viewers!) is part of her process of evolving from a still photo only photographer into a photo+video+audio hybrid image maker. Count on Carol to share what works, what doesn't, and all the steps in becoming Milwaukees first hybrid photography studio that specializes in making and selling eProducts.

2 Comments on "The Bride Has Her Dress and I Have – GEAR!"

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  1. richardj7 says:

    Wow! Impressive. I went with the GH3 to reduce the weight of my two 5D, 16-35mm, 24-70mm and 70-200mm, 2 Canon flashes with battery packs. I do 95% of my weddings with a single 5DMKII, 24-70mm f/28, one flash on Dembri bracket with Flip-it, and battery pack. The other 5DMKI is back-up. Rarely use a tripod or monopod. Sometimes a large reflector.

    I hope you charge some good money to carry all that equipment with you. I can’t see the price being under $2,000. I’ve yet to do a hybrid wedding, however, if it takes most of the equipment you carry, I may have a change of mind about going hybrid…:)

  2. There were multiple shooters and a special need for some extended video. The reception was held in a hundreds-year-old theater with no lighting other than what the groom rigged up, so we had to provide light in a way that we would not at most events. You can shoot a hybrid wedding with less, but when there are 3 shooters and the special needs/circumstances that I mentioned, you go with all gear available. And truth be told, at the end of the day I was tired but not sore and didn’t feel like I had just been kicked (which I used to with my old Nikon gear). Thanks for the post!!!

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