Video editor in Sydney Australia!
I started off with a Canon 550D and used that for 1.5 years doing corporate videos. That for me worked fine and my clients were happy with the outcome. The videos I would make would range between short promos for products, interviews etc..
Recently just upgraded to a C100 MK2, and it has definately helped me in terms of being more confident when taking on jobs from new clients. So if you have the budget, I would say get something solid. But even starting small isn't an issue. The question I would say is more who you are trying to make your clients. Start small, do some stuff for local businesses, then work your way up. As people have already mentioned, you can always rent and add it to your fee if you want something better for certain projects.
How is that FS5 working for you btw? I feel like it's a camera that people are really starting to pick up, but haven't heard a lot about it in terms of people in my circuit using it etc.
Really true, Josh! Love the 24-70mm. Have used it on several occasions, and works great all around :) Only thing missing for me is that IS, since a lot of what I do would be more handheld. That's why I was thinking of the Tamron alternative. Also would be nice to have that extra zoom from 70-105mm, so I think I'm starting to lean more and more towards the 24-105 for those reasons.
Great points, Eric. Really true what you said about primes as a side thing. Starting to land on the 24-105mm, as it gives both ends of the spectrum. 70-200mm is definitely something I'm looking at getting up the road.
Hi Mark! Yes, the 16-35 is really nice for wides, and I love the 70-200mm one. I think the 70-200mm would be a good investment down the track, but highly considering the 24-105mm as of now, after getting some good feedback here.
I have a Canon C100 MKII, so it does well in low light. Would definitely not have the 24-105mm as my only lens though. It's a great lens, but f.4 is still a bit limiting. But seeing that I have a 28mm f1.8 and a 50mm f.14 and considering buying the 85mm T1.5, I could get away with going lower on the aperture with the 24-105 in trade of having something ready for a run-and-gun situation :)