October 5, 2014 at 1:46AM
Budget camera kit options and ideas?
Just going round in circles trying to decide on which route to go for my shooting situation and figured I'd throw it out there in case anyone has better ideas than me or there's a glaring flaw in my plan!
The quick version is this: for one of my projects I currently shoot with a 550D (T2i) and vintage lenses via adaptors. The shallow DOF is very much part of the look but with a move to broadcast, the codec is no good. I'm looking for something to do a similar job or better but with decent codec without spending a tonne of cash. I like the Sony FS7 idea but really is way more than I want to spend. The FS700 hasn't really come down enough either (not inc the cost of the Odyssey 7Q) and rarely come up for sale secondhand in my country.
So my latest grand plan isn't that, err, grand.
Was thinking Blackmagic Pocket CC with the Metabones Nikon to BMPCC speedbooster to get a useable crop factor, then going with something like the Nikon version Sigma 18-35mm 1.8 to start with anyway. I'd go with the EF to BMPCC speedbooster but the lack of EFS compatibility makes glass a lot more expensive.
I've got a FF rig that I'd try and get it to play nice with, but failing that might go a mid range option like a Tilta combo.
I'd not be phased by going to an external battery, and the audio limitations aren't a deal breaker, I don't use any of the 550D audio currently either.
So, the question...any obvious issues with that idea that I've missed?
Or anything better I should consider? GH4? In a perfect world high frame rate options would be ideal too, but have to make sacrifices somewhere if I'm being the cheap guy.
Thanks a lot for any suggestions!