October 14, 2014 at 10:21PM
Completely new to filmmaking - Need to buy gear.
Hi, I'm sure this is a standard question but to be honest I did a search and didn't find any answers that really suited my criteria. I'm really just getting started out in film production. I have experience writing but I recently just started writing for screen and I'd like to shoot my own work because I've gotten the itch and want to tell my stories with my own personal touch.
As it stands, I have a very low budget to buy a camera, lenses, mounts, lighting, audio, etc. I'm primarily focused on the camera and the lenses on this question. I'm really trying not to exceed $1,500-2,000 while I start out but I'd like to make my purchases as efficient as possible when I choose to upgrade (slightly). I've been interested in the 5d Mark II, but as it stands, it might already be out of my price range as I'd like to have a decent selection of DSLR lenses. I guess my real question is; I had planned to go with a cheaper APS-C camera like the Canon t3i but purchase full framed lenses so that when I do get a mark II or even a mark III, I have supported lenses. Is this a bad idea?
I guess my camera/lens shopping list as of now is:
Canon EF 24-105mm F/4
Canon EF 50mm F/1.4
Canon EF 28 mm F/1.8
Canon EF 85 mm F/1.8
Probably in that order if I don't buy it all at the same time. Does anything seem like a problem with my choices?
P.S. For anyone that would like to say "Just get any camera you can get you hands on and start shooting" I should say that currently I'm just running around with a Canon T3 (not "i") with the kit lens. I'd like an improvement from that.