February 20, 2015 at 5:50PM
First time camera and lenses
yeah, yeah, I know... yet another post about gear... But bear with me...
looking for: camera + essential lenses + accessories
budget: 1000 dollars, everything included
purpose: mainly filming shorts, but also some photography and learning
already own: camcorder (hc-v700), tripod, sd card, mic + recorder, fluid head, lights + light stands, slider, glidecam, shoulder rig, clapboard.
experience: quite a bit theoretical knowledge (webinars, youtube videos, books, etc), very little practical experience (couple of little shorts)
my current thoughts: canon 700D (magic lantern!), some vintage lenses (prime, 20mm, 35mm and 50mm) with lens adapters, ND filters, maybe an extension tube and if I can squeeze it in there, a camera bag.
The value of a kit lens is much debated. Yes, it is a pretty good lens for little money, but the non-constant apature can really screw you over when shooting video. Plus I would also prefer prime lenses because of their fast character and the fact that you have to physically move.
Any and all thoughts are much appreciated. :)