December 9, 2015 at 6:17AM

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Suggestions for stuff to add to my kit

Since I am a film student living at home with no real expenses i like to add to my kit whenever I can. Its fun, and every addition aids my filmmaking a little bit.
Heres what I have right now:
Canon 7D Mark II with 3 batteries, 1 16gb SD card and 1 16 gb CF card
Gopro Hero 2
Canon 16-35mm F2.8L II
Sigma 4,5mm F2.8 fisheye (For action sports)
Fotega DP-3000 follow focus
Proaim Rapido DSLR Camera cage
15mm rods
Cheap Feelworld 3,5" EVF/Monitor from Ebay with a cheap magic arm
Røde videomic pro
Mini gorilla tripod
Super old flimsy tripod
Flycam 5000
Lens pen, tape and some basic tools.

Heres what i plan to buy as soon as i can:
Lenses (24-70, 50, 70-200)
Movofilms/Proaim/Something else generic swing away mattebox from ebay with 2 4x4 filter trays.
A solid tripod
Atomos Ninja 2 recorder
Shoulder pad, handles and a counterweight
Maybe a V-mount battery system
More LP-E6 batteries
Twin charger showing percentage
Later I will buy a H5 recorder and some microphones but for now I can borrow that from my school.
Way down the line I will also buy a westcott Bi-color flex LED kit.
Also ND filters somewhere way down the road when I can afford a good kit.

Is there something that i have forgotten that I should consider adding to my kit?

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For cine work you might consider adding a few more prime lenses to your kit.

i.e. 24mm, 85mm, etc...

December 9, 2015 at 10:44AM

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Guy McLoughlin
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My planned income for the future would be making ads and filming events for small and medium companies. So the versatility i get with zooms is much needed. Especially for run and gun. So for my situation a 16-35 is probably more practical than say a 16, a 24 and a 35. That being said buying a set of vintage prime or a set of cheap cine primes (Rokinon/Samyang) is tempting. But ill have to see what my economy brings for the future. By the time i get all this gear ill hopefully be making a living off of filmmaking allready.

December 9, 2015 at 2:03PM

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Adrian Maurud
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I don't think the 7D has 1080 clean HDMI out for the Ninja, might want to do some research but I don't think that would work.

December 10, 2015 at 11:54AM

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Clark McCauley
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The 7D Mark II does have a clean HDMI out!

December 14, 2015 at 4:19AM

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Adrian Maurud
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For events, you're definitely gonna want that that 70-200. There are plenty of times you can't be right up in the action for one reason or another, and being able to get the shot from a distance in priceless. Needless to say, a good tripod is a faithful companion for that and many other reasons.

December 12, 2015 at 12:16PM

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Lenses is high up on my priorities list.

December 14, 2015 at 4:20AM

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Adrian Maurud
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