April 27, 2017 at 8:03AM


Which Camera Should I Buy?

Hello, my name is Mitch. I've been making videos and films for some time now. I'm between going and getting a Ursa Mini Pro, and A7S 2. I currently shoot a D800. I would prefer to keep my nikon glass since it does a good job for the price point already. I'm slowly upgrading the little parts of my gear such as ronin ,lights, sound equipment, and other accessorizes. I already have a Sachtler Ace, 2 Luxli Violas, Lowell Tungsten Kit, Zoom H4n, Rode Ntg2. I'm planning on shooting weddings, business videos, and films. So, the question seems like putting a square peg in a circle hole. Thoughts?


Get a Sony FS5 and Nikon F to Sony E mount adaptors.
It's easyer to match with the A7S II. Price point is about the same but you don't have to invest into expensive accessories such as batteries, EVFs, CFast 2.0 cards etc.

May 3, 2017 at 4:44AM, Edited May 3, 4:44AM

Eric Halbherr
Director, DP, Editor, Creative Storyteller

Mitchell, this may seem like a snarky answer, but it isn't. If you do not know what camera to buy it speaks to ability, knowledge and experience. As a former training coordinator for a large shipyard. I told my apprentices and trainees that there were thousands of things to learn in their trade that they learn over time, but one thing at a time. The OP and the at this time one answer speak that your situation is addressed by buying a different camera. There is no camera made that can address your needs. You are the only one that can and buying a camera with a strangers recommendation is not it. Learning to use what you have effectively and efficiently is, learning the craft of filmaking is. Buying a new camera and camera crap distracts from the real need. What ever you lack in skill, knowledge and experience with your present camera will be present with your new camera. There is no camera made that can compensate. Knowing your present camera inside and out, using it skillfully, you will not have to ask us on these boards which camera to buy, but instead make your own decisions based on your experience, knowledge and skill.

May 8, 2017 at 9:48AM


I don't think it's a snarky answer at all...I was trying to get a second opinion on something rather than trusting my countless hours of research. Camera is less than 50 percent of the final image, glass and lighting are the real important thing.

May 8, 2017 at 1:11PM, Edited May 8, 1:11PM

Mitchell Cannon

Ahh a true filmmaker you are Mitchell Cannon, I sense the filmic force within you

May 9, 2017 at 1:57PM


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