July 7, 2016 at 3:12AM, Edited July 7, 3:18AM
Better lens than kit for filming?
Hey guys, first post. I'm new to film making (I've shot and edited more casually before.)
I will be shooting a documentary series this fall.
I have a d3300, 18-55, 55-200, 35 1.8, shoulder rig, shotgun mic, and focus lever.
The 35 has a horrible focus ring.
My 18-55 is good but the focus ring doesn't move far. It's frustrating for manual focus but I'm ok using it for now.
Anyway I've been looking at getting another lens. A zoom seems nice but a wider prime would be cool too.
I'm trying to keep my budget under $200 (fine with used). Would love if it was under $100.
Looked at the tamron 18-50 2.8, the Nikon or vivitar 28 2.8 (top choice), the older 28-85 3.5-4.5, or even the 50 1.8 D (least favorite cause of focal length.
Do you have any alternative budget recommendations? (Especially for run and gun documentary).