July 24, 2016 at 4:00PM
Is this Blackmagic camera/accessories worth the $?
I am on a modest budget, and besides editing software (FCP 7) and some audio equipment I have no film equipment. I've been saving up to get a Pro quality camera to shoot independent fiction films. I have been intrigued by the image quality of the Black Magic Cinema Camera but I've been hesitant about it because of the amount of accessories it seems to require to be functional. I have the opportunity to purchase the camera used with accessories for $1,350 (which is pretty much my budget): http://www.ebay.com/itm/Blackmagic-Design-Cinema-Camera-2-5k-EF-mount-body-lens-evf-and-extras-/262538432250?.
Am I wrong in thinking this is a good value? Are there other necessary major accessories that aren't included here that I'm not thinking about? Is there a different camera/camera with accessories for a comparable price that would be a better purchase? Thanks in advance for any feedback
Here is a list of the included items if the link doesn't work:
This is a used Blackmagic 2.5k Cinema Camera. Nothing is wrong with it besides a minor scratch on the SSD door cover.
and This comes with-
Blackmagic 2.5 Cinema Camera EF mount (with a cage)
16mm rokinon 2.2f lens
Blackmagic switronix battery
SSD docking station