May 2, 2016 at 12:35PM
Camera or lens upgrade?
Hi. I am currently choosing the gear to shoot my short film. Specifically, right now my choice lies between upgrading my camera (currently BMPCC) or upgrading my lenses (Sigma line-up). Several people keep telling me one thing is more important over the other. I have $5,000 to invest and I received advices to whether upgrade to Sony A7s or to buy Canon lenses.
I have been satisfied with the footage quality so far and many people think I shoot on something more expensive than it is, but I was just thinking if this investment is worth it? I have seen a video from RocketJump, showing different lenses from $50 to $15,000 on a RED camera and people couldn't tell much difference, but do Canon lenses perform that much better than Sigma lenses?
Alternatively, is an upgrade to Sony A7s worth it? I heard about so many problems with it, especially about jello effect and that it requires that extra step to make video cinematic.
Would love to hear you experience!
P.S.: I did invest heavily in audio, lighting and rigs, so I only consider camera vs lens upgrade