April 16, 2015 at 3:49PM
Help with choosing lenses
Hey everyone, I'm looking for some advice on building up the equipment I own because im in a bit of a weird situation.
Paying my way through school I haven't been able to build up much gear so assume I have nothing. Im working full time for a small production company and now have a bit of spare cash to build up a few things. I know im getting a nice tripod so im looking for advice on lenses specifically.
The situation is that I don't own a camera and don't plan on buying one. Work is gracious enough to lend me 6D's whenever I want along with the few lenses they have(24-105L, 70-200L, 50f/1.4, 100L). And I can borrow my GF's T5i in a pinch or rent for other needs, really want a GH4 eventually for slo-mo. So I need some versatile lenses that will work with whatever camera or situation im in. I have around 1000-1500 budget for now so I need to decide to drop it all on a nice zoom lens or get a couple of primes.
Since I can borrow the 24-105 im leaning towards primes, but im not going to be working here for very long. I do freelance once and a while but also film some action sports, BMX and Ski, and like to practice VFX shots in my free time. Which means I really do want IS, which limits me on the primes. So you can see my conundrum, what would you do? Waiting and saving more is also an option.