April 19, 2017 at 10:43AM


£5000 full kit set up?

Hi all.
I've been given quite a healthy budget of £5k to purchase full kit for corporate photography and film making for my company. I need everything and would love some advice. I'll set out below what I need and next to it the option I am considering. Would love some help and advice though.

Camera - Canon 80D or 5d miii
Lenses - 18-135mm and a 50mm
Flash - Canon 430ex3
Tripod - any
Lens filters and hood
Shotgun mic - Rode video mic pro w dead cat, boom pole, mic stand etc
Radio mic - boya (cheap)
Laptop - Mac book pro 13" w upgraded ram, storage and processor
Software - FCPX and Photoshop
Lights - 2x Led panel lights

Would love any suggestions. I am especially weighing up whether I actually even need a mac and it may be better to opt for a pc laptop with premiere pro so I can get the 5d.

Looking forward to comments.



So just to compare my choice with yours this is what I would by:

Sony Alpha 6300 - 1.000€
Sigma MC11 EF to E mount adaptor - 250€
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 EF - 800€
Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 EF - 1.000€
Tascam DR-60D Mk II - 200€
Rode NTG2 + Boombole + misc. - 400€
MacBook Pro 13" - 1.500€
Manfrotto 502HD Tripod - 300€

April 23, 2017 at 10:38AM

Eric Halbherr
Director, DP, Editor, Creative Storyteller

I agree with eric halbherr.

April 23, 2017 at 11:35PM

Kat Phill
Senior Editor

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