Freelancer camera operator, working with the Panasonic GH5 and editing on Adobe Premiere Pro.
Thank you for the response!
I edited in a 4:3 aspect ratio, as our white backdrop we borrowed did not cover the entire background of my subject without moving the camera closer. Some have told me it looks vintage, which I guess is true in some ways? But all in all it was a technical choice, and if I could render it in 16:9, I would.
I currently own the Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro, which is a micro four thirds lens and is, in my experience, a dream to use.
Good variable focal length, constant aperture at 2.8, extremely well constructed body and does both manual and autofocus if you're into that.
It's major drawback is it's price, as here in the UK it will cost you between £450 ($680) to £500 ($750).
Hope you find the lens you're looking for!
Thank you all for so much for the responses, especially Guy McLoughlin for helping and clearing up with others on this thread as well.
Reading all of your replies, I realized that I've left out a key piece of information which was the budget. I have £400 to spend, or roughly $620 which solely focuses on the recorder and microphone (not including any cables or additional accessories).
I will look into the Tascam audio recorders and some of the higher end Zoom recorders as suggested, as well as Senheiser for the microphone.
Again, thank you all for the replies!
I'm only looking to record audio through one device (the shotgun microphone), so one channel will suffice. In terms of recommendations, I will look into the MKE600 and the several audio recorders mentioned.
Thank you both for the responses!