« on: February 28, 2012, 09:53:12 AM »
Allrighty, at the studio (had some stuff to do so I'm late doing this.)
First of all, we have multiple 5d2's and 7d's. the difference with this workwise (at least for us) is that we use different lenses.
In our 7d kit's we use mainly the 16-35 F2.8 L USM, a 50MM F1.2L USM and the 70-200 2.8 L USM for documentary.
Our 5D's Have the 16-35 2.8L, the main used lens for documentary is the 24-70 2.8 L USM, and a 70-200 F2.8 L USM.
For commercials we mainly use prime glass, all of them are Zeiss. we have a kit of 6 lenses and these are them
Zeiss 3.5/18mm, Zeiss 2.0/25mm, Zeiss 1.4/35mm, Zeiss 1.4/50mm, Zeiss 1.4/85mm
On the 7d we use mostly the 35 & 50, on the 5D we use mostly the 50 & 85
Next to that we have rig setups made by Vocas (Dutch Company). They are a bit expensive, but as pointed out somewhere on this forum, have a professional quality for a reasonable price.
Next to that we have some other camera's here that we use different glass from (P.E. Zeiss CP.2 lenses, but that's a bit high priced probably.)
Well now, long story short, If you want primes, get the 50 & 85 from Zeiss first. If you want to have one lens only (and it's a treat, trust me) get the 24-70 2.8 from Canon.
Probably the thing after, get a mattebox, it's essential for ND, Grad ND and promist filters (we use Tiffen)
And buy a good LCD screen, it's easyer to see and you will love some menu options from Marshall (p.e. false colour and so on and so forth)
What are you planning to do with it? that's actually the first question.