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camera system suggestions
« on: May 10, 2012, 07:06:22 PM »
Aloha Camera People,
I have around $10,000 to spend on camera equipment. I want to shoot stills and video. I currently use a Canon GL1 and a Canon REBEL XT w/ 18-55 3.5-5.6 zoom and a 55-200 4.5-5.6 zoom. I don't own a personal camera and plan on buying a 5Dlll and the 15-35 L 2.8 zoom and the 28-300 L zoom(I can wait for an update on this lens).
I plan to use it on traveling, conventions, camping, Any other suggestions.
I also want to buy:
 a video tripod, fluid head, monopod,
a viewfinder,
camera bag,
lens filters,
card reader,
camera rig,
and a camera mounted mic.
Mahalo,
Newbie808

p.s. I already purchased sandisk cards and a cinch camera strap $400

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« on: May 10, 2012, 07:06:22 PM »

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Re: camera system suggestions
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2012, 06:35:01 PM »
Aloha Camera People,
I have around $10,000 to spend on camera equipment. I want to shoot stills and video. I currently use a Canon GL1 and a Canon REBEL XT w/ 18-55 3.5-5.6 zoom and a 55-200 4.5-5.6 zoom. I don't own a personal camera and plan on buying a 5Dlll and the 15-35 L 2.8 zoom and the 28-300 L zoom(I can wait for an update on this lens).
I plan to use it on traveling, conventions, camping, Any other suggestions.
I also want to buy:
 a video tripod, fluid head, monopod,
a viewfinder,
camera bag,
lens filters,
card reader,
camera rig,
and a camera mounted mic.
Mahalo,
Newbie808

p.s. I already purchased sandisk cards and a cinch camera strap $400

I think people are going to need a bit more information to make accurate suggestions for you.  There are lots of options on all of these items and they vary in price tremendously.  First off, I don't know about getting the 28-300, that's a pretty old lens and generally the more range a lens covers the worse the IQ.  Plus if you are shooting video that is a very big lens, it may feel somewhat cumbersome once attached to a rig. The 16-35mm f/2.8 is a great lens, but you would probably be better off getting a 24-70 or 24-105 instead of the 28-300. 

Video tripod,fluid head - Manfrotto 504HD kit
Monopod - Manfrotto makes some excellent video monopods
Viewfinder - Zacuto EVF or Z-Finder
Camera bag - too many options to pick one, go to the store and check them out yourself after you get your gear
lens filters - Variable ND filter (Tiffen or Singh-Ray) and maybe a polarizer filter
Card Reader - If you can find a used Lexar Firewire card reader, go for it.  If not there is a company called Delock that still makes firewire CF readers for $50, but you can't daisy chain them.
Rig - Redrock Field Cinema Deluxe Bunlde or Zacuto Scorpion (these are $3k+ rigs once outfitted, but there are cheaper options).
Mic - Mitra 3d Mic Pro (awesome mic, but if $1k is too much for you then go for a Rode NGT2 and a Zoom H4N as your external recorder).
« Last Edit: May 14, 2012, 01:56:54 PM by Axilrod »
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Re: camera system suggestions
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2012, 12:53:47 PM »
If you're mainly gonna use it while traveling (incl. camping and conventions), how important is weight and size to you?

If weight is important to you, you way want to opt for a APS-C body (such as the 60D); if weight and size are no issue, you could opt for a full frame solution, in which case the 5D mk3 is a good option.
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Re: camera system suggestions
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2012, 05:06:49 PM »
I Would Check Out TheCinecity.com. I Bought a basic Shoulder kit w/ follow focus, matte box, and handles for around 700$. Its Great Quality and recommend them for people on a budget.

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Re: camera system suggestions
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2012, 05:32:15 PM »
I really like the Think Tank bags: http://amzn.to/J3I0v0

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Re: camera system suggestions
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2012, 05:32:15 PM »