I've read similar posts, but couldn't find one specifically on this.
I've bought a Nikon D7000. Great camera for DSLR Still & Video at 24p.
I also bought the wonderful Zeiss Planar T* F1.4 85mm ZF.2.
And next I'm intending to buy another two Zeiss of the same family, the 35mm and the 18mm.
My intention is to have a great gear to cover both still and Documentary video, with a "cinematic" look (maybe using an adapter).
I've read many reviews, people comment about the marvels of Zeiss and some claiming that good Nikon Primes would do the same.
Some disagree when it comes to VIDEO, Zeiss surpasses in quality.
Anyway, my question is:
Should I continue with this "dream" Zeiss set, or...
Buy cheaper lens for Still Photography (like Nikon Primes or maybe 2 sets of Nikon zooms lenses 18-50mm and a 50-200mm), and invest on the vintage (old) Zeiss primes specifically for filming? Or even choosing a different lens, (zoom?) Suggestions?
Hard, I know, and I know it varies depending on the look every filmmaker looks. I just want to get the best of my money, and invest with what I can afford (I know about the Zeiss CP2, but can't afford). My goal is to be covered well in digital filming for documentaries with a cinematic look.
* I also have two sets of 16mm Bolex and 2 Arri 16s with Schneider lens that I would use for narrative filming.
Edited by flavio filho, 15 March 2012 - 06:47 AM.