I'm new to the forum, and new to cinematography. I have been provided a budget of roughly $4500 to get film equipment (NOT including post production equipment/software... just camera body, lenses and accessories). I am wondering if you guys could help me get the best bang for my buck.
I am going to be using it primarily to film music videos, that will be released primarily online and sometimes on television. I don't plan on filming "typical" music videos, but more along the lines of interesting short films to go serve as music videos. I will also need the camera to film live footage once in a while... so low light capability is a must.
I will be DIY'ing most grip gear, such as portable lights, tracking, etc...
After some research I'm leaning toward this setup:
Rokinon 14mm T1.5 Cine
Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine
Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine (maybe?)
I also would like a 70-200mm f/2.8 lense, leaning towards a Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 Macro to keep budget.
I will likely be purchasing from ebay. Will also likely get a camera body bundle that will include some extra accessories
If anyone can lend any advice, equipment wise, where to buy, what else I may need (or instead) any professional advice would be greatly appreciated!