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#1 Shelagh Healey

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 08:45 PM

Hey guys,

I'm still in high school, but as of now I do not have a good camera at all. My main purpose is too make short films and music videos. Any ideas on a camera to get that isn't too pricey?

Thanks.


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#2 Brett Bailey

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 12:06 AM

There are trade-offs camera to camera. The body of a BMCC with an EF mount is roughly $1995.  A lens (let's say 70-200mm) will run you roughly $2,499.00.  The 5D is just as pricey.  You're in high school, just starting out, and are learning so I'm not sure I would bite the bullet on something like that.  Unless, you're a good hustler (I'm saying this in a positive way) and are going to hit the local band scene and charge for videos -- then maybe invest.

This might help you out.

http://www.eoshd.com...cameras-of-2012

I started out with a Bolex H16 REX shooting on Kodak 7266.


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#3 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 01:07 AM

You can buy a used Canon T2i on eBay for about $400. The T2i might be a few years old, but it's still capable of good pictures. As far as lenses go, L series lenses are great if you're shooting 18mp stills, but for the sub 2k video that these cameras shoot I wouldn't worry too much. I know of plenty of great material that has been shot using cheap kit lenses.


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