I've been working for some years now as focus puller, operator, DP, etc. Ranging from low budget shorts and commercials to features. I'm located in Finland.
I'm now shifting my career more towards focus pulling, and I'm thinking of buying some industry standard-equipment for that job.
I already own equipment, from PL-mount Lomo's to HMI-lights. Most of my shoots I'm prepared with my own equipment and don't really need to rent anything.
I do have all basic tools for the job, and a camera-van with shelves, so for most of my AC-geeks I try to bring as much of my own equipment as possible. There is still some things I need that are occasionally rented, and I would like to invest in these:
-TV-logic 058w -monitor. I've had a SWIT 7" which was top-notch 4 years ago, but it has started to fail a lot. Is the 058w best choise for focus pulling monitor? Here it's the industry standard.
-Wireless follow focus. I've used only a rented Chrosziel Digifox, and I'm not very happy with that. Single channel is what I need for 95% of situations, so that's what I'm looking for. I've narroved it down to Bartech and RTmotion. Bartech is a little bit more expensive but it has a good reputation. What are your thoughts?
-Directors/clients monitor. Here I mostly see the Panasonic BT-LH1700 and a TV-logic 17" one (not sure about the model). I wouldn't like to invest a lot on this, so under 2000€ would be great. There is some TV-logic models for that and also from local seller I could get a SWIT 22" for a good price. Any thoughts on this?
Do you have something else in mind? That a AC could use and bring to most of the jobs?
All the best,