I'm starting a video production company. I've worked in the mainstream feature film and TV production industry for almost 2 decades. Although I've spent countless hours around shooting crews over the years but I am not a DP so am looking for input.
I'll be shooting some industrial videos but mostly short (1-5 min) scripted content for online distribution. We'll have to move fast to make our days, monopods and handheld where possible.
I'm thinking of buying two Canon 70D bodies and have options when it comes to lens packages to start with. I want the option to shoot two cameras, one wide, one tight. I don't like to zoom in camera but like the zooms because I can avoid lens changes during production.
Option 1: Canon 50mm f1.8, Tamron 17-50mm f2.8, Canon 85mm 1.8 EF
Option 2: Canon EF 20mm f2.8, Canon EF 35mm f2.0, Canon EF 50mm f1.8, Canon EF 85mm 1.8
Option 3: Two Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 lenses and a Canon EF 85mm f1.8
I like option 2 because it's all primes but am thinking option 3 may be more efficient. I want to avoid manual focus pulling where possible and use the touch screen and focus capabilities of the 70D. I also have a SMC Pentax 50mm f1.4 with an adapter which is fully manual.
I value any and all input.