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  1. I will yeah I read something like that aswell but I think this is a newer one that should work, but we'll see
  2. Hi! An update. Now I ordered lots of stuff (and waiting for it to arrive) This is what I got (incl freightcosts): 5DII with battery grip - 660€ - not the cheapest one but seemed to be well treated and in good condition, got it down from 800€, 17 000 shutter count Three Nikkor ais lenses (and a Nikon f301) 24mm f/2.8, 55mm micro f/2.0, 85mm f/2.8 - 310€ One ritzgear 52mm ND-filter 36€ One Komputerbay 128GB 1066x cf-card - 103€ three lens adapters (no brand china) ~25€ One SanDisk ImageMate Pro USB 3.0 Multi-Card Reader SDDR-489 - 27€ Total about 1161€ Figured to get an external hard drive aswell, but I think I will start off with the storage I got at the moment. The 5DII got a little bit more expensive than I had thought to pay but otherwise I'm quite pleased with what Ive got within this budget. fingers crossed everything will work alright. Hope all is well with you people / Erik
  3. Thanks! what do you think of buying lenses (or cameras for that matter) on eBay? Did you do it? Are you relaxed with it not breaking in shipping or comfortable that the seller is honest and has checked the product (if good rep seller)? (id prefer being able to hold them and at least look at them before buying but seeing theres such a great amount of nice ones on eBay..)
  4. Hi! Now Ive been looking a little bit into lenses, and I figured it seemed reasonable to get some old/80s manual focus prime nikkors of different focal lengths, like one 24 or 35mm, one 50mm, one 85ish and maybe that would be a good start, also I was thinking maybe a 80-200 zoom manual focus nikkor (Nikon 80-200mm f/4.5 N - AI Zoom?). what do you think? if you weren't very experienced would you choose to go all primes? would you choose to go all manual focus? Also I got the tip that as a beginner I should get a 50mm that was autofocus and same brand as my camera (still thinking canon 5d ii or if I find a bargain 5diii), what do you think of that? And would you recommend me to get a ND-filter at start? (keeping in mind overall low budget) Would you get a lens adapter for every lens (if I got several nikkors eg.) About camera choises, it was interesting with the tip of the speed booster, but it seems like it would add up to about the same money and then I think it seems more fun to go with something more sturdy or classic even though its older technology, also I like the 5d´s weatherproofing (but maybe its not a big deal). The prices of different options also seem to shift quite some with different ads and id prefer to get something in my hometown or near so I can check it beforehand and not have to risk anything breaking or being stolen in the post. I don't see the storage issues with raw filming with the 5d´s as a great obstacle, external hard drives being quite cheap, but I guess it will add some, also with getting several cf-cards. I don't love tinkering, my hope was to learn a repeatable work process (where I could use same and/or similar sets for color correction, filters and such most of the times(don't know anything about this at the moment)) that I could do whenever I do a special project, and otherwise stick with the non raw footage. Maybe its optimistic? / Erik
  5. Hi! Many thanks for all the replies, support and questions, I wasn't expecting all this thanks. Ill try to explain my position/choises in more detail: Im a novice in filming and photography, art student, Ive tried some different cameras, I have a slightly defect canon 350 (apsc from 2006ish), and got to use a gh4 for my last project. Sometimes I need to take photos for documentation, and for fun, but I don't think I need to buy a new, or really good camera for that, I can borrow etc, but it would be more convenient. Anyhow Id like to get something versatile with with which I could get decent video without terrible moire straight out of the camera aswell as Im intrigued with being able to shoot raw and get the extra when doing something "special" or more worth the computer-hours. I will probably film quite different things, in low light, long/short distance, narrative story, nature shots, interviews, city etc but not really sports, birds or any unplanned action. Also Id prefer to use full frame to try it out, to have access to its advantages and it kinda feels "closer to the craft" somehow (but I guess some will disagree and maybe Im being kind of conservative). When photoing I prefer a mirror-viewfinder, but since I'm mostly going to film maybe its not worth putting emphasis on this, or maybe its good for getting good focus with a manual lens before a static film shot. With the 5dii I'm a little of concerned the 12min video limit, it doesn't seem to go away with ML, or do you know this? (but probably I will only shoot shorter clips anyway). Also I enjoy the idea of getting something used and tweakable to get good quality for less. I don't mind putting some extra time in putting together a nice kit and nice settings (both with the camera and with video editing), but then Id like to end up with something that can work pretty well kind of point and shoot, so if theres to much continuous hassle then it might be more worth it with something more simple, but I'm optimistic. Do you think theres a big difference between the 5dii and 5diii regarding build quality? I guess the 5dii won't be very resellable in a few years. Or is there no need to get into this too much just having an eye on the shutter count? For lenses I was thinking maybe two prime lenses (nikkor?) and maybe one af regular cheap zoom (like tamron), maybe its more worth it with all old primes or some used af prime, Id be very thankful for any input on this as well, but it kind of seems like the next step.
  6. Hi! I'm thinking to get myself a setup for filming on a dslr, and my budget is really tight. After some googling I'm leaning towards buying a used Canon 5d mk2 (300-600€), a standard digital zoom lens(200-400€), and a couple or so old manual lenses (with 10€ lens adaptors if needed). And I will have access to a zoom h4 for audio. If I had the money I would rather buy the 5d mk3 or something newer. Ive settled for full frame and dslr even though I realize I might get better quality video from a mirrorless camera within the same budget, I just like the feel of it beeing slightly more analog, etc. Other cameras Ive looked at is the nikon d600 (600€), the canon 6d (750€), the 5d mk3 (1300€), the d750... The Nikons kind of fall out because of no Magic Lantern, and I guess it would be more worth it to buy the 5d2 cheap and then I could get a better dslr later on sometime. But if I could get a more solid setup with a 600-1000€-camera I might opt for that, and get more fancy glass later on. My total budget at this time is about 1100€ What do you think? does it seem reasonable? Or what would you rather do? If you are to get a used dslr within this price range for filming, which would you get? (considering not running into any heaps of money in the overseeable future) thanks for any input / Erik, Sweden
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