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Filmmaker Bundle (Camera, ND Filter, Monitor) for 300€ used

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Hey peepz,

 

A friend of mine wants to shoot stills and video for fun. Just wants to play a little.

He asked for advise and I would like to recommend

A camera (that shoots 1080p25 in a ok codec)

A Vari ND filter (no high quality needed)

A Monitor that has false color, 5"

for 300€.

I have adapters and a couple of russian/old german lenses that I would loan to him. I thought a GH2 with some feelworld monitor and cheapo vari ND would fit in this budget. Any ideas for monitor? Better camera option?

Thanks 

Tim

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EOSHD Pro Color for Sony cameras EOSHD Pro LOG for Sony CamerasEOSHD C-LOG and Film Profiles for All Canon DSLRs

Secondhand Panasonic GH2

SLR Magic VND

FeelWorld F570

That blows your budget however.... but I don't see the point in going any cheaper. If you want to go cheaper, then  you need to ditch something, be it the VND or the monitor.

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Sony NEX5N or NEX5R or NEX5T all make very nice pictures and are priced at around 150eur for a body. Screen flips and can accept a loupe too. Tech heads will moan about the avchd codec but it's the same codec they gave c100 and fs100 users for in body recording. Add a focal reducer adaptor and he will have an extra stop of light and will gain full frame field of view from your lenses meaning a basic 35mm/2.8 russian lens will become a 25mm/2 lens.   

Focal reducer: https://www.ebay.es/itm/Focal-Reducer-Speed-Booster-Canon-EOS-mount-Lens-to-Sony-E-Adapter-NEX-7-5-A6500/351338788897?hash=item51cd6c7821:g:SFoAAOSwBahU~~~G     That's quite a bit under budget and will allow a nice variable nd, some spare ex-pro batteries and will work with even the cheapest sd cards.

edit~~ Additionally all of the above cameras shoot up to 50p in full hd. Slow mo is a nice addition

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20 hours ago, Vautksch said:

A camera (that shoots 1080p25 in a ok codec)

A Vari ND filter (no high quality needed)

A Monitor that has false color, 5"

for 300€.

  • A used GH2, NEX-5N or 550D/T2i, depending on needs/preferences: 

GH2 has the cleanest/sharpest image, 550D the mushiest but the best colors, NEX-5N is in between the two. GH2 is the only camera with an EVF (unless you get the screw-on EVF for the NEX-5N). GH2 and NEX-5N can adapt more lenses because of their mirrorless mounts. But: NEX-5N and 550D are better for adapting vintage SLR lenses because of their bigger APS-C sensors; building a lens kit is cheaper with these two cameras, since you can use a 35mm lens as a standard lens and a 50mm lens as a portrait lens. (Unless you use a focal reducer for the GH2 which will cost you another $100.)

  • Cheapo vari ND filter: Fotga Vari ND. @Mattias Burling tested it some time ago, and it seems to give decent bang-for-the-buck: 
  • External monitor: 5" monitors actually tend to be expensive, go for a cheaper 7" monitor. The brand (Feelworld, Lilliput, ...) doesn't matter so much.

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