Ok, I admit, I subscribe to this guy YT channel and every time he goes to a camera store, I drool. He buys and changes expensive lenses / cameras just like eating pizzas (often and too many). Riding a lambo, yacht or heli to make footages become ordinary things for him and when he announced that he will be hiring for his team overkill, 2000+ people applied… o my.. I guess we all want a taste of luxuries.
That being said, I still agree with Casey Neistat that gear doesn’t matter. As a creator of course I want the top tier gear and gadgets, but as an aspiring minimalist I have to go back to what I really need at this particular point in time (I try to not chopped an apple with an axe, so to speak).
Here are my beginner movie making main gear and why I chose them:
Camera: Canon 60D (it has the flip screen, good face auto focus, and can shoot HD) you can buy it here:
Splurge option: Canon 80D (US), http://amzn.to/2jq4TVN (UK) or http://amzn.to/2kNlHGn (EU).
Lens: Tamron 28 – 75mm, F:2.8 macro (good depth of field reach) you can buy it here:
Splurge option: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens (US), http://amzn.to/2kmO8K6 (UK) or http://amzn.to/2kLThZZ (EU).
Tripod: Peter Hadley Equipment (light weight, perfect height, multiple functions)
Splurge option: Manfrotto MVH500AH Lightweight Fluid Video System with Bag (US), http://amzn.to/2jqjdNV (UK) or http://amzn.to/2knsR38 (EU).
Lighting: YONGNUO Pro LED Video Light (dimmable cheap light, small easy to mount and carry) you can buy it here:
Splurge option: http://amzn.to/2jqTXaf (US), http://amzn.to/2kmDCCK (UK) or http://amzn.to/2jqdF6b (EU).
Microphone: Rode VideoMicro (small, light, no battery and windshield included)
Splurge option: Rode VMGO Video Mic GO Lightweight On-Camera (US), http://amzn.to/2kcJo7V (UK), http://amzn.to/2kcMdpz (EU)