What is beyond my understanding,
When it comes to choose a system (and the word system
Indeed is the keypoint), is the disparity of them within a
Set. Or should we call that a mess?
But it is not uncommon to see every kind
Of gear sharing the same timecode....resulting in
Further complications when it comes to match the
Looks. IMO, this mess is unnecesary today because
We finaly have some rational lines within a same brand.
(For ex Red has now a mini camera that was laking in their line,)
So one of the points when it comes to choose equipment
For docu or any other style, is to stick with one brand system.
Same mount, same file looks, similar workflow etc...
Not only it saves space and weight but it saves time and hassles.
Practicaly, how it works? If you are on a budget for example, better you get
2 or 3 ebayed BMPCC with a set of Kiev16U that would cost you less than 200 they
Sell them always in a set of 3.
Those super 16 lenses are not the state of the art in optics but
They perform surprizingly well, better look (more organic-filmic) than
Canon FD style for 1/3 of the size and weight) and as mentionned in this thread,
No one would ever notice a lack of image quality as long as your audio
Is fine and your story is interesting. Also, they share the same thread diameter and so on.
You have 3 cameras with 3 lenses lengh from wide to tele for less than 2000, cameras
And adapters and ND filters included.
Each cam is now suitable for a particular focal lengh and you don't even have to change
Your lenses on set.
Same workflow, same mount, same filters diameters, same batteries, same everything...
As your files are the same, you don't need to finetune in post different cameras looks,
Wich is time consummer. Once you got your look, save as template and apply to
This ex can be apllied to any other brand that offers a wide range of
Equipment, then you upgrade confident within the same factory.