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Video equipment is expensive, but you won’t have to mortgage off your home to pay for it if you follow these tips. Here’s a list of budget equipment that will get you started in your own photography business. The step up from most of these lenses would be going from an f/4 version to the f/2.8 version. Just remember, for the most part, you get what you pay for.

Camera:

Panasonic Gh4
http://www.pictureline.com/products/panasonic-lumix-dmc-gh4-digital-camera-body-only

Sony A7s
http://www.pictureline.com/products/sony-alpha-a7s-mirrorless-digital-camera-black

Canon C100
http://www.amazon.com/Canon-C100-Cinema-Camera-Body/dp/B00FZ1BEHM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1431815805&sr=8-1&keywords=C100

Sony FS100
http://www.amazon.com/Handycam-NEX-FS100UK-Digital-Camcorder-CMOS/dp/B006J7AUW6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1431815841&sr=8-1&keywords=FS100

Lenses:

Rokinon 14mm T/3.1
http://www.pictureline.com/products/rokinon-14mm-t3-1-cine-if-ed-super-wide-angle-lens-canon

Rokinon 24 T/1.5
http://www.pictureline.com/products/rokinon-24mm-t1-5-cine-ed-umc-wide-angle-lens-canon

Rokinon 35 T/1.5
http://www.pictureline.com/products/rokinon-35mm-t1-5-cine-umc-wide-angle-lens-canon

Rokinon 85mm T/1.5
http://www.pictureline.com/products/rokinon-85mm-t1-5-cine-aspherical-lens-canon

If auto focus is important:

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art
http://www.pictureline.com/products/sigma-50mm-f-1-4-dg-hsm-art-lens-f-canon

Canon 16-35 f/4 IS
http://www.pictureline.com/products/canon-ef-16-35mm-f-4l-is-usm-lens
Canon 24-70 f/4 IS
http://www.pictureline.com/products/canon-ef-24-70mm-f4l-is-usm-lens

Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS II
http://www.pictureline.com/products/canon-ef-70-200mm-f2-8l-is-ii-usm-lens-new

Lights:

Flolight Microbeam
http://www.pictureline.com/collections/led-lights/products/flolight-microbeam-1024-high-powered-led-video-light-flood

F&V Z96
http://www.pictureline.com/collections/led-lights/products/f-v-z96-ultracolor-led-video-light

Audio:

Sennheiser EW-112 Lav kit
http://www.pictureline.com/products/sennheiser-ew-122-p-g3-wireless-lavalier-mic-w-hot-shoe-mount

Zoom H5, H6
http://www.pictureline.com/products/zoom-h5-handy-recorder
http://www.pictureline.com/products/zoom-h6-handy-recorder

Tascam DR-60D
http://www.amazon.com/TASCAM-DR-60DmkII-DSLR-Audio-Recorder/dp/B00MIXFBL0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1431816278&sr=8-1&keywords=DR+60D

Rode NTG 2
http://www.pictureline.com/products/rode-multi-powered-condenser-shotgun-microphone

Other items:

Manfrotto Video Tripod
http://www.pictureline.com/collections/video-tripods/products/manfrotto-mvh500ah-755cx3-pro-fluid-video-head-and-tripod-w-bag

Glidecam HD 2000
http://www.pictureline.com/products/glidecam-hd-2000-camera-stabilizer

Syrp Magic Carpet
http://www.pictureline.com/products/syrp-magic-carpet-short-track-2-6-ft
http://www.pictureline.com/products/syrp-magic-carpet-end-caps-and-carriage

Heavy Duty Light Stand
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/253069-REG/Impact_LS_96HAB_Air_Cushioned_Heavy_Duty_Light.html

SD Card:
http://www.amazon.com/Transcend-Speed-UHS-3-Memory-TS64GSDU3/dp/B00J3KA814/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1431816690&sr=8-3&keywords=transcend+SD

DJI Inspire
http://www.pictureline.com/products/dji-inspire-1-quadcopter-w-4k-camera-3-axis-gimbal-two-controller-kit

DJI Phantom 3 is not available at the time of this post.

Defy G2x
http://defywithus.com/products/g2x-gimbal

Kessler Jib
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?N=11088120&InitialSearch=yes&sts=pi

Syrp Genie
http://www.pictureline.com/products/syrp-genie-motion-control-time-lapse-device

Genie Mini
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1133719-REG/syrp_0032_0001_genie_mini.html

Field Monitor
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/903389-REG/ikan_VK7i_E6_7_IPS_LCD.html