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.


Panasonic Gh4

Sony A7s

Canon C100

Sony FS100


Rokinon 14mm T/3.1

Rokinon 24 T/1.5

Rokinon 35 T/1.5

Rokinon 85mm T/1.5

If auto focus is important:

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art

Canon 16-35 f/4 IS
Canon 24-70 f/4 IS

Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS II


Flolight Microbeam

F&V Z96


Sennheiser EW-112 Lav kit

Zoom H5, H6

Tascam DR-60D

Rode NTG 2

Other items:

Manfrotto Video Tripod

Glidecam HD 2000

Syrp Magic Carpet

Heavy Duty Light Stand

SD Card:

DJI Inspire

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

Defy G2x

Kessler Jib

Syrp Genie

Genie Mini

Field Monitor