2007 December 5th, 15:49
Help me spend about $200
OK, so I just got my HV20 in the mail today from B&H along with an included $150 gift card. Iím definitely going to get an extra Canon brand battery, but I canít decide on what the rest is going towards. With Christmas coming up, I think I can only spend about throw in about a $100 on top of the gift card. That leaves me with a budget of about $200. The problem is that my B&H wish list is up to like a grand already. So, what should I get first?
- External mic?
- Wide angle lens?
- Nice tripod head?
- Camera light?
- Battery charger?
I bought the camera primarily to document our new baby which is due in February. After that, I have some aspirations about doing a little interview / documentary about my wifeís grandfather who was a naval officer in WW2, but Iíll have plenty of time between now and then to pick up anything else I might need.
I should probably note that I already have all my cables and a cheesy wal-mart tripod that I use for shooting digital photos.
2007 December 5th, 16:11
Cineform Neo HDV if you are going to shoot in 24p.
Tripods..i recommend the velbon videomate 607
the hoodman h300 is nice.....esp. if you get the one w/ the magnifier
uv filter for sure.and lens hood...maybe some macro filters or pol. filter or nd filter
charger is a very good idea
2007 December 5th, 21:55
2007 December 6th, 01:33
Rode Videomic, because sound is half the battle.
2007 December 6th, 03:58
I think the canon wide angle lens is the way to go.
he can then get another $150 to buy a rode video mic with dead cat from Jacksmusic and a flash bracket.
Then he'd be in "bidness"!
2007 December 6th, 15:28
2007 December 6th, 17:55
2007 December 6th, 23:42
Hmm, help you spend a couple hundred ...
You could buy me a bottle of single-malt scotch for Christmas ...