I'm thinking of buying the Canon XL2 but I hear the the stock lens is shit.. I can get the body for 2,300 maybe less, but I wanna know what's a good/ great lens for close ups.
I'm planning on only buying one high-quality lens instead of buy 2 or 3 mediocre ones... and rcommendations? Budget for the lens is around 500-1,600. (I want a lens that can create a a small depth of field without having to get far away with my subjects.) I want to be able to shoot from 4-9 feet away and have a shallow (blurry) background? THis is possible with the xl 2 and a good lens right?
I also want to buy a monitor, I heard the eyepiece viewfinder is big enough to make sure the shot is in focus when using the manual settings... I hate editing blurry footag :( Seeing as how all these expenses are going to put a major dent in my wallet... I was planning on getting a cheap lcd monitor around 3-6 inches? (Mountable) any recommendations?
I also planning on using an alternate means of recording audio. Aside from the built in mic. I was thinking about using wireless mics or just regular mics I can plug into the back and just use a gaffer... though wireless mics are much more convenient... I wonder if the quality is worse. Any one have experience with wireless mics?
Seeing as how I wanna make movies I don't really mind not having hd... but this camera become outdated anytime soon?
Thnx for your input..