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Nifty/Fastpack/Rode/Calumet combo. Money left over.
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That looks good.

For the second lens, I'd consider a fast prime. The 50mm f/1.8 is a good priced lens. Build quality is meh, but image quailty is superb, and the lens can usually be found for $100. It'll give you a very nice shallow DoF to your photos and videos. If you're willing to spend more and want something wider, the Sigma 30mm is a great place to look.

With a mic, I'm not sure what to look for so hopefully you can ask some of the other DSLR videographers we have on here. From what I've read, Blank This seems to be very knowledgeable with DSLR videography, and both Sub50Hz and Marin seems to have some experience themselves. If they don't pop in here, it might be worth PMing them.

For a tripod, I heavily suggest you invest in a good quality one. They can range from $150+ used, $200+ new. It seems excessive, but a cheap plastic tripod becomes much more expensive if it falls and takes your body with it, or if it wobbles so much that you can't even get a useable shot with it. You should check out this video to see what I mean:


As for a bag, unless you want something special, most camera bags can fit all of that equipment in it easily. It's really just a question of what type of bag (normal, shoulder, messenger, backpack) or brand you want, really.
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Nifty/Fastpack/Rode/Calumet combo. Money left over.
I wish I knew what that meant. I know Rode makes microphones, that's about all I got from that lol.

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That looks good.

For the second lens, I'd consider a fast prime. The 50mm f/1.8 is a good priced lens. Build quality is meh, but image quailty is superb, and the lens can usually be found for $100. It'll give you a very nice shallow DoF to your photos and videos. If you're willing to spend more and want something wider, the Sigma 30mm is a great place to look.

With a mic, I'm not sure what to look for so hopefully you can ask some of the other DSLR videographers we have on here. From what I've read, Blank This seems to be very knowledgeable with DSLR videography, and both Sub50Hz and Marin seems to have some experience themselves. If they don't pop in here, it might be worth PMing them.

For a tripod, I heavily suggest you invest in a good quality one. They can range from $150+ used, $200+ new. It seems excessive, but a cheap plastic tripod becomes much more expensive if it falls and takes your body with it, or if it wobbles so much that you can't even get a useable shot with it. You should check out this video to see what I mean:

As for a bag, unless you want something special, most camera bags can fit all of that equipment in it easily. It's really just a question of what type of bag (normal, shoulder, messenger, backpack) or brand you want, really.
I love that YouTube channel! And I watched that video last night. I'm not a fan of cheap to begin with most of the time. I wish I could afford that one from the video. Spending $100+ on a tripod is no issue for me.
    
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I wish I knew what that meant. I know Rode makes microphones, that's about all I got from that lol.
Nifty 50

Fastpack 200

Rode

Calumet Tripod Combo
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The problem with those devices, I don't fully understand them, it'll require more work in terms of syncing audio with video.
    
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The problem with those devices, I don't fully understand them, it'll require more work in terms of syncing audio with video.
Well, since this is your first DSLR, there's going to be a lot of learning in both photography and videography anyways (and even when you get better, the learning never stops), so IMO, the learning curve shouldn't stop you if the quality is there in the end
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Well, since this is your first DSLR, there's going to be a lot of learning in both photography and videography anyways (and even when you get better, the learning never stops), so IMO, the learning curve shouldn't stop you if the quality is there in the end
This is true. I just feel like that part would become a hassle though.
    
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I have a question about that bag. I've looked around but I'm still unsure, does that bag also switch to just a shoulder strap bag? Like this:
Or is that like a totally different model? Do they make a bag like that, where it could go either more, with the same concept as the Fastpack?
    
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You're looking for a sling backpack if you want to have both single shoulder and double shoulder modes. The Kata 3n1 series are a nice choice, I just received mine (although the large size) today and I'm very pleased with it from every angle. It's built very well, has a very simple way to access lots of gear in a sling config, and is very comfortable as a backpack with 3 bodies, 9 lenses, batteries, chargers -- the whole shebang. I would not normally carry all of that gear at once, but it's nice to know I can if I'm going on a long day trip.

Of note: all of the Kata 3n1 bags have a MIR on them right now. The large is only 70 bucks after rebate, and the medium is 12 bucks less. Plan ahead, if you think you're going to buy more gear, buy a bigger bag now -- you'll always be able to sell it later if you choose.
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