if I play my cards right I can get all that for about $9,500. I've actually owned a bum copy of the 85 1.4 and I almost had my hands on the 14-24 AND the 28-70 a while back, but right now the only thing on that list I own is the 300 f/4 which is my favorite lens that I own.
I do not like the 5d mk2, just a personal preference. No dual-digic processors, 3.9 fps, etc. 7d has much more room for firmware upgrades and I in reality i'd probably get one over a 5d (with a 60d being more likely, but too much shit would be thrown if I said that in the OP :P). Nikon is nowhere near the video capabilities of a canon atm anyway, so no questions there.
But... have you looked at the footage that comes out of either one? more features are nice, but the video that the 5d produces as a camera puts the 7d to shame.
It's true Nikon is a far cry.
If I was going to "dream" about a digi video setup right now, short of a RED setup with Cine lenses, I would use an HPX with a 35 adapter and Nikon glass before I ever bought an HDSLR. I'm constantly SUPER underwhelmed with the footage that comes from a lot of HDSLRs.
hmm, I dont know if I would want to Pl mount the 5dmk2 (35mm lens). The fullframe sensor is bigger than 35mm film(motion). It seems smarter to Pl mount the 7D cause the 1,6crop sensor is 99% the same size as 35mm film "sensors.
But maybe hotrod cameras found a way to avoid the vignetting on a Pl mounted 5dmk2?
yup, one has a red ring, the other doesnt... well I'm sure there is more to it than that but I have the 2.8 and it is unreallllll. However, if I had madd bank, I would cop all the L-Series primes I could. 85mm f/1.2L is just about the best portrait lens I've ever had the privilege to use.
canon 1d mk iii
canon 5d mkii
zeiss compact prime series ef mount
70-200 mm f2.8L
i dont know anything aboot nikon lenses.
but i’d get the goood ones
zeiss makro planar t 50mm
Zeiss 50mm 1.4
Manfrotto 501 head and cant remember the legs I have
Glidecam Pro 2000
Easom or CPM film tools cage
Rode mic for the zoom
LCDVF or Z finder
AF Fisheye-NIKKOR 16mm f/2.8D
AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED
AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G
AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D
AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
4 SB 900s (I've been in situations when I wished I did... so many times)
2 Paul C Buff Einstein flash heads
Lighting mods for the Einsteins:
1 oversized octogon softbox
1 medium rectangle soft box
1 small rectangle soft box
1 7" reflector
1 14" reflector
Vagabond II power packs
PocketWizard Plus II's to trigger them all
Light stands for all the lights, 2 or 3 Joby GorillaPods to keep the SB800s versatile for places a light stand won't fit, lots of ball bungees, and a tripod to put the camera on when I need it.
Two or three slaves to help carry it all around. They must be adept skiers and mountain bikers with strong backs and a knowledge of photography good enough to be able to do what I tell them, when I tell them, without screwing things up.
Also, Chase Jarvis's system for photo storage/backup and his workflow, too.