So far I have noticed that I enjoy taking portraits, closeups of things outside/inside, and more importantly, scenery...and with that, i've been doing research / readings and watching tut's on everything and think i have narrowed it down to what i want...
Right Now: 7D, canon 50mm 1.4 is all i have (had an accident with my 18-135mm kit lens so instead of spending the $$ to fix it im just saving it for my new lenses / sturdier tripod which was what caused the damage in the first place.
Shopping Cart / Wish List (Hopefully get a majority of these things by time summer starts/ends):
1. Zacuto Z-Finder Pro 2.5x
2. Canon EF 100,, f/2.8L IS USM Macro
3. Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
4. Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L
5. Canon BG-E7 Batt Grip
6. Canon 430EX II Speedlite Flash
7. Rode Shotgun VideoMic
Questions: the 70-200mm f/4L is a steal and i dont think i really need the extra stops with the 2.8L so i'm going to be making that one of my last purchases...do you think the 2.8 would be a better investment in the long run? or should i get a complete diff telephoto up to 300mm, ive shot with this one and have read that its the best bang:buck.
also im debating on a shoulder rig or gunstock for my hdslr and i've looked at these:
ZACTUO Striker (would be a bundle with a free viewfinder that i listed above)
SIMPLIS Dual DSLR Rig
REDROCK Nano RunningMan
** if i'm just looking for a more stable motion rig for moving, but also want to be able to capture the details as far as pulling/pushing the focus wouldnt a shoulder or gunstock rig be more beneficial? im not looking to take this on the hill just yet so i dont know if i would need to get a glidecam...take a look around the zacuto / simplis sites...the redrock ones seem a bit expensive, especially with that ZACUTO offer with a free $370 value ViewFinder PLUS the rig itself...what do you guys think?
thanks in advance for the help.