Creative Communities of the World Forums

The peer to peer support community for media production professionals.

Forums Sony Cameras FS5 Documentary kit list advice

  • FS5 Documentary kit list advice

     Blaise Douros updated 1 year, 8 months ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Turab Shah

    January 19, 2019 at 1:04 pm


    I’m looking for some advice regarding kit I should purchase for an upcoming observational documentary shoot. I usually use a cameraperson for my shoots, so don’t have to worry about kit, but this time I’ll be shooting myself – so any advice on things I could add to my kit would be much appreciated.

    What I have:
    Sony FS5
    2 Batteries
    4 Memory cards
    Sony E PZ 18-105mm
    Samyang primes
    Swedish Chameleon rig
    Sachtler Ace tripod
    sennheiser 416 with boom pole
    sennheiser g3 radio mic

    The 3-week shoot will be taking place in a bright location. I’m wondering if I should get a better display monitor? My budget is between £1000 – £1500 for everything. The other things I’m considering are an extra radio mic, on-camera mic and a gimbal (Ronin S?). With my limited budget, what would you suggest I prioritise?

    I look forward to hearing your suggestions. Thanks in advance.

  • Blaise Douros

    January 22, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Consider the second mike, and also the K1M or K2M XLR add-on which will allow you to have four XLR inputs (shotgun mike plus two lavs). Forget the gimbal. As a solo shooter, you will kill yourself trying to carry that kind of weight all day. Plan on leaving your prime lenses, and bringing the zoom.

Viewing 1 - 2 of 2 posts

Log in to reply.

We use anonymous cookies to give you the best experience we can. Our Privacy policy | GDPR Policy