I'm no camera expert (my main skill is editing) but from what I understand:I had been looking for this thread for ages, finally found it again when I was searching 'bmpcc4k' on here.
Can I ask you a couple of questions about this camera?
I've been writing scripts since I was a kid, made a few short films in my teens - I'm now in my early 30s and I've finally decided feck it, I'm gonna make a feature film on a low budget. I wrote the script last year, an idea that I'd had for years. My best friend who's helping me produce, recommended the bmpcc4k, and having seen hundreds of videos on vimeo/ youtube and now you're raving about it - I'm definitely gonna shoot my film on this camera.
But I have a couple of questions about the lenses:
Does the camera need an adapter/speedbooster for every lens you put on it?
Is there a noticeable difference in image quality between prime lenses and zoom lenses? My untrained eye can't really tell the difference. But I've read prime lenses better in low-light? My instinct is to go with a zoom lens like the sigma 18-35mm so I have some options in terms of focal length, which I guess is going to be cheaper than getting a few prime lenses?
I would be very grateful for any advice you have.
The speed booster helps the lenses with things like higher aperture and making the lens wider. From what I know, Metabones is the best one. Not sure if they made a speedbooster for the specific camera you're using... I would assume they have?
In terms of prime lenses, I tend to try use these. The quality is a little better (although zoom lenses are not exactly awful quality or anything) but I find that prime lenses are much better in low light. Due to the better aperture and f-stop options, they let more light into the sensor for low light and also allow you to have more control over depth of field.
But as I said, I'm no cameraman so I'm sure someone else will fill you in better.
But it's great that you're thinking of making a feature. It's been a dream of mine and I was close to getting one prepped to shoot (self financed), but then the covid happened and I lost 90% of my locations.
Have you done some shorts and things like that to practice? A feature is a long and expensive endeavour, you should be as prepared as possible...
Also, what hats you wearing? Director? Producer? Camera department? Etc...