I'm going to put together my 1st dslr rig ever this week. I want something that is going to look professional and be able to accomodate a 5d (or t2i), shotgun mic, pre-amp, LED light panel, smallhd monitor, follow focus, and I'd like it to be offset so that viewfinder aligns better with my eye. I want to be as easy on the pockets as possible of course, but I'd rather make the right choices in putting it together for longterm use, rather than having to re-purchase parts or whole rigs & wasting $ b/c of making bad choices. Any guidance is greatly appreciated!
I've been looking at the Jag35 series of products, I think you can start with one of their basic "street runner" models and then build it out slightly, that's what I'm looking at but, maybe like you, I'm waiting for the cash fairy to visit before making any purchases. :-)