I am a novice to camcorders. I bought Canon Vixia HV30 HD camcorder. I am planning to shoot some short films and that involve shooting in rooms having less light and sometimes shooting in areas where there is too much of light. I am absolutely zero in lenses and filters.
- Are there any basic lenses that you recommend me to buy? If so, how they will help me enhance the footage?
- Are there any basic filters that you recommend me to buy?
I am very excited about 24p cinema mode in this camcorder. Any recommendations w.r.t lenses and filters would be helpful.
If you are going to be shooting in rooms you might want to get a wide angle lens, X0.6 or X0.7, your filter dia is 43mm so you would need to get a lens to match that, canon sells a X0.7, there are other brands, if you get one too cheap you might have alot of distortion, another thing is most add-on lenses don't have filter threads and it not a good idea to stack filters and add-on lenses to the cam's lense. Tiffen and Hosa make inexpensive filters, a couple of Neutral Density, a UV lens for scratch protection, polorizing lens to reduce reflection http://www.tiffen.com/filters.htm