The true cost of your gear might be more than you think.
Though it’s important to look at the price tags on the gear you want to purchase, it’s imperative to also consider how much they might end up costing you both out of pocket and on set. In this video from SLR Lounge, photographer Pye Jirsa talks about how to make smart choices when buying gear, as well as how expensive cheap gear can become.
The main point Jirsa’s trying to get across is that the cost of a piece of gear isn’t simply what you read on a price tag; it actually extends far beyond that. Inexpensive gear might be tempting (and necessary), but you might end up paying for it in the end when a battery loses its charge too quickly, or when a stabilizer doesn’t really do its job, or when a light with a low CRI ruins your shot and you end up spending additional hours in post correcting your images.How Much Is Your Gear Really Costing You in the Long Run?