Thank you in advance for your help. I want to shoot a personal essay documentary, and need some guidance as far as equipment goes. I will be shooting both in and outdoors. So heres what I was thinking of buying: 2 Canon Rebels T2i w/ 18-55mm lens Zoom H4n Recorder w Remote Probably cheap shotgun mic to be safe for sound coverage 3 32GB Transcend Flash Cards 2 lightweight tripods with travel bag Homemade shoulder rig akin to the one in this videohttp://www.vboarder.com/doityourself/2983/make-your-diy-dslr-shoulder-rig-for-40/ But add a cross bar that separates the handgrips and serves as an additional mount for the Zoom H4n like a Jag35 Estimated total cost: $2200 Also I already have a 80-300mm for an old film Canon Rebel, would that work with a T2i? I want to be able to cut between close ups and mediums during interviews so thats why I want 2 cameras, but if anybody has ideas to make the list cheaper, I'm all ears. I know there are cheaper HD cameras out there, but idk what they are I just want to be able to plug a flash card into my computer so I can just upload it quick and reuse them. For post, I have a macbook pro with Avid MC5 and Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection.