In a short while (just a couple of weeks) I´ve recorded and edited 4 concerts for rock/pop/blues bands. These are smaller bands that doesn't have the money to take in "the big" video guys. These smaller bands is also my target; to make affordable video recordings and editing to help promote these smaller bands. My gear for the jobs that´s coming in (on the recording scene): For video: Panasonic GH3 and Panasonic G6 (my b-cam) All my current lenses that is in my signature External mics on the cameras and headphones for GH3 (next gig that´s coming up is going (sound) on external device. (Although the live sound from the external mics did a pretty good job too). In the future if income is growing; maybe a GH4 with the external unit that can connect to XLR. For photo: Olympus OM-D E-M5 (people shots) with my current lenses & Fuji X-E1 for stationary object (like instruments etc) My editing software: Final Cut Pro (editing video), Aperture (photos) and Compressor when transcoding to different formats (DVD:s, YouTube uploads etc) My experience with my gear so far: When recording bands in night clubs etc. The best way according to my experience now is working with tripods for both cameras. The first gig I did; I had one tripod and my Sevenoak shoulder rig. But I learned that two tripods is preferred. Cameras set on different places and angles. The problem for me with this setup is that my faster, better lenses are all primes. This is not ideal when working with tripods in dark places. I cannot zoom in because the cameras are mounted on place; and my zoom are slow which means ISO 2500-3200. I had to use my slow zoom on GH3 for the last couple of gigs. To get better quality video I need a fast standard zoom. One of the cameras will only take one angle (G6); but GH3 is the one that I use to zoom in with. Solution for my next gig: I am going to record a higher profiled band than the previous ones next week. I have talked with the band and I am going to get the sound from the mixer board to external device; to sync with the video later. If I succeed I am going to get more gigs because this band is connected. So; if I really want this I have no choice - I need the Panasonic 12-35 f2.8 lens to use with my GH3. The G6 can manage with one of my primes; maybe the Lumix 14 f2.5. I took the plunge and ordered the Panasonic Lumix 12-35 today. I see that I need this lens as a workhorse lens! Final words: This little "media" business of mine is starting to take shape. My customers are mostly smaller bands, events (children parties etc.). People that cannot pay a lot of money. Which also means that I don´t need to be "super-pro". If I succeed to create beautiful videos with good sound and with good planning and customer service - I have my business. I already learned a lot with these project that I´ve worked on. Also this direction in my video- photo/graphic life has pushed me into making clear choices: - The Panasonic GH line need to be my workhorse tools (maybe a simpler camera like G6 and it successors for b-cams) - I need to focus on expanding my hybrid gear - means that I have to invest in system around my Panasonics mainly - Focus set! This means that in order to make way for the tools I need, I also need to sell off the things that I don't need for this direction (this means that I can´t support two systems - the Fuji system is going - I´ll keep my Fuji X100s only) It feels like I´ve "matured" in my photo-/videographic life a lot through these last couple of weeks. These gigs gave e a clue of what I need (and what I just want but don´t need). I am also going to start working on my documentary movie about motorcycling during this whole summer (interviews of motorcycle riders, places that they visit etc.) - I am going to follow a motorcycle club around - and they are the main customers for the movie! My purpose for my hobby is crystal clear now! I just wanted to share.