So I'm looking into purchasing my first camera. I was never particularly interested in photography until I was a cinematographer and director on a film I helped make in high school, and I'm looking into getting into it now. I want to get this camera primarily for video, but also for occasional stills. I want to get a nice camera and good lenses/equipment, but not completely break my budget, so I guess I have a few questions:
In general, are mirrorless cameras the better for video? (not just at a low price point, I want to grow into it)
I like the idea of shooting on full frame, but can't afford it right now. Can I just by full frame lenses and use them on a cropped sensor, and later migrate my setup to full frame later? Are there any trade-offs here?
Are Rokinon Cine lenses any good? They are very cheap for what they are offering and it sounds too good to be true...
Including a couple lenses, a tripod, and maybe even a steady-cam, what's the best camera I could/should get in the $1500-$2000 range?
So far in my search, I'm leaning towards the Sony a6000, but I'm concerned about having to switch to Canon or Nikon someday because of lens support/quality reasons.
Or maybe I'm just reading in to this too much... either way, any help is appreciated. :)