Why the Blackmagic and not an "easier camera" to work with? True, the Blackmagic has a hell of a learning curve in understanding the exposure trends, color grading, and it's limitations. Frankly though, the Pocket Camera series from Blackmagic alone is the most trustworthy, reliable, and bang-for-buck you'll get with amateur filmmaking gear.
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K
The BLACKMAGIC RAW color codec is an amazing format that has the features of RAW CinemaDNG video with the compatibility of traditional H264 containers. It functions well with the tools within Davinci Resolve to make a beautiful picture. I'll show some of my grades here as an example of it's potential from flat log video to a nice image!
For lenses, I've owned the Rokinon Cine DS series of glass for a couple months now, and I absolutely love the build quality and style these produce. Truly just amazing and stunning sharpness and low light capability.