Today is Black Friday – which means there are a lot of great deals on gear available. Here’s a quick roundup of the best Black Friday deals 2017 for filmmakers currently offered by B&H, which we deem most relevant for our audience. You are supporting cinema5D by buying on B&H through our links.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Body with Storage Kit
This package includes the Canon EOS 5D Mark III camera body, External Hard Drive WD 4TB USB 3.0, SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Memory Card and Lowepro Photo Hatchback 16L AW Backpack.
Was: $2,799.00 Now: $2,099.00 (Savings: $700.00)
Canon EOS 6D DSLR Body with Storage Kit
This set includes the Canon EOS 6D camera body, WD 4TB My Passport USB 3.0 Secure Portable Hard Drive (Black) and SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Memory Card.
Was: $1,699.00 Now: $1,199.00 (Savings: $500.00)
Canon EOS Rebel T6i (750D) DSLR with 18-55mm Lens Kit
This kit includes the Canon EOS Rebel T6i (750D) camera with 18-55mm IS STM Lens, SanDisk 16GB Extreme UHS-I SDHC Memory Card, Ruggard Journey 24 DSLR Shoulder Bag (Black) and Corel PaintShop Pro 2018 Ultimate (DVD with Download Card)
Was: $899.00 Now: $599.00 (Savings: $300.00)
Sony Alpha a7S II Mirrorless Camera Body
One of the most popular mirrorless cameras among filmmakers, the Sony a7S II is on discount too. You can find our review here: Sony a7S II Review – First Impressions & Footage. There are also more deals on kits including this camera.
Was: $2,698.00 Now: $2,398.00 (Savings: $300.00)
There is a very interesting deal on the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only). This camera is very capable for filmmakers, especially in 4K and when it comes to in-camera stabilisation, it’s unmatched. You can find our review here: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II real world review
Was: $1,999.00 Now: $1,699.00 (Savings: $300.00)
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens
There is also a limited discount on the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens.
Was: $999.00 Now: $799.00 (Savings: $200.00)
Fujifilm X-T2 Mirrorless Camera Body
Another deal includes the Fujifilm X-T2 Mirrorless digital camera (Body only). You can find our review here: Fujifilm X-T2 Review – Real World Video Samples and First Impressions.
Was: $1,599.00 Now: $1,499.00 (Savings: $100.00)
GoPro HERO5 Black
After releasing the new Hero6, the old GoPro flagship is on sale. Additionally you get a B&H Photo Video $50 B&H E-Gift Card.
Was: $399.00 Now: $349.00 (Savings: $50.00)
Link: GoPro HERO5 Black
GoPro HERO5 Session Bundle
This discounted kit includes the HERO5 Session 4K Waterproof Action Cam, GoPro Head Strap + QuickClip and SanDisk 16GB Extreme microSD Card. Additionally you get a B&H Photo Video $50 B&H E-Gift Card.
Was: $339.00 Now: $249.00 (Savings: $90.00)
Apple 15.4″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Late 2016)
Here’s a limited time offer on the Apple Macbook Pro (late 2016) with a significant discount. It only applies on a version with 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7 Quad-Core, 16GB RAM and 256GB SSD.
Was: $2,399. 00 Now: $1,599.00 (Savings: $800.00)
Apple Mac Pro Desktop Computer (Quad-Core, Late 2013)
Specifications of this discounted offer: 3.7 GHz Intel Xeon E5 Quad-Core, 12GB of 1866 MHz DDR3 ECC RAM, 256GB PCIe-based Flash Storage and Dual AMD FirePro D300 GPUs (2 x 2GB)
Was: $2,999. 00 Now: $1,899.00 (Savings: $1,100.00)
Apple 13.3″ MacBook Pro (Late 2016)
Another limited offer on the Apple 13.3″ Macbook Pro (late 2016) with a significant discount. Specifications: 2.0 GHz Intel Core i5 Dual-Core, 8GB RAM and 256GB PCIe SSD.
Was: $1,499. 00 Now: $1,149.00 (Savings: $350.00)
Zhiyun-Tech Smooth-Q Smartphone Gimbal
This is an interesting deal on the 3-axis motorized gimbal from Zhiyun-Tech which can carry smartphones or action cameras till 7.8oz (220g).
Was: $139. 00 Now: $99.00 (Savings: $40.00)
Dracast LED1000 Silver Series Bi-color Light
The Dracast LED1000 Bi-Color Light with V-mount adapter has a nice discount. There is one on the 30W version too, but the best deal available goes with the stronger 60W version that offers 70% off.
Was: $795.00 Now: $344.50 (Savings: $450.50) Was: $1,497.99 Now: $897.99 (Savings: $600.00) Was: $797.99 Now: $497.99 (Savings: $300.00)
Who needs gimbals? A mechanical stabilizer from the brand “Steadicam”, for small cameras up to 2.27kg (5lbs) is also on sale.
Was: $599. 00 Now: $199.00 (Savings: $400.00)
Link: Steadicam Merlin 2
Here’s the popular 3-axis gimbal stabilizer from Zhiyun-tech. It can carry cameras up to 1.8kg (3.9lbs). The sale is not huge, but there’s a worthwhile discount.
Was: $649. 00 Now: $479.00 (Savings: $170.00)
Sony A6300 Kit with 16-50mm and 55-210mm Lenses
The Sony A6300 mirrorless camera in a bundle with the 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens, the 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS Lens, a 64GB SanDisk memory card, an extra battery and a shoulder bag comes at an interesting price. While the image quality is amazing, keep in mind that the a6300 has the overheating issue which usually limits your recordings to under 3 minutes. It’s worth eyeballing the Sony a6500 that comes without overheating.
Was: $1,348. 00 Now: $996.00 (Savings: $350.00)
This popular zoom lens from Canon (EF mount) is now slightly cheaper as well, so it deserves a place in this list.
Was: $1,899. 00 Now: $1,699.00 (Savings: $200.00)
Luxli Viola 5″ Multicolor LED Light
Finally here’s a very handy LED light that Seb used on some of his productions (example) as a back light. It’s not cheap, but very useful.
Was: $349.95 Now: $289.95 (Savings: $60.00)