There are lots of interesting deals for filmmakers available this week. We selected the best 10 offers of filmmaking gear from our partners’ online shops for this week. Including Fujifilm and Canon cameras, Zoom audio recorders, drones, slider, cage for GH5, Apple Macbooks, iMac Pro and more.
I went through the current deals on our partners’ websites and selected the top 10 offers currently available, which I think could be interesting for you. Unfortunately we didn’t find great deals for filmmakers in Europe this week, but we will update this post if that changes! By shopping at our affiliate partners’ stores you are supporting cinema5D through our buy links, as we get a small affiliate commission when a purchase is completed.
Now, let’s take a look at this week’s top 10 deals for filmmakers:
B&H: DJI Mavic Pro (Fly More Combo) – $300 Discount
I am starting this week’s deals with a very interesting one. DJI’s very popular compact drone Mavic Pro still has some advantages over the newer Mavic Air and B&H now has a good deal on the “Fly more combo”. You can take a look at our review of the Mavic Pro. Its gimbal-stabilized camera can record videos at up to Cinema 4K 24fps with a bitrate of 60Mbps or take stills at 12MP. It has up to 4.3 mile control range and 27 minutes flight time. In the “Fly More Combo” you will get the drone with a remote controller, three batteries, five spare propellers, shoulder bag and more accessories.
Buy link: DJI Mavic Pro (Fly More Combo)
Was: $1,299.00 Now: $999.00 (Savings: $300.00)
B&H: Fujifilm X-T2 Mirrorless Digital Camera with Pro HDR Kit – $615 Discount
Very interesting deal is also this kit consisting of the Fujifilm X-T2 body and the Atomos Ninja Flame 7″ recorder. The camera itself can record in 4K at up to 30fps and when combined with the recorder it can get you the same resolution and framerate in an Apple ProRes codec. The kit also comes with the Atomos Power Kit and a coiled HDMI cable. Check out our review of the Fujifilm X-T2 here.
Buy link: Fujifilm X-T2 Mirrorless Digital Camera with Pro HDR Kit
Was: $2,564.95 Now: $1,949.95 (Savings: $615.00)
B&H: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera Body Video Kit – $630 Discount
This discounted video kit includes Canon 5D Mark IV camera body with the Canon BG-E20 Battery Grip, 64GB SDXC memory card, Ruggard camera Backpack, 2x Spare rechargeable Li-ion batteries, Rode VideoMic Pro on-camera microphone, 9V alkaline battery, Revo SR-1000 shoulder support rig and an external dual battery charger. Here’s our video review of the Canon 5D Mark IV.
Buy link: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera Body Video Kit
Was: $3,879.95 Now: $3,249.95 (Savings: $630.00)
B&H: Axler Carbon Fiber Camera Slider – $250 Discount
This 30″ carbon fiber camera slider from Axler with a massive 62% discount. It has a roller bearing sliding system, 50 lb load capacity, detachable legs with rubber ball feet and tripod mount cheese plate with 1/4″-20 & 3/8″-16 mounting threads and 5/8″ light stand mounting sockets. It comes with a carrying case
Buy link: Axler Carbon Fiber Camera Slider
Was: $399.00 Now: $149.00 (Savings: $250.00)
B&H: Varavon ZEUS Standard Cage for Panasonic GH5 – $90 Discount
The aluminium form-fitting camera cage for the GH5 and GH5S from Varavon maintains full media, battery and control access. It has a removable handle with 15mm rod port, 3 cold shoe mounts, plenty of 1/4″-20 and 3/8″-16 threaded holes and a lightweight cable clamp.
Buy link: Varavon ZEUS Standard Cage for Panasonic GH5
Was: $269.00 Now: $179.00 (Savings: $90.00)
B&H: YUNEEC Typhoon H Hexacopter with Intel RealSense – $300 Discount
Although DJI is the clear drone market leader, ther are other players too. This particular hexacopter from YUNEEC looks quite promising and B&H now has a good deal on it. The YUNEEC Typhoon H can capture video up to 4K (UHD) resolution in 30fps or 12MP still photos. Focal length of the fixed lens is 14mm (35mm sensor equivalent) which gives you an FOV of 115°, aperture is f/2.8. The drone has RealSense collision avoidance system and 3-axis gimbal which pans full 360°. It comes with the ST16 ground station/transmitter with 7″ touchscreen to view and operate its camera, Wizard wand for two-operator control, two batteries and backpack. The Typhoon H also features autopilot functions and can fold up for easy transport.
Buy link: YUNEEC Typhoon H Hexacopter with Intel RealSense
Was: $1,499.99 Now: $1,199.99 (Savings: $300.00)
B&H: Zoom H1n Digital Handy Recorder – $20 Discount
The H1n is the new upgraded generation of the basic model audio recorder from Zoom. It has the X/Y type stereo mic and can record WAVs & MP3s up to 24-bit / 96 kHz to microSD/SDHC cards. The Zoom H1n has 3.5mm input/output jack, built-in limiter and low-cut filter and it can work as a USB audio interface.
Buy link: Zoom H1n Digital Handy Recorder
Was: $119.99 Now: $99.99 (Savings: $20.00)
B&H: Zoom H6 Handy Recorder with Interchangeable Microphone System
The advanced audio recorder from Zoom is also discounted. Zoom H6 audio recorder offers modular mic and input system – it includes XY microphone module as well as mid-side microphone module. There are four XLR/TRS inputs and the device can record up to 6 simultaneous channels in up to 24-bit/96kHz quality. The Zoom H6 doubles as USB audio interface, uses SDXC memory cards and it has an optional shotgun mic and XLR/TRS inputs and optional hot shoe mount
Buy link: Zoom H6 Handy Recorder
Was: $349.99 Now: $299.99 (Savings: $50.00)
B&H: Apple 15.4″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Late 2016) – $1,000 Discount
B&H currently has many good deals on Apple products. I selected the most interesting ones. Starting off with this heavily discounted MacBook Pro configuration. It has 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7 Quad-Core processor, 16GB of 2133 MHz RAM, 2TB PCIe SSD and the AMD Radeon Pro 460 GPU (4GB GDDR5). The 15.4″ retina display has a resolution of 2880 x 1800. In terms of connectivity there are four Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C) ports and 3.5mm headphone jack. The laptop has larger Force Touch trackpad and runs on macOS Sierra.
Buy link: Apple 15.4″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Late 2016)
Was: $3,899.00 Now: $2,899.00 (Savings: $1,000.00)
B&H: Apple 27″ iMac Pro with Retina 5K Display (Late 2017) – $500 Discount
The Apple deals include few desktop workstation configurations too. I picked this discounted iMac Pro configuration – 3.2 GHz Intel Xeon W 8-Core processor, 32GB of DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD and AMD Radeon Pro Vega 56 (8GB HBM2). The iMac Pro is equipped with the 27″ 5120 x 2880 IPS Retina 5K display, UHS-II SDXC card reader, Thunderbolt 3 | USB 3.0 ports, 802.11ac Wi-Fi | Bluetooth 4.2 and 10Gb ethernet. There is a Magic keyboard & Magic Mouse 2 included in the package. The computer runs on macOS High Sierra. My colleague Ollie Kenchington wrote an interesting hands-on article with a slightly faster iMacPro configuration.
What do you think of this week’s selection? Share with us if you know and like any of the products.