2019 has just started and this is our first “deals of the week” post. I went through the current deals on our partners’ websites and selected the top offers currently available, which I think could be interesting for you.
Please note that some of those deals are limited in time!
The B&H offers listed are for our readers based in North and South America and CVP’s offers are for our readers based in Europe. 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.
B&H: Litepanels Astra Bi-Focus Daylight LED Panel – Now $949 ($547 savings)
When it comes to LED lights, there is little need to introduce Litepanels. If pricing was your obstacle for getting this daylight panel, then I’m sure that the reduced cost can help with biting the bullet. By The Way, if your preferred option is a Bi Color LED panel, then the Litepanels Astra 3X Bi-Color LED Panel is also on a special deal now for $764.95 instead of $1,045 ($280.05 savings)
B&H: Spekular Travel Kit – Now $486 ($211 savings)
Speaking of light and innovation, I hope you heard about Spekular. This young company signed modularity on its flag and as such, it is simply amazing what you can do and achieve when working with their kit (Read Graham’s review by clicking here). It is worth mentioning that their 2 other sets are now on special sale too. The Interview Kit is being sold for $417 ($181 savings) and the Full Star Kit is being sold for $866 ($231 savings)
B&H: Core SWX HyperCore 98 Gold Mount Battery – Now $234 ($88 savings)
Core SWX managed to position itself as a reputable company which produces quality products and the HyperCore 98 battery is no exception. It is powerful, accurate (the display shows exactly how much is left down to a minute and the D-tap on the battery helps a ton). Oh and when you are stuck with a power drained mobile phone, the built-in USB for charging cells might come to the rescue.
B&H: FUJIFILM X-T2 Mirrorless Camera Body with Hand Grip Kit – Now $1,099 ($629.99 savings)
True, the Fujifilm X-T2 is an ageing camera, yet for some customers, in that price point, it might prove to be the perfect companion. Read my full original X-T2 review and see the short documentary I shot by clicking here. AND the camera got a significant firmware update during May 2018. It brought F-Log and high frame recording (120fps in Full HD). See my re-evaluation of the camera after installing the new firmware update by clicking here. As a side note, if you are new to FUJIFILM and looking for purchasing the X-T2 with its 18-55mm kit lens, then this combination is now on special sale too.
B&H: FUJIFILM X-H1 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body with Battery Grip Kit – Now $1,299.95 ($329.99 savings)
Moving one step up in the FUJIFILM APS-C camera line and the X-H1 can be proved to be an an excellent purchasing choice. Its main advantage over the other offerings from FUJIFILM is the built-in body stabilisation system. (Read my full review and see some sample footage by clicking here). It is worth mentioning that the camera just got a new firmware update which allows continuous recording in order to overcome the 4GB single video file limitation.
It’s not for nothing that we chose the FUJIFILM as the camera of the year 2018. (See our article by clicking here). This one is simply a very enjoyable and capable working tool for both, photographers and filmmakers. FUJIFILM did a marvellous job (and a huge jump forward) by introducing this little gem. (See my camera review and sample footage by clicking here).
The X-T3’s only noticeable obstacle is the absence of internal body stabilisation so in order to somehow compensate on it, this particular offering might appeal for many. Equipped with the 18-55mm kit lens, it can become a nice “All-round Street Camera”. If you already own some more advanced FUJIFILM lenses and are looking into upgrading your camera to the X-T3, then this “body only” special offer will save you $100.
CVP: Sony a6500 – price after cash back ex VAT: €901.21 (Original price: €1,177.38)
If you are after a very small yet capable filming option, then look no further. The Sony a6500 might be the right tool for you. See my review and video sample by clicking here.
CVP: SONY 18-110mm f/4 – price after cash back ex VAT: €2,654.85 (Original price: €2,977.05)
Back in 2017 we reviewed the Sony 18-110mm f/4 lens and our conclusion was very favourable. If you take in account what this lens can do, its size, focal length and modest price, if documentary shooting is your style or you are a news shooter, then this offering might appeal to you. Mind you that the lens minimum focus distance or “fly by wire” zoom function is not ideal so please test before deciding if it is the right tool for you.
CVP: PANASONIC GH5S – price after cash back ex VAT: €1,579.29 (Original price: €1,809.43)
Panasonic is known to be listening to its potential customers so bringing the GH5S to the market was no surprise. If you are looking for a very capable camera which beside its high data rate and 10bit internal recording boosts an improved lowlight capability, then this camera is absolutely a valid option. Mind you that unlike with the GH5, this model does not have an internal body stabilisation system. (See my review and sample footage from the camera by clicking here and Nino’s Lowlight comparison to the original GH5 by clicking here).
Did you like this week’s deals? Did you pick something to extend your arsenal, or are your funds still depleted from end of the year spendings? Let us know in the comments!