Filmmakers’ Holiday Deals and Gifts Guide 2019

December 10th, 2019 Jump to Comment Section 1
Filmmakers' Holiday Deals and Gifts Guide 2019

The end of the year is close, and as you are wrapping the lasts projects of this season, you probably didn’t have time to look out for the best gifts ideas and deals online. Don’t worry, the team at cinema5D got your back, and we browsed through hundreds of offers to get you the best deals out there. These deals include offers from Aputure, DJI, Sigma, SmallHD, Panasonic, Apple, and so on, for every budget.


For this Holiday Sale and Gift Guide, I browsed the current deals on our partners’ websites and have selected the best offers currently available, which I think could be interesting for you. Some suggestions are only available at the US store B&H (yet they ship globally), others are only available at the European store CVP, and some are available globally with both our partners. By shopping at our partners’ stores, you are supporting cinema5D through our buy links, as we get a small affiliate commission when a purchase is completed (and it doesn’t cost you a cent more).


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B&H: Aputure Holiday Sale

For all our American readers out there, Aputure is running a Holiday Sale on a lot of their products. Here is a quick list of the current deals:

These deals are running until January 3rd.


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B&H: DJI Mavic Pro Fly More Combo and DJI Focus – Up To $700 Savings

If you are looking for a nice compact drone, there is currently an excellent offer on the DJI Mavic Pro. Even if this is not the latest version, this drone can fly for nearly 30 minutes and capture 4K UHD footage at up to 30 frames per second. The Fly More Combo includes, in addition to the original accessories, two additional flight batteries (so three in total), two extra propeller pairs, a Battery Charging Hub, and a Shoulder Bag to carry the Mavic around in.

B&H Buy link: DJI Mavic Pro Fly More Combo Was: $1299.00 Now: $929.00 (Savings: $370.00)

You can also save a lot of money on the DJI Focus system. This wireless lens control system includes a remote controller hand unit, a single motor, connection cables, as well as other extras, and fits inside an included hard case.

B&H Buy link: DJI Focus Was: $1599.00 Now: $899.00 (Savings: $700.00)




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B&H: Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens for Canon EF – $160 Savings

The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens is a piece of glass that should be in everyone’s bag. It is not compatible with Full-Frame cameras, but if you are shooting with an MFT camera like the Panasonic GH5 or BMPCC 4K/6K, this is a must-have with a fast and constant F/1.8 aperture. This deal is available. This deal is possible in Canon EF mount only, but if you are using a lens adapter or SpeedBooster, you should be fine.

B&H Buy link: SIGMA 18-35mm F/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens for Canon EF Was: $799.00 Now: $639.00 (Savings: $160.00)


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B&H: Canon EF 100mm F/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens – $200 Savings

This Canon EF 100mm F/2.8L Macro IS USM lens is probably my favorite macro glass of all time. It is incredibly sharp, and the minimum focus distance of 11.8″ should get you out of most situations. This lens is always in my lens kit, and I can’t recommend it enough.

B&H Buy link: Canon EF 100mm F/2.8L Macro IS USM Was: $899.00 Now: $699.00 (Savings: $200.00)


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B&H: Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens – $50 Savings

A small price for a small lens. The Canon EF-S 24mm F/2.8 STM lens is a tiny pancake lens compatible with APS-C sensors with a relatively fast F/2.8 aperture that is perfect for travelers and photographers/filmmakers that are starting.

B&H Buy link: Canon EF-S 24mm F/2.8 STM Lens Was: $149.00 Now: $99.00 (Savings: $50.00)




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B&H: Apple 27″ iMac with Retina 5K Display (Mid 2017) – $620 Savings

This 27″ Apple iMac features a 3.5 GHz Intel Core i5 Quad-Core CPU, 8GB of DDR4 RAM (you can upgrade it by yourself), a 1TB Fusion Drive, an AMD Radeon Pro 575 Graphics Card (4GB), and the beautiful 27″ 5120 x 2880 IPS Retina 5K Display. This is a decent-sized computer for day-to-day use, photo editing, and HD video editing.

B&H Buy link: Apple 27″ iMac with Retina 5K Display (Mid 2017) Was: $2019.00 Now: $1399.00 (Savings: $620.00)


B&H: Sony a6500 with 16-50mm Lens – $600 Savings

The Sony a6500 is a compact high-end mirrorless camera that can shoot 4K videos at up to 30 frames per second and HD footage up to 120 fps. Also, it features one of the fastest autofocus in its league, both in stills and video mode. This kit by B&H includes everything you need to get started: an extra battery, a 64Gb SD card, a small pouch, and the Sony E 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens.

B&H Buy Link: Sony a6500 with 16-50mm Lens Was: $1498.00 Now: $898.00 (Savings: $600)


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CVP: DJI Osmo Action – 79.16€ Savings

If you are looking for a decent action camera to record your holiday rides in the mountains, look no further, the DJI Osmo Action is for you. This action camera can record in 4K UHD at 60 fps and features in-camera image stabilization. For more information, you can look at our in-depth review here.

CVP Buy Link: DJI Osmo Action Was: 325.52€ Now: 246.36€ (Savings: 79.16€)




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CVP: Panasonic G90 + 12-60mm Lens – 177.55€ Savings

The Panasonic G90 is a great camera for filmmakers that are starting out or for GH5 owners looking for a cheap B-Roll camera. Indeed, the G90 features a stabilized 20-megapixel MOS sensor; it can record in 4K up to 30 frames per second and have a V-Log L picture profile. The Panasonic 12-60mm lens is not the greatest lens of all time, but it gets the job done if this is your first camera in the MTF eco-system.

CVP Buy link: Panasonic G90 + 12-60mm Lens Was: 1064.31€ Now: 886.76€ (Savings: 177.55€)

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CVP: SmallHD FOCUS OLED SDI Monitor – 339.27€ Savings

The SmallHD Focus OLED SDI is a 5.5″ on-camera monitor that is SDI only. With a brightness of 350 nits, it’s not ideal when using it outside, but at nearly half the original price, it is a bargain.

CVP Buy link: SmallHD FOCUS OLED SDI Monitor Was: 725.13€ Now: 385.87€ (Savings: 339.27€)

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CVP: DJI Ronin-S Handheld Gimbal – 148.41€ Savings

The DJI Ronin-S is a very capable gimbal that can take cameras up to 3.6Kg. If you are looking for a lightweight/compact gimbal that can take some weight and some abuse, don’t hesitate.

CVP Buy link: DJI Ronin-S Handheld Gimbal Was: 661.91€ Now: 513.50€ (Savings: 148.41€)

What do you think of these deals? Are you already done with your Christmas presents? Let us know in the comments down below!

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