There are a couple of new interesting deals for filmmakers available. We selected the best offers of filmmaking gear from our partners’ online shops for this week. This time there are more interesting deals than usually thanks to pre-christmas sales. For instance Panasonic GH4, Fujifilm X-T2, Sony RX100 III, DJI Osmo Mobile 2 and more.
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. First, there are B&H offers listed for our readers based in North and South America (though the also ship worldwide!) and then a couple of deals from our European partner CVP. 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 deals for filmmakers:
B&H: Panasonic Lumix GH4 Camera Microphone Kit – $200 Discount
Panasonic GH4 is still a great camera body for beginning filmmakers or as an additional B-camera to the kit. Take a look at our innitial review of the camera or V-log L footage and tips. The 16 MP micro four thirds sensor of the GH4 can record (cropped) 4K (3840×2160) at up to 30p or Full HD up to 60p. It features 3″ OLED touchscreen monitor and OLED viewfinder. It can also output 4:2:2 10-bit 4K video signal over the HDMI port.
This deal is very tempting as you will get the camera body and the Rode VideoMic with rycote lyre mount. If you are not interested in the microphone, B&H also offers the GH4 as a kit with free V-Log L gamma profile or with free 64GB SDXC SanDisk card, spare battery and a camera bag.
Buy link: Panasonic Lumix GH4 Camera Microphone Kit
Was: $997.99 Now: $797.99 (Savings: $200.00)
B&H: Fujifilm X-T2 Body with Free Accessory Kit – $504 Discount
Although FUJIFILM’s new flagship – the X-T3 – gets all the fame, the older Fujifilm X-T2 still has a lot to offer especially in a well-priced kit like this one. You can take a look at our initial camera review or at the F-log update video. With its 24.3MP APS-C sensor, the camera can record internal UHD 4K video with the F-log gamma profile or the Eterna film simulation. It has weather-sealed body, two UHS-II SD cards slots, OLED viewfinder and 3″ tilting LCD screen. The camera body comes with a free SanDisk 32GB SDHC fast (V30) memory card and a camera bag.
Buy link: FUJIFILM X-T2 Body with Free Accessory Kit
Was: $1,603.00 Now: $1,099.00 (Savings: $504.00)
B&H: Sony RX100 III Camera with Accessories Kit – $104 Discount
In case you are looking for a compact camera, there is now an interesting deal on the Sony RX100 III. It features 20.1MP 1″ sensor with Zeiss f/1.8-2.8 lens (24-70mm full frame equivalent). The camera can record full HD video in XAVC S and has a clean HDMI output. I think it is still an interesting budget option for very small camera. It comes with SanDisk 32GB SDHC fast (V30) memory card and a Ruggard protective camera case.
Buy link: Sony RX100 III Camera with Accessories Kit
Was: $752.00 Now: $648.00 (Savings: $104.00)
B&H: DJI Mavic Air Fly More Combo – $130 Discount
With its 3-axis stabilized camera, the super compact Mavic Air drone can capture 4K video and 12MP photos. It offers 8GB of internal storage, up to 21 minutes flight time and top speed of 43 mph in sport mode. It also features a handful of smart modes and partialy flight autonomy. You can take a look at our hands-on video and our comparison with the Mavic Pro. The fly more combo includes a lot of useful accessories and spare parts.
Buy link: DJI Mavic Air Fly More Combo
Was: $1,008.20 Now: $878.20 (Savings: $130.00)
B&H: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens with Filter Kit – $300 Discount
This standard Canon zoom lens is a good investment in my opinion. In general, lenses lose their value much slower than camera bodies and especially the Canon L-line full-frame lenses are true workhorses. This EF-Mount lens has weather-sealed construction, rounded 9-blade diaphragm for smooth bokeh and 82mm front thread. It comes with free Luminesque 82mm circular polarizer and UV slim PRO filter kit and ZEISS lens cleaning kit.
Buy link: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens with Filter Kit
Was: $1,899.00 Now: $1,599.00 (Savings: $300.00)
B&H: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens – $70 Discount
This cheap Canon pancake EF-Mount lens covers full frame sensors and features the STM stepping motor for smooth and silent AF. It has rounded 7-blade diaphragm, 52mm front thread and weighs only 4.59 oz. B&H also offers the 24mm Canon pancake lens with a discount right now. I can imagine both lenses to be useful for gimbal rigs thanks to the lightweight design.
Buy link: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens
Was: $199.99 Now: $129.99 (Savings: $70.00)
B&H: Lexar 128GB Pro 1000x UHS-II SDXC Memory Card – $39 Discount
If you are looking for a fast and cheap UHS-II SDXC card, Lexar 1000x might be a good option. B&H now offers discounts on multiple capacities of this card. I think the best value for money is now the 128GB version. The card offers the UHS-II class 3 (U3) which means the minimum write speed is 30MBps (240Mbps). Maximum write speed is 80MBps (640Mbps).
Buy link: Lexar 128GB Pro 1000x UHS-II SDXC Memory Card
Was: $88.99 Now: $49.99 (Savings: $39.00)
B&H: SmallHD 702 Lite Black Friday Bundle – $430 Discount
The 7″ monitor from SmallHD offers a resolution of 1200×800, 450 cd/m² brightness and both 3G-SDI & HDMI inputs. It can be powered with LP-E6 and Sony L batteries. It includes useful features like 3D LUT support. In this bundle, the monitor comes with an acrylic screen protector, medium hard case and a sun hood.
Buy link: SmallHD 702 Lite Black Friday Bundle
Was: $1,079.00 Now: $649.00 (Savings: $430.00)
B&H: Dracast LED1000 Pro Bi-Color LED Light – $731 Discount
The LED1000 Pro light from Dracast offers variable color temperature of 3200-5600K, CRI of 95 and 100-0% dimming. It is a 12 x 12 x 2″ panel which weighs 5.5 lb and it has 45 degree beam angle. The LED light can be powered with the included 100-240V AC power adapter or with a V-mount battery as there is a V-mount plate on the back.
Buy link: Dracast LED1000 Pro Bi-Color LED Light
Was: $1,220.00 Now: $489.00 (Savings: $731.00)
CVP: “12 Days of Christmas Sale” Sachtler ACE XL Fluid Head – over €55 Discount
CVP now has a “12 Days of Christmas sale” offer. For twelve days from the 1st to 12th of December there is one very interesting deal every day. Always only valid for 24 hours on that very day. If you are based in Europe, make sure to check this section of CVP store regularly for the next week.
Today’s offer is the Sachtler Ace XL fluid head, which gives users a payload capacity range of 2-8 kg (4.4-17.6 lbs.). It is therefore suited for variety of s35 cameras or of course mirrorless or DSLR rigs. The head features an illuminated level bubble. The head can be paired with variety of tripod legs with its 75mm half-ball system.
Buy link: Sachtler ACE XL Fluid Head
Was: €391.35 Now: €336.12 (Savings: €55.23)
CVP: DJI Osmo Mobile 2 – over €18 Discount
The Osmo Mobile 2 from DJI is a handheld smartphone gimbal with a lightweight design, intelligent functions, and a long-lasting battery. The gimbal weighs 485g and has a maximum payload of 240g. It can be used with a variety of phones (with the width between 58.6 and 85mm) or with action cameras (via an adapter). It offers smart features like ActiveTrack, Timelapse or Motionlapse.
Buy link: DJI Osmo Mobile 2
Was: €120.88 Now: €102.13 (Savings: €18.74)
CVP: Manfrotto N12 Fluid Head & 545GB Tripod – over €189 Discount
This deal includes the Manfrotto Nitrotech N12 Fluid Head and 545GB Pro Aluminium Video Tripod with Ground Spreader. The Nitrotech N12 video head uses the unique nitrogen piston mechanism with counterbalance system and offers payload capacity of 4 to 12 kg and variable fluidity for pan and tilt movement. Manfrotto 545GB is a two stage, twin leg, aluminum video tripod. Due to optimization of the upper and lower collars, the tripod guarantees more torsion rigidity and payload (55 lbs.). The legs weigh 3600g and have 100mm ball fitting.
Buy link: Manfrotto N12 Fluid Head & 545GB Tripod
Was: €948.26 Now: €758.61 (Savings: €189.65)
CVP: Core SWX Nano 98 Gold Mount Battery – over €41 Discount
Another great deal in the CVP shop are these Gold Mount battery packs from Core SWX. The Core Nano series of Li-ion battery packs offers a maximum load handling of 8A while maintaining a slim design with rubberized, shock absorbent shell casing. The 98wh capacity allows for this battery pack to be transported as carry-on without restrictions under IATA, ICAO and UN regulations. There is an unregulated P-tap which can be used to power most 12V devices and can double as a charge input port. The packs also include a 5V, 3A USB for powering/charging mobile devices. The Core Nano packs feature a 4-LED state of charge power gauge.
Buy link: Core SWX Nano 98 Gold Mount Battery
Was: €207.48 Now: €165.98 (Savings: €41.50)
What do you think of this week’s selection? Share with us if you know and like any of these products.