There are a couple of new interesting deals for filmmakers available. We selected the best 10 offers of filmmaking gear from our partners’ online shops for this week. Including FUJIFILM, Olympus and Sony cameras, tripod, monitor, on-camera microphone 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: FUJIFILM X-E3 with 18-55mm Lens and Accessories Kit – $200 Discount
I decided to start this week’s deals selection with the tiny FUJIFILM X-E3 rangefinder style camera. My colleague Johnnie did a review of the camera back in 2017 – link here. The X-E3 has 24.3MP APS-C Sensor and it can record 4K UHD video with up to 30fps (100Mbps). It further has 2.36m-dot electronic viewfinder and 3.0″ 1.04m-dot touchscreen LCD. It does not have flat gamma curve picture profile, but it has FUJIFILM film simulation profiles for photos and videos.
As part of this discounted set you will also get the FUJIFILM XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS lens, 32GB Sandisk Extreme SDHC memory card and Ruggard Hunter 25 DSLR holster-style camera bag.
Buy link: FUJIFILM X-E3 with 18-55mm Lens and Accessories Kit
Was: $1,299.00 Now: $1,099.00 (Savings: $200.00)
B&H: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II with 12-40mm f/2.8 Lens Kit – $700 Discount
Another very interesting discounted camera-lens set is the OM-D E-M1 mark II from Olympus. We reviewed the camera back in December 2016 when it came out (link to review here). Its 20.4MP micro four thirds sensor can record 4K DCI (true 4K) video at 24fps (237Mbps) and 4K UHD video at up to 30fps. The 5-Axis sensor-shift image stabilization makes handheld shooting much easier. The camera has 2.36m-dot LCD electronic viewfinder and 3.0″ 1.04m-dot vari-angle touchscreen.
The discounted set includes the Olympus M.Zuiko digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO lens, which is one of the best MFT zoom lenses in this focal length.
Buy link: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II with 12-40mm f/2.8 Lens Kit
Was: $2,699.00 Now: $1,999.00 (Savings: $700.00)
B&H: Sony Alpha a7R II with Storage Kit – $200 Discount
The Sony a7R II was the first camera from the a7 family to shoot 4K video internally. Link to our review of the camera can be found here. It features 42MP full-frame sensor with BIONZ X image processor. It shoots internal UHD 4K video & S-log2 gamma and has 5-axis SteadyShot stabilization. The image can be monitored via the 0.5″ 2.36M-dot OLED EVF and 3.0″ tilting LCD monitor. The ISO is available till 102,400. Part of this discounted set is the WD My Passport 4TB USB3.0 external hard drive.
Buy link: Sony Alpha a7R II with Storage Kit
Was: $1,998.00 Now: $1,798.00 (Savings: $200.00)
B&H: Sony Alpha a7S II with Storage Kit – $200 Discount
Sony a7S II is now also available as a discounted set on B&H. It is one of the most popular mirrorless cameras among filmmakers. Link to our review is here. Its 12.2MP full-frame sensor can shoot internal UHD 4K30 & 1080p120 video with S-log3 gamma. The sensor even has 5-Axis SteadyShot stabilization. The camera has 0.5″ 2.36M-dot OLED EVF and 3.0″ 1,228.8k-dot tilting LCD monitor. As with a real lowlight king the ISO can be ramped up to 409600. Part of this discounted set is the WD My Passport 4TB USB3.0 external hard drive.
Buy link: Sony Alpha a7S II with Storage Kit
Was: $1,998.00 Now: $1,798.00 (Savings: $200.00)
B&H: Manfrotto Befree Live Video Tripod Kit with Case – $40 Discount
This interesting travel tripod set from Manfrotto includes video fluid head, aluminium tripod legs, and carry case. There is a carbon fibre version too, but it is not discounted. It supports up to 8.8 lb and has separate pan and tilt lock knobs. Minimum height is 17″ and maximum height is 59.5″ with center post raised. The set includes 501PL quick release plate and pan bar. The whole set weighs approx. 5 lb with case.
Buy link: Manfrotto Befree Live Video Tripod Kit with Case
Was: $239.88 Now: $199.88 (Savings: $40.00)
B&H: Dell P2715Q 27″ Ultra HD 4K Monitor – $100 Discount
This 27″ IPS monitor from Dell features DisplayPort input + DisplayPort output, mini DisplayPort + HDMI (MHL) inputs. It has native resolution of 3840 x 2160, 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 350 cd/m² brightness, 178°/178° viewing angles, 9 ms response time, 1.07 billion colors (8-Bit+FRC) and built-in USB 3.0 hub.
Buy link: Dell P2715Q 27″ Ultra HD 4K Monitor
Was: $484.90 Now: $384.90 (Savings: $100.00)
B&H: RØDE VideoMic Pro++ and Accessory Kit – $40 Discount
The top-of-the-line shotgun on-camera microphone from RØDE – the VideoMic Pro+ Plus – is now available in a discounted set with couple of accessories. All the features of the mic can be found in our article. The set includes also micro 3-section boompole, 10′ stereo mini-male cable, WSW-VMP-R windbuster for VideoMic Pro++, Micro-USB cable and 3.5mm TRS cable.
Buy link: RØDE VideoMic Pro++ and Accessory Kit
Was: $399.95 Now: $359.95 (Savings: $40.00)
B&H: SanDisk 128GB microSDXC Memory Card Ultra – $7 Discount
This class 10 microSDXC memory card from SanDisk has 128GB capacity, max. read speed: 80 MB/s, min. write speed: 10 MB/s, UHS class 1. The card is waterproof, x-ray, and shock-proof and has an SD adapter included. SanDisk offers lifetime warranty for the card (in some regions: 10-years).
Buy link: SanDisk 128GB microSDXC Memory Card Ultra
Was: $32.50 Now: $25.50 (Savings: $7.00)
B&H: Insta360 Air Camera (Android, Micro-USB) – $50 Discount
Buy link: Insta360 Air Camera (Android, Micro-USB)
Was: $139.00 Now: $89.00 (Savings: $50.00)
B&H: Apple 15.4″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Mid 2017) – $600 Discount
This MacBook Pro configuration features 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 quad-core CPU, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 15.4″ 2880 x 1800 retina display and the AMD Radeon Pro 560 graphics (4GB GGDR5). Connectivity is assured via 802.11ac Wi-Fi | Bluetooth 4.2, 4 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C) ports and 3.5mm headphone jack.
Buy link: Apple 15.4″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Mid 2017)
Was: $2,499.00 Now: $1,899.00 (Savings: $600.00)
What do you think of this week’s selection? Share with us if you know and like any of these products.