This Week’s Top 10 Deals for Filmmakers – Sony FS5, GoPro Karma, ZEISS Lens and more

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This Week’s Top 10 Deals for Filmmakers – Sony FS5, GoPro Karma, ZEISS Lens and more

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 Sony FS5 and Panasonic cameras, GoPro Karma Drone, GoPro gimbal, ZEISS lens, LED lights and more.

Watch out – The first two deals in this article expire tonight, October 16th, at 11:59 PM EST!

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: Litepanels Brick Bi-Color On-Camera LED Light – $180 Discount

This weatherproof, bright, bi-color LED light is well suited for outdoor shoots. The light temperature can be adjusted between 3200K and 5600K. It has 100W tungsten equivalent output, 36° beam angle, flicker-free design and 100 to 0% brightness dimmer. The design of this on-camera LED light further includes dedicated power button, integrated D-tap cable, support for AC/DC input and silent passive cooling.

Watch out – This deal expires tonight, October 16th, at 11:59 PM EST!

Buy link: Litepanels Brick Bi-Color On-Camera LED Light Was: $379.00  Now: $199.00 (Savings: $180.00)

B&H: Removu S1 3-Axis Gimbal for GoPro Cameras – $80 Discount

This 3-axis gimbal from REMOVU features brushless motors with rotary sensors and even water-resistant design. The handle of this gimbal is detachable so the gimbal can be mounted for instance on chest or on a helmet. The Removu S1 has 5-way joystick remote control and is compatible with the GoPro HERO7/6/5/4/3+/3 and Session via included frame mounts. It can handle 292° pan & tilt, 90° roll and has storage for 2 SD cards in handle.

Watch out – This deal expires tonight, October 16th, at 11:59 PM EST!

Buy link: REMOVU S1 3-Axis Gimbal for GoPro Cameras Was: $279.00  Now: $199.00 (Savings: $80.00)

B&H: GoPro Karma Quadcopter with HERO5 Black – $200 Discount

The Karma drone from GoPro has been discountinued in the beginning of this year. I still think this package offered through B&H is very interesting given its price – it includes the Karma Drone, Karma Grip (gimbal) and the GoPro HERO5 action camera which captures 4K30 video and 12MP photos. GoPro said they will still provide support for their Karma Drone customers even though they are not manufacturing it anymore. With the Karma Drone comes a game-style controller with touchscreen, live camera feed and full control of HERO5 Black. The whole set is also compatible with HERO6 Black.

Buy link: GoPro Karma Quadcopter with HERO5 Black Was: $899.00  Now: $699.00 (Savings: $200.00)

B&H: Sony PXW-FS5 XDCAM Super 35 Camera System – $750 Discount

The first generation of the compact super 35 camera from Sony has just got a very interesting price drop. The Sony FS5 features super 35-sized CMOS sensor, Sony E-Mount, 2 to 7 stop electronic ND filte. The camera can shoot UHD at 24/30 fps and FHD up to 240 fps in XAVC Long and AVCHD recording codecs.There are two slots for SD cards, HD/3G-SDI & HDMI output (te camera can output 4K/2K RAW with upgrade).

Buy link: Sony PXW-FS5 XDCAM Super 35 Camera System Was: $4,248.00  Now: $3,498.00 (Savings: $750.00)

B&H: Panasonic HC-X1 4K Camcorder – $500 Discount

The HC-X1 professional camcorder from Panasonic incorporates 1″-type MOS sensor and it can record DCI 4K at 24 and UHD at up to 60p in MP4, MOV, and AVCHD formats. The camera has 24-480 (full frame equivalent) 20x zoom lens with f/2.8 maximum aperture, built-In ND filters, dual SDHC/SDXC memory card slots and HDMI and A/V outputs.

Buy link: Panasonic HC-X1 4K Camcorder Was: $3,197.99  Now: $2,697.99 (Savings: $500.00)

B&H: ZEISS 28mm f/2.0 Distagon T* Lens for Canon EF Mount – $403 Discount

This fully manual medium wide angle ZEISS lens covers full frame sensors. It features fast f/2.0 aperture with high optical quality well known with ZEISS lenses. It has quite compact design and offers the ZE lens mount (for Canon EF mount SLRs).

Buy link: ZEISS 28mm f/2.0 Distagon T* Lens for Canon EF Mount Was: $1,282.95  Now: $879.95 (Savings: $403.00)

B&H: Vello Canon EF to Sony E-Mount Camera Accelerator AF Lens Adapter – $300 Discount

There are various adapters for filmmakers who want to utilise their Canon EF lenses on Sony APS-C cameras. Apart from the Metabones Speedbooster, there are other solutions too. This Canon EF to Sony E-Mount lens adapter from Vello adapts full-frame lenses to APS-C format camera. It increases aperture by 1 f/stop, increases angle of view by 0.71x and it enables autofocus and auto exposure. It also retains image stabilization functions and lets users control aperture from camera body. Exif data are still being transferred to camera. The adapter has removable tripod foot with 1/4″-20 socket, matte black interior and metal construction.

Important: This lens adapter has specific compatibility limitations depending on exact lens and camera firmware version combination, and on whether phase or contrast detect AF is used. Please make sure to check the manufacturer’s compatibility chart prior to purchase.

Buy link: Vello Canon EF to Sony E-Mount Camera Accelerator AF Lens Adapter Was: $499.00  Now: $199.00 (Savings: $300.00)

B&H: MagiCue Mobile Teleprompter Kit with Hard Case – $40 Discount

This mobile teleprompter kit offers modular system for 9-15″ tablets. The mirror captures the full iPad Pro screen. It has 15 ft reading range, 60/40 beamsplitter glass, carbon fiber rods and 150mm lens openings. The teleprompter offers toolless assembly and it folds flat for transport and storage. It comes in aluminum skinned plywood case.

Buy link: MagiCue Mobile Teleprompter Kit with Hard Case Was: $399.00  Now: $359.00 (Savings: $40.00)

B&H: Dracast Fresnel 2000 Bi-Color LED Light – $480 Discount

This powerful light from Dracast features 7″ fresnel lens, 15-60 degree adjustable beam angle, variable color of 3200-5600K, CRI > 90, yoke with 5/8″ receiver. It is roughly 2000W tungsten halogen equivalent and offers onboard DMX512, 100-240 VAC mains, 24 VDC battery option, 0-100% dimming and it includes 4-way barndoors

Buy link: Dracast Fresnel 2000 Bi-Color LED Light Was: $1,599.00  Now: $1,190.00 (Savings: $480.00)

B&H: Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series Gaming Notebook – $300 Discount

After many MacBook offers there is finally something interesting for Windows users. This gaming laptop from Dell features 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad-core CPU, 16GB of RAM, 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU (6GB GDDR5). The Windows 10 Home 64-bit OS is being displayed on 15.6″ 1920 x 1080 anti-glare IPS display. The laptop further offers SD & MMC card reader, USB 3.0 type-A and HDMI connectors, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, bluetooth 4.2 and gigabit ethernet port

Buy link: Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series Gaming Notebook Was: $1,299.00  Now: $999.00 (Savings: $300.00)

What do you think of this week’s selection? Share with us if you know and like any of these products.

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Marcin Mastykarz
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October 16th, 2018

Why only USA?

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