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 GoPro, Canon cinema cameras, Lenses, LED panel 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. First, there are B&H offers listed for our readers based in North and South America 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 10 deals for filmmakers:
B&H: GoPro HERO6 Black – $50 Discount
GoPro’s former top-of-the-line action camera just got a nice price drop. The Hero6 black is currently one of the best action cameras on the market. For more information about the camera, check our review (part 1 and part 2). Its successor, the Hero7 was announced yesterday, read our coverage here.
It supports 4K videos at up to 60fps, 2.7K at up to 120fps or 1080p at up to 240fps. It can also record in the new h.265 codec, capture 12MP photos at 30 fps and capture timelapses. The body is waterproof to 33′ without any case. Other cool features like voice control, rear touchscreen, wi-fi for remote monitoring and control and linear video mode are included as well.
Buy link: GoPro HERO6 Black
Was: $399.00 Now: $349.00 (Savings: $50.00)
B&H: Zhiyun-Tech Smooth-4 Smartphone Gimbal – $20 Discount
The Smooth-4 gimbal from Zhiyun-Tech can carry smartphones up to 7.4 oz. It features large left-side focus/zoom wheel and lots of possibilities to control the phone via the Zhiyun app. The built-in battery provides up to 12-hour runtime and can charge the phone while shooting.
Buy link: Zhiyun-Tech Smooth-4 Smartphone Gimbal
Was: $139.00 Now: $119.00 (Savings: $20.00)
B&H: Dracast LED1000 Plus Series Bi-Color LED Light – $650 Discount
There is a huge discount on the LED1000 panel from Dracast. The bi-color panel features 1024 LEDs with CRI of >95, adjustable color temperature from 3200K to 5600K, beam angle of 45° and dimming from 0-100%. It can be powered either via DC or AC power cable or via Gold Mount or V-Mount batteries. Size of the panel is 12 x 12 x 2″ and weight is 5.5 lb. It has DMX input and output, digital display and aluminum chassis.
Buy link: Dracast LED1000 Plus Series Bi-Color LED Light
Was: $1,299.00 Now: $649.00 (Savings: $650.00)
B&H: Dracast Softbox for LED1000 Plus / Pro Series – $131 Discount
Along with the price drop on Dracast bi-color LED panels, B&H also offers softbox for these lights at reduced price. The softbox has a removable front face that absorbs 0.9 stops of light. The required speed ring is included.
Buy link: Dracast Softbox for LED1000 Plus / Pro Series
Was: $279.00 Now: $147.95 (Savings: $131.05)
B&H: Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 Lens – $400 Discount
There is a significant price drop on this superb Panasonic portrait lens for micro four thirds system. It offers 42.5mm focal length (85mm – full frame equivalent) and aperture range from f/1.2 to f/16. It has optical image stabilizer, manual aperture ring and rounded 9-blade diaphragm for round bokeh.
Buy link: Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 Lens
Was: $1,597.99 Now: $1,197.99 (Savings: $400.00)
B&H: ZEISS Distagon T* 25mm f/2.0 ZE Lens – $450 Discount
The wide angle manual-focus-only lens from ZEISS in its version for Canon EF mount has now an interesting price. It covers full frame sensors and offers very fast f/2.0 maximum aperture (minimum is f/22). Minimum focusing distance is 6.7″ (0.17m). The lens has 67mm front thread for filters.
Buy link: ZEISS Distagon T* 25mm f/2.0 ZE Lens
Was: $1,699.00 Now: $1,249.00 (Savings: $450.00)
B&H: Apple 15.4″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Mid 2017) – $800 Discount
This week I decided again to include one interesting MacBook Pro configuration. This time it has 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7 Quad-Core CPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD and AMD Radeon Pro 560 graphics (4GB GGDR5). 15.4″ 2880 x 1800 retina display and touch bar with macOS High Sierra. Laptop communicates via 802.11ac Wi-Fi, bluetooth 4.2, 4 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C) ports, 3.5mm headphone jack and force touch trackpad
Buy link: Apple 15.4″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Mid 2017)
Was: $2,799.00 Now: $1,999.00 (Savings: $800.00)
CVP: Canon EOS C200 EF Cinema Camera – over €376 Discount
Our european partner CVP now has interesting prices on all Canon cinema cameras. I decided to start with the Canon EOS C200 (take a look at our review). This super 35mm 4K digital camera with EF lens mount supports the new RAW recording format – Cinema RAW Light – and enables to record internally to a CFast 2.0 card. Canon Dual DIGIC DV6 processors provide the ability to record internally 4K UHD/50P MP4, 4K DCI RAW and continuous 120fps high frame rate (HFR) in Full HD without crop. The dual pixel auto focus technology and a new touch screen LCD monitor provide smooth AF operation and effective tracking.
Buy link: Canon EOS C200 EF Cinema Camera
Was: €6,490.74 Now: €6,114.47 (Savings: €376.27)
CVP: Canon EOS C300 Mark II EF Cinema Camera – over €1,421 Discount
Another discounted cinema camera from Canon, which I decided to include in the article, is the Canon EOS C300 Mark II. Although it is already out in the market for quite some time (and has already gotten few price-drops), it is still a very capable camera body. Its super 35mm CMOS Sensor is capable of 15-stops of dynamic range. It records 10-bit 4:2:2 files internally at up to 410Mbps in 4K, or 10/12-bit 4:4:4 files in 2K/Full HD. Our in-depth review of the camera can be found here.
Buy link: Canon EOS C300 Mark II EF Cinema Camera
Was: €9,399.00 Now: €7,977.60 (Savings: €1,421.39)
CVP: Canon XF405 4K Camcorder – over €249 Discount
Canon announced their new flagship camcorder – the XF705 – just few days ago. The older model XF405 now got a price drop. Its 1.0-type CMOS sensor is equipped with Dual pixel AF. It offers broadcast quality UHD (up to 50fps) and Full HD image with 15x 4K zoom lens, 100P high frame rate and network capability for FTP transfer and remote control.
Buy link: Canon XF405 4K Camcorder
Was: €2,592.73 Now: €2,343.26 (Savings: €249.48)
What do you think of this week’s selection? Share with us if you know and like any of these products.