There are a couple of new, interesting deals for filmmakers available. We have selected the best offers of filmmaking gear from our partners’ online shops for this week – including the Panasonic Lumix G9, S1, GH5, Sony a7 III, Nikon Z 6, Canon EOS R, Canon 85mm f/1.8 lens and more.
I went through the current deals on our partners’ websites and have selected the best 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 there are a couple of deals from our European partner CVP. 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.
Now, let’s take a look at this week’s top deals for filmmakers:
B&H and CVP: Panasonic Lumix G9 Camera Body – $300/€81 Discount Plus Cashback, Free Accessories, Free LUMIX 25mm f/1.7 Lens, Free 3-Year Warranty
Panasonic G9 used to be “only” a great MFT mirrorless camera with a main focus on photography. Few days ago Panasonic announced new firmware update, which will equip the G9 with killer video features – same like its slightly bigger sibbling, the GH5. G9 will be able to record 10-bit video internally up to 4K 30p, 4K 60p 8-bit, new slow motion framerates in 1080p, and it will also support the paid V-log upgrade.
On top of it, there is now a time-limited deal on the G9. If you are now looking for an affordable video-oriented micro four thirds camera right now, this offer is a no-brainer. The deal is available with both our partners B&H and CVP.
B&H offers additional free accessories (SanDisk 32GB Extreme PRO SDHC UHS-I memory card, Corel PaintShop Pro 2020 ultimate license, and Ruggard Journey 24 DSLR shoulder bag).
B&H Buy link: Panasonic LUMIX G9 Camera Body with accessories set
Was: $1,497.99 Now: $1,197.99 (Savings: $300.00)
CVP offers free LUMIX 25mm f/1.7 lens (!) and free 3-year Panasonic LUMIX warranty. CVP also offers G9 in a set with the LUMIX 12-60mm f/2.8-4 lens for an incredible price.
CVP Buy link: Panasonic LUMIX G9 Camera Body
Was: €1,091.08 Now: €1,009.93 (Savings: €81.16 + Cashback, Free 25mm f/1.7 lens, and Free 3-year warranty)
CVP Buy link: Panasonic Lumix G9 Camera Body with 12-60mm f/2.8-4 Lens
Was: €1,366.73 Now: €1,182.72 (Savings: €184.01 + Cashback, Free 25mm f/1.7 lens, and Free 3-year warranty)
B&H: Sony a7 III Camera Body with Accessory Kit – $200 Discount
Sony a7 III is currently considered by many as the best Sony mirrorless camera for video. Its 24MP full-frame CMOS sensor performs really well in low light and its 693-point hybrid AF system also works well for video shooting. The camera can record up to UHD 4K30p video with HLG & S-Log gamma picture profiles. For more information about the camera, go ahead and read Johnnie’s Sony a7 III review.
In this discounted set, along with the camera, you get SanDisk 32GB extreme PRO UHS-II SDHC memory card, Watson 2000mAh battery pack, Watson compact AC/DC charger for NP-FZ100 battery, and Ruggard Journey 24 DSLR shoulder bag.
Buy link: Sony a7 III Camera Body with Accessory Kit
Was: $1,998.00 Now: $1,798.00 (Savings: $200.00)
B&H: Nikon Z 6 with FTZ Mount Adapter and Bag Kit – $547 Discount
Nikon Z 6 is the first full-frame mirrorless camera from Nikon – it is the “all-arounder” within the new Z system. It features 24.5MP CMOS sensor and can record UHD 4K video at up to 30fps and full HD at up to 120fps – all in H.264. The camera can also output RAW signal via HDMI, so this could be the perfect camera to use with the Ninja V to capture in ProRes RAW.
As a bonus within this accessory kit you will also get the FTZ Mount adapter to use with exsiting Nikon F lenses, Sony 32GB XQD G Series memory card, and DSLR shoulder bag.
Buy link: Nikon Z 6 with FTZ Mount Adapter and Bag Kit
Was: $2,243.90 Now: $1,696.95 (Savings: $546.95)
B&H: Canon EOS R Camera Body with Accessories Kit – $500 Discount
The EOS R is the first full-frame mirrorless camera from Canon. It features the new RF lens mount, and 30.3MP CMOS sensor along with a DIGIC 8 image processor. It tops at UHD 4K30 for video recording and the sensor also facilitates Canon’s great Dual Pixel AF system – probably the best autofocus system for video right now. The camera can shoot in Canon Log gamma for higher dynamic range and it can output 4K 10-bit 4:2:2 over HDMI.
To know more about the video capabilities of this camera, you can take a look at our Canon EOS R review. If you would like to use the EOS R as a B-camera to the Canon C200, check our article on the topic.
As a bonus within this accessory kit you will also get a SanDisk 32GB SDHC memory card, and Lowepro shoulder bag.
Buy link: Canon EOS R Camera Body with Accessories Kit
Was: $2,299.00 Now: $1,799.00 (Savings: $500.00)
B&H: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens – $150 Discount
This fast prime EF-Mount lens from Canon covers full-frame sensors. It offers aperture range of f/1.8 to f/22. Super Spectra coating should reduce flares and any unwanted reflections. Ring-Type Ultrasonic motor AF system should ensure quick and precise autofocus. This mid-telephoto AF prime lens was quite affordable even before the discount. Now it is a real bargain.
Buy link: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens
Was: $419.00 Now: $269.00 (Savings: $150.00)
B&H: HyperDrive DUO USB Type-C Hub for MacBook Pro/Air – $40 Discount
The HyperDrive Duo USB Type-C Hub from HYPER converts the Thunderbolt 3 ports on MacBook Pro (2016-2019) or MacBook Air (2018 & 2019) into additional connections. The slim hub provides one HDMI port, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports, and two USB Type-C ports to access printers, external drives, external displays, and other compatible peripherals.
The top USB Type-C port, which is closest to the HDMI port, supports 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3, 5K video output, and 100W of power delivery. The second USB Type-C port supports 5 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 1 and 60W of power delivery. There are also SD and microSD card slots. Please note that this hub does not support Apple’s SuperDrive and the USB ports will not charge an iPad.
Buy link: HyperDrive DUO USB Type-C Hub for MacBook Pro/Air
Was: $89.99 Now: $49.99 (Savings: $40.00)
B&H: Samsung 2TB T5 Portable SSD – $100 Discount
This Samsung T5 Portable Solid-State Drive provides 2TB of storage capacity, sporting a typical USB interface or a reversible USB Type-C port (USB 3.1 technology transfer speeds of up to 10 Gb/s). With such a large capacity it could be perfect for long recordings with the BMPCC 4K. It features fast read speeds of up to 540 MB/s and write speeds of up to 515 MB/s. The SSD comes with one USB Type-A to USB Type-C cable and one USB Type-C to USB Type-C cable.
Buy link: Samsung 2TB T5 Portable SSD
Was: $399.99 Now: $299.99 (Savings: $100.00)
CVP: Panasonic LUMIX S1 Camera Body – €386 Cashback + free Sigma MC-21 Adapter
CVP has a great offer for the Panasonic S1 camera body, currently. There is a €386 cashback bonus. Furthermore, with the S1 body purchase, you will get a free Sigma MC-21 adapter (Sigma EF-mount lenses to L-mount).
The Panasonic S1 is a very capable full-frame mirrorless camera. It can record internally at up to 4K 60fps in 8-bit and output 4:2:2 10-bit signal externally. For more information about the camera please check our Panasonic S1 review and the revisited V-log upgrade review.
Buy link: Panasonic LUMIX S1 Camera Body
Was: €2,120.75 Now: €1,734.99 (Savings: €385.76 Cashback + Free Sigma MC-21 Adapter)
CVP: Panasonic LUMIX GH5 Camera Body – €134 Discount Plus Cashback, Free LUMIX 25mm f/1.7 Lens, Free 3-Year Warranty
Buy link: Panasonic LUMIX GH5 Camera Body
Was: €1,171.19 Now: €1,036.94 (Savings: €134.25 + Cashback, Free 25mm f/1.7 lens, and Free 3-year warranty)
What do you think of this week’s selection? Share with us if you know and like any of these products.