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 Sony a7R II and a7R III cameras, Panasonic LUMIX GX85 kit, Canon 17-40mm lens, Insta360 Pro, SmallHD monitors and more.
I went through the current deals on our partners’ websites and 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 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: Sony a7R II and Sony a7R III Cameras with 4TB HDD – Up to $610 Discount
We already informed you about this great deal on sunday (article here). Although this deal was supposed to be limited for a day only, it seems to be still ongoing, so make sure to check it out. Both cameras are very capable in both stills photography and filmmaking. Their prices are now the lowest they have ever been.
Buy link: Sony Alpha a7R II Camera with Storage Kit
Was: $2,008.00 Now: $1,498.00 (Savings: $510.00)
Buy link: Sony Alpha a7R III Camera with Storage Kit
Was: $3,208.00 Now: $2,598.00 (Savings: $610.00)
B&H: Panasonic LUMIX GX85 Camera Kit with Two Lenses – $400 Discount
I think this LUMIX GX85 kit is a great value for beginning filmmakers or for more experienced ones as a second camera or lightweight travel setup for both video and stills. The GX85 has 16MP micro four thirds sensor with 5-axis image stabilization and it can record video at up to UHD 4K 24/30fps with 100Mbps. The camera has tilting touchcreen on the back and an electronic viewfinder.
Apart from the camera, this discounted kit also includes the LUMIX G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, LUMIX G Vario 45-150mm f/4-5.6 lens, SanDisk 32GB memory card, DSLR shoulder bag, and 37mm UV filter.
Buy link: Panasonic LUMIX GX85 Camera Kit with Two Lenses
Was: $997.99 Now: $597.99 (Savings: $400.00)
B&H: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Lens – $300 Discount
If you don’t really need the extra speed of the 16-35mm Canon lens, but you still want to get ultra-wide angle shots with a full frame sensor, this lens could do the job very well. The aperture range goes from f/4 to f/22 and at 17mm it is very wide on full-frame camera. The lens is weather sealed and features Super Spectra coating to minimize flares. The price point is very competitive.
Buy link: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Lens
Was: $799.00 Now: $499.00 (Savings: $300.00)
B&H: Insta360 Pro VR 360 8K Camera – $1,000 Discount
The Insta360 Pro is a professional VR 360 camera. It can capture up to 8K resolution video and stills. The camera can also live-stream 4K video in H.264 or H.265. It consists of six 200° fisheye lenses, four built-in mics & AUX mic input. The camera has all kinds of special features like optical flow stitching, image stabilization, etc.
Buy link: Insta360 Pro VR 360 8K Camera
Was: $3,499.00 Now: $2,499.00 (Savings: $1,000.00)
B&H: Samsung 1TB T5 Portable SSD – $30 Discount
These portable SSDs from Samsung got very popular lately. They can be used as a quick backup on location and thanks to their speed they can be used for quick editing or even for video recording, like with the BMPCC4K. 1TB storage capacity should be enough for a lot of ProRes or BRAW footage from the Pocket 4K. The SSD offers up to 540 MB/s data transfer rate and it comes with USB 3.1 Type-C and Type-A cables.
Buy link: Samsung 1TB T5 Portable SSD
Was: $197.99 Now: $167.99 (Savings: $30.00)
B&H: Apple 12.9″ iPad Pro (Mid 2017, 512GB, Wi-Fi Only) – $450 Discount
Apple iPad Pro might even be a capable editing machine for quick turnaround videos. You can check our article about it here. This particular model is on discount and I find the price very interesting. It is mid 2017 model with 512GB memory, 12.9″ retina display (2732 x 2048), and Apple A10X 64-bit SoC + M10 coprocessor. This is a wi-fi only model – without the 4G LTE module.
Buy link: Apple 12.9″ iPad Pro (Mid 2017, 512GB, Wi-Fi Only)
Was: $1,149.00 Now: $699.00 (Savings: $450.00)
CVP: JVC GY-LS300E Super35 4K Camera – Free Atomos Ninja V and Olympus 12-40mm Lens
This JVC camera is actually the most affordable camera with super35 sensor on the market. It records 4K UHD video up to 30fps in 8-bit 4:2:2. Interestingly enough, this camera has micro four thirds mount. It seems most MFT lenses do cover super35 sensor, but if they don’t, JVC has a feature for that which can crop the sensor just enough to get rid of vignetting. The camera records to SD cards and it has both HDMI and SDI output and XLR input for audio.
Nice bonus for this already very affordable camera is that you now get a free Atomos Ninja V recorder (read our article about it here) and a great Olympus 12-40mm MFT lens.
Buy link: JVC GY-LS300E Super35 4K Camera Now: €2,862.22 (Free Atomos Ninja V and Olympus 12-40mm Lens)
CVP: SmallHD 503 Directors Kit V-Mount – over €991 Discount
CVP now has a great offers on many monitors from SmallHD. I selected this 503 directors kit with a V-mount battery plate, because the discount here is huge. This kit features a 1920 x 1080 5-inch monitor with a bunch of accessories.
Buy link: SmallHD 503 Directors Kit V-Mount
Was: €2,775.13 Now: €1,784.02 (Savings: €991.12)
What do you think of this week’s selection? Share with us if you know and like any of these products.