This Week’s Top Deals for Filmmakers – FUJIFILM X-T3, Sony a7 II, iPad Pro and FUJINON MKX Lenses

February 21st, 2019 Jump to Comment Section
This Week's Top Deals for Filmmakers - FUJIFILM X-T3, Sony a7 II, iPad Pro and FUJINON MKX Lenses

Our partners have some very appealing deals this week. We have picked the 10 most promising deals for our readers, including two mirrorless cameras, an iPad Pro that could be used for on-the-go editing, LED lights from Dracast and Datavision and a lens by FUJINON for their X Mount cameras. Our favorite deal is still the FUJIFILM X-T3.

This week’s offers are from our partners at B&H (for our readership in North and South America), and CVP (for our European readers). By using our buy links you support cinema5D, as we get a small commission fee for every purchase made through those links. Now, let’s get into it.

B&H: FUJINON MKX18-55mm T2.9 Lens with Hoya 82mm NXT Plus UV Filter Kit & FUJINON MKX50-135mm T2.9 Lens – $1,000 Discount, Each

The FUJINON MK lenses have received great praise in the filmmaking community. Made for Super 35 sensors in E-Mount and FUJIFILM’s own X-Mount, they are the professional, parfocal, constant T2.9 aperture zoom lenses the run and gun mirrorless shooter might dream about. Not per se cheap, the lenses offer an incredible price to performance ratio, 200° gear focus rotation, smooth apertures, tripod mounts and a close focussing distance of 2.8′ / 0.85 m and 3.9′ / 1.19 m respectively.

Buy link: FUJINON MKX18-55mm T2.9 Lens & Hoya 82mm NXT Plus UV Filter Kit   Was: $3,999.00  Now: $2,999.00 (Savings: $1000)

Buy link: FUJINON MKX50-135mm T2.9 Lens  Was: $4,299.00  Now: $3,299.00 (Savings: $1000)

B&H: Sony Alpha a7 II Mirrorless Digital Camera with Accessory Kit – $400.00 Discount

Think the Canon RP is a good deal for a mirrorless full frame camera? Try the Sony a7 II. You can record 1080p at up to 60p with no crop, in either APS-C or full frame mode using Sony’s XAVC-S codec with S-log 2 and – get this – the sensor is even stabilized. Sony’s Hybrid AF utilises both, phase detection and contrast detection in tandem, to provide very capable autofocus performance in both, video and photography. Speaking of photography, this deal is also a professional grade hybrid camera, with its 24.3 MP sensor and 5fps with continuous AF. The kit contains a Sandisk memory card, a battery charger and spare battery, as well as a camera bag.

Buy link: Sony Alpha a7 II Mirrorless Digital Camera with Accessory Kit  Was: $1,398.00  Now: $998.00 (Savings: $400.00)

B&H: Benro A373T Series 3 AL Video Tripod & S6 Head Kit – $150.00 Discount

This deal is a steal and will keep you going for a long time. The 3 section twist-lock legs will support loads of up to 55 lbs / 25 kg, making it capable of supporting even larger rigs at a maximum height of 58.3″ / 148.1 cm and a minimum of 6″ / 15.2 cm. The S6 fluid head comes with a flathead adapter for the legs’ 75mm bowl, and will balance and support loads of 13.2 lbs / 6 kg. The S6 of course can also be used on sliders and the like due to its flathead construction.

Buy link: Benro A373T Series 3 AL Video Tripod & S6 Head Kit  Was: $329.00  Now: $179.00 (Savings: $150.00)

B&H:Pelican 1510 Carry-On Case with Foam Set (Black) – 20% Discount

The Pelican case doesn’t need an introduction. Its watertight, dust-proof construction is a benchmark for quality. This set comes with a free combination lock and a three-piece foam set that can be torn out to suit your camera’s dimensions. There are side and front handles, as well as a retractable extension handle to be used when wheeling the case to your next shoot.

Buy link: Pelican 1510 Carry-On Case with Foam Set (Black)  Was: $189.95  Now: $151.96 (Savings: $150.00)

B&H: Zoom H1n Digital Handy Recorder (Black) – $20.00 Discount

The original H1 is still ubiquitous, due to its low price and robust functionality in a myriad of scenarios. The newer H1n improves the durability and usability of the original design – basically the only flaws the original version ever had. The H1n has a pair of X/Y stereo mics, records WAVs & MP3s up to 24-Bit / 96 kHz to microSD cards, features 3.5mm input/output jacks, built-in limiter and low-cut filter and works as a USB audio interface. It runs on AAA batteries.

Buy link: Zoom H1n Digital Handy Recorder (Black)  Was: $119.00  Now: $99.00 (Savings: $20.00)

B&H: FUJINON XF 56mm f/1.2 R Lens – $250.00 Discount

Combine the FUJIFILM X-T3 and this lens and what you get is pure gold. This 85mm equivalent lens is considered one of the best lenses of the celebrated FUJINON XF lineup. With its fast f1.2 aperture and premium construction it is sharp and will give you the opportunity to blur your background easily, when needed. The minimum focussing distance is  2.30′ / 70 cm and the front diameter is 62 mm.

Buy link: FUJINON XF 56mm f/1.2 R Lens Was: $999.00  Now: $749.00 (Savings: $250.00)

B&H: Apple 12.9″ iPad Pro (Mid 2017, 512GB, Wi-Fi + 4G LTE, Silver)  – $380.00 Discount

Our own Nino just recently wrote an article and conducted an interview with Viennese filmmaker Pedro Hofmann about conducting a whole video editing workflow – start to finish – using just LumaFusion on an iPad Pro, like this one. If you’re in the market for a new editing machine and are willing to consider a more modern workflow, maybe try this for a change.

Buy link: Apple 12.9″ iPad Pro (Mid 2017, 512GB, Wi-Fi + 4G LTE, Silver)  Was: $1,279.00  Now: $899.00 (Savings: $380.00)

B&H: Dracast LED500 Pro Bi-Color LED Light with V-Mount Battery Plate – $450.00 Discount

LEDs are all the rage in lighting, have been and probably will be for a while. This deal offers 3200-5600K variable color temperature, works with V-mount batteries and the12 x 6 x 2″ Panel, weighs in at 4lb. It can be dimmed from 100-0%, has a CRI of 95, an included power adapter and comes with a handy carry case.

Buy link: Dracast LED500 Pro Bi-Color LED Light with V-Mount Battery Plate Was: $699.95  Now: $249.00 (Savings: $450.00)

B&H: FUJIFILM  X-T3 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only, Black) – $100.00 Discount

A lot has been written about the FUJIFILM X-T3, and a lot of it here, on cinema5D. We’ve reviewed the camera (twice), crowned it our best mirrorless camera of the year 2018 and just recently reported about a major firmware upgrade. Granted, a discount of $100.00 is not earth-shattering, however 4K 60p in 10bit internal in a sub-$1,500 camera is, so here it is again, with our warmest recommendations.

Buy link: FUJIFILM  X-T3 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only, Black) Was: $1,499.00  Now: $1,399.00 (Savings: $100.00)


This deal comes with an almost 50% discount. The LG-D1200M is a 120W LED, with dimmer, focusable fresnel, and built-in barndoors. For around 500€ you get full DMX control and passthrough, and a solid build quality that promises prolonged and stable service times.

Buy link: DATAVISION 120W LED FRESNEL LIGHT –  Was: €1,002.91  Now: €505.16 (Savings: €497.75)


More lights? The Litepanels Caliber 3-Light kit comes prepared to aid in your 3 point-lighting needs. 3 Caliber fresnel fixtures, multi-joined flexible tripods, gel sets, colour frames, 4-way barndoors and even one full-size lighting stand. The whole kit comes in a handy, padded bag for easy transport.

Buy link: LITEPANELS CALIBER 3-LIGHT KIT – Was: €777.20  Now: €642.71 (Savings: €134.49)

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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