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 Panasonic GX85, Fujifilm X-T2, Syrp Genie, Insta360 Pro 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: Panasonic GX85 Camera with 12-32mm and 45-150mm Lenses – $400 Discount
To start off this week’s deals I have chosen the Panasonic GX85 (in Europe known as GX80). The camera has 16MP MFT sensor with 5-axis image stabilization. It shoots UHD 4K video at up to 30 fps (100Mbps bitrate) or 1080p video up to 60fps but in much lower bitrate of 28Mbps. The rather small camera body has 2.76m-dot 0.7x electronic viewfinder and 3.0″ 1.04m-dot tilting touchscreen LCD. ISO is available from 200 to 25600.
Part of this set are also two lenses – the “pancake zoom” Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 and the Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4-5.6.
Buy link: Panasonic GX85 Camera with 12-32mm and 45-150mm Lenses
Was: $997.99 Now: $597.99 (Savings: $400.00)
B&H: Fujifilm X-T2 Camera Body – $500 Discount
FUJIFILM announced their new flagship mirrorless camera, the X-T3, a couple of days ago (our review here). The older, yet still very capable, model X-T2 (our reviews here and here) is now available with a significant discount. The camera sports a 24.3MP APS-C sensor, OLED viewfinder and 3.0″ 3-Way tilting LCD screen. It can record UHD 4K video at up to 30fps with F-Log gamma curve and has weather-sealed body and two UHS-II SD slots
Buy link: FUJIFILM X-T2 Camera Body
Was: $1,599.95 Now: $1,099.95 (Savings: $500.00)
B&H: FUJIFILM XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR Lens – $200 Discount
Along with a discounted X-T2 body FUJIFILM also offers a great deals on their X-Mount lenses. I have chosen the universal zoom with a constant aperture of f/2.8. The FUJIFILM XF 16-55mm R LM WR lens (24-82.5mm full-frame equivalent) covers the APS-C sensor and has the aperture range of f/2.8 to f/22. It features three ED and three aspherical elements, nano coatings, weather-sealed construction and rounded 9-blade diaphragm.
Buy link: FUJIFILM XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR Lens
Was: $1,199.00 Now: $999.00 (Savings: $200.00)
B&H: Syrp Genie Motion Control Time-Lapse Device – $196 Discount
Whereas Syrp already has a second generation Genie out there, the first generation is now available at a discounted price. The device is capable of linear and panning motion. It has maximum payload capacity of 44 lbs and works up to 12 hours with the battery. The Syrp Genie is especially great when combined with a slider turning it into a motorized slider for timelapses with movement.
Buy link: Syrp Genie Motion Control Time-Lapse Device
Was: $649.00 Now: $453.00 (Savings: $196.00)
B&H: Insta360 Pro Spherical VR 360 8K Camera – $300 Discount
Insta360 has already introduced the second generation of their high-end VR camera – Insta360 Pro 2. In the meantime the first generation Insta360 Pro is available at a discounted price (see our interview with Insta360 here). The Insta360 Pro can capture 360 videos & stills in 8K and 3D with its six 200° fisheye lenses, it can live-stream 4K video in H.264 or H.265. The camera offers also 100 fps slow motion with post-processing. It has four built-in mics & AUX mic input.
Buy link: Insta360 Pro Spherical VR 360 8K Camera
Was: $3,799.00 Now: $3,499.00 (Savings: $300.00)
B&H: Zoom F1 Field Recorder with Lavalier Microphone – $30 Discount
This compact audio recorder from Zoom can be attached for example on belt or it can slip into a pocket of the interviewed person. The LMF-1 omnidirectional lavalier mic comes with it. The recorder is capable of 24-bit/96 kHz audio, in both WAV and MP3 format. It features on-board limiter and auto-level control. MicroSD cards with a capacity of up to 32GB are supported. Powered by two AAA batteries it can record up to 10 hours. The Zoom F1 also comes with windscreen, belt clip and mic clip.
Buy link: Zoom F1 Field Recorder with Lavalier Microphone
Was: $199.99 Now: $169.99 (Savings: $30.00)
B&H: Apple 15.4″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Mid 2017) – $800 Discount
Out of the discounted MacBook Pro configurations I have chosen one I think migh be interesting for the occasional or even more frequent video editing on the go. The selected MacBook has 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7 quad-core CPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD and the AMD Radeon Pro 560 graphics (4GB GGDR5). The MacOS High Sierra is being displayed on 15.4″ 2880 x 1800 retina display. There are 4 Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C) ports and 3.5mm headphone jack.
Buy link: Apple 15.4″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Mid 2017)
Was: $2,799.00 Now: $1,999.00 (Savings: $800.00)
CVP: Hawk-Woods DC-5D1X – over €25 Discount
Hawk-Woods DC-5D1X is the Canon LP-E6 dummy battery power adaptor with a 2-pin power-con (D-Tap) 70cm cable. It allows the user to power the camera from an external broadcast battery source. The dummy battery contains an 8.4V regulator, so is compatible with any output distributing 10-20V. This adapter could be very useful for instance with the new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K which will be using the LP-E6 batteries.
Buy link: Hawk-Woods DC-5D1X
Was: €85.46 Now: €59.82 (Savings: €25.64)
CVP: ARRI Pro Broadcast Set for C300 MKII – over €715 Discount
Buy link: ARRI Pro Broadcast Set for C300 MKII
Was: €1,742.50 Now: €1,026.68 (Savings: €715.81)
CVP: Vocas MFC-2S CINE Follow Focus Kit – over €176 Discount
Vocas MFC-2S CINE Kit 1 is a follow focus for CINE style lenses with large focus range 0500-3100. It has a gear ratio of 1:1.75. Included in the box are: MFC-2 gear unit 1:1.75 ratio, MFC-2 knob standard and MFC-2S 15 mm snap-on bracket.
Buy link: Vocas MFC-2S CINE Follow Focus Kit
Was: €884.03 Now: €707.60 (Savings: €176.43)
What do you think of this week’s selection? Share with us if you know and like any of these products.