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 GH5, lenses for micro four thirds, E-mount and EF-mount, backpack, 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 GH5 Body with Accessories – $503 Discount
I decided to include the GH5 deal again, because it got an additional $100 discount on top of the great deal from January 2019. The camera was released already two years ago, but it is still one of the best bodies with micro four thirds sensor for filmmakers. Thanks to frequent firmware updates it is now much better camera than when it was released. The GH5 can record both compressed and intra frame codecs up to 4K 60fps and in 10-bit up to 4K 30fps. All of that with the 20Mpx stabilized sensor in weather sealed body with flip out touchscreen display. All in all great package at a very interesting price.
Additionally with this kit you get free SanDisk 64GB extreme UHS-I SDXC memory card, Ruggard camera bag and a spare GH5 battery pack from Watson. If you prefer free V-log activation instead of these accessories, there is an option for that.
Buy link: Panasonic GH5 Body with Accessories
Was: $2,000.99 Now: $1,497.99 (Savings: $503.00)
B&H: Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8 Lens – $150 Discount
To complement that nice deal on the GH5, the 45mm f/1.8 lens from Olympus got a discounted price tag as well. This fast lens with full-frame focal length equivalent of 90mm will work well for example for interview setups where shallow depth of field is desired. It is of course designed with micro four thirds mount and offers aperture range of f/1.8 to f/22 with rounded 7-blade diaphragm. The lens is also very compact and lightweight with only 4.1 oz.
Buy link: Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8 Lens
Was: $399.00 Now: $249.00 (Savings: $150.00)
B&H: Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f/4-5.6 R Lens – $100 Discount
Another micro four thirds lens with a very interesting price is currently the Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f/4-5.6. If you are looking for an affordable lightweight and compact telephoto lens, this one could be the right choice. It is not very fast, but the image quality is quite nice according to many reviews on B&H. And the price after this 50% discount is pretty much unbeatable. The full-frame equivalent focal length of the lens is 80-300mm and it offers aperture range of f/4-5.6 to f/22 with rounded 7-blade diaphragm.
Buy link: Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f/4-5.6 R Lens
Was: $199.00 Now: $99.00 (Savings: $100.00)
B&H: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 Contemporary Lens for Sony E – $50 Discount
This Sony E-mount lens from Sigma’s contemporary line covers an APS-C sensor. That means it would pair well with the Sony a6X00 series mirrorless cameras or Sony cinema cameras, like the FS5 or the FS7. It offers full-frame equivalent focal length of 45mm, aperture range of f/1.4 to f/16, three aspherical surfaces, rounded 9-blade diaphragm and brass bayonet mount.
Buy link: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 Contemporary Lens for Sony E
Was: $339.00 Now: $289.00 (Savings: $50.00)
B&H: Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II Lens for Sony E – $150 Discount
Another offer on Sony E-mount APS-C sensor lens is the fast, fully manual Mitakon Speedmaster f/0,95. It offers the full-frame equivalent focal length of 52.5mm, aperture Range of f/0.95 to f/16, de-clicked aperture ring and nine-blade diaphragm.
Buy link: Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II Lens for Sony E
Was: $599.00 Now: $449.00 (Savings: $150.00)
B&H: ZEISS Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 ZE Lens for Canon EF – $75 Discount
This EF-mount lens from Zeiss covers full-frame sensors and offers the classic focal length of 50mm with aperture range of f/1.4 to f/16. The lens features ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating, manual focus design and 9-blade diaphragm.
Buy link: ZEISS Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 ZE Lens for Canon EF
Was: $725.00 Now: $650.00 (Savings: $75.00)
B&H: SanDisk 128GB Extreme UHS-I SDXC Memory Card – $9 Discount
SanDisk memory cards for me (and for many filmmakers) are synonym of high quality and reliability. There is now an interesting offer on the 128GB UHS-I V30 SDXC card. Write speed for this card is 30-70 MBps so recording bitrate of 240Mbps without problems is guaranteed.
Buy link: SanDisk 128GB Extreme UHS-I SDXC Memory Card
Was: $39.99 Now: $30.99 (Savings: $9.00)
B&H: Lowepro Photo Hatchback 16L AW Backpack – $50 Discount
The Photo hatchback 16L AW backpack from Lowepro can accomodate DSLR-sized camera with two lenses and various accessories. It features dedicated iPad/tablet compartment, removable camera box with flap closure, side access to gear, top loading compartment, YKK zippers, and all-weather cover.
Buy link: Lowepro Photo Hatchback 16L AW Backpack
Was: $89.99 Now: $39.99 (Savings: $50.00)
CVP: Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 for Canon EF – over €166 Discount
With its focal length this full-frame Tamron lens fits in a standard zoom cathegory. It is not as wide as other standard zoom lenses, but offers constant aperture of f/2.8. It does not have image stabilization. The lens features 67mm filter thread in the front and minimum focusing distance of 0.33m.
Buy link: Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 for Canon EF
Was: €435.04 Now: €268.57 (Savings: €166.47)
CVP: Insta360 Air Camera for Android – over €48 Discount
The Insta360 Air is a VR 360 camera equipped with a micro USB connector for plugging in android phones. It can capture 360 video with resolution of 2560 x 1280 in 30fps. It has two f/2.4 lenses on both sides of its spherical body. For photos, maximum resolution is 3008 x 1504.
Buy link: Insta360 Air Camera for Android
Was: €135.68 Now: €86.84 (Savings: €48.84)
What do you think of this week’s selection? Share with us if you know and like any of these products.