This Week’s Top 10 Deals for Filmmakers – Nikon Z 6, Sony a6500, Shogun Inferno and More

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This Week’s Top 10 Deals for Filmmakers – Nikon Z 6, Sony a6500, Shogun Inferno and More

There are a couple of new, interesting deals for filmmakers available. We have selected the best 10 offers of filmmaking gear from our partners’ online shops for this week – including the Nikon Z 6, the Sony a6500, the Shogun Inferno, an iPad Pro, lights, storage 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. Unfortunately, we didn’t find any outstanding deals for filmmakers in Europe this week, but we will update this post in case that changes! 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 10 deals for filmmakers:

B&H: Nikon Z 6 with FTZ Mount Adapter Kit – $250 Discount

I will start with perhaps the most interesting deal of this week, which is the Nikon Z 6 full-frame mirrorless camera. This body is the less expensive allrounder camera of the two new Nikon mirrorless cameras. It features a 24.5MP full-frame CMOS Sensor and records up to UHD 4K video in 30fps in 8-bit internally and with N-log & 10-bit via HDMI output. The camera has built-in 5-axis vibration reduction.

Nikon has lately been focusing on video quality within their cameras, and the result is the upcoming RAW video output via HDMI, which the Atomos Ninja V recorder can transform into ProRes RAW.

Additionally, you get a free FTZ Mount Adapter in that kit, which allows mounting Nikon F lenses while preserving the AF/AE functionality, a Sony 32GB XQD G Series memory card, and a Ruggard camera bag.

Buy link: Nikon Z 6 with FTZ Mount Adapter Kit Was: $2,246.90  Now: $1,996.95 (Savings: $249.95)

B&H: Sony Alpha a6500 Camera Body with Free Accessory Kit – $100 Discount

Another interesting camera deal for this week is the Sony a6500. It is still the best mirrorless camera with APS-C sized sensor in Sony’s lineup. It features a 24.2MP CMOS sensor with 5-axis stabilization, and can shoot internal UHD 4K video at up to 30fps with S-log3 gamma. In full HD, the camera can shoot slow motion at up to 120 fps. Make sure to check our review of the a6500 if you haven’t already.

In addition, you get a free SanDisk 64GB UHS-I SDXC memory card, a Ruggard camera bag, and a spare 1100mAh battery pack from Watson.

Buy link: Sony Alpha a6500 Camera Body with Free Accessory Kit Was: $1,198.00  Now: $1,098.00 (Savings: $100.00)

B&H: Atomos Shogun Inferno 7″ Recording Monitor – $300 Discount

Another very nice deal currently available is the Shogun Inferno 7″ recorder from Atomos. It features the awesome 1920 x 1200 touchscreen display with 10-bit FRC monitor processing, 1500 cd/m² (nits) brightness, and HDR mode with 10-stop of dynamic range. The Shogun Inferno has both, 4K HDMI and 12G-SDI inputs/outputs and it can record UHD 4K video at up to 60p and 1080p video at up to 240 fps in 10-Bit 4:2:2 ProRes and DNxHR encoding.

The Shogun Inferno records to 2.5″ SSD/HDD media, which is not included in this package. There are, however, discounted packages with the media included. Simply click on our link and select the desired package. It can be powered via AC cable, Sony L-series batteries or D-Tap connection.

Buy link: Atomos Shogun Inferno 7″ Recording Monitor Was: $1,299.00  Now: $999.00 (Savings: $300.00)

B&H: FreeVision VILTA Mobile Gimbal – $50 Discount

The FreeVision VILTA is a 3-axis gimbal stabilizer for smartphones, which supports most larger-sized phones and comes with an iOS/Android app, including advanced features like focus on subjects, zoom in and out, time-lapses and so on. The gimbal offers four follow modes and a 17-hour runtime. All motors have 360° motion, and on the bottom of the grip there is a 1/4″-20 tripod mount.

Buy link: FreeVision VILTA Mobile Gimbal Was: $149.00  Now: $99.00 (Savings: $50.00)

B&H: ikan Onyx 240 Bi-Color On-Camera LED Light – $50 Discount

The Onyx 240 by ikan is a bi-color on-camera LED light with 250W equivalent, 3200 to 5600K variable color temperature, dimmable output down to 10%, and 110° beam angle. The CRI is 95 and TLCI is 96, both being very good values. The light has a 30W power draw and runs on 2 L-series batteries (included in the package). There is a 1/4″-20 threaded mounting hole and the accessory shoe adapter is included.

Buy link: ikan Onyx 240 Bi-Color On-Camera LED Light Was: $139.99  Now: $89.99 (Savings: $50.00)

B&H: Aputure Light Storm LS c120d Daylight LED Light Kit with V-Mount Battery Plate – $100 Discount

The Light Storm is a very popular single-point-source LED lights series by Aputure. Although there is a second generation already, there is now a nice deal on the first generation c120d with 6000K color temperature light source.

The Aputure c120d features a Bowens mount, 18 dB quiet fan and this version comes with a V-mount battery plate. It can be controlled via the wired remote controller box or the wireless remote with 328′ range. You can check our comparison review with the stronger C300d.

Buy link: Aputure Light Storm LS C120d Daylight LED Light Kit with V-Mount Battery Plate Was: $645.00  Now: $545.00 (Savings: $100.00)

B&H: Sony 64GB M Series UHS-II SDXC Memory Card Kit (2-Pack) – $28 Discount

This discounted kit includes two 64GB M Series SDXC cards from Sony. They are UHS-II cards with two rows of pins. Maximum read speed is 260 MB/s and maximum write speed is 100 MB/s. What is relevant for us filmmakers is the minimum write speed, which is – thanks to U3 rating – 30MB/s. That means these cards will take videos with a bitrate of 240Mbps without any problems. I am personally using this exact card also for the 400Mbps All-Intra recording with my GH5 and I never had a problem. The cards are water/dust/temp/UV/X-ray and magnet proof. All in all, it is a very nice offer for its price.

Buy link: Sony 64GB M Series UHS-II SDXC Memory Card Kit (2-Pack) Was: $111.99  Now: $83.99 (Savings: $28.00)

B&H: Seagate 8TB Backup Plus USB 3.0 External Hard Drive with USB Hub – $30 Discount

There is no such a thing as too much storage, so I decided to also include a well-priced external HDD. The Seagate Backup Plus in its 8TB version is on discount and it currently offers one of the best dollar-per-TB ratio. This drive comes with a USB 3.0 cable with standard USB Type-A connector, featuring two additional USB 3.0 Type-A ports. Transfer speeds reach up to 160 MB/s and the drive is both Windows & Mac compatible.

Buy link: Seagate 8TB Backup Plus USB 3.0 External Hard Drive with USB Hub Was: $179.99  Now: $149.99 (Savings: $30.00)

B&H: Apple 12.9″ iPad Pro (Mid 2017, 512GB, Wi-Fi + 4G LTE) – $380 Discount

Editing videos on a tablet can be an option for quick workflows with the LumaFusion app – check our article with video explaining this kind of workflow. I think this discounted 12.9″ iPad Pro configuration offers a good price-performance ratio. It includes the 2732 x 2048 resolution 12.9″ multi-touch retina display (264 ppi), Apple A10X 64-bit SoC hexa-core CPU, and 512GB SSD storage. Connectivity even includes 4G LTE on top of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2. There are two cameras – the front 7MP FaceTime HD camera and rear 12MP iSight camera, Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and Lightning connector.

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

B&H: Dell 17.3″ Alienware 17 R5 Laptop – $1,050 Discount

The last deal of the week goes to a very powerful Windows 10 workstation – the Dell Alienware 17 R5 Laptop – which is currently over $1,000 discounted. This beast features 2.9 GHz Intel Core i9-8950HK six-core CPU, 32GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X) graphics card. The display has 17.3″ with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 at 120 Hz. Connectivity includes USB 3.1 gen 2 Type-C & 3.1 gen 1 Type-A, Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 2.0, Mini DP 1.3, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 5.0. Alienware laptops are a synonym for great build-quality and very powerful components, but keep in mind that this is a big and heavy laptop – weighing 9.7 lb.

Buy link: Dell 17.3″ Alienware 17 R5 Laptop Was: $3,649.00  Now: $2,599.00 (Savings: $1,050.00)

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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