Roll up, roll up. Weekly deals time. We selected 10 great offers of filmmaking gear from our partners’ online shops for this week. Including lenses, cameras, hard drives and a camera crane (remember those?).
Here’s a few deals we found in the bottom of the digital bargain bin that you may find interesting. As per usual, 5 items are from our US partner B&H, and 5 are from our European partner CVP.
B&H: Zhiyun-Tech Crane v2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer
Starting us off is a 3-axis handheld gimbal. Zhiyan-Tech seem to have a general sale on at the moment, this is one of best picks of the bunch.
The Crane v2 has a 3.9lbs payload, so Sony mirrorless with a decent lens territory.
Buy link: Zhiyun-Tech Crane v2
Was: $649.00 Now: $359.00 (Savings: $290)
B&H: Sony Alpha a7R III Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)
Speaking of Sony mirrorless, here’s a deal to go with your new handheld gimbal. The A7sIII is currently the sole flagship Sony Alpha mirrorless body, whilst many users anticipate the A7sIII.
You currently get a $200 saving plus 2% reward, not bad.
Buy link: Sony Alpha a7R III
Was: $3198.00 Now: $2998.00 (Savings: $200)
B&H: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
There are quite a few Canon lenses currently on offer. I’ve gone down the middle with the 24-70mm, a staple and reliable ‘standard zoom lens’.
Buy link: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II
Was: $2199.00 Now: $1899.00 (Savings: $300)
B&H: LG 29UM68-P 29″ 21:9 UltraWide FreeSync IPS Monitor
Ultra wide monitors can be a great option for edit suites. Particularly if have a grading monitor already, having two working monitors starts to clog up space and ports. Combining them saves a bit of space, but clearly most importantly super cool. Here’s an offering from LG that saves a few quid.
Buy link: LG 29UM68-P 29″ 21:9 UltraWide
Was: $399.99 Now: $229.99 (Savings: $170)
B&H: Samsung 1TB 860 EVO SATA III 2.5″ Internal SSD
A modest saving here of just $20, but it’s always worth keeping an eye on useful media like this. 2.5” SSDs are very handy, not only good for upgrading your computer systems, but can be used as media for Atomos devices (and similar) or my favourite – paired with a standard enclosure to make a fast onsite backup drive.
Buy link: Samsung 1TB 860 EVO
Was: $269.99 Now: $249.99 (Savings: $20)
CVP: G-Drive EV Raw SSD 1TB
Starting the European deals is another hard drive, this time a portable rugged one.
Less versatile than the aforementioned Samsung 2.5”, but a great option for fast onsite backup that is a little more client-friendly.
Buy link: G-Drive EV Raw SSD 1TB
Was: £341.06 Now: £237.47 (Savings: £103.59)
CVP: Hawk-woods DC-5D1X 70CM
The LP-E6 battery has been become a bit of an industry-standard micro battery solution.
Tons of manufactures use these style of batteries – from cameras to wireless follow focus systems to monitors.
A LP-E6 dummy should be a staple bit of kit for any filmmaker/AC, here’s one with an 8.4V regulator.
Buy link: Hawk-woods DC-5D1X
Was: £76 Now: £53.20 (Savings: £22.80)
CVP: Kessler Pocket Jib Traveler
Remember jibs? With the influx of drones and gimbals, the good ol’ jib hardly gets a mention.
There is only one of these in stock (opened item), but the price makes it worth a mention.
Kessler are one of the most renowned brands for compact jibs, here is their smallest offering.
Buy link: Kessler Pocket Jib Traveler
Was: £406.25 (new) Now: £354.16 (Savings: £52.09)
CVP: Cinedesign CDL-VCT14
A VCT plate – maybe one of the most boring purchases one can make. But another product that can be found in nearly every filmmakers kit bag.
This is one of the best prices I’ve seen from a reputable new seller, so it makes this weeks list.
Buy link: Cinedesign CDL-VCT14
Was: £179 Now: £125.30 (Savings: £53.70)
CVP: Dedolight SYS-DLED9-BI
The 150W Dedolight has been the industry-standard micro hard light for years.
Here’s a bi-colour LED version. This is personally probably one of the best deals on the list.
The versatility of a traditional 150w Dedo needs no introduction, add to that low power draw, cool running LED and bi-colour, this becomes a very attractive little package indeed.
Buy link: Dedolight SYS-DLED9-BI
Was: £1701.90 Now: £1191 (Savings: £510.90)
There’s a ton of offers from both B&H and CVP currently running. These are just a few that stuck out particularly for me. Follow through on one of the below links for a full list from either reseller.