There are lots of interesting deals for filmmakers available this week. We selected the best 10 offers of filmmaking gear from our partners’ online shops for this week. Including Crane 2 Gimbal, Fujifilm cameras, Sennheiser wireless kit, GoPro, MacBook and more.
Watch out – The first three deals in this article expire tonight, July 9th, at 11:59 PM EST!
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 the US 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 and CVP: Zhiyun-Tech Crane 2 3-Axis Stabilizer – $150 (€137) discount
I am starting off this week’s deals with Zhiyn-Tech’s top-of-the-line gimbal. The Zhiyn Crane 2 can carry most mirrorless & DSLR cameras up to 7 lb (3.2 kg) weight. It has a side knob for follow focus control which unfortunately only works with selected Canon DSLRs at the moment. There is an OLED display to monitor the current settings and handgrip buttons to control the attached camera. Again, not all cameras are supported. The Crane 2 has a runtime of 12-18 hours, quick release camera plate and various accessories like the dual handle or remote controller (needs to be purchased separately or in a set which is also discounted at the moment).
US Buy link – B&H: Zhiyun-Tech Crane 2 3-Axis Stabilizer
Was: $749.00 Now: $599.00 (Savings: $150.00)
European Buy link – CVP: Zhiyun-Tech Crane 2 3-Axis Stabilizer
Was: €685.90 Now: €548.53 (Savings: €137.37)
B&H: Sennheiser ew 100 ENG G3 Wireless Microphone Combo System – $250 discount
This wireless set from Sennheiser includes the EK 100 G3 bodypack receiver, SK 100 G3 bodypack transmitter, ME 2 Clip-On lavalier mic and the SKP 100 G3 plug-On transmitter. There are 1680 tunable frequencies across 42 MHz and the auto frequency scan finds open bands. It has 3-Level squelch to block interference, 20 banks with 12 channel presets each and compander for clearer sound. The set is available in three versions – 470-516 MHz, 516-558 MHz or 566-608 MHz.
Watch out! This deal expires tonight at 11:59 PM EST!
Buy link: Sennheiser ew 100 ENG G3 Wireless Microphone Combo System
Was: $799.00 Now: $549.00 (Savings: $250.00)
B&H: Manfrotto 190go! Aluminium Tripod – $80 discount
This small travel tripod can be a good companion for backpacking in my opinion. Even better at such an interesting price. The tripod has a load capacity of 15.4 lb, max height of 57.5″ and min usable height of 2.75″. The folded length is 17.7″ (without head). It has 4 leg sections, weighs 3.7 lb, offers 90° center column adjustment, twist locks and an Easy Link attachment.
The carbon fiber version which only weighs 2.9 lb is now also discounted. Select the preffered version after clicking the link below.
Watch out! This deal expires tonight at 11:59 PM EST!
Buy link: Manfrotto 190go! Aluminium Tripod
Was: $199.95 Now: $119.95 (Savings: $80.00)
B&H: Fujifilm X-T2 Mirrorless Camera – $500 discount
This very capable mirrorless camera from Fujifilm incorporates the 24.3MP APS-C sized CMOS sensor and can record video in UHD 4K resolution at up to 30fps and in 1080p at up to 120fps. Tha camera also got the F-Log Gamma picture profile after recent firmware update. It has a 0.77x 2.36m-dot OLED viewfinder and 3.0″ 1.04m-dot 3-way tilting LCD screen. The X-T2 takes advantage of the 325-point intelligent hybrid AF system. The camera has weather-sealed body and two UHS-II SD slots.
My colleague Johnnie tested the camera and put together an initial first-impressions article and then tested again the F-log picture profile when it came out. Take a look at those articles if you want to know more about the camera. There is now also a good offer on the set of X-T2 with 18-55mm lens.
Buy link: Fujifilm X-T2 Mirrorless Camera
Was: $1,599.00 Now: $1,099.00 (Savings: $500.00)
B&H: Fujifilm X-H1 Mirrorless Camera – $250 discount
The video-oriented Fujifilm X-H1 is now also available at a discounted price. It has the same sensor and most of the specs as the Fujifilm X-T2 (scroll up for previous specs). The main huge difference to the X-T2 is having a 5-Axis in-body image stabilization. The X-H1 also has a slightly better 0.75x electronic viewfinder with 3.69m-dots. To know more about this camera check Johnnie’s X-H1 review and to see the difference between the X-H1 and the X-T2 take a look at this article.
There are various discounted X-H1 sets with lenses available as well. Select the preffered one after clicking the link below.
Buy link: Fujifilm X-H1 Mirrorless Camera
Was: $1,899.00 Now: $1,649.00 (Savings: $250.00)
B&H: SmallHD 3203 HDR 32″ Production Monitor – $4,500 cheaper!
There is now an incredible deal on this 32″ 1920×1080 production display from SmallHD. It offers true HDR rendering, SDI and HDMI inputs, bright 1500 cd/m² (nits) panel, colorflow 3D LUT processing, 10-bit color intelligence engine and page builder OS. The monitor has RapidRail shoe-mount system and aluminum construction.
Buy link: SmallHD 3203 HDR 32″ Production Monitor
Was: $7,999.00 Now: $3,499.00 (Savings: $4,500.00)
B&H: GoPro Hero4 Black – $320 cheaper
I don’t think I need to thoroughly introduce this action camera. GoPro has been the inovator in the field of action cameras for many years and although their newest camera is now the HERO6, this older HERO4 is still a very capable action camera offering great picture quality. Especially given the discounted price on B&H. The HERO4 offers 4K30, 2.7K60, and 1080p video in various framerates, 12MP photos at 30 fps, ultra wide angle glass lens + SuperView and Protune mode for higher bitrate and flat picture profile. There is a camera housing waterproof to 131′ as well as flat and curved adhesive mounts included in the set.
My colleague Gunther Machu did an interesting review of the HERO4.
Buy link: GoPro HERO4 Black
Was: $499.00 Now: $179.00 (Savings: $320.00)
B&H: Apple 15.4″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Late 2016) – $600 cheaper
Last US deal on B&H which I selected for this week is this configuration of MacBook Pro. It has 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7 Quad-Core processor, 16GB of 2133 MHz RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD, 15.4″ 2880 x 1800 Retina display, AMD Radeon Pro 460 GPU (4GB GDDR5), 4 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C) ports and 3.5mm headphone jack. This MacBook Pro is in silver color, has a larger Force Touch trackpad and is running on macOS High Sierra.
Buy link: Apple 15.4″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Late 2016)
Was: $3,399.00 Now: $2,799.00 (Savings: $600.00)
CVP: DJI Focus Controller – over $150 cheaper
First european deal for this week is this remote focus controller from DJI. It is a controller only so it is intended for use with Inspire 1 Pro or Ronin and Ronin-M. To remotely control the focus and/or IRIS on lenses you need to buy the motors separately. When flying, focus can be remotely adjusted using the GO App or the DJI Focus system. Pluging this follow focus controller into the Inspire 1 remote will give you an accurate familiar physical focus wheel to control focus on the drone’s gimbal. The range is 100m according to DJI (out and unobstructed).
Buy link: DJI Focus Controller
Was: €626.61 Now: €469.26 (Savings: €157.36)
CVP: Anton Bauer Cine 90 GM – over $130 cheaper
This week’s last deal is the 90Wh Lithium-Ion Gold Mount battery from Anton Bauer. It supports up to 12A continuous draw, features the Fuse Link technology cell protection, LCD battery capacity gauge and P-Tap accessory output.
You can take a look at the review which my colleague Nino did with the Anton Bauer Cine batteries.
Buy link: Anton Bauer Cine 90 GM
Was: €384.01 Now: €251.77 (Savings: €132.25)
What do you think of this week’s selection? Share with us if you know and like any of the products.