Here is our weekly selection of new exciting deals for filmmakers available. We have selected the best offers of filmmaking gear from our partners’ online shops for this week – including the Sony Alpha a7 II, LED lights from Manfrotto and Rotolight, an Atomos Shogun Flame monitor/recorder, an Apple 21.5″ iMac and more.
Watch out – The first deal within this week’s article expire in a couple of hours!
I went through the current deals on our partners’ websites and have selected the best 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 there are a couple of deals from our European partner CVP. 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 deals for filmmakers:
B&H: Apple 21.5″ iMac with Retina 4K Display (Mid 2017) – $600 Discount
This Apple’s iMac all-in-one computer features a beautiful 21.5″ 4096 x 2304 IPS Retina 4K display. In terms of processing, there is a 3.0 GHz Intel Core i5 Quad-Core processor, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, a 1TB Hard Drive, and an AMD Radeon Pro 555 Graphics Card (2GB). In terms of connectivity, there are two 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 ports, four 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 Type-A ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a UHS-II SDXC card slot.
Watch out – This deal expires today, in just a couple of hours!
Buy link: Apple 21.5″ iMac with Retina 4K Display (Mid 2017)
Was: $1,499.00 Now: $899.00 (Savings: $600.00)
B&H: Sony Alpha a7 II with 28-70mm Lens and Accessories – $600 Discount
Everything you need to start shooting is included in this kit: a Sony Alpha a7 II mirrorless camera with a 28-70mm F/3.5-5.6 OSS lens, a spare battery, a protective camera bag, and a 32Gb memory card.
The Sony Alpha a7 II features a full-frame 24.3-megapixel sensor. Also, the sensor is 5-axis stabilized. It can shoot 1080P videos up to 60 frames per second. If you need to shoot in LOG, no problems, you can film in S-Log and S-Log2 gamma. The lens mount of the camera is an E-mount. So, it is compatible with any APS-C E-mount lenses (in APS-C crop mode) as well as all E-mount full-frame Zeiss and Sony G-series lenses. It’s an excellent entry-level camera if you are starting.
Watch out – This deal expires on August 24 at 11:59 PM ET
Buy link: Sony Alpha a7 II with 28-70mm Lens and Accessories.
Was: $1598.00 Now: $998.00 (Savings: $600)
B&H: FUJIFILM X-H1 with Battery Grip and Accessories – $300 Discount
The FUJIFILM X-H1 is a mirrorless camera that features a 24.3MP APS-C sensor. There is an in-body 5-axis image stabilization system, which can compensate for up to 5.5 stops of shutter speed. The FUJIFILM X-H1 can shoot DCI 4K videos at up to 24 frames per second with a solid 200 Mb/s bitrate internally. If you want to film in slow-motion, you can go up to 120 fps in 1080P. The kit comes with a 32Gb SD card and a protective camera bag.
Buy link: FUJIFILM X-H1 with Battery Grip and Accessories.
Was: $1299.95 Now: $999.95 (Savings: $300)
B&H: Lowepro PhotoStream RL 150 Roller – $100 Discount
When it comes to travel with photo/video equipment safely, Lowepro roller bags are top-notch (and your back will thank you). The overall dimensions should fit almost all international carry-on regulations. The Lowepro PhotoStream RL 150 Roller can hold 1-2 professional DSLR camera bodies, and up to 8 different lenses. Also, you can entirely modify the interior layout to fit your gear and needs. A 15″ laptop can be stored in the dedicated hinged compartment for smooth airport security visits. There is a side tripod mount to carry a small/medium-sized tripod.
Buy link: Lowepro PhotoStream RL 150 Roller.
Was: $269.95 Now: $169.95 (Savings: $100)
B&H: Atomos Shogun Flame – $300 Discount
The Atomos Shogun Flame is a powerful 7″1920 x 1200 on-camera recorder/monitor. The display is a 10-bit FRC panel that supports native display of HDR (log) footage as well as high brightness viewing of Rec. 709 footage. There are various 4K HDMI and 12G-SDI inputs/outputs ports, and it can even cross-convert your signal. It records onto 2.5″ SSDs using 10-bit, 4:2:2 Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHR codecs. Also, you can even record DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) raw video streams over SDI from select Sony and Canon cameras, encoding it as ProRes/DNxHR files.
Buy link: Atomos Shogun Flame 7″ 4K HDMI/SDI Recording Monitor.
Was: $995.00 Now: $695.00 (Savings: $300)
CVP: Rotolight NEO 2 – 90€ Discount
The Rotolight NEO 2 is a nice little bi-color continuous LED light that doubles as an HSS Flash. It is lightweight and portable and can be mounted both on or off-camera. You can power it via 6 AA batteries, DC or D-tap. It also features a couple of CineSFX custom lighting effects (Lightning, Fire, TV, etc.)
Buy link: Rotolight NEO 2.
Was: 273.13€ Now: 181.18€ (Savings: 91.95€)
CVP: Timecode Systems SyncBac PRO – 150€ Discount
If you need multiple GoPro cameras to stay in sync, look no further. The Timecode Systems SyncBac PRO attaches to the back of your GoPro and gives you access to perfect timecode synchronization.
Buy link: Timecode Systems SyncBac PRO.
Was: 207.83€ Now: 58.05€ (Savings: 149.78€)
CVP: Gudsen MOZA Aircross Gimbal – 45€ Discount
The Gudsen MOZA AirCross gimbal is one of the most compact, ultra-lightweight and portable camera stabilization systems for DSLR and mirrorless cameras. It supports all cameras with a maximum payload of 1.8kg (3.96 lbs). The beautiful thing is that the base plate for mounting the camera is compatible with Manfrotto 501PL and Arca quick release plate.
Buy link: Gudsen MOZA Aircross Gimbal.
Was: 290.43€ Now: 244.92€ (Savings: 45.52€)
CVP: Manfrotto Spectra 1×1 Daylight LED Panel – 295€ Discount (Ex-Showroom item)
If you are looking for an affordable 1×1 LED light, look no further! The Manfrotto Spectra 1×1 F is a 5600°K (daylight) panel with an output of around 1400 lux at 1m with a CRI over 90. Light is emitted with a beam angle of 50°. You can power it via an external 100-240V AC adapter (included) or by a V-Lock or AB battery (not included). You can dim it from 0 to 100% with no color shift, nor flickering. The Manfrotto Spectra 1×1 F is ultra-slim (only 5cm thick) and lightweight (1,36Kg).
Buy link: Manfrotto Spectra 1×1 Daylight LED Panel.
Was: 490.75€ Now: 195.57€ (Savings: 295.18€)
CVP: Freefly MoVI M15 – 7830€ Discount (Ex-Showroom item)
The Freefly MoVI M15 is out for a few years now, but this impressive gimbal can still support 15 lbs/6.8kg, which means it can take from an ARRI Alexa M up to a Sony F55 with Cinema lenses. It is potent and super smooth. If you are not after the latest tech, this gimbal is a great deal!
Buy link: Freefly MoVI M15.
Was: 10564.47€ Now: 2732.95€ (Savings: 7831.52€)
What do you think of this week’s selection? Share with us if you know and like any of these products.