Top #BlackFriday Deals For Filmmakers on All Budgets

It’s this time of the year again – the last week of November when the days around a cherished American Holiday turn into the happiest time of the year for online and brick and mortar resellers all over the world. In 2015, things are a bit different as most folks (present company included) prefers to shop online and avoid the ridiculous queues and stampedes at malls and stores. Below, I’ve put together some deals that would hopefully help some of you looking for new lenses, a new DSLR or mirrorless camera for stills, video or both, accessories or even a new laptop or computer.

So without further ado, check out our Top Black Friday Deals for Filmmakers on all budgets.

The Sony A6000 APS-C mirrorless pocket is one of the hits this Holiday Seasons. The tiny, but powerful beast gets a $150 discount on the body only for just $398. It’s a fantastic little pocket camera that can capture great stills and very decent 1080p video. Sure it’s not 4K, but for that price it will make a great present for the young filmmaker in your family or your vlogger friend. It’s a fine vacation camera as well. Just a super nice overall performer that can give higher priced cameras a run for their money in terms of features and performance.

Sony A6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body (Black) – $150 OFF = $398 at B&H

sony a6000 aps-c camera

  • 24.3MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • 0.39″ 1,440k-Dot OLED EVF
  • 3.0″ 921k-Dot Xtra Fine Tilting LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video at 24/60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi / NFC
  • Fast Hybrid AF / Built-in Flash
  • 179 Phase-Detect Points
  • Up to 11 fps Shooting/ISO 25600
  • Multi-Interface Shoe

Also available in a kit with with 16-50mm Lens (Black) for $548

Nikon shooters who want to step up to 35mm Full frame can now do so without emptying their bank accounts. Save $400 on the awesome Nikon D750 with the links below.

Nikon D750 DSLR Camera Body ($400 OFF) = $1,897 at B&H

NIkon D750 DSLR Camera

  • 24.3MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 4 Image Processor
  • 3.2″ 1,229k-Dot RGBW Tilting LCD
  • 1080p up to 60 fps
  • Multi-CAM 3500FX II 51-Point AF Sensor
  • Native ISO 12,800
  • Extended to ISO 51,200
  • Continuous Shooting Up to 6.5 fps
  • 91k-Pixel RGB Sensor/Group Area AF
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Time Lapse Shooting

Buy it also on  Adorama.

The Canon 7D was my workhorse for a long time until I upgraded, but the Mark II is even better. I never got a chance to own one, but now you can. At $500 off you can put the money you save on a decent zoom lens and get started in photography or shoot great video.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II (Body Only) $500 OFF = $1,299 at B&H

Canon 7D Mark II DSLR Camera

  • 20.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Clear View II LCD
  • Full HD 1080p/60 Video
  • Movie Servo AF
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Live View
  • 65-Point All Cross-Type Phase-Detect AF
  • Native ISO 16000,
  • Extended to ISO 51200
  • 10 fps Shooting at Full Resolution
  • Built-In GPS Receiver
  • Digital Compass Magnesium Alloy Body

Buy it also for the same price on Amazon US and Adorama (with Kits and a special Open Box Price!)

The budget Full-Frame Canon EOS 6D is also on sale for $1399 ($300 discount) Ends tonight 11/25th Midnight EST! Plus you get a Free bag, small tripod, Watson LP-E6 battery and a 16GB SDHC Card.

NOTE: Eligible for a $350 mail in rebate! Details here

Canon EOS 6D Full Frame DSLR

The 50 Megapixel Monster Canon EOS 5DS R DSLR Camera (Body Only) $300 OFF – Now $3,599!

Canon 5DSR Camera

  • 50.6 MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors
  • Low-Pass Filter Effect Cancellation
  • 3.2″ 1.04m-Dot ClearView II LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video at 30 fps
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF
  • ISO 100-6400; 5 fps Continuous
  • 150,000-Pixel RGB+IR Metering
  • Shutter Release Time Lag
  • Anti-Flicker Compensation

Buy it also on Amazon US and Adorama.


What about lenses you say? Here are some awesome deals for mirrorless and DSLR shooters.

Panasonic Lumix G 25mm f/1.7 ASPH Lens $150 OFF – Now $99.99 at B&H

Lumix G 25mm f1.7 APSH MFT LEns

  • Micro Four Thirds System Lens
  • Perfect for BMPCC and GH4 cameras
  • 50mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.7 to f/22
  • One Ultra-High Refractive Index Element
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Stepping AF Motor
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm




Hasselblad LF 16mm f/2.8 Lens $100 OFF – Now $149 at B&H

Hasselblad LF 16mm f2.8 lens

  • Sony E Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • Perfect for the Sony A6000 and A7s
  • 24mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Internal Focusing Design
  • Pancake Profile, Less Than 1″-Thick
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm




Rokinon 135mm T2.2 Cine DS Lens Canon EF$150 OFF, Now $449

Rokinon DS 135mm T2.2

  • 135mm Lens
  • Full-Frame Coverage
  • Multi-Layer Coating to Reduce Flare
  • Standard Gearing for Focus and Iris
  • Dual Side Focus and T-Stop Scales
  • De-Clicked Aperture Ring
  • Hybrid Aspherical Lenses
  • Manual Focus and Aperture
  • Removable Lens Hood
  • Accepts 77mm Threaded Filter Rings



Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens $100 OFF – Now $799

Canon 100mm 2.8L Macro

  • EF Mount L-Series Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8-32
  • Life-Size (1:1) Macro Magnification
  • Ultra-Low Dispersion Lens Elements
  • Hybrid Optical Image Stabilization
  • Ultrasonic Focus Motor
  • Focus Range Limiter
  • Dustproof and Moisture Proof Sealing
  • Truly Circular Diaphragm
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 12″



Lensbaby Composer Pro Edge 80 Optic for Canon EF $200 OFF – Now $299.95

For limited time only, save 40% on the Lensbaby Composer Pro with Edge 80 dropping from $499.95 to $299.95 when you buy this item at and Shipping is free!

The Lensbaby Composer Pro with Edge 80 is an All-in-One tilt photography solution for Canon DSLR shooters. This 80mm f/2.8 lens is compact, lightweight and affordable. Tilting the lens in any direction results in a slice of focus through your image, similar to the tilt effect in a tilt-shift lens. Incredibly versatile, choosing not to tilt the lens will make spectacular “straight” photos – just as you’d get shooting with a “normal” 80mm lens.

Lens Baby Canon EF Adorama

Buy it also on B&H for $299.95  / Nikon Version B&H $299.95

Here are also some deals on SDXC media cards and Thunderbolt Storage:

SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-II Memory Card is now $99.95 ($27 OFF)


Sandisk Extreme Pro 128gb Black Friday Deal

WD 6TB My Book Thunderbolt Duo$120 Off, Now $379

WD 6TB Thunderbolt DUO

  • 6TB Capacity
  • 2 x Thunderbolt Ports
  • Up to 10Gb/s Data Transfer Rate
  • Designed with Two Removable Drives
  • RAID 0, 1 & JBOD Compatible
  • Daisy Chain up to Six Devices
  • Compatible w/ Mac OS X 10.6.8 or Higher





Apple 27″ iMac with Retina 5K Display (Mid 2015) ($420 Off), Now $1,579

Apple 5K iMac RETINA

  • 27″ Retina 5K IPS Display
  • 5120 x 2880 Native Resolution
  • 3.3 GHz Intel Core i5 (Haswell)
  • 8GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM
  • 1TB 7200 rpm Hard Drive
  • AMD Radeon M290 GPU (2GB GDDR5)
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • 2x Thunderbolt 2 and 4x USB 3.0 Ports
  • FaceTime HD Camera, Dual Mics, Speakers
  • Mac OS X 10.10 or 10.11



Apple 13.3″ MacBook Pro Retina (Early 2015) $150 Off, Now $1,349

MacBook Pro 13.3 Retina 2015 Apple

  • 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5 (Broadwell)
  • 8GB of Onboard 1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
  • 256GB PCIe-Based Flash Storage
  • Integrated Intel Iris Graphics 6100
  • 13.3″ LED-Backlit IPS Retina Display
  • 2560 x 1600 Native Resolution
  • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Thunderbolt 2, USB 3.0, HDMI
  • Force Touch Trackpad
  • Mac OS X 10.10 or 10.11



Can’t find what you are looking for above? There’s a ton of deals out there – use the links below to your favourite reseller. We’ll keep our eyes peeled for new deals as we approach Black Friday and of course – Cyber Monday!

All in one: Shop B&H Black Friday Deals

B&H Black Friday Deals

All in one: Shop Adorama Black Friday Deals

Adorama Black Friday Holiday Deals

Adorama Accessories Black Friday Sale

To be continued… 

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