What was once traditionally America’s favorite post-Thanksgiving celebration of freedom by flocking to your local mall and buying a stereo or an HD TV (God, I’m old ain’t I?) has turned into a global shopping phenomenon in the past few years. Of course, I am talking about Black Friday, and in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past week or so, we’re less than 24 hours away from this year’s official kick-off to the Xmas Holiday season. In the run-up to the biggest deals even of the year, I’ve sifted through the upcoming (pre-Black Friday) and Black Friday 2016 related top deals that might just be of interest to both creative professionals and enthusiast filmmakers working on both ends of the budget spectrum.
Please note that many of the specials below will run through today, Friday and also Cyber Monday, however, others may be limited to only today or another specific period of time (some even have less than 8 hours remaining), which will be annotated in the description of the deal.
TOP Black Friday 2016 Deals / Pre-BF Deals for Filmmakers!
- Canon EOS C100 Mark II with EF 24-105mm f/4L Lens – $4,499 at B&H / Adorama ($1,500 OFF)
- Canon EOS C100 Mark II + EF-S 17-55mm f2.8 IS lens – $4,399 B&H / Adorama ($1,500 OFF)
- Canon EOS C100 Mark II with 18-135mm – $4,199 at B&H / Adorama ($1,500 OFF)
- Canon EOS C100 Mark II + Atomos Ninja 2 Kit – $4,099 B&H / Adorama ($1,500 OFF)
- Canon EOS C100 Mark II Body Only – $3,999 at B&H / Adorama ($1,500 OFF)
These two may have been around for a while, but they are simply worth it – the C100 is such a beast and now it’s even cheaper than some full-frame DSLRs!
- Canon EOS C100 Body – $1,799 B&H ($2,200 OFF + Extra Battery) / $ 2,499 at Adorama
- Canon EOS C100 with Dual-Pixel AF – $2,299 B&H / Adorama ($2,200 OFF) Ends Today at 11:59 PM EST
- Sony PXW-X70 + 4K License – $2,249 at B&H / Adorama ($249 OFF)
- Panasonic DVX200 4K Hybrid Camcorder – $3,795 at B&H / Adorama after Mail in Rebate ($400)
- Panasonic AG-AC30 Camcorder with LED light – $1,249 at B&H / Adorama ($200 OFF)
- Canon XA30 Compact Pro Camcorder – $1,799 at B&H / Adorama ($200 OFF)
- Canon EOS 5D Mark III + 24-105mm f/4L Lens Deluxe Kit – $3,335 ($300 OFF)
- Includes 32GB SD card, Zeiss lens cleaner, battery grip, 2 x batteries, dual charger, bag and more
- Sony Alpha a7 II Mirrorless Full-Frame – at B&H / Adorama
- Sony a6000 APS-C Mirrorless (body only) – at B&H / Adorama
- Sony a6000 with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens – at Amazon / B&H / Adorama
- Fujifilm X-T1 16MP Mirrorless Body Only – at Amazon / B&H / Adorama
- Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lens with Auto Focus – B&H/ Adorama / Amazon
- Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens – B&H/ Adorama / Amazon
- Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 ASPH – B&H/ Adorama / Amazon
- Panasonic Lumix G II Lens 20mm F1.7 ASPH – B&H/ Adorama / Amazon
- Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens – B&H
- Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens – B&H
3. ACCESSORIES – Monitors/Lights/Recorders/Tripods/Bags/Hard Drives etc.
Blind Spot Gear are doing up to 30% Off on their 4 x Scorpion Lights Tungsten (now £906 inc. VAT), or 20% on the 2 x Scorpion LEDs (Duo Kit) £447 inc. VAT – head over to Blind Spot Gear to take advantage of their awesome Black Friday Deals.
If you are in the US you can buy the Scorpion Light and other Blind Spot Gear products from B&H here.
Convergent Design are also doing some pretty sweet Black Friday deals – namely revolving around the three options for the Odyssey7Q and Odyssey7Q+ recorder/monitors (the Odyssey Raw Bundle – $995 regular, The Apollo option $1,795, and Titan HD Extract $1,295).
With the Convergent Design Black Friday sale, you can buy:
- Anyone option and get $300 Off
- Any two options for $500 Off each (total $1,000 off)
- All Three options for a whopping $700 off each (total $2,100 off)
Note that the “All Three” deal is limited to the first 100 customers. Head over here to grab any of these deals. The sale will last one week, starting this Wednesday, Nov. 23rd.
- Benro S4H Hybrid Video/Stills Head – $69.99 at B&H ($70 OFF) – Flash Deal Ends in 1 hour!
- PELICAN U140 Urban Elite Backpack (Orange) – $54.95 at B&H ($185 OFF) – Flash Deal Ends in 1 hour!
- Atomos Ninja Star + 64GB Cfast Card – $199 at B&H ($276 OFF) – Ends in less than 6 hours!
- Atomos Ninja Star + 128GB Cfast Card – $274 at B&H ($275 OFF) – Ends in less than 6 hours!
- WD Red 3TB NAS Hard Disk Drive – 5400 RPM – Amazon
- Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5″ SATA III SSD – $129.99 at Adorama ($50 OFF) – Ends in 17 hours!
- ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 8GB ROG STRIX Graphics Card – Amazon / B&H
In case you can’t find what you are looking for in the links above, use the links below to your favourite reseller where I am sure you can find something that fits both your budget and needs.
To be continued…
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