2021 Black Friday Deals for Filmmakers

Despite supply chain issues and continued global uncertainty, the year 2021 continued to bring a ton of developments in filmmaking equipment. And, now you can get a deal on a ton of it thanks to the annual Black Friday discounts! A surprising amount of newer gear made the list this year so definitely check it out and prep for what we all hope is a more normal 2022.

Another few things to note before you go shopping is that some of these deals are coming early and supply chain is still a big problem. So, if you see a deal it might not last too long and getting everything ordered soon is going to ensure it arrives in time. Let’s go!

BEST DEALS

ADOBE

We have some good deals for those looking to pick up a Creative Cloud license for the first time or even if you are renewing for another year. The best one is active now through Nov. 26 and is a nice 40% discount off your first year (new subs only), bringing the All Apps down to just $29.99/mo compared to the $52.99/mo normal price.

If you are a student this gets even better as the deal goes up to 70% to drop the price to just $15.99/mo. This is a great deal if you have been waiting to jump in. You can find by heading direct to Adobe’s website.

  • 40% Off for New Subscription (70% for Students) — Creative Cloud All Apps (Adobe)

Existing subscribers aren’t completely left out in the cold as there are some discounts available if you purchase from other retailers. This is a more average discount of 20% for an annual subscription, bringing the total to $479.88/year from $599.88/year.

  • 20% Off for Existing Subscribers — Creative Cloud All Apps (B&H, Amazon)

Film Convert

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FilmConvert are also having their annual Black Friday sale, starting Mon November 22 – all FilmConvert and CineMatch plugins are 40% off for one week only.

Individual plugin licenses for FilmConvert and CineMatch are just $99 during the Black Friday Sale (normally $179) and are sold as a one-off purchase – no subscription or recurring fees.

Visit https://www.filmconvert.com and https://www.cinematch.com to download the free trial and get your copy today.

APPLE

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Lots of news from Apple on the computer front this year—the M1 Pro and M1 Max MacBook Pros definitely stealing the show—and some of the very latest models actually are seeing some early sales. If you need a new machine now is the time to get your order in.

Outside the Mac world you will find other Apple deals, including on the iPad and AirPods.

APUTURE

Some affordable and powerful lights have just gotten even more affordable.

  • $200 OFF — Aputure Light Storm LS300X LED Light — Now $999 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $150 OFF — Aputure Light Storm C300d Mark II LED Light — Now $949 (B&H, Amazon)

ATOMOS

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If you were looking for a new on-camera monitor, this year there are massive savings on the Ninja V+.

CANON

This year Canon is steering more towards the entry-level with the R and RP making the list of specials. There is still some interesting stuff for pros, including nice lenses and special “Cine” kits that bundle in the Atomos Ninja V with a camera.

DJI

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Gimbals, drones, and more, DJI has some fun stuff on sale.

  • $160 OFF — DJI Ronin-SC Gimbal Stabilizer — Now $279 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $20 OFF — DJI OM 4 Smartphone Gimbal — Now $129 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — DJI Mavic Mini Fly More Combo — Now $399 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal — Now $199 (B&H, Amazon)

GOPRO

Get your action cam fix on with a savings on GoPro cameras, including the newest HERO10 Black.

HOLLYLAND

Wireless video monitoring is a great tool, and Hollyland is quickly becoming one of the go-to brands for it.

IRIX

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Making their way onto the cinema scene, IRIX has been getting a few lenses out there that looks quite nice. And now a few are on sale. Here are some of our picks, but the rest of the line seems to have discounts as well.

NIKON

Nikon has been making big strides in video, especially with the new Z 9. That isn’t on sale (and is pricey), so here are all the other cameras they have on sale for the holidays.

  • $400 OFF — Nikon Z 5 Mirrorless Camera — Now $997 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $400 OFF — Nikon Z 6 Mirrorless Camera — Now $1,597 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $300 OFF — Nikon Z 7 Mirrorless Camera — Now $2,497 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Nikon Z 6II Mirrorless Camera w/ FTZ Adapter — Now $2,147 at B&H
  • $100 OFF — Nikon Z 7II Mirrorless Camera w/ FTZ Adapter — Now $3,147 at B&H
  • $200 OFF — Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S Lens — Now $2,197 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $300 OFF — Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Lens — Now $1,997 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $200 OFF — Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S Lens — Now $2,397 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Nikon NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S Lens — Now $947 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Nikon NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S Lens — Now $897 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $150 OFF — Nikon NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S Lens — Now $697 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Nikon NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S Lens — Now $497 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Lens — Now $697 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $50 OFF — Nikon NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens — Now $597 (B&H, Amazon)

PANASONIC

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Tons of awesome options from Panasonic this year, even some newer stuff like the S5 and the GH5 II.

  • $500 OFF — Panasonic Lumix S1H Mirrorless Camera — Now $3,498 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $300 OFF — Panasonic Lumix S5 Mirrorless Camera — Now $1,698 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $300 OFF — Panasonic Lumix GH4 Mirrorless Camera — Now $698 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $300 OFF — Panasonic Lumix GH5 Mirrorless Camera — Now $1,298 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $300 OFF — Panasonic Lumix GH5S Mirrorless Camera — Now $1,798 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $200 OFF — Panasonic Lumix GH5 II Mirrorless Camera — Now $1,498 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $200 OFF — Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH. Lens — Now $798 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $200 OFF — Panasonic Lumix 35-100mm f/2.8 II Lens — Now $898 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $200 OFF — Panasonic Lumix 12-60mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. Lens — Now $798 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $300 OFF — Panasonic Lumix 100-400mm f/4-6.3 Lens — Now $1,498 (B&H, Amazon)

RODE

Some smaller stuff from RODE, but the brand makes some killer audio gear for filmmakers and audio pros.

SIGMA

Pick up another lens for your Sony camera with these offerings from Sigma.

  • $30 OFF — Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Lens — Now $1,069 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens — Now $799 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Lens — Now $1,299 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Sigma 45mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens — Now $449 (B&H, Amazon)

SONY

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One of the brands that always gets on the holiday sales train is Sony, and this year they have a decent set of cameras with discounts along with a ton of lenses. 

TAMRON

Tamron 20mm 24mm 35mm sony a7 iv sony full frame sony e mount

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Get some good lenses for your Sony camera from Tamron.

  • $100 OFF — Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens — Now $799 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens — Now $1,099 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $50 OFF — Tamron 20mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M 1:2 Lens — Now $249 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $50 OFF — Tamron 24mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M 1:2 Lens — Now $199 at B&H
  • $50 OFF — Tamron 35mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M 1:2 Lens — Now $199 (B&H, Amazon)

VENUS OPTICS

Some weird lenses are made by Venus, including that cool probe lens—which is now on sale!

  • $200 OFF — Venus Optics Laowa 24mm f/14 Probe Lens Cine Mod — Now $1,599 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $150 OFF — Venus Optics Laowa 24mm f/14 Probe Lens for Sony — Now $1,449 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D Lens — Now $849 (B&H, Amazon)

ZHIYUN-TECH

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In need of a new gimbal? A ton of Zhiyun-Tech’s gimbals is getting discounted right now.

ZOOM

Pick up an audio recorder from Zoom to start getting better sound in your productions.

  • $50 OFF — Zoom H8 Handy Recorder — Now $349 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $30 OFF — Zoom H6 Handy Recorder — Now $319 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $30 OFF — Zoom H5 Handy Recorder — Now $269 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $20 OFF — Zoom H4n Pro Handy Recorder — Now $229 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $20 OFF — Zoom H1n Handy Recorder — Now $99 (B&H, Amazon)

STORAGE

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Everyone can use a new drive. Good thing some great ones are on sale.

  • $30 OFF — Samsung 1TB T5 Portable SSD — Now $109 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $60 OFF — Samsung 1TB T7 Portable SSD — Now $109 (B&H, Amazon)

MISCELLANEOUS

Find some small bits and pieces for your rig as well as lights and other accessories.

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