2023 Black Friday Deals for Filmmakers (Part 1)

Once again we had a very busy year full of exciting new products – including the global shutter Sony a9 III – and the holidays are quickly approaching.

This also means it is time for many filmmakers to take advantage of all the end-of-year sales. Black Friday is always a great time to shop and we have collected some of the best deals out there so far.

As the sales start up earlier and earlier and fill up with more and more products, this part will cover cameras and lenses from the major brands as well as a few other key pieces of gear.

There’s a lot. Anyway, time for the best deals for filmmakers!

Black Friday 2023 Part 1

Adobe

Ol’ reliable. Adobe has had a deal for Creative Cloud apps every single year I’ve been putting this list together. This is actually one of the best deals I’ve seen in a while, Adobe is giving 50% off the Creative Cloud All Apps bundle.

The price has certainly creeped up over the years, but that still brings a year of Adobe down to $30/month. This is technically for first-time subscribers, so read the fine print before you put down your credit card.

  • 50% OFF — Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps — Now $30/Month (Adobe)

Apple

Ah. The annual Apple deals are back and these are some of the best prices yet for some fairly powerful Macs.

The best deal comes from B&H where they have some blowout pricing on upgraded M1 Max MacBook Pros.

It may be a bit dated, but it is still extremely powerful and the value is certainly there on these models.

  • $1,600 OFF — Apple 14” MacBook Pro w/ M1 Max, 64GB Memory, & 2TB SSD — Now $2,499 (B&H)
  • $1,900 OFF — Apple 16” MacBook Pro w/ M1 Max, 64GB Memory & 4TB SSD — Now $2,999 (B&H)

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Some of the latest stuff is already on sale as well.

  • $200 OFF — Apple 14” MacBook Pro w/ M3 Pro — Now $1,799 (B&H)
  • $150 OFF — Apple 13” MacBook Air w/ M2 — Now $949 (B&H)
  • $200 OFF — Apple 15” MacBook Air w/ M2 — Now $1,499 (B&H)
  • $100 OFF — Apple Mac mini w/ M2 — Now $499 (B&H)
  • $100 OFF — Apple 12.9” iPad Pro w/ M2 — Now $999 (B&H)

Canon

Canon has savings across practically the entire camera lineup.

  • $200 OFF — Canon EOS C70 Cinema Camera — Now $5,299 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $500 OFF — Canon EOS R5 C Mirrorless Cinema Camera — Now $3,799 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $500 OFF — Canon EOS R5 Mirrorless Camera — Now $3,399 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $1,000 OFF — Canon EOS R3 Mirrorless Camera — Now $4,999 (B&H, Amazon)
Canon EOS C70 Cinema Camera

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  • $200 OFF — Canon EOS R6 Mark II Mirrorless Camera — Now $2,299 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $300 OFF — Canon EOS R6 Mirrorless Camera — Now $1,999 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Canon EOS R7 Mirrorless Camera — Now $1,399 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $300 OFF — Canon EOS R8 Mirrorless Camera — Now $1,199 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $200 OFF — Canon EOS R50 Content Creator Kit — Now $799 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $200 OFF — Canon EOS R10 Content Creator Kit — Now $1,099 (B&H, Amazon)

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How about some lenses?

  • $300 OFF — Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens — Now $2,099 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $300 OFF — Canon RF 28-70mm f/2 L USM Lens — Now $2,799 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $300 OFF — Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens — Now $2,099 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $300 OFF — Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens — Now $2,499 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $300 OFF — Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM Lens — Now $2,599 (B&H, Amazon)

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  • $300 OFF — Canon RF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM Lens — Now $999 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $200 OFF — Canon RF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens — Now $2,099 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $300 OFF — Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 L USM Lens — Now $2,499 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $300 OFF — Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 L USM DS Lens — Now $2,799 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $200 OFF — Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8 L Dual Fisheye 3D VR Lens — Now $1,799 (B&H, Amazon)

Check out all of Canon’s specials if you want the full selection.

Nikon

Nikon also has a great selection of cameras and lenses with discounts.

  • $200 OFF — Nikon Z8 Mirrorless Camera w/ 24-120mm Lens — Now $4,896 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $700 OFF — Nikon Z7 II Mirrorless Camera — Now $2,296 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $400 OFF — Nikon Z6 II Mirrorless Camera — Now $1,596 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $400 OFF — Nikon Z5 Mirrorless Camera — Now $996 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Nikon Zfc Mirrorless Camera — Now $856 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Nikon Z50 Mirrorless Camera — Now $756 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $250 OFF — Nikon Z30 Creator’s Kit — Now $746 (B&H, Amazon)

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  • $250 OFF — Nikon NIKKOR Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S Lens — Now $2,996 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $200 OFF — Nikon NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S Lens — Now $1,896 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Nikon NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S Macro Lens — Now $946 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $200 OFF — Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S Lens — Now $2,296 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $300 OFF — Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Lens — Now $2,096 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $300 OFF — Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S Lens — Now $2,396 (B&H, Amazon)

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  • $100 OFF — Nikon NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S Lens — Now $946 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Nikon NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S Lens — Now $896 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $150 OFF — Nikon NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S Lens — Now $696 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Nikon NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S Lens — Now $526 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Lens — Now $696 (B&H, Amazon)

Sony

We all knew Sony would have a great selection on the list this year, so let’s look at all the best stuff they have for 2023’s holiday savings.

  • $200 OFF — Sony FX30 Cinema Camera — Now $1,598 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Sony ZV-1 Digital Camera — Now $698 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Sony ZV-1F Digital Camera — Now $398 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Sony ZV-E10 Mirrorless Camera — Now $598 (B&H, Amazon)

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  • $400 OFF — Sony a7R V Mirrorless Camera — Now $3,498 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $200 OFF — Sony a7R IVA Mirrorless Camera — Now $2,998 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $200 OFF — Sony a7R IIIA Mirrorless Camera — Now $1,998 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $200 OFF — Sony a7 IV Mirrorless Camera — Now $2,298 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $500 OFF — Sony a7 III Mirrorless Camera — Now $1,498 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $500 OFF — Sony a7 II Mirrorless Camera — Now $898 (B&H, Amazon)

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  • $200 OFF — Sony a6600 Mirrorless Camera — Now $998 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $150 OFF — Sony a6400 Mirrorless Camera — Now $748 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $150 OFF — Sony a6100 Mirrorless Camera — Now $598 (B&H Amazon)

Now how about some lenses?

  • $100 OFF — Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM Lens — Now $1,498 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM Lens — Now $1,298 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 GM Lens — Now $1,298 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 GM Lens — Now $1,898 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Lens — Now $1,698 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G Lens — Now $798 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 Lens — Now $648 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $50 OFF — Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens — Now $198 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $50 OFF — Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Lens — Now $548 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS Lens — Now $998 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $50 OFF — Sony FE 24mm f/2.8 G Lens — Now $548 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $50 OFF — Sony FE 40mm f/2.5 G Lens — Now $548 (B&H, Amazon)
Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM Lens

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  • $100 OFF — Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM Lens — Now $2,898 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens — Now $1,598 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens — Now $1,898 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens — Now $2,398 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Sony FE PZ 16-35mm f/4 G Lens — Now $1,098 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS Lens — Now $1,198 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS Lens — Now $1,898 (B&H, Amazon)
Sony E PZ 10-20mm f/4 G Lens

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  • $100 OFF — Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS Lens — Now $548 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Sony E PZ 10-20mm f/4 G Lens — Now $648 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $50 OFF — Sony E 11mm f/1.8 Lens — Now $498 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Sony E 15mm f/1.4 G Lens — Now $648 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Sony E 16-55mm f/2.8 G Lens — Now $1,298 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Sony E 70-350mm f/4.5-6.3 G OSS Lens — Now $898 (B&H, Amazon)

That’s not even all the lenses and there are some other items, like memory cards and smartphones, among Sony’s offerings this year.

Panasonic

Panasonic has a nice-looking lineup of mirrorless cameras and lenses, especially now that there are some options with phase-detect AF in the mix.

  • $500 OFF — Panasonic Lumix S1H Mirrorless Camera — Now $2,799 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Panasonic Lumix S5 IIX Mirrorless Camera — Now $2,097 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $300 OFF — Panasonic Lumix S5 II Mirrorless Camera — Now $1,697 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $800 OFF — Panasonic Lumix S5 Mirrorless Camera — Now $997 (B&H, Amazon)
Panasonic Lumix S5 IIX Mirrorless Camera

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  • $500 OFF — Panasonic Lumix GH6 Mirrorless Camera — Now $1,697 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $300 OFF — Panasonic Lumix GH5 II Mirrorless Camera — Now $1,197 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $300 OFF — Panasonic Lumix GH5S Mirrorless Camera — Now $1,797 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Panasonic Lumix S 18mm f/1.8 Lens — Now $897 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Panasonic Lumix S 24mm f/1.8 Lens — Now $797 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Panasonic Lumix S 35mm f/1.8 Lens — Now $597 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Panasonic Lumix S 50mm f/1.8 Lens — Now $347 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Panasonic Lumix S 85mm f/1.8 Lens — Now $497 (B&H, Amazon)
Panasonic Lumix S 50mm f/1.8 Lens

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  • $500 OFF — Panasonic Lumix S PRO 16-35mm f/4 Lens — Now $997 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $300 OFF — Panasonic Lumix S 24-105mm f/4 Macro O.I.S. Lens — Now $997 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $300 OFF — Panasonic Lumix S PRO 70-200mm f/4 O.I.S. Lens — Now $1,197 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $500 OFF — Panasonic Lumix S PRO 50mm f/1.4 Lens — Now $1,797 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $300 OFF — Panasonic Lumix S PRO 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens — Now $1,697 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $200 OFF — Panasonic Lumix S PRO 70-200mm f/2.8 O.I.S. Lens — Now $2,097 (B&H, Amazon)
Panasonic Lumix Leica DG-Vario Summilux 10-25mm f1.7 APSH MFT Micro Four Thirds

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  • $300 OFF — Panasonic Leica DG 25-50mm f/1.4 Lens — Now $1,497 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $400 OFF — Panasonic Leica DG 42.5mm f/1.2 O.I.S. Lens — Now $1,197 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $300 OFF — Panasonic Leica DG 10-25mm f/1.7 Lens — Now $1,497 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Panasonic Leica DG 12-35mm f/2.8 O.I.S. Lens — Now $797 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $300 OFF — Panasonic Leica DG 50-200mm f/2.8-4 O.I.S. Lens — Now $1,397 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $200 OFF — Panasonic Leica DG 8-18mm f/2.8-4 Lens — Now $897 (B&H, Amazon)

There are more lens deals, too! Or if you are looking for a classic camcorder Panasonic has a few camcorders with some savings.

FUJIFILM

FUJIFILM is one of the most dominant names in APS-C and they make some great cameras and glass. They even skipped full-frame to go all the way to medium format.

  • $800 OFF — FUJIFILM GFX 50S II Mirrorless Camera — Now $3,199 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $1,600 OFF — FUJIFILM GFX 100S Mirrorless Camera — Now $4,399 (B&H, Amazon)
FUJIFILM X-H2S Mirrorless Camera

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  • $200 OFF — FUJIFILM X-H2S Mirrorless Camera — Now $2,299 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $150 OFF — FUJIFILM X-H2 Mirrorless Camera — Now $1,849 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — FUJIFILM X-S10 Mirrorless Camera — Now $899 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $400 OFF — FUJIFILM XF 150-600mm f/5.6-8 R LM OIS WR Lens — Now $1,599 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — FUJIFILM XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR Lens — Now $1,099 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — FUJIFILM XF 80mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro Lens — Now $1,099 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — FUJIFILM XF 56mm f/1.2 R WR Macro Lens — Now $899 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — FUJIFILM XF 90mm f/2 R LM WR Lens — Now $849 (B&H, Amazon)
FUJIFILM XF 50mm f/1 R WR Lens

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  • $200 OFF — FUJIFILM XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR Macro Lens — Now $1,299 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $400 OFF — FUJIFILM XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR Macro Lens — Now $1,499 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $150 OFF — FUJIFILM XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR Lens — Now $1,449 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $200 OFF — FUJIFILM XF 18-120mm f/4 LM PZ WR Lens — Now $699 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $300 OFF — FUJIFILM XF 50mm f/1 R WR Lens — Now $1,199 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — FUJIFILM XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR Lens — Now $899 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $500 OFF — FUJIFILM XF 200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR Lens — Now $4,499 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $550 OFF — FUJIFILM GF 110mm f/2 R LM WR Lens — Now $2,249 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $450 OFF — FUJIFILM GF 45-100mm f/4 R LM OIS WR Lens — Now $1,849 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $450 OFF — FUJIFILM GF 80mm f/1.7 R WR Lens — Now $1,849 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $450 OFF — FUJIFILM GF 32-64mm f/4 R LM WR Lens — Now $1,849 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $400 OFF — FUJIFILM GF 100-200mm f/5.6 R LM OIS WR Lens — Now $1,599 (B&H, Amazon)
FUJIFILM MKX18-55mm T2.9 Lens

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How about one of FUJIFILM’s killer cine zooms for your new X-mount camera?

  • $1,000 OFF — FUJIFILM MKX50-135mm T2.9 Lens — Now $3,299 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $1,000 OFF — FUJIFILM MKX18-55mm T2.9 Lens — Now $2,999 (B&H, Amazon)

Check out everything on sale this holiday.

OM SYSTEM

Olympus is now OM SYSTEM and they are still getting into the holiday deals.

  • $400 OFF — OM SYSTEM OM-1 w/ 12-40mm f/2.8 Lens — Now $2,399 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $300 OFF — OM SYSTEM OM-1 Mirrorless Camera — Now $1,899 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $200 OFF — OM SYSTEM OM-5 w/ 12-45mm f/4 Lens — Now $1,399 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $200 OFF — OM SYSTEM OM-5 Mirrorless Camera — Now $999 (B&H, Amazon)

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  • $200 OFF — OM SYSTEM 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO II Lens — Now $799 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $200 OFF — OM SYSTEM 40-150mm f/4 PRO Lens — Now $699 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $200 OFF — OM SYSTEM 90mm f/3.5 Macro IS PRO Lens — Now $1,299 (B&H, Amazon)

Plenty of classic Olympus lenses that haven’t made the OM SYSTEM transition are also discounted.

Stay tuned for even more deals in part two. If you are looking for new SSDs, other types of lenses, or just anything that might help your filmmaking then that is going to be an exciting installment to check out.

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