The Best Black Friday Deals for Filmmakers

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Black Friday deals are already here!

Black Friday falls on Nov. 27, but some of the most popular names in film gear are getting a jump on the festivities by launching their sales events early. We've gathered all the best deals in one place to make it a little easier to save on the stuff you want.

Also, be sure to check back, as we'll be adding new deals and sales events as they go live in the coming days.


Adobe 

Adobe is offering a Black Friday Special for the annual All Apps Creative Cloud plan that lets you save up to 25% until Nov. 27.

  • Annual plan, paid monthly: $39.99/mo (was $52.99/mo)
  • Annual plan, prepaid: $479.88/yr (was $599.88)

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Hollyland

A number of Hollyland's powerful wireless transmission systems are going on sale during Adorama's Black Friday event. You can save big on these units from Nov. 27 - Dec. 4.

  • Mars 300 Wireless HD Video Transmission System: $299 (was $399)
  • Mars 300 Pro Wireless Video Transmission System: $349 (was $449)
  • Mars 300 Pro Enhanced Wireless Video Transmission System: $359 (was $469)
  • Mars T1000 Intercom System: $1,549 (was $1,799)
  • Cosmo 600 Wireless Video Transmission System: $1,249 (was $1,699)
  • Cosmo 1000Plus Wireless Video Transmission System: $1,899 (was $2,299)
  • MARS 400S Wireless Video Transmission System: $429 (was $569)
  • MARS 400 Wireless Video Transmission System: $449 (was $539)
  • Mars X Wireless Video Transmitter: $159 (was $179)

Apple 

iPads

  • iPad Air 4 10.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 64GB: $559 (was $599)
  • iPad 10.2-inch, Wi-Fi, 32GB, 8th Generation: $299 (was $329)
  • iPad 10.2-inch, Wi-Fi, 128GB, 8th Generation: $359 (was $430)

Laptops

  • MacBook Air (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage): $929 (was $999)
  • MacBook Air (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 1.6GHz Intel Core i5): $1199 (was $1499)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7): $1999 (was $2499)
  • 16" MacBook Pro (16-inch, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, 9th-Gen 8-Core Intel i9 2.3GHz): $2539 (was $2799)

Accessories

  • AirPods: $99 (was $159)

Filmmaker Tools

Apps


Accusonus

Want to save on some post-processing audio plugins? Accusonus has you covered. Save up to 40% on the ERA Bundle, SFX Cellar, and many more.

  • Creator Suite: $6/mo. (was $10/mo.)
  • Post Production Suite: $17/mo. (was $29/mo.)
  • ERA Bundle Standard: $4.79/mo. (was $7.99/mo.)
  • ERA Bundle Pro: $15/mo. (was $25/mo.)
  • SFX Cellar Premium: $4.79/mo. (was $8/mo.)

ActionVFX

You can get up to 55% off of high-quality VFX stock footage from ActionVFX from Nov. 26th at 5 pm (PST) through Dec. 4th. You'll be able to save 55% on the entire ActionVFX library for the first 24 hours of the sale and then 50% throughout the rest of the sale. Get assets like Shattering Glass, Energy, Smoke, Gun FX, and many more. Also, if you buy 4 collections, you'll get one free!

Atomos

Atomos gear, namely its popular recording monitors, will be on sale starting Nov. 27 through Nov. 30.

Canon

CineDeck

DJI

DJI is hosting different sales through the holiday seasons through a minisite that will include the Mavic Mini, Mavic Air 2, Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom, Ronin-SC and others. Expect a Black Friday presale event leading up to Black Friday with daily giveaways and discounts. You can find all the upcoming deals via DJI, Adorama, or Amazon

edelkrone

If you want to save on edelkrone's compact motion control tools, you're in luck. The company is running a Black Friday event from now until Nov. 30 that will save you 30% storewide.

  • SliderPlus v5: $629 (was $899)
  • SliderONE v2: $349 (was $499)
  • JibONE: $909 (was $1,299)
  • HeadONE: $279 (was $399)

Lensbaby 

The entire Lensbaby store will be 30% off Nov. 15-30 and 20% off through December. You will find deals on its Velvet 28, 56, and 85 lenses, Sol and Composer Pro II series, macro converters, and more.

  • Creative Bokeh Optic: $80 (was $100)
  • Velvet 85, 85mm f/1.8 Lens: $400 (was $500) 
  • Twist 60 Optic: $144 (was $180) 
  • Velvet 56, 56mm f/1.6 Macro Lens: $360 (was $450)
  • Velvet 28 28mm f/2.5 Lens: $520 (was $650)

Tamron 

If you're in need of a zoom lens, Tamron may have what you're looking for. The Di III series covers Sony's popular full-frame Alpha series and there are focal lengths from 17mm to 200mm to choose from. 

The Black Friday/Cyber Monday promo starts Monday, Nov. 16, and runs through Sunday, Nov. 30. Purchasers of the following Tamron lenses get up to $100 Instant Savings when purchased through an authorized Tamron USA retailer:

  • 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (model A046): $50 off
  • 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (model A036): $80 off
  • 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (model A056): $100 off 
  • 28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD (model A071): $80 off

You can also get up to $200 off these lenses when purchased through an authorized Tamron USA retailer:

Teradek

Teradek's Season of Thanks event can save you up to 60% on select filmmaking gear now until Nov. 30.

  • Bolt 1000 DSMC2 Wireless Transmitter: $1,799 (was $2,890)
  • Bolt 3000 DSMC2 Wireless Transmitter: $3,499 (was $5,690)
  • CTRL.1 Single-Axis Superspeed Wireless Lens Control Kit: $1,999 (was $4,000)

Nikon 

PC Laptops 

Panasonic 

Panasonic is running different deals all the way through December (Nov. 15-Dec. 19) that include the GH5 series. Check them out below.

G9 Series 

  • G9 Mirrorless Camera: $997.99 (was $1,499)
  • G9 Mirrorless Camera w/ 12-60mm F/2.8-4.0 Lens: $1,597 (was $2,099)
  • G9 Mirrorless Camera w/ 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical Power O.I.S. Lens: $1,197 (was $1,699)

GH5 Series

  • GH5 Mirrorless Camera: $1,297 (was $1,997)
  • GH5 Mirrorless Camera kit: $1,897 (was $2,599)
  • GH5s Mirrorless Camera: $1,797 (was $2,499)

Point and Shoot series 

  • DC-ZS70 Digital Camera w/ Free PC Software: $297.99 (was $399.99)
  • DC-ZS70 Digital Camera in Silver w/ Free PC Software: $297.99 (was $399.99)
  • DC-ZS200 Digital Camera: $597 (was $799.99)
  • DC-ZS200 Digital Camera in Silver: $597 (was $799.99)
  • DMC-ZS100 Digital Camera: $397.99 (was $799.98)
  • DMC-ZS100 Digital Camera in Silver: $397.99 (was $799.98)
    Credit: Sigma

Sigma

  • 18-35 F1.8 DC HSM Art Lens: $679 (was $799)
  • 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM Lens: $799 (was $899)
  • 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Lens w/ Accessory Bundle: $1,059 (was $1,099)

Sony 

Cameras 

Lenses

  • FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS: $2,398 (was $2,500)
  • FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM: $1,998 (was $2,200)
  • FE 24-70 mm F2.8 GM: $1,998 ($2,200)
  • FE 12-24mm F4 G: $1,673 (was $1,775)
  • E 70–350 mm F4.5–6.3 G: $898 (was $1,000)
  • VARIO-TESSAR T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS: $1,098 ($1,350)
  • FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS: $1,398 (was $1,500)
  • FE 24–105mm F4 G: $1,098 (was $1,400)
  • FE 70-200 mm F2.8 GM OSS: $2,398 ($2,600)
  • VARIO-TESSAR T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS: $698 (was $900)
  • FE 20mm F1.8 G: $848 ($900)
  • FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS: $1,173 ($1,275)
  • FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS: $968 ($1,050)
  • FE 35mm f/1.8: $698 (was $750)
  • Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA: $898 ($1,000)
  • Sonnar T* FE 35mm F2.8 ZA: $748 (was $800)
  • FE 85mm F1.8: $548 (was $600)
  • FE 50mm F1.8: $198 (was $250)
  • Sonnar T* E 24mm F1.8 ZA: $998 (was $1,100)
  • VARIO-TESSAR T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS: $898 (was $1,000)
  • E 18–200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS: $798 (was $900)
  • E 10-18mm F4 OSS: $798 (was $900)
  • E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS LE: $748 (was $850)
  • E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS: $548 (was $650)
  • E PZ 18–105mm F4 G OSS: $598 (was $650)
  • E 35mm F1.8 OSS: $423 (was $475)
  • E 20mm F2.8: $298 (was $350)
  • E 16mm F2.8: $223 (was $250)

SmallHD

Like Teradek, SmallHD is running a Season of Thanks event from now until Nov. 30 that can save you up to 50% on monitors of all kinds.

  • 703 Bolt 7" Full HD LED Monitor: $2,799 (was $3,999)
  • 1703 P3X Monitor: $3,499 (was $5,699)
  • 502 Bright Full HD On-Camera Monitor: $699 (was $799)

Final Draft 

The industry's leading screenwriting software, Final Draft 11, is on sale for Black Friday. New users can save $100 on a digital download of the latest version from now until Dec. 7. Already have Final Draft 11? You can still save $40 on an upgrade

Moment Holiday Guide

Moment

Moment made waves in the world of smartphone filmmaking with its collection of high-quality lenses. In recent years, though, the company has expanded its online store to include offerings from other notable mobile brands, including Peak Design, Aputure, Freefly, Manfrotto, and so many more. Also, it offers lessons and courses on all phases of production that are taught by some of the most exciting creators working today. So, if you're looking for gear to get your smartphone ready to make some movies, or if you want to bone up on your filmmaking education, check out what Moment has to offer this holiday season from now until Dec. 4th. Here's just a small example of the great gear you'll find.

  • M-Series Anamorphic Lens: $130 (was $150)
  • M-Series Macro 10x Lens: $90 (was $110)
  • 67mm CineBloom Filter Set: $70 (was $75)

Zhiyun

Zhiyun is known for its affordable gimbals and smartphone stabilizers, and it has put its Crane 2S on sale for Black Friday. 

  • Crane 2S Standard Kit: $539 (was $599)
  • Crane 2S Combo Kit: $589 (was $649)

That's it for now! We'll be adding to the list as more deals come in, so be sure to check back regularly.

If you know of any post them in the comments below.      

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The adobe creative cloud special doesn't apply to existing annual plan subscribers? I tried to buy the Black Friday special deal but I couldn't do it because I was already on a $53 / month annual plan. Does anyone know how to get the $40 price for existing customers?

November 26, 2020 at 8:33AM

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i don't think you can. they've done this deal before and we tried to do it, even phoned the sales department. only applies to new subscriptions.

you can get around it by creating a new account but i think theses deals usually last for a year so not really worth it unless you use adobe a lot.

November 26, 2020 at 9:16AM

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