This week in filmmaking deals: A Nikon D750 kit that includes a Vanguard tripod and pan head is now 28% off. The popular Aputure AL-M9 Amaran LED Light is now under $40, while the Rokinon 50mm T1.5 Cine DS Lens for Canon EF Mount is only $419, down from $549. Plus, Sachtler is throwing in a free SC003 bag, valued at $159.99, with the purchase of the Ace XL Tripod System. Finally, Adorama is running a special on the Profoto B10 off-camera light, offering you a choice of a free accessories kit, valued at up to $500, with purchase.
The Nikon D750 is a full-frame DSLR camera that features a 24.3MP FX-format CMOS image sensor with EXPEED 4 image processor, as well as full HD 1080 footage at 60/50/30/25/24p and an ISO range of 100 to 12,800 (expandable up to ISO 51,200). For a limited time, you can purchase the Nikon D750 in a kit that includes a Vanguard tripod and pan head and save yourself a cool $500.
If you don't have an Aputure AL-M9 Amaran LED Light in your kit, you're missing out. This little guy has a bunch of features: 900lux, 9-step brightness adjustment, 1.75-hour runtime at max brightness, diffusion, CT0, and CTB filters, 1/4" -20 and cold shoe adapter, and high-efficiency bulbs. $6 may not be the biggest discount in the world, but saving any money on such a staple of lighting is good enough for us.
The Sachtler Ace XL tripod system may be lightweight with its carbon fiber construction, but it was built with cine-style cameras in mind, like the Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro, Canon C-series, and the Sony FS7. Right now, you can buy the Sachtler Ace XL Tripod System and get an SC003 camera bag for free. That's $159.99 in "accessory savings."
If you're looking for a fast manual focus prime lens, you might want to check out the Rokinon 50mm T1.5 Cine DS lens. Optimized for cinema and video, it features a fast T1.5 aperture and an 8-blade iris, which is great for low light situations, shallow depth-of-field, and beautiful bokeh. It usually retails for $549, but you can get it now for $419.
For all you filmmakers doubling as photographers, the Profoto B10 is a lightweight and cordless off-camera flash that offers continuous light with adjustable brightness and color temperature. It's also compatible with over 120 Profoto tools, all Profoto AirTTL remotes, and has smart connectivity with the Profoto app. Adorama is offering $500 of free accessory kits upon purchase, including beauty dishes, softboxes, umbrellas, and more.