The Best Filmmaking Deals of the Week (5.14.20)
Headlining our Deals of the Week, save $130 on a Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN while you can.
This week in filmmaking deals: Until tomorrow (March 15th), the Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens is on sale for $319. Also, save a few bucks on the Zoom H1n Digital Handy Recorder, as well as $100 on the Atomos Ninja Flame 7" Monitor Recorder. If you're in need of a new portable hard drive, the popular LaCie Rugged (2TB) is 34% off right now. Finally, Adorama is running a special deal on the Anton Bauer Titon 90 battery that saves you nearly $80.
Sigma might be well-known for the image quality of its Art lenses, but that of its 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens is nothing to sneeze at. Not only is this lens wide but it's fast, featuring an f/1.4 aperture, a quiet stepping motor, and a lens structure with 16 elements in 13 groups. You can get it now for $319, which is $130 off of retail.
Okay, maybe you're shooting some interviews and don't need a complex and expensive audio setup. That's where tools like the Zoom H1n Digital Handy Recorder come in. This thing is small, light, and strong, making it perfect for carrying around while shooting in the field. It features X/Y microphones, 24-bit audio at sampling rates of 44.1, 48, or 96 kHz in WAV and various MP3 formats, an onboard limiter that offers a distortion-free signal up to 120 dB SPL, and up to 10 hours of recording time. This unit is just $100 right now.
Having a good monitor/recorder on hand is crucial for nailing focus and getting the look you want. The Atomos Ninja Flame 7" Monitor Recorder offers 10-bit processing, 1920x1200 resolution, 325ppi pixel density, and optional calibration. It also records higher resolution 10-bit color information, more precise yet efficient 4:2:2 color encoding and to visually lossless, edit-ready codecs like Apple ProRes or AVID DNxHR. You can save $100 on this bad boy, which usually retails at $795.
Everyone could use another portable hard drive, right? Well, LaCie's Rugged line is a mainstay among filmmakers, students, and pretty much anyone anywhere. The 2TB Rugged Portable Hard Drive, which features Thunderbolt speeds of up to 387 MB/s, USB 3.0 connectivity, and a shock, dust, and water-resistant design, is on sale now for $146.
Having a reliable and flexible power source is absolutely essential during film production, and the pro-level Anton Bauer Titon 90 battery is about as reliable and flexible as you can get. It comes in either a Gold or V-mount, has a 92Wh capacity, supports continuous 10A total draw and 12.5A draw, D-Tap, and USB ports, and works in extreme temperatures, from -4 to 140°F. Adorama is running a special on the Titon 90 batteries right now, allowing you to save 24%.