This week in filmmaking deals: Dell offers its 15" XPS 9570 laptop for $400 less than retail, and SanDisk offers its 256GB Ultra microSDXC memory card for its lowest price yet. Also, the CLAR Illumi b-color LED gets a $300 price cut and the popular Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Nikkor lens is $45 off.
If you're looking for a beefy editing machine (that isn't a Mac), the Dell XPS 9570 15" laptop has some pretty impressive features, including a 15.6" 3840x2160 LCD display, Intel Core i5 processor, 256GB drive, 8GB RAM, and a thin, lightweight form factor. It's on sale right now for $1349, which is $400 down from its retail price.
Budget-friendly (yet powerful and accurate) light fixtures are often hard to come by, but the CLAR Illumi Max LED Light is more affordable than ever right now. This 120W bi-color monolight features a 3200-5600K color temperature range, 97+ CRI, and 9,160 lux of output. Adorama is running a special right now on an Illumi Max kit that includes a Green Extreme Cine Cube V-mount battery and charger, as well as a reflector, control box with cables, AC power pack, wireless 2.4GHz radio remote control, and a handy canvas case. Get the whole CLAR Illumi Max kit for $629.
Now might be the best time to need a microSD card, because SanDisk has reduced the price of some of their offerings to their lowest het. The SanDisk 256GB Ultra microSDXC Memory Card is going for just $35 right now, which means if your camera or device requires a microSD, you'll be able to stock up without breaking the bank.
Raise your hand if this was one of (if not the) first lens you ever bought. Boom...right here! For those of you who aren't raising your hand, you're in luck, because the Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Nikkor lens is on sale right now for $155, but only for a limited time. That means you get to save a cool $45 on a really great entry-level lens that will most likely stay with you even after you upgrade.