September 5, 2019

The Best Filmmaking Deals of the Week (9.5.19)

Canon cuts the price of a bunch of its gear, including two of its zoom lenses and one of its full-frame mirrorless cameras, to headline our Deals of the Week.

This week in filmmaking deals: Though we didn't see humongous price drops on filmmaking gear, we did see small rollbacks on a wider variety of gear and tools from some of the most trusted names in film. Save a few hundred bucks on Canon gear, including the RF 24-105mm f/4 and RF 28-70mm f/2 zoom lenses, as well as the EOS RP full-frame mirrorless camera. Apple has dropped a not-too-shabby $200 off of the 12.9" 512GB Apple iPad Pro, and Highland 2 is offering its Pro upgrade for 30% off right now. Last but not least, Adorama can help you save on an Angelbird AV Pro 128GB SD card.

Apple iPad Pro (512GB)

Apple products are obviously notoriously expensive, so when they go on sale or get a decent price cut, it'd be wise to jump on them while you can. Right now, you can get a 12.9" iPad Pro, complete with 512GB of storage, edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display, Wi-Fi, and 10 hours of battery life, for $1150, that's $200 off of its retail price.

Canon RF 24-105mm f/4 Zoom Lens

 Being the first L-series lens with NANO USM, this zoom lens from Canon has a ton of great features one might want to see in glass around the $1000 price range. It has a control ring for direct setting changes, Optical Image Stabilization, 12-pin communication system, a fluorine coating to keep it dust and water-resistant, as well as an Air Sphere Coating to reduce lens flares and ghosting. The Canon RF 24-105mm f/4 zoom lens is on sale now for $899, a $200 savings.

Canon RF 28-70mm f/2 Zoom Lens

Again, Canon isn't being shy with these $200 price drops. The company has invited the RF 28-70mm f/2 zoom lens to the party, so you can save on the quality and versatility of this lens line. The features of this zoom are pretty much identical to the one we just shared, including all the protective coatings and OIS, however, this one is wider and faster.

Canon EOS RP Digital Camera

This is the lightest, most compact full-frame camera in Canon's EOS line. It features an RF mount, 26.2 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, a DIGIC 8 processor, dual pixel CMOS AF, and a vari-angle LCD touchscreen. If you want full-frame mirrorless shooting in a form factor that keeps you light on your feet (and not too lightin the wallet, at $2199), you might want to take advantage of the $200 savings Canon is offering on its EOS RP digital camera

Highland 2 Writing Software

If you're looking for a good screenwriting app but aren't sure which one to go with, I'd highly recommend taking a look at Highland 2. It has tons of powerful features we all look for when drafting a script, including auto formating, a variety of export options, revision tracking, and plenty of organizational tools. You can get a limited version of Highland 2 for free, but if you want to go Pro, you can do so for $35 until the sale ends. After that, it goes back up to $50.

Angelbird AV PRO SD 128GB Memory Card

If you're in the market for a robust SD card that can handle large amounts of data, you might want to take a look at the 128GB Angelbird AV PRO SD memory card. It has read/write speeds of up to 300MB/s and 260MB/s respectively, can record full HD, 3D, and 4K video, and is shock, dust, water, and temperature proof. Adorama is offering this bad boy for at a special price. Save $40 on the 128GB Angelbird AV PRO SD card and get it for $159 for a limited time.     

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