The Best Filmmaking Deals of the Week (9.12.19)
Headlining our Deals of the Week, save $300 on the Canon EOS R full-frame camera.
This week in filmmaking deals: Right now, you can save $300 on a Canon EOS R full-frame camera and a Nikon D850 DSLR. Also, the popular Zoom H6 handheld audio recorder gets a sizeable $70 price drop. If you're looking for ultra-portable lighting gear, you can get a Lume Cube AIR kit, which includes two Lume Cube AIRs and a GoPro mounting bracket for just $150. Finally, Adorama is running a special on the Sigma 135mm T2 FF High-Speed prime cine lens that will save you $400.
Canon's R line (R stands for "Revolution") debuted last September as the company's brand new full-frame mirrorless camera system. This particular model features a 30.3-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and DIGIC 8 image processor, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, 4K @ 30p recording with Canon Log and 10 bit 4:2:2 HDMI output, built-in EVF, and much more, making this a favorite among vloggers, hobbyists, and those who want a powerful camera but don't care much about being able to shoot 4K at 24fps. The Canon EOS R camera is on sale right now for $1999, and if you buy from Adorama, you get a free Canon mount adapter.
The Nikon D850 DSLR is a beefy camera in its own right. It boasts a 45.7-megapixel FX-Format BSI CMOS full-frame sensor, EXPEED 5 image processor, 3.2" LCD touchscreen, 4K @ 24/30 fps recording, multi-cam 20K 153-point AF system, and a native ISO of 64-25600 (extended: 32-102400). It also has some cool features, like focus peaking, an array of audio controls, and selectable highlight detection. $300 has been knocked off of the retail price of the Nikon D850 DSLR camera, so you can get it now for $2,996.95.
When it comes to handheld audio recorders, Zoom is the name everyone trusts. Even though the H4n was (and still is) about as powerful, reliable, versatile, and portable a handheld audio recorder gets, the H6 was Zoom's way of taking things up a notch. It includes 6-track simultaneous recording, four mic/line inputs, Phantom power, multitrack to stereo internal mixdown, independent monitor and playback mixes, and graphical VU meters. The Zoom H6 usually retails for $400, but you can get it now for $330.
Aside from being completely adorable (just look at that product shot...that was not an accident), the Lume Cube AIR is a super-compact and very powerful little LED light. It has a +/- 90 CRI, 5700K daylight-balanced color temp, 400 LUX at 1M power, and Bluetooth capabilities that allow you to connect multiple lights. It's also tiny (did we mention that?), weighing in at just 2oz and measuring just over an inch and a half all the way around, and it has a built-in magnet, as well as a tripod thread, for more mounting options. You can get the Lume Cube AIR in a kit that includes two lights and a GoPro mounting bracket for just $150.
The Sigma 135mm T2 is a high-speed cine prime lens with exceptional, pro-level image quality. It's compatible with full-frame shooters, while also being lightweight and compact, and it's capable of resolving up to 8K. This thing would do well on an indie film set or even a big-budget feature. Adorama is running a special on the Sigma 135mm T2; you can get it for $4599, which is $400 off of the retail price.