August 1, 2019

The Best Filmmaking Deals of the Week (8.1.19)

With an $850 price drop, the Panasonic EVA Super 35 cinema camera takes center stage on our Deals of the Week.

This week in deals: two Super 35 cinema cameras get a big price drop— the Canon EOS C100, down $500, and the Panasonic EVA1, down a massive $850. If you're in the market for some Sigma glass, you can save $200 on the 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART lens, or if you're looking for some portable (and super cute) lighting, you can get 17% off of the Lume Cube AIR Bundle which comes with Joby GorillaPods. And finally, Adorama is offering a huge $750 discount on the Ready Rig GS Stabilizer + ProArm Kit for those with a special coupon code.

Panasonic EVA1 Super 35 Cinema Camera

Panasonic's mid-level cinema camera, the EVA1, features a Super 35mm sensor, 4K internal recording, 5.7K RAW external recording, 2K at up to 240fps, dual native ISO (800-2500), as well as great ergonomics, build quality, and the company's highly beloved color mapping. So, it's still a beast despite being a couple of years old. And now, you can get it for a steal at $6495, which is an $850 price drop from its original price.

Canon EOS C100 Camera (body only)

Back in the day, the EOS C100 was Canon's response to, "We like the C-Series, but we want a smaller, more affordable option." Boom! The C100 was born, giving shooters a Super 35mm cinema camera with 320 to 20,000 ISO, built-in ND filters, and Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus. Of course, this thing only shoots up to 1080p60i, and in a time when full-frame 4K cameras are becoming the norm, this little buddy is up against stiff competition. However, it's $1999 now...that's a $6000 drop since its launch...so for fans of Super 35mm cineam cameras, you might want to get in on this.

Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG HSM ART Lens

Everybody loves ART lenses, so when we see them go on sale, we just have to let you guys know. Sigma's 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART lens is a very sharp, very state of the art lens for full-frame cameras (supports APS-C, too) that features a Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM), floating internal focusing system, and SLD and FLD Glass elements. You can save $200 on this little guy now, which usually retails at $899.

Lume Cube AIR Bundle + Joby GorillaPod 2 Pack

The Lume Cube AIR is super tiny but very mighty. It features a CRI rating of +/- 90, a 5700K daylight-balanced color temperature, 400 LUX at 1M power, and a 60-degree beam angle. Not to mention it's waterproof and has a friggin' built-in magnet so you can mount it just about anywhere that has a magnetic charge. Right now, Adorama is offering this little baby in a bundle that includes two Lume Cubes and two Joby GorillaPods for $145.

Adorama Deal of the Week

If you've got your beefy camera mounted onto an equally beefy gimbal, that rig is going to be too heavy to carry around all day with just your arms to support you. That's where the Ready Rig GS Stabilizer comes in. Throw it on like a backpack and it'll help you carry heavier loads for longer with the vest and carbon fiber ProArms supporting you. And not only is it $350 cheaper on Adorama, but you can get an additional $400 off with the coupon code 400OFFRR. That's over $750 in total savings!     

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nice collection of information.

August 5, 2019 at 6:44AM

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It inevitably attracts naysayers but I believe the C100 is still a strong choice for a young filmmaker's first "serious" camera if they want to develop their visual storytelling skills, with some advantages over a similarly priced mirrorless model.

You sacrifice 4K, 10-bit and high frames in exchange for an extremely reliable camera with killer battery life, no overheating, awesome menus, built-in ND, built-in XLR, and other quality-of-life features that let you focus more on honing your craft on set. Plus it looks professional to impress your friends into thinking you know what you're doing when you're trying to convince them to act for free.

August 5, 2019 at 11:46AM, Edited August 5, 11:47AM

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