June 6, 2019

The Best Filmmaking Deals of the Week

The Litepanels Astra 6X light panel, for both Gold and V-mount, sees a 40% price cut over at Adorama to headline our Deals of the Week.

This week in filmmaking deals: DJI's Summer Sale kicks off tomorrow and will save you some money on their Ronin-S handheld gimbal and Mavic 2 Zoom drone, Sigma offers a substantial rebate on their awesome 35mm F1.4 art prime lens, while Adorama drops the price of the Easyrig Vario 5 gimbal rig vest by nearly a grand and cuts the cost of Litepanels Astra 6X by 40%.

DJI Ronin-S Standard Kit

DJI Ronin-S

DJI's first "one-handed" gimbal stabilizer is great for indie shooters working with DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. It features camera setting controls, a suite of automated shooting modes, 12-hour battery life, and a focus wheel on the side of the unit for easier focus pulling. Even though it's already surprisingly affordable for what it is, DJI is running their Summer Sale from June 7th until June 16th, which drops the price of the Ronin-S from $749 to $599. So mark it on your calendars and jump on the savings tomorrow.

DJI Mavic 2 Zoom Drone

DJI Mavic 2 Zoom

The DJI Mavic 2 Zoom boasts an industry-first optical zoom (2X), as well as 4K UHD video at 100 Mbps, 1/2.3" CMOS sensor, and 13 stops of dynamic range. It even has a shooting mode called "Dolly Zoom" that allows you to capture, you guessed it, dolly zooms, a.k.a. the Vertigo Effect. The Mavic 2 Zoom retails for $1249, but you can get it for $1149—save yourself a hundred bucks—tomorrow until June 16th.

Sigma 35mm F1.4 Art Prime Lens

Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Prime Lens

Who doesn't love art primes? Sigma's flagship art prime lens, the 35mm F1.4 DG HSM is a fast, high-quality, wide-angle piece of glass for full frame cameras. And if that description gets you sweating, then you'll be happy to learn that you can cool yourself off with the $125 you'll save with the rebate Sigma is offering on this bad boy (or girl).

Litepanels Astra 6X 

Litepanels Astra 6X

Looking for a good 1x1? Then the Litepanels Astra 6X might be a good option for you. Not only are these units 50% brighter than the first gen Astra and 6X brighter than the original 1x1, but they feature high CRI (Daylight 95, Tungsten 98) and quality, surface mount LEDs that pair with custom optics. And Adorama just slashed the price of both V-mount and Gold mount flavors from $1653 to $899.

Adorama Deal of the Week

Easyrig Vario 5

If you want to get your hands on a gimbal rig vest, now might be a good time. Adorama already saves you a little money on the Easyrig Vario 5 by cutting 5% off the $5065 list price, but they're running a sale that will drop the price from $4812 to $3849.60, saving you nearly a grand on a pro-level piece of gear. Just enter the coupon code JUNEDEAL to save.     

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