June 21, 2019

The Best Filmmaking Deals of the Week

Sony offers $600 in savings with an a7R III camera tripod bundle kit to headline our Filmmaking Deals of the Week.

This week in filmmaking deals: Save over $200 on the new MacBook Pros and $250 on Sigma 35mm ART lenses. Also, Aputure offers a $40 discount on its tiny on-camera H198c Amaran light panel, while Sony cuts $600 on an a7R III mirrorless camera tripod bundle kit. Finally, Adorama includes a $100 gift card with $100 in savings on a Sennheiser EW 122P lavalier set, complete with bodypack transmitter, receiver, and ME 4 cardioid lav mic.

Apple 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Apple has made some big announcements in the last couple of months, including the new generation of 8-core MacBook Pros, which boasts 2.3GHz 8-core 9th-generation Intel Core i9 processors, Turbo Boost up to 4.8GHz, Radeon Pro 560X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory, 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 memory, and 512GB SSD storage.

Usually you'd have to pay full price for these things, but Adorama is running a special that gives you an instant rebate on select mid-2019 MacBook Pro models (that's the latest version) that can save you up to $200.

Sony a7R III Mirrorless Camera Tripod Bundle

The mirrorless Sony a7R III has lots of features indie filmmakers will appreciate, including a 35mm full-frame sensor, 4K at 30p recording with HLG and S-Log3 Gammas, 3" tilting touchscreen LCD, 102400 ISO, and 5-axis SteadyShot stabilization. If you're looking to jump in and buy a full a7R III camera setup, you might want to take a look at this sale on the Sony a7R III tripod kit, which bundles the camera body, a Manfrotto Befree Advanced tripod, a Joby GorillaPod 5K stand, and a Lowepro m-Trekker BP 150 backpack all for $2598, saving you $600 off of the retail price.

Aputure H198c Amaran

Aputure's H198c Amaran is a tiny little bi-color LED light panel that has some impressive features, including almost perfect color accuracy at CRI 95+, 198 LEDs for 3430lux of brightness, and a lightweight, portable, and expandable design. This thing is already a budget-friendly option, retailing at just $59, but it's on Amazon right now for $34.99, saving you over 40% on an already affordable lighting option.

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART Lens

The Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM lens is the first in the company's popular Art line. It's a prime lens that offers shooters the best of both worlds: a wide angle field-of-view (35mm) and great exposure in low-light (f/1.4). This lens originally retailed for $1400 when it was first released, but Adorama is offering this full-frame lens for $649, which includes a free Sigma USB Dock for Canon Lenses.

Adorama Deal of the Week

If you're looking to save some money on a lavalier set, you're in luck. Adorama is running a sale on the Sennheiser EW 122P G4 lav set, a rugged all-in-one wireless system with high-quality professional sound. This thing has a range of up to 330 feet and up to 8 hours of operation time. The set includes the transmitter and receiver, as well as a ME 4 cardioid lav mic. It usually retails for $699, but you can get it now for $500. Plus, Adorama is also throwing a $100 gift certificate in with the deal, so you're not only saving $100, you're getting $100.     

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