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Best X-Mas Deals for Filmmakers


Whether you are looking for a last-minute gift for a friend or yourself or you need to find someway to spend your bonus check there are still some great deals out there for filmmakers.

You might even want to keep in mind that the end of the year also means the end of making purchases that you can factor into your taxes next year (though please make sure you understand what you are doing here before you spend a ton of money). 

It seems like there are deals across the board, from beginner for professional, so you should be able to find something you’ll use. Here are a few of these Christmas deals for filmmakers you should check out.

KEEP IT SIMPLE

Gift cards are always a good way to go, especially if you have no idea what to get someone or if you really waited to the last minute for gift shopping. Both electronic and physical cards are available.

BEST DEALS

APPLE

APUTURE

Some affordable and powerful lights have just gotten even more affordable.

  • $200 OFF — Aputure Light Storm LS300X LED Light — Now $999 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $150 OFF — Aputure Light Storm C300d Mark II LED Light — Now $949 (B&H, Amazon)

AMARAN

Some of Aputure’s more affordable amaran series lights are an even better deal.

ATOMOS

If you were looking for a new on-camera monitor, this year there are massive savings on the Ninja V+.

CANON

This year Canon is steering more towards the entry-level with the R and RP making the list of specials. There is still some interesting stuff for pros, including nice lenses and special “Cine” kits that bundle in the Atomos Ninja V with a camera.

DJI

Gimbals, drones, and more, DJI has some fun stuff on sale.

  • $160 OFF — DJI Ronin-SC Gimbal Stabilizer — Now $279 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — DJI Mavic Mini Fly More Combo — Now $399 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal — Now $199 (B&H, Amazon)

FUJIFILM

FUJIFILM has been underrated for video and is already known for excellent stills. Upgrade to some of their best today.

  • $100 OFF — FUJIFILM X-T30 Mirrorless Camera — Now $799 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $200 OFF — FUJIFILM XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR Lens — Now $1,299 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $200 OFF — FUJIFILM XF 23mm f/1.4 R Lens — Now $699 (B&H, Amazon)

GOPRO

Get your action cam fix on with savings on GoPro cameras, including the newest HERO10 Black.

HOLLYLAND

Wireless video monitoring is a great tool, and Hollyland is quickly becoming one of the go-to brands for it.

INSTA360

One of the best 360 cameras out there is on sale.

  • $50 OFF — Insta360 One X Camera — Now $349 (B&H)

JOBY

Some of the most flexible supports out there and perfect for travel.

LOUPEDECK

Get better control when you edit with some of these editing tools.

NIKON

Nikon has been making big strides in video, especially with the new Z 9. That isn’t on sale (and is pricey), so here are all the other cameras they have on sale for the holidays.

  • $100 OFF — Nikon Z 5 Mirrorless Camera — Now $1,297 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $400 OFF — Nikon Z 6 Mirrorless Camera — Now $1,597 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $300 OFF — Nikon Z 7 Mirrorless Camera — Now $2,497 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Nikon Z 6II Mirrorless Camera w/ FTZ Adapter — Now $2,147 at B&H
  • $100 OFF — Nikon Z 7II Mirrorless Camera w/ FTZ Adapter — Now $3,147 at B&H
  • $200 OFF — Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S Lens — Now $2,197 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $300 OFF — Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Lens — Now $1,997 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $200 OFF — Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S Lens — Now $2,397 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Nikon NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S Lens — Now $947 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Nikon NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S Lens — Now $897 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Nikon NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S Lens — Now $497 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Lens — Now $697 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $50 OFF — Nikon NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens — Now $597 (B&H, Amazon)

PANASONIC

Tons of awesome options from Panasonic this year, even some newer stuff like the S5.

  • $500 OFF — Panasonic Lumix S1H Mirrorless Camera — Now $3,498 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $300 OFF — Panasonic Lumix S5 Mirrorless Camera — Now $1,698 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $300 OFF — Panasonic Lumix GH4 Mirrorless Camera — Now $698 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $300 OFF — Panasonic Lumix GH5 Mirrorless Camera — Now $1,298 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $300 OFF — Panasonic Lumix GH5S Mirrorless Camera — Now $1,798 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $200 OFF — Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH. Lens — Now $798 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $200 OFF — Panasonic Lumix 35-100mm f/2.8 II Lens — Now $898 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $200 OFF — Panasonic Lumix 12-60mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. Lens — Now $798 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $300 OFF — Panasonic Lumix 100-400mm f/4-6.3 Lens — Now $1,498 (B&H, Amazon)

RODE

Some smaller stuff from RODE, but the brand makes some killer audio gear for filmmakers and audio pros.

SHURE

Whether you are starting a podcast or just looking for a better mic for video conferencing Shure has some of the best options.

  • $40 OFF — Shure SM7B Microphone — Now $359 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $30 OFF — Shure MV7 USB Microphone — Now $219 (B&H, Amazon)

SIGMA

Pick up another lens for your Sony camera with these offerings from Sigma.

  • $30 OFF — Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Lens — Now $1,069 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens — Now $799 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Lens — Now $1,299 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Sigma 45mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens — Now $449 (B&H, Amazon)

SMALLHD

Down to just one last-minute deal for a killer reference monitor.

SONY

One of the brands that always gets on the holiday sales train is Sony, and this year they have a decent set of cameras with discounts along with a ton of lenses. 

TAMRON

Tamron 20mm 24mm 35mm sony a7 iv sony full frame sony e mount

Images by Tamron

Get some good lenses for your Sony camera from Tamron.

  • $100 OFF — Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens — Now $799 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $100 OFF — Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens — Now $1,099 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $50 OFF — Tamron 20mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M 1:2 Lens — Now $249 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $50 OFF — Tamron 24mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M 1:2 Lens — Now $199 at B&H
  • $50 OFF — Tamron 35mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M 1:2 Lens — Now $199 (B&H, Amazon)

ZEISS

Known for making some of the best lenses around, you can have some of you own for a deal.

ZHIYUN-TECH

In need of a new gimbal? A ton of Zhiyun-Tech’s gimbals is getting discounted right now.

STORAGE

Everyone can use a new drive. Good thing some great ones are on sale.

  • $30 OFF — Samsung 1TB T5 Portable SSD — Now $109 (B&H, Amazon)
  • $50 OFF — Samsung 1TB T7 Portable SSD — Now $119 (B&H, Amazon)

MISCELLANEOUS

Find some small bits and pieces for your rig as well as lights and other accessories.

That’s all we have for today. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season!


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