B&H has surprised us with a barrage of phenomenal discounts this week. Whether you’re in the market for a full refresh or just looking for one more accessory, there is plenty to drool over here.
With manufacturers struggling to meet demand and prices climbing, sales like this are a welcome opportunity to upgrade for the budget-conscious filmmaker. If you are looking to upgrade your camera package this summer, B&H has you covered with three excellent cameras at three different price points.
Incredible BMPCC4K Kit
First, and most affordable, they are offering a full Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K package that includes everything you need to get shooting ASAP. It includes the sharp and fast Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II Zoom, a Tiffen Variable ND to match, a 512gb SSD for reliable external recording, a full Tilta cage, and a Comica BoomX-D D1 wireless microphone system. That’s a pretty well-thought-out package, and it can be yours for less than $3,000 if you get in before July 10th.
Also on sale, conveniently, is the Core SWX Powerbase EDGE Battery Bundle for the Blackmagic Pocket 4K and 6K cameras. This large battery includes a Canon LP-E6 dummy to connect with your Blackmagic camera, 2 D-tap connectors, and 2 USB-A connectors. This battery can be the beating heart of your Blackmagic kit, no matter what accessories you need to power. And it is currently almost 30% off.
The Lumix S1H – A Modern Marvel
If you are looking instead for a full-featured, fully-realized, full-frame mirrorless workhorse, then look no further than the Lumix S1H. This Netflix-approved beauty was one of our finalists for best mirrorless camera 2019, and now it can be yours for only $3,497.99. This isn’t a kit like the Blackmagic, but it is a fantastic body that will serve you well for years to come. If you were waiting for a price drop to make the dive, this is your chance.
Canon C300 Mark II – Still Relevant, Still Strong
The Canon C300 Mark II may have been released in 2015, but it has aged like wine over the past six years. This workhorse camera can still hold its own in modern production environments, shooting 4K in 10-bit 4:2:2, with any flavor of Canon Log you can ask for. It can also handle up to 120fps of creamy slow motion. But this isn’t just a spec sheet; it’s a rugged and battle-tested cinema camera with all of the ergonomic advantages and advanced features you would expect. Although it was initially released with an asking price of $16,000, you can take home a Canon C300 Mark II PL for merely $4,999.
Video Monitoring and Recording For All
For off-camera video monitoring and recording, B&H has you covered as well. The Hollyland Mars 400S has you covered. With 400 feet of transmission, as well as iOS and Android monitoring to boot, this tool will make sure you have eyes on your shot, no matter where you are on set. Check out our write-up if you want to learn more, and then head to B&H soon to save $80.
For external recording, Atomos has become the gold standard. The Ninja V is the current heavyweight in their lineup, and it is also currently on sale. Many cameras come with perfectly adequate internal codecs, but only truly shine when paired with an external recorder. The Atomos Ninja V is that recorder. Check their compatibility guide to see if your camera is ready to start recording ProRes RAW, and then head to B&H to pick up the Ninja V with a 500gb SSD on the cheap. And if you need an HDMI to SDI converter while you’re there, the Atomos Connect Convert is also on sale for a shocking 70% off.
Wide-Angle Magic for Sony E-Mount
The SLR Magic MicroPrime CINE 18mm T/2.8 lens has been designed to be a staple in any Sony Shooter’s kit. This full-frame cine lens is all-mechanical, fully geared, and – best of all – currently on sale for just $179.00. With a suggested retail price of $400, that’s more than half off. If you shoot with primes on Sony cameras, you almost can’t afford to say no.
Which of these deals speak to you the most? What do you hope B&H puts on sale next? Let us know in the comments!