Without a doubt, Black Friday (and Cyber Monday) is the most exciting time for filmmakers who buy their gear at B&H Photo Video. And the 2018 deals that B&H has announced so far have been spectacular.
If you just want to head to B&H and see their most current up-to-the-minute Black Friday deals, click here.
Here are a few of our favorite deals on cameras and video production accessories. These are the deals that caught our eyes, among all the thousands upon thousands of items that are being heavily discounted.
Black Friday Camera Deals
Canon C100 with Dual Pixel AF – $1599 (savings of $900)
Canon 6D Mark II – $1299 ($500 off)
Canon 5D Mark IV – $2799 ($500 off)
Sony a6000 with two lenses – $598 ($400 off)
Nikon D750 – $1396 ($600 off, plus free accessories worth $455)
Panasonic GH5 – $1497 ($511 off)
Canon 80D with 18-55mm lens – $949 ($400 off)
B&H Black Friday Photo and Video Deals
DJI Mavic Pro (Fly More Combo) – $929 ($370 off)
Parrot BeBop 2 Drone with FPV Bundle – $300 ($200 off)
Google Clips – $124 ($150 off)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 12.3″ and Cover Bundle – $799 ($260 off)
EVGA SuperNOVA Power Supply – $79.99 with rebate ($130 off)
Samsung 1TB EVO SSD – $127.99 ($50 off)
G-Technology 4TB G-Drive – $89.99 ($40 off)
GoPro HERO7 Silver – $229
Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 – $39.99 ($50 off)
Zoom H1N Handy Recorder – $79.99 ($40 off)
Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L II Lens – $1799 ($400 off plus free 4TB WD hard drive)
Tech and Electronics Black Friday Deals at B&H
Apple 15.4″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Mid 2017) – $2999 ($1200 off)
Black Friday Deals Outside of B&H
Of course, a lot of manufacturers host their own Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounts at their web stores. Here’s a few highlights:
MZed – Up to 75% off – Friday – Monday
Going from Friday through Monday, this sale makes the MZed membership a no brainer, and probably our most recommended Black Friday deal this year. You could spend $199 on a cheese plate or a cheap lens you’ll probably never use, or you can sign up to watch over 160 hours of high quality filmmaking education.
FilmSupply – 30% off Friday – Monday
If there’s a couple stock clips you’ve been wanting to get, now’s the time to give FilmSupply a shot.
Freefly – Friday Deals
Starting Friday, Freefly will be announcing discounts big and small on their website.
Lensrentals – 25% off all rentals
You can use the code FRIDAY25 to get 25 % off all gear rentals, for orders placed 11/21 – 11/26.
They are also discounting their used gear for sale by 10%, using code LABF18, all at their website.
SmallHD – Nov 19 – 24 Deals
There’s some excellent deals at SmallHD, including a FOCUS bundle, and a 502 Bright bundle, saving up to $500 on these excellent 5-inch monitors.
Kessler – Friday – Monday – Up to 20% Off
All orders over $199 get 15% off, but if you’re buying one of their pro systems at over $3,000, you get 20% off. That’s $600 if you don’t have a calculator nearby. All at Kessler’s website.
Cyber Monday probably wouldn’t even be a thing if it weren’t for the crazy Amazon discounts. It’s hard to keep track of what they announce, so it’s best to just open up this link in a tab and leave it open throughout the weekend, watching deals come and go.