Thrifty Thursday: Panasonic GH5 with gift card, lots of Canon deals and much more


posted Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 9:27 AM EST


Thrifty Thursday is back to save you money! Let’s get right into it as we have a wide variety of deals to share with you.

Panasonic GH5 filmmaking kit with free $100 gift card

You can preorder the brand-new Panasonic GH5 as part of a camera filmmaking kit with a free $100 B&H gift card. The filmmaking kit comes with the camera body, a DMW-XLR1 microphone adapter, DMW-BGGH5 battery grip, DMW-AC10 AC adapter and DMW-DCC12 DC coupler. As a bonus, if you order your camera before March 31, you can extend the free 1-year warranty to a 3-year warranty for free! (Via 43 Rumors)

The Panasonic GH5 Filmmaker kit comes with the camera body, a battery grip and numerous accessories to help you record great video. Additionally, B&H is offering a free $100 gift card.


Glidecam Centurion motorized gimbal

Now that you’ve got a new Panasonic GH5 ready to shoot video, why not add a 3-axis motorized gimbal stabilizer? The Glidecam Centurion has full 360° compensation and five selectable stabilization modes. You can purchase it now for just under US$1,000, which amounts to a savings of $800. In addition, the gimbal comes with a free balance stand, which has a value of around $200. 

Cinetics Axis360 Pro Motorized Motion Control Slider

Have you wanted to get into shooting video with sliding, panning and tilting? Or maybe you want to add dynamic movement to your timelapse videos? Either way, the Cinetics Axis360 Pro motorized motion control system fits the bill. It supports up to 11 pounds of gear, has a digital stepping motor, a mini tripod kit with ball head and more. You can save $200 on the slider kit now, grabbing it for only $700.


Tokina 12-28mm f/4 AT-X APS-C lens for Canon

Canon shooters can purchase the Tokina 12-28mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro APS-C wide angle zoom lens, which offers a 19-45mm equivalent focal length, for only $200, which is an instant savings of $250! It’s a great deal, but it’s only available until the end of the day March 23, so act fast!

Canon shooters have more deals, save up to 46% on official refurbished Canon gear

Right now at the official Canon USA store, you can save on a huge variety of refurbished Canon cameras and lenses. There are far too many cameras and lenses on sale to share here, but you can see the full list and accompanying links here. The kind of gear on sale runs the gamut from small speedlights to the excellent Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM (with an additional 10% off, bringing its price down to $4,657.68 compared to its brand-new retail price of $6,900).


Support your new gear with an Oben carbon fiber tripod

There are five different Oben CC-2461L carbon fiber tripod kits on sale, providing instant savings of $230. The prices range from $200 for just the tripod legs to $332.50 for a CC-2461L with BC-126 ball head. It is worth noting that this ballhead kit and the other three Oben kits that come with a head also include a free tripod strap, reducer bushing and tripod hanger, a total value of about $40.

Elinchrom Quadra Living Light Kit


We wrap up this edition of Thrifty Thursday with some portable lighting gear. The Elinchrom Quadra Living Light Kit with lead battery, S head and transmitter. The kit is on sale for just under $750, while it is regularly available for around $1,000. This is a nice savings on the kit which includes a Quadra Hybrid Pack with lead-gel battery, RQ Hybrid Standard Head and reflector, 8.2-foot cable, ELS Skyport Speed transmitter and more. The 400Ws system offers 2.6-second recycling time and can shoot with shutter speeds as fast as 1/3000s with the standard head.

Readers, if you have seen any great deals, let us know in the comments below!

(Via The Digital Picture)