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Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2021 is upon us, and with it brings tantalizing deals on photo and video hardware and software. Here’s a list of deals I’ve come across that mostly includes products I use, have reviewed, and/or featured on this website and my YouTube channel.
Note: This page will be continually updated as I come across new deals worth checking out. Last update: Thursday, November 25 at 6:40pm
Photography software and services
DxO Applications — 50% off all apps
I’ve reviewed both DxO PureRAW and PhotoLab this year, and found both to be solid RAW editing apps for all types of photographers. I’m especially big on DxO PureRAW, for it pre-processes RAW files using the exceptional optics modules and de-noising tech from PhotoLab but at a lower price. Especially love using it with older RAW images. 50% off is a crazy good deal, with no subscriptions or commitments.
(Deal ending November 29, 2021)
Topaz Labs — Big discounts on all apps
Big sale at Topaz Labs on all their apps, including 60% off their Image Quality Bundle (3 apps for $100), Everything Bundle (all apps for $200), 25% off individual apps, and $200 off Video Enhance AI ($99). I reviewed the latter, and it’s awesome for upscaling 1080 to 4K and creating slow motion footage from video recorded at any frame rate. Gigapixel AI is also fantastic for upscaling lower res images to make large prints. Solid deals all around. Would absolutely buy the aforementioned apps if I didn’t already own them.
(Deals ending November 29, 2021)
Capture One — 20% off first year of new subscription
Capture One will soon be releasing v22, which will include new HDR and panorama image compositing tools (yes!). This functionality is something I’ve long wanted in Capture One, and I’m thrilled to see it being added. Doesn’t appear to be a deal for existing Capture One users this year, but new subscribers can now get 20% off the first year of their subscription.
(Deal ending November 30, 2021 at 9am CET)
Adobe Creative Cloud — 40% off first year of new subscription
Adobe is also offering new subscribers a deal on their Creative Cloud platform (including Lightroom, Photoshop, etc). Now through November 26, 2021 new subscribers get 40% off Creative Cloud.
(Deal ending November 26, 2021)
Backblaze Cloud Backup — 50% off for new users
I’ve used Backblaze’s “Personal Backup” service for years to backup all my photos and videos. You may upload as many files as you want, automatically, for one low monthly price. Super easy to setup and get going. Get 50% off new subscriptions using code blazeon21.
(Deal ends November 29, 2021 at 11:59 PT)
Camera bodies and lenses
Canon Cameras and Lenses — EOS R $200 off and more
B&H is running a sale on a variety of Canon camera bodies, lenses, flashes, battery grips and more. Items that caught my eye include the EOS R ($200 off) and RP ($100 off), the RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro STM lens ($100 off), plus some older (but still good) EF lenses. Check out all Canon gear on sale here.
Fuji GFX 50R Body – $2999 ($1500 off)
Fantastic deal on Fuji’s medium format mirrorless camera. Camera body is $1500 off through B&H and Adorama, and there are similar deals when you add a lens.
ProMediaGear — 15% off everything
Recently I reviewed ProMediaGear’s exceptional TR344L carbon fiber tripod, as well as their BH1 ball head and leveling base. ProMediaGear makes plenty more high quality gear and accessories that in my experience have always been worth the investment. Now through November 30, all items are 15% off storewide through their online store.
(Deals ending November 30, 2021)
iFootage — 5-20% off select gear
iFootage makes quality tripods, monopods and accessories. I own and use an iFootage carbon fiber tripod and monopod, and they make great gear for the money. This week iFootage is cutting prices 5-20% off a bunch of gear in their store.
(Deals ending November 30, 2021 at 11:59pm PT)
Filters and accessories
Peak Design — Many products up to 30% off
Peak Design is now running a big Black Friday week sale, including notable items like their Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod ($60 off), Travel Bags (30% off), Everyday Bags (30% off), Camera Straps (15% off), and more.
(Deals ending November 29, 2021 at 11:59pm PT)
PolarPro — Filters up to 30% off
PolarPro is offering up to 30% off variable neutral density filters, circular polarizers, and filter kit systems like the excellent Summit, which is what I use for all my landscape photography work.
(Deals ending 12/3 or until supplies last)
Freewell Filters — 10% off
Freewell is offering 10% off and free shipping over $99 through their online store. I’ve reviewed their glow mist, solid NDs and magnetic variable NDs, and they’re all great quality.
(Deal ends November 29, 2021)
Kolari Vision — 70% DJI Air 2S Filters
Kolari Vision specializes in infrared cameras and filters, but they also offer a range of high-quality filters for “normal” camera sensors. Best deal on their site right now is 70% off DJI Air 2S Filters using coupon code BF70AIR2S. The solid ND / CPL set looks especially good at this price.
(Deal ends November 29, 2021 at midnight EST)
Datacolor SpyderX Pro Colorimeter – 41% off
Display calibration is vitally important when editing photos and videos. Accurate colors leads to more consistent results when making prints or posting your images online. I use (and reviewed) the Datacolor Spyder X, and it does the job. Great Black Friday deal at 41% off!
(Deal ends Friday, November 26)
Backpacks and gear
f-stop Camera Backpacks — 20% off everything
f-stop backpacks are designed for adventurous photographers, with loads of customization options. This week, you can score 20% off every item in their store with code PackWeek21. Great time to upgrade or purchase your first photography backpack!
Wandrd — Up to 60% off select gear
Wandrd makes beautifully designed bags, backpacks, pouches and straps. Everything they make has a clean, modern aesthetic for use in the field or in the city. I’m going to pick up some inflatable lens pouches. Check out everything on sale.
Video and audio
Atomos — $150 off Ninja V, $500 off Ninja V+
The original Atomos Ninja V was unquestionably one of my best gear purchases in the past couple of years. Love using it with both my EOS R5 and R6 to record video without worrying about overheating or Canon’s annoying 30 minute time limit. For Black Friday, Atomos is selling the Ninja V for $150 off and the new Ninja V+ for $500 off.
DJI Ronin SC Gimbal – $160 off
DJI is running a few Black Friday deals, but this one IMO is particularly good – $160 off the Ronin SC gimbal with free shipping in the US.
(Deal expires Friday at 2am EST)
FabFilter Audio Plugins – 25% off everything
FabFilter makes high quality audio effect plugins. I own and use their Pro-Q 3 equalizer plugin, Pro-S de-esser plugin, and Pro-C 2 compressor plugin for my YouTube videos. All beautifully designed and engineered.
(Deals end Monday, November 29)
Storage and power
SanDisk Portable SSD Drives — Up to $350 off
Big savings through B&H on a variety of 500GB to 4TB SanDisk Portable SSDs. Great speeds, perfect for video editing and portable project storage. I own two of these and use them all the time.
SanDisk SD Cards — All sizes at nearly 50% off
No better time to stock up on extra SD cards! Low prices on all sizes and types of SanDisk UHS-I and II cards. I own a bunch of the 256GB UHS-I cards. Wish I needed more, for these prices are awesome.
(Deal ends November 24, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST)
WD 4TB Red Plus 5400 rpm SATA III 3.5″ Internal NAS HDD — $51 off ($68.99)
Need more drives for your NAS? I’ve purchased a couple of these WD 4TB Red drives for my Drobo, and they work great. Great deal for a limited time.
Synology DiskStation DS920+ 4-Bay NAS Enclosure — $110 off
Speaking of NAS systems, Synology is offering (through B&H) their popular 4-bay NAS enclosure for $110 off its normal retail price. Great system for protecting and locally storing your photos and videos.
Bluetti Portrable Power Stations — Many products on sale
I recently reviewed a Bluetti Portable Power Station, and found it to be a solid option for photographers, videographers and filmmakers who need power in the field to charge camera batteries, drone batteries, phones, etc, or AC-powered hardware requiring a wall outlet (eg, lights). Bluetti sells a bunch of power stations and solar panels too for off-grid shooting anywhere, and many are now on sale.
Nanlite PavoTube II 6C 10″ — 20% off
Great little RGBW tube lights that can be used for all kinds of photo and video work. I have two and use them quite often.
Godox VL150 5600K LED Studio Light – $100 off
Great continuous LED that can be used for photo and video work. 150 watts of power. This light does have an internal fan (compared to the completely silent UL150), but otherwise they’re pretty much the same light. Great deal if you’re looking for a high wattage continuous LED light.
Godox SL-60W – $40 off
Now costing only $99, the SL-60W is a great continuous LED light for the money. Fixed 5600k color temperature, bowens mount, plugs directly into a wall. Its fan is a little noisy, but for only $99 it’s a solid light. I used one for a long while before upgrading to the aforementioned 150 watt lights. Check it out.