Best Black Friday Deals For Photographers

If you’ve been hanging on the past few months in hope of scoring a significant saving on some photography gear, you’ve come to the right place as we have compiled a list of all Black Friday photography deals and Cyber Monday deals.

Whilst camera manufacturers such as Nikon, Canon, Fujifilm and Panasonic have periodic sales and promotions throughout the calendar year, many other brands wait until Black Friday and Cyber Monday for their annual sales. For example, popular Lightroom presets such as DVLOP, Merdian and Dirty Boots And Messy Hair only go on sale during Black Friday. Software apps such as JPEGmini and SmartAlbums 2 also rarely go on sale, with the exceptio of Black Friday.

So to help you pick up the best camera, camera lenses, and editing preset deals, here is everything you need to know to make the most out of this once in a year event.

PS – Black Friday will take place on November 29, 2019.

Editing Presets Black Friday Sales

Popular Lightroom presets don’t often go on sale

Past Black Friday Lightroom preset deals (for historical data only):

  • Meridian Presets: 50% off
  • DVLOP: $30 off all preset packs
  • Phil Chester: $10 off

Sony Black Friday Deals

Sony remains as one of the most popular mirrorless camera companies in 2019 with many professional wedding photographers leaving their Canon and Nikon systems in favor for a Sony A9, Sony A7R III, or Sony A7 III setup.

Sony lenses, especially the GMaster series can be expensive so to help you buy all the things whilst saving you some money, check the following Black Friday camera deals from B&H Photo and Amazon.

Past Black Friday camera deals (for historical data only):

  • Sony A9 (body only): $3,498 ($1,000 saving) via Amazon
  • SonyA7R III (body only:) $2,798 ($400 saving) via Amazon
  • Sony A7 II with 28-70mm: $998 ($741 saving) via Amazon
  • Sony RX100 V: $898 (save $100) via Amazon
  • Sony A6000 Double Lens Kit: $598 ($250 saving) via Amazon

Nikon Black Friday Deals

The new Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 are the company’s newest full-frame mirrorless cameras and they have been a huge hit.

Similarly, the 4-year old D750 is still a highly regarded DSLR camera. The flagship models Nikon D5 and D850 remain professional favourites and consumers seem to have taken a liking to the APS-C models D3500 and D7500.

Past Black Friday camera deals (for historical data only):

  • Nikon D750 (body only) with MB-D16: $1,396 ($600 saving) via B&H Photo
  • Nikon D500 (body only) with MB-D17: $1,799.95 ($469.95 saving)
  • Nikon D850 (body only) with MB-D12: $2,799.95 ($629.95 saving)
  • Nikon D3500 Double Zoom Lens Kit: $499.95 ($350 saving)
  • Nikon D5600 Double Zoom Lens Kit: $699.95 ($450 saving)
  • Nikon D7200 Double Zoom Lens Kit: $996.95 ($550 saving) via B&H Photo

Canon Black Friday Deals

Canon has been the choice of consumers and professionals with its line of digital compact cameras, pro-level DSLRs, and consumer-grade DSLRs. It also entered the full-frame mirrorless market with its EOS R, extending upon its existing APS-C mirrorless range the EOS M.

Past Black Friday camera deals (for historical data only):

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV bundle deal: $2,449 ($500 saving) via B&H Photo and Adorama
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV bundle deal plus 24-70mm USM: $3,549 ($947 saving) via Adorama
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II (body only): $2,199 ($909 saving) via Adorama
  • Canon EOS 80D (body only): $899 ($300 saving) via Amazon
  • Canon EOS 80D with EFS 18-135mm f/3.5-35.6 lens: $1,199 ($600 saving) via Amazon
  • Canon EOS 80D with EFS 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 lens and Rode VIDEOMIC GO bundle: $1,299 ($750 saving) via Amazon
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6 bundle: $399 ($350 saving) via Focus Cameras
  • Canon EOS 6D (body only): $999 ($700 saving) via B&H Photo
  • Canon EOS M50 with 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM: $599 ($300 saving) via Amazon
  • Canon EOS M6 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM: $649 ($300 saving) via Focus Cameras

Fujifilm Black Friday Deals

Past Black Friday camera deals (for historical data only):

  • Fujifilm X-T2: $1,099 ($501 saving) via B&H Photo
  • Fujifilm X-T20 with XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS: $799 ($200 saving) via Amazon

Olympus Black Friday Deals

Past Black Friday camera deals (for historical data only):

  • Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II with 12-40mm: $1,998 ($700 saving) via B&H Photo
  • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III (body only): $499 ($150 saving) via Adorama
  • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III 14-42mm: $599 ($200 saving) via Amazon

Panasonic Black Friday Deals

Past Black Friday camera deals (for historical data only):

  • PanasonicLumix GH5 (body only): $1,498 ($500 saving) via B&H Photo
  • PanasonicLumix GH4 (body only): $798 ($200 saving) via B&H Photo
  • PanasonicLumix GX85 Double Lens Kit: $497.99 ($502 discount) via Amazon

Drones

Past Black Friday drone deals (for historical data only):

  • DJI Mavic Air with Remote Controller: $649 (save $150) via Amazon
  • GoPro Karma Quadcopter with Hero 5: $599 (save $300) via Best Buy
  • DJI Mavic Pro Platinum: $899 (save $200) via Amazon
  • DJI Mavic Pro: $759 ($140) via Adorama
  • DJI Mavic Pro Fly More Combo: $929 ($370) via B&H Photo
  • DJI Spark with Controller Combo: $359 (save $40) via Amazon
  • Parrot BeBop 2 Drove FPV Bundle: $249 (save $250) via Amazon

Photography Software Deals

JPEGmini by Beamr

Reduce file size, without compromising quality

Best for printing and uploading to online galleries for client download, JPEGmini is a tool that many wedding photographers swear by. The software promises to reduce file size to up to 80% without compromising quality.

Website: www.jpegmini.com

Photo Mechanic By Camera Bits

Photo Mechanic is one of the most popular Windows and OS X apps for quickly viewing raw files and flagging them for import. Wedding photographers use Photo Mechanic to ingest more than one memory card at a time. In 2018, Camera Bits had a 30% off Black Friday offer.

Website: www.camerabits.com

Alien Skin Exposure

Some use it as an alternative to Adobe Lightroom while other photographers use it in addition to LR + PS. Alien Skin Exposure (version X4) is a non-destructive raw editing platform. It is popular due to its library of over 500+ film emulations.

Usually $119, past Black Friday deals have offered 20% off.

Website: www.alienskin.com

Pixellu SmartAlbums & SmartSlides

If you’re a wedding photographer who sells albums, SmartAlbums 2 by Pixellu should be on your wish list because it makes album creation and revision a breeze.

Last year, Pixellu offered 40% off.

Website: www.pixellu.com