Everyone wants to know who wins the giveaways… here's a record of our winners going back many months:
You can find our current giveaway here: planet5d.com/givewaway
Winner Announcement! Saramonic Professional Microphone Systems Giveaway
Announcing our giveaway winners! Special thanks to Saramonic for this amazing offer.
Congratulations to our Winners!
The Grand Prize winner which is the VMIC Pro – Super Directional Condenser Video Microphone! (Value $399) goes to Craig W. from West Chester, PA.
Craig said: “I entered, I waited, I won! I am very happy! I can't wait to receive my prize!!!”
The Second Prize winner, Brittany P. from Pound, VA receives the Saramonic UWMIC9 96-Ch Digital UHF Wireless Lavalier Microphone System (Value $419)
Brittany said: “Yay! I am so excited to have won such a wonderful prize! Thank you so much Saramonic and planetMitch/planet5D for the wonderful opportunity! I greatly appreciate this awesome giveaway win!”
And finally, the Third Prize which is the SR-WM4C – Wireless 4-Channel VHF Lavalier Omnidirectional Microphone System (Value $109) goes to Chris D. from North Kingstown, RI
Chris said: “Super excited to win this prize from Saramonic. planet5D has so many great photography contests and Saramonic makes such great audio products. Looking forward to using this! Thanks Saramonic and planet5D!”
Saramonic Winner Selection
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Winner Announcement! Tokina GIVEAWAY
Another super giveaway winner! Big thanks to Tokina for this fantastic offer.
We are thrilled to announce the winners of the Tokina FiRIN GIVEAWAY CAMPAIGN.
Adam said: “Thank you Tokina and thank you planetMitch/planet5D for the work you all do!”
The Second prize which is two brand new Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF goes to Mr. Kevin L. from Houston TX, (USA). Enjoy the lens, Kevin!
Kevin said: “I was thrilled to learn that I won the new Tokina Firin 20mm f/2 autofocus lens for Sony FE mount from Tokina and Planet5D! I can’t wait to pair it with my new Sony A7III, which should be a killer combo for wide angle and low light photography. I look forward to Tokina release more Sony FE lenses in the future as well as Planet5D arranging more giveaway contests! Many thanks to both!”
And finally, Mr. David S. from Germany receives Kenko DG Extension Tube Set for Full Frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras.
David said: “I was thrilled to learn that I won the new Tokina Firin 20mm f/2 autofocus lens for Sony FE mount from Tokina and Planet5D! I can’t wait to pair it with my new Sony A7III, which should be a killer combo for wide angle and low light photography. I look forward to Tokina release more Sony FE lenses in the future as well as Planet5D arranging more giveaway contests! Many thanks to both!”
Tokina June 2018 Winner Selection
Announcing the Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF
Specially designed for Sony E-mount and adopting the same optical design as in MF model, the FíRIN series now offers more options for end-users to choose according to the purpose and style of shooting.
In terms of weight and size FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF is designed to fit Sony E-mount camera.
As a fast wide angle prime lens, it performs great optical results that come from such a compact and lightweight construction. Feel the exquisite balance between lens and camera body when go out shooting with FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF.
Being optimized for full size camera sensors in terms of size and resolving ability, the optical design adopts 2 aspherical elements and 3 lenses molded from Super-low Dispersion glass to significantly reduce any type of aberration including spherical aberration, distortion and chromatic aberration while assuring high resolution and stunning performance even at wide open aperture.
Cinecom 500K Giveaway
Here are the Winners of the Cinecom’s 500K subscribers contest
The contest has ended on June 3rd 2018. (Read More)
We’re picking out the winners of the Cinecom’s 500K subscribers contest by trowing darts arrows at 100 random names drawn by the give-away system.
– All the winners are sent a personal email to the address they've entered the give-away with. Please respond within 3 days, else a new winner will be randomly drawn.
– Those who have gathered over 100 points will receive a free copy of the DSLR film-making course. Please check your email in the next 2 days!
1x LG UltraWide 38WK95C (Worldwide) (Value of $1499)
The LG UltraWide is an amazing experience for any video or photo editor with its 99% coverage of the sRGB color space, HDR10 support and a whopping 3840×1600 resolution packed in a curved IPS display
Videoblocks Membership (Value of 3 x $199)
1 Year Premium membership at Videoblocks
Rocketstock coupon (Value of 1 x $500)
A $500 coupon to use in the web shop of Rocketstock
Filmconvert Licenses (Value of 2 x $219)
Plugin license to convert your digital video to film
X-Rite i1Filmmaker Kit, ColorChecker Video and Tenba Cinelux Shoulder Bag Giveaway (April 2018)
Gosh how I love giving things away!
I've had the pleasure of entering (and actually winning a couple) of giveaways recently and it is very fun being on the other side where y'all are! After administering so many giveaways, I finally feel the excitement of trying to win and in some cases actually winning.
Below, you'll see the video I recorded of the winner selection and the official names and quotes below that. I hope you enjoy!
planet5D Giveaway Winner Selection
Winners and their quotes:
X-Rite i1 Filmmaker Kit Winner Kevin Wong from Wyoming said:
I am very excited to have been so fortunate to have won one of these great additions to one of my cameras. Thank you to planet5D and keep up the great services.
ColorChecker Video Winner Betsy from Louisiana said:
I love planet5D.com as it is a wonderful source for video/filmmaking. There's so many descriptive posts that help me make choices on how to film my videos. If it weren't for planet5D.com I would be clueless on most of the work I do. I am absolutely excited to find out that I am a winner of their April 2018 Xrite/Tenba giveaway! Thank you planet5D Xrite and Tenba for making me a winner of this wonderful giveaway!!
Tenba Cineluxe Shoulder Bag Winner: Karen from Iowa
You can also find X-Rite and Tenba on Adorama.
NEW i1 Filmmaker Kit
The i1 Filmmaker Kit is a convenient kit of two essential color tools – i1Display Pro and ColorChecker Passport Video – combined to achieve fast, efficient color balance for any video production. Created for discerning filmmakers looking for the highest level of on-screen color accuracy and the ability to achieve ideal color balance from shoot to edit.
NEW ColorChecker Video
ColorChecker Video is the ideal color tool for your video workflow. From the makers of the original ColorChecker Classic, this two-sided target provides color, skin tone and gray references on one side and a spectrally neutral white balance target on the other side. This larger target is a perfect tool for pre-camera checks and wider shots.
Tenba Cinelux bags were designed to address major needs that filmmakers told us were being unmet by their current bags. The Cinelux is designed to hold everything from 4k mirrorless cameras to a cine rig with accessories attached, ready to shoot. The doctor-bag opening allows unmatched speed by providing unobstructed access to your gear through a single zipper and wide opening allowing cameras to be stored fully assembled cutting down on setup and breakdown time.
MeVIDEO Globetrotter Travel Video Tripod Giveaway (December 2017)
Erin M from New York was our winner from the MeVIDEO giveaway.
Here's what Erin had to say about winning:
Erin from NY USA
This is amazing, thank you so much! My son has begun taking visual arts classes and he is going to go crazy for this, it will be such a help to him both in school and out. Hopefully this will inspire him to do more with what he has learned so far. Thank you so much planet5D for such amazing products and generous giveaways!
MeVIDEO Winner Selection
MeVIDEO Travel Video Tripod
We want MeVIDEO to be a brand that values the look and feel of a product as much as its features and functionality. From its sleek aluminum finish to all the features packed into this tripod, we’re pretty sure you’ll be happy with the way it looks just as much as the footage you shoot with it.
More info on Kickstarter page.
MeVIDEO Travel Tripods Features:
Forged, Cast and Machined Aluminum
The side panels of the video head are made with aluminum castings. These are made by pouring molten aluminum into the mold. The spider of the tripod is forged which is produced under great pressure which results in great strength. Parts of the tripod are dull polished to give them a brushed aluminum accent.
Available in both Black and Titanium, each machined aluminum part is coated with an anodized finish which provides the product with a layer of protection.
Reverse folding design
The legs reverse fold creating a compact travel friendly tripod.
Converts to Monopod
With a simple untwist and twist, you can combine the leg and center column to form a monopod.
Leveling Center Column
A leveling base is attached to the top of the center column making it easy to quickly level the head independently of the tripod.
Removable Flat Base Head
The video head can be removed and used on other flat surfaces such as certain sliders, jibs, half ball adapters and more. You can also mount another head with a 3/8″-16 thread.
The center column can be used as a long column for additional height and short column for low to the ground shots.
Benro Aero Tripod Giveaway (July 2017)
We had an awesome giveaway from Benro and I thank them for their prizes – and hopefully you thank them too. I apologize for forgetting to post this right away. I recorded the winning video but then forgot to post.
I certainly appreciate the support from Benro and the Mac Group!
You can see all the winners from the giveaways and quotes from them about winning. So here's the giveaway winner page
Benro Aero Tripods:
Chris from Rhode Island was the first to respond selecting the Benro Aero 7 and said this:
Super excited to win! I’ve been shooting with my Joby Tripod for the longest time but really needed to invest the money into a real quality tripod, now I don’t have to. Thanks Planet5D and Benro!
Calvin from Washington selected the Benro Aero 4
Huseyin from Turkey grabbed the Benro Aero 2
When I selected the winner after the giveaway closed, I recorded this video. Some have asked if I could do it live, but I don't think I should as the winner's full name and email address would be visible and I don't have permission to post those.
Tenba Roadie Giveaway (July 2017)
You can see all the winners from the giveaways and quotes from them about winning. So here's the giveaway winner page
Tim from North Carolina was the first to respond and said this:
I am so excited to win a Tenba Roadie — I've had my fingers (and toes) crossed since entering the giveaway!
Kailyn from Ohio selected the Tenba Roadie Roller Air Case 21
Thank you so much! I am excited to use this high-quality roadie in all my travels. I know that it will last a very long time and I look forward to putting it to good use!!
Pat from NY grabbed the Roadie Roller 21
Thank you to planet5D and Tenba for holding this giveaway! Thanks too, planet5D, for helping me make some gear choices a couple of years ago while continuing to be a great place to keep up with the latest news and reviews. I look forward to making good use of the roller when traveling here in the US or overseas. Thanks again!!
When I selected the winner Sunday evening after the giveaway closed, I recorded this video. Some have asked if I could do it live, but I don't think I should as the winner's full name and email address would be visible and I don't have permission to post those.
Sekonic L-858D-U Speedmaster Light Meters Giveaway:
Our first (of hopefully many) giveaway for Sekonic. With several industry firsts, sophisticated features, and 2.7′ color touch screen, the all-new L-858D-U provides content creators with the critical exposure data they need to create stunning and beautiful imagery for still or motion. Check their site!
The first winner hasn't responded yet – looks like we're going to be selecting someone else soon – good for you all!
Ben from the USA said this:
I absolutely love planet5D! It's got all the hottest gear and great writeups about new products, it's my go to site for reading about the Canon Mark line!The imagery on the site is stunning! Sometimes I just like looking at the images to get new ideas on how I can stay competitive in the industry.planet5D has always been a source of timely and relevant information for me – one of my favorite industry blogs on the net. I'm so glad I entered to win this contest as I REALLY wanted this new light meter.I still own a Sekonic from my college days, almost 20 years ago, and it still works like new. I'm so glad that I'll be able to add their latest feature-rich light meter to my camera bag, and I'm sure it will be an important part of my workflow on set for capturing the highest quality images. A great big thanks to planet5D and Sekonic – I'm a big fan of both! You both rock!
Sekonic April 2017 Winner Selection
Speedmaster L-858D-U Speedmaster Light Meter
- Incident Metering for Ambient & Flash
- 1° Spot Metering with Viewfinder
- Measuring Range: -5 to 22.9 EV (ISO 100)
- Illuminance Range: 0.1 to 2,000,000 lux
- Extensive Range of Cine & Video Settings
- HSS Flash & Flash Duration Measurements
- Flash Analyzing Function; Extended Range
- 2.7″ Touchscreen LCD; All-Weather Design
- Optional Radio Control Modules
(cover photo credit: snap from Sekonic)
Stella Pro Lighting:
Our first (of hopefully many) giveaway for Stella. They have some awesome lighting solutions for filmmakers and photographers as well as other kinds of lighting. Check their site!
The Light & Motion Stella 1000 is meant to be anywhere you want it to be. Whether it’s 100 meters underwater or 1000 meters above ground, our 1000 lumen light delivers 90 minutes of flicker-free, cinematic lighting on a full charge and is the perfect companion for HDSLRs, high-end cinema, or broadcast cameras.
Weighing in at just about .5 lb, the Stella 1000 sets a new standard for power and portability and is truly a game changer for content creators everywhere.
- Rugged, compact Single-point LED – waterproof to depth of 328 feet. Will withstand a drop from height of 3.3 feet.
- 1000 Lumens – delivers 90 minutes of flicker-free, cinematic quality light on a single charge
- Perfect for HDSLRs, high-end cinema or broadcast
- Light – at just .5 lb with an integrated battery, the Stella 1000 sets a new standard for power and portability.
Diogo from the UK (see, we do pick international winners!) won and said this:
Huge thanks to planet5D for not only having these prizes but mainly for the information shared on its website. Very useful and it helps keeping up with all industry news.
Lights that can survive and are portable!
Have a look at what my fried Barry Andersson has to say about these Stella lights!
I also found this video from about a year ago about their 5000 lumens version:
RØDE June 2016 Interview Audio Kit Giveaway:
So RØDE was the sponsor of our most recent giveaway. Our thanks to them of course!
Jacqueline was the winner and will be donating it to her church!
The selection video:
Syrp June 2016 Motion Control Giveaway:
So Syrp was the sponsor of our most recent giveaway. Our thanks to them of course! This was our second giveaway for them and we're planning on several more so if you didn't win this one, be on the lookout for the next!
Sandeep selected the Genie Mini Pan Tilt Kit and said this:
I am really excited to have won this wonderful prize. I would be able to do wonders with my videos using these syrp equipment. I would like to thank planet5D for their cool stuff and offers!
Les selected the Genie Mini:
I m very excited to be selected as a winner in the June 2016 Syrup giveaway.
The prize fits in very well, as I am very much into Astro Photograhy and Astro Timelapse work along with Panorama images. I am sure I will put the item to good use and thank the sponsors for providing the prizes.
And we had a third winner who never responded to my emails so we selected another winner – Matthew was selected for the third prize – the Magic Carpet Short Track:
I'm very excited to have won this great slider track. I've been following planet5D for years and love reading this blog. I've been entering every contest, and I'm super excited to have finally have won. I look forward to using this item to improve the production quality of my videos
I also created this video to show you the actual selection of the winners:
About Syrp Magic Carpet.
The Magic Carpet is a simple, durable slider for silky smooth professional tracking movements. The Magic Carpet is ‘Genie friendly’ and includes everything you need to quickly add full motion control. Learn more about the Syrp Magic Carpet here.
About Syrp Genie Mini.
Motion Control in your pocket! The Genie Mini is an extremely easy-to-use device to create smooth panning motion time-lapse or real-time video. Wirelessly connect to the Genie Min using the Syrp Genie App for quick setup and simple control. Learn more about the Genie Mini here.
About Syrp Pan Tilt Bracket
The Pan Tilt Bracket works alongside two Genie Minis to allow you to create 2-axis timelapse and real-time video, all controlled wirelessly from the Syrp Genie App! Its simple, portable design makes it easy to add dynamic movement to your shots. Learn more about the Pan Tilt Bracket here
Vitec Videocom – 2 Sachtler Ace M Tripods and a Lightpanels Caliber – April 2016
We were excited to be able to offer 2 Sachtler Ace M Tripods and a Lightpanels Caliber!
Jon from Canada
won a Sachtler Ace M tripod:
“I truly can't believe I won a contest, but to win something as cool and as pro level as this? Wow! I am soo excited to use this to help improve my cinematography and the filming of my music! I have been reading the articles and reviews on the site since the day I entered this contest and will continue to do so as it is great content for the indie filmmaker/videographer. Thank you so very much! I live in a small town on the east coast of Canada and quality gear is non existent here so I always have to order online and buy from afar. I just can't believe my sharing and entering won!!!!”
Reinhardt from Germany won a Sachtler Ace M tripod
Carlos from North Dakota won the Litepanels Caliber
Musicbed – 7 $100 certificates – April 2016
We were excited to be able to offer 7 Musicbed music gift certificates for $100 each!
“What could be better than launching your email app and reading another edition of the planet5D blog? I know… you are saying “Nothing is better than that!” But you are wrong, because opening it and seeing an email from planetMitch telling you you won free stuff from planet5D and a cool sponsor is even better! Seriously though, I've been enjoying the always informative and entertaining planet5D blog newsletter and website for several years. Winning $100 in Musicbed credit is just icing on the cake. Thanks Musicbed and planetMitch!
-Mike, Harvest, Alabama”
My name is Raymond and i am so happy to be able to tell you about how excited i am to have win this giveaway from planet5D. Its hard to put into words what this wining Musicbed giveaway on planet5D can do for a person who sometime thinks that giveaway are just put out there to get people hopes up. I can never say a off about the great things the happen on facebook. I just love planet5D for putting this giveaway and so much more out there for people to read. The more a person knows the better the world becomes. Thank You!!
I am super stoked to have won one of these Music Bed gift cards! Its really great that planet5D partners with companies like Musicbed to do neat giveaways like this. It definently builds the film and music community. As a filmmaker I have used Musicbed a number of times. It is really great that they enable Filmmakers like myself to have access to professional music and soundtracks that would normally cost a couple grand to either license or otherwise have custom scored. At the same time it enables real musicians to get their work out there and make a profit off of their tracks. planet5D is a great place to also see new gear plus the blogs help filmmakers see new perspectives on filmmaking, enabling more creativity. I think more filmmakers need to know about companies like Musicbed, so I think its great that planet5D is able to both collaborate and get these names out there!
I'm excited to win the prize and I love planet5D because it keeps me informed of updates and news from the visual world. It's fantastic
My thanks to planet5D and MusicBed for allowing me the opportunity to win! These are my go-to sites for the latest news, cameras, equipment, reviews and music and more! They provide with up-to-date information and content whenever I need it, allowing me to expand my knowledge in the photo and video industry, giving me the power to create better content. Thanks again!
So glad to have won the Musicbed giveaway on planet5D! As a budding audio visual creator, this is just the right impetus to steer me in the right direction. Thanks a lot..!!!”
LookLabs SpeedLooks and DSC Labs – March 2016
Hi everyone! I'm Martí, an amateur filmmaker from Barcelona, and today I realized I won the awesome Speedlooks giveaway!
I'd like to thank both planet5D and Looklabs for this giveaway, it's people like them that have helped me (and still do) to improve my low-budget films. About a year ago i bought a Panasonic Lumix GH4 after reading some postst from planet5D (and some other sites as well), watching reviews and tests, and all that kind of stuff.
For someone like me who can't afford a film school it's great to be able to have websites like planet5D that teach all kind of stuff around mirrorless and DSLR filmmaking, and now this Speedlooks pack will make it much easier for me to color grade my shots.
Thanks again and I wish the best luck to everyone who participates in any other giveaway!
My name is Shawn Im an actor and a film maker I cant believe i won i usually don't win these types of things at all, That comes to show that you should enter when you have a chance to enter a giveaway. I'm literally on planet5D all the time checking out the latest news, ideas and inventions when it comes to film making they are always on their game when it comes to that. They are a big help to Indie film makers like my self. I cant wait I'm just super excited to use the give away prizes..Planet5D rocks. Thanks.
Syrp March 2016
“I am a young German filmmaker with not much experience in timelapsing – the genie mini will open a door for me! Thanks a lot!!”
BONUS SYRP Giveaways!
Syrp has committed to doing 3 more giveaways this year – one per quarter! So keep an eye out for those announcements in June, September, and December!
Cineo MatchBox giveaway 2016-02
But who won?!
We selected 2 winners and they've both accepted the terms – so congratulations go out to Hélder and Alex!
Hélder said:“So stoked to win the amazing Cineo Matchbox! Thank you so much planet5D, i love your blog keep going on! The best blog about digital world, the dream of a filmmaker. Keep the good work! Thank You.”
Alex said: “A big “thank you” to @cineolighting and @planet5d for holding such an awesome giveaway! I'm honored to be one of the winners and excited to put my Matchbox to good use very soon.”
So make sure you keep an eye on Cineo Lighting's website – they have some great products and we sure appreciate the opportunity to give 2 away!