You could own a camera used to film the World Cup!

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With the World Cup well and truly underway, football fans all over the world have spent hours already watching games. Whether viewed at home, in the pub, or on a big screen in a makeshift venue, all the footage from the world cup is filmed on professional video cameras such as the Sony FX6 and Sony Z750 – many of which will be sold off at a bargain price after the global event through ES Broadcast (a partner supplying kit to the broadcast industry).

If you’re already in the market for one of the best filmmaking cameras  or best cinema cameras, it might be a good idea to wait til January 2023 when many of the cameras used at the football World Cup in Qatar will be up for sale. As well as the cameras mentioned above, there will also be a range of Sony lenses, Canon broadcast lenses, Sachtler & Vocas grips, DJI Ronin gimbals and Sennheiser wireless audio systems.

Although prices vary massively from item to item, from what we’ve seen so far you can make some pretty worthwhile savings. For example, you could pick up a Sony 50mm f/1.2 GM lens for £1,499 ex VAT {usually £2,100) or a Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM lens for £999 excluding VAT (usually £1,400).

Not only can you bag yourself a bargain but you will also have bragging rights about the history of your kit. Perhaps it could be the camera that catches England’s winning goal (we can all live in hope) or the lens that recorded nail-biting penalty shootouts in the semi-finals. Either way, you can be sure it would have been involved in the action. 

It might be worth setting a reminder about the sale now. With Christmas and the New Year to get through first, buying a camera might not be the first thing you think about in January. However, when it comes to January sales, this is one of the ones to be excited about.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.