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Lenses

  1. Rokinon 135mm T2.2 Cine Lens


    The Rokinon 135mm T2.2 EF Mount Lens is a manual focus lens for full frame cameras, perfect for the filmmaker on a budget. Utilizing Rokinon’s Cine DS Portfolio, the de-clicked aperture keeps smooth operation during filming and consistent color reproduction across all focal lengths. The industry standard gears easily fit a large variety of follow focus accessories, and the T-stop scale markings on either side keep the operator easily informed.

    The Rokinon 135mm maintains excellent sharpness and resolution, able to focus on subjects as close as 2.6 feet away, virtually no distortion, and great imaging corner-to-corner.

    Rental Prices

    $39 for 1 day
    $78 for up to 3 days
    $117 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:

    Canon DSLR, Filter Kit

     

     

     


  2. SLR Magic Anamorphic 1.33x PL Lens Set


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    The SLR Magic Anamorphot 1.33x anamorphic 3-lens set with PL mount is the only anamorphic lens set that’s priced to be within reach of independent filmmakers and medium-budget commercials.  All three lenses are designed to create 2.35:1 ultra-widescreen images on cameras with super 35-sized sensors. The 50mm and 70mm lenses also cover full frame.

    The lenses are PL mount, and can easily be adapted to shoot on Sony E mount or Canon EF mount cameras. They have a uniform 82mm front filter thread.

    The kit includes SLR Magic Anamorphot-Cine 1.33x 35mm T2.4 PL, SLR Magic Anamorphot-Cine 1.33x 50mm T2.8 PL, SLR Magic Anamorphot-Cine 1.33x 70mm T4 PL, and a hard case.

    Until now, budget anamorphic meant using an anamorphic adapter with a separate taking lens. Using a complete system prevents optical alignment problems and greatly simplifies focus. The SLR Magic specialized coating emphasizes the horizontal “blue streak” type flare from bright highlights.

    These lenses are fully manual and have no electronic communication with the camera. You must adjust aperture and focus manually. You may want to consider renting a follow focus and rails system. The unique front-element focus rotates and extends while focusing, making matte boxes inadvisable for this kit.

     

    Rental Prices

    $399 for 1 day
    $798 for up to 3 days
    $1197 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:

    Monitor with de-squeeze
    Follow focus


  3. SLR Magic Rangefinder Cine Adapter


    The SLR Magic Rangefinder Cine lens adapter gives you cine-style focus control of any lens. It’s a variable diopter that adjusts from 0 to +1, giving you focus from infinity to 1m, with a standard focus gear. It has 77mm rear threads and 82mm front threads.

    The Rangefinder is naturally paired with the SLR Magic Anamorphot adapters, or any vintage anamorphic projector adapter that’s been converted for use with spherical taking lenses. It’s also useful for adding a focus gear and standard rotation to any lens, including Nikon lenses that otherwise focus “backwards.”

    Rental Prices

    $29 for 1 day
    $58 for up to 3 days
    $87 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:

    Monitor with de-squeeze
    Stepping Ring


  4. SLR Magic Anamorphot 2x-50 Anamorphic Adapter


    The SLR Magic Anamorphot 2.0x-50 anamorphic lens adapter converts your spherical taking lens into an anamorphic lens with 2x squeeze. Designed to bring the big-budget cinemascope film look to smaller productions, the adapter adds the coveted “anamorphic look.”

    The 2x squeeze converts 4:3 video into 2.67:1, and 16:9 video into a 3.56:1 ratio. Typically, this will be cropped to the 2.39:1 cinemascope standard in editing.

    Any lens adapter requires a bit of patience and skill to use effectively, especially anamorphic adapters. We advise a few test shoots before using the adapter on critical work. Pairing the Anamorphot 2x with various taking lenses will produce different results. Depending on your aperture, sensor size, lens length, and desired final aspect ratio, you may experience vignetting or corner softness. Focusing an anamorphic adapter is typically easiest with a variable diopter (a.k.a a single-focus system) like the SLR Magic Rangefinder. Without a single-focus system, the adapter and lens must be focused separately.

    In general, we’ve had the best results when paired with taking lenses that have:

    50 degree or narrower field of view (about 40mm on a full frame camera)
    non-rotating filter threads
    62mm or smaller front threads
    50mm or smaller front element size
    A fully manual focus option (not focus by wire)
    If they zoom, a fixed length while zooming

    Many shooters like the results from matching the anamorphot to vintage single-coated lenses like the Helios 44-2 and Jupiter 9. Check out our Anamorphic Adapter Crash Course on the blog to get started and be sure you have the accessories you’ll need. Definitely consider stepping rings, rails, lens supports, a Rangefinder, and follow focus. Spend some time to build and test your camera before shooting with it. Getting precise alignment is critical for an ideal image, and can take some practice.

    The Anamorphot 2x-50 has a 62mm rear filter thread, you’ll need stepping rings to connect it to other sized lenses. The front thread is 77mm, the same as the rear threads on the SLR Magic Rangefinder. We include a lens collar/support with 1/4″-20 mounting hole for preventing unwanted rotation and reducing stress on the lens mount.

    If you’re looking for a simpler way to shoot anamorphic, we suggest our SLR Magic 1.33x Anamorphic PL Lens Set.

     

    Rental Prices

    $49 for 1 day
    $98 for up to 3 days
    $147 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:

    Monitor with de-squeeze
    Rangefinder


  5. 50mm T1.5 Rokinon Cine Lens


    The Rokinon (or Samyang) 50mm T1.5 cine lens is part of Rokinon’s cinema lens series for the budget-minded cinematographer. Featuring a de-clicked aperture ring, and gears on the aperture and focus rings, the Rokinon cine lenses are ideal for film and video.

    This lens has an EF mount and 77mm front filter threads. It close-focuses to 18 inches.

    Rental Prices

    $39 for 1 day
    $78 for up to 3 days
    $117 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

  6. Auto-Focus Macro Extension Tube Set for Sony E-mount


    Perfect for Sony mirrorless camera bodies, this macro extension set includes 10mm and 16mm tubes, giving you closer focus and greater magnification with any Sony E-mount lens.  Built in electric contacts allow for autofocus, stabilization, electronic iris, and EXIF data.

    This set pairs with any of our E-mount lenses, including the Zeiss 25mm, Zeiss 55mm, Sony 28-70mm, and Sony 18-105mm.

    Rental Prices

    $14 for 1 day
    $28 for up to 3 days
    $42 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

     

     Suggested accessories:
    A7s II Mirrorless Camera

  7. Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Lens for Sony E Mount


    The Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Lens is a prime, wide-length lens that covers full frame sensors on cameras like the Sony A7s II, and mounts on any Sony camera with an E mount. Its fast f/2 aperture makes it great indoors, and where you want maximum control over depth of field. The T* coating minimizes reflections and glare.

    This lens is exceptionally sharp, even wide open. The autofocus makes it a natural choice for still photography, landscape photography, events, and documentary work. The digital readout highlights the focus distance and depth of field range.

    The lens has auto and manual focus modes, and iris is controlled electronically. It has 67mm front threads.

    Rental Prices

    $49 for 1 day
    $98 for up to 3 days
    $147 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:

    Sony Camera
    Filter Kit


  8. Sigma EF USB Dock


    The Sigma USB dock for Canon mount lenses allows you to connect your Sigma lenses to your computer. This allows you to update firmware and adjust focus and stabilization settings using the free Sigma Optimization Pro software.

    The lens dock is only compatible with the Sigma Art, Contemporary, and Sports line lenses featuring a Canon EF lens mount. See the table below for specific models and features supported.

    Rental Prices

    $14 for 1 day
    $28 for up to 3 days
    $42 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:

    Sigma EF mount lens
    Computer

    Sigma USB Dock Compatibility Chart
    Lens Firmware Update Focus Setting OS AF Speed Focus Limiter
    20mm F1.4 DG HSM Yes Yes X X X
    24mm F1.4 DG HSM Yes Yes X X X
    35mm F1.4 DG HSM Yes Yes X X X
    50mm F1.4 DG HSM Yes Yes X X X
    24-35mm F2 DG HSM Yes Yes X X X
    24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM Yes Yes X X X
    120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM Yes Yes X X X
    30mm F1.4 DC HSM Yes Yes X X X
    18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Yes Yes X X X
    18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Yes Yes X X X
    18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Yes Yes X X X
    50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM Yes Yes X X X
    OS, AF Speed and Focus limiter are only adjustable on lenses with a custom mode switch.
    DN Lenses are not currently compatible with the USB dock.

  9. Olympus 45mm f/1.8 MFT Lens


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    The Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 45mm f/1.8 lens for Olympus and Panasonic Micro 4/3 cameras is a great choice for portraits and low light.  Field of view on MFT is equivalent to 90mm on a full-frame camera. Bokeh at f/1.8 is impressive, especially for  a lens so small.

    The 45mm lens is an ideal companion to cameras like the Panasonic GH4. It’s also compatible with  the Zenmuse X5 camera and other micro four-thirds mounts. Autofocus is nearly silent. The lens is sharp throughout. Aperture and focus are controlled electronically by the camera. The lens has 37mm front threads.

     

    Rental Prices

    $34 for 1 day
    $68 for up to 3 days
    $102 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

  10. Nikon 20mm f/2.8 AF Lens


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    The Nikon Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 AF is a wide angle lens for Nikon F-mount. It’s a full frame lens, and will work as a manual lens on any Nikon DSLR as well as most Nikon film cameras, and in autofocus mode on any  Nikon camera with a focus motor.  It’s Nikon’s smallest and lightest ultrawide lens.

    Nikon primes are also very easily adapted to Micro Four-Thirds (MFT) and Sony E/NEX mount, often for video shooters.

    Close focus is about 10 inches. Set your f-stop manually from f/2.8 to f/22 with detents. This wide angle lens has 62mm front threads.

    Rental Prices

    $19 for 1 day
    $38 for up to 3 days
    $57 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:
    DSLR Camera
    filter kit


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