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  1. Rokinon Cine DS Lens Kit EF


    The Rokinon Cine DS Lens Kit includes seven prime lenses covering a complete range of focal lengths. All of the lenses feature 0.8 mod gears on focus and iris, declicked apertures, and fully manual operation.

    These lenses have a Canon EF mount, and can easily be adapted to other camera mounts as well. Each of the lenses (except for the 8mm) covers full frame sensors.

    Your rental includes:
    Rokinon 8mm T3.8 EF
    Rokinon 14mm T3.1 EF
    Rokinon 24mm T1.5 EF
    Rokinon 35mm T1.5 EF
    Rokinon 50mm T1.5 EF
    Rokinon 85mm T1.5 EF
    Rokinon 135mm T2.2 EF
    7-lens hard case

     

    Jon’s Take:

    “The Rokinon Cine DS lenses tend to flare more than their bigger-budget cinema lens counterparts, and maybe aren’t as sharp wide open. But in most situations, audiences won’t ever see their weaknesses. Most of the lenses are incredibly fast, up to T1.5. Their greatest strength is accessibility on a budget, with a relatively small size and weight. For shoots without an AC, they should always be considered, simply because they are easier to handle (and less expensive to replace).”

     

    Rental Prices

    $149 for 1 day
    $298 for up to 3 days
    $447 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

  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. Rokinon 135mm T2.2 Cine Lens


    The Rokinon 135mm T2.2 EF Mount Lens is a manual focus telephoto lens for full frame video cameras, perfect for the filmmaker balancing the needs of a production against a tight budget. All of Rokinon’s Cine DS lenses feature a de-clicked aperture, consistent color reproduction across focal lengths, standard focus gears, and T-stop markings on both sides of the barrel.

    We rent a complete set of Rokinon Cine DS lenses, from 8mm to 135. Samyang, Rokinon, and Bower are three identical lens brands all made by the same company, using the same optical formula.

    This lens is a great length for close ups and portraits, especially on full frame cameras. It can also be mounted on super 35 and APS-C cameras, making it a more extreme telephoto.

    Jon’s Take:

    “The Rokinon Cine DS lenses tend to flare more than their bigger-budget cinema lens counterparts, and won’t match for corner sharpess wide open. But in most situations, audiences won’t ever see the difference between them. Their greatest strength is accessibility on a budget, with a relatively small size and weight. For shoots without an AC, they should always be considered, simply because they are easier to handle (and less expensive to replace).”

     

    Brand Rokinon
    Name 135mm Cine DS T2.2 EF
    Focal Length 135 mm
    Maximum Aperture T 2.2
    Mount Type Canon EF
    Focus Manual
    Focus Hard Stops yes
    Focus Gear 0.8 Mod
    Iris Manual Declicked
    Front Threads 77 mm
    Close Focus Distance 0.8 m
    Maximum Magnification 4:1

     


    May we suggest:

    Rokinon Cine DS Lens Kit

    77mm filters

    Rental Prices

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

     


  4. 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.

  5. 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


  6. 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.

  7. 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


  8. Nikon 50mm f/1.4 AI Lens


    The Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 AI prime lens is manual focus. This one is vintage but still in great shape. It’s sharp, fast, and a popular lens for Nikon mount. It’s small, tough, and great in the dark. Nikon primes are also very easily adapted to Micro Four-Thirds (MFT) and Sony E/NEX mount, often for video shooters.

    Close focus is 18 inches. Set your f-stop manually from f/1.4 to f/16 with detents. This lens has 52mm 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


  9. Nikon 28mm f/2.8 AI-S Lens


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    The Nikon Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 AI-S prime lens is manual focus. It’s very sharp, and a very popular wide angle lens for Nikon mount. It outperforms other Nikon 28mm lenses in bench tests, including the newer 28mm AF lens. It’s small but tough, with an all-metal housing. Nikon primes are also very easily adapted to Micro Four-Thirds (MFT) and Sony E/NEX mount, often for video shooters.

    Close focus is a remarkable 7 inches. Set your f-stop manually from f/2.8 to f/22 with detents. This lens has 52mm 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


  10. Nikon 85mm f/2 AI-S Lens


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    The Nikon Nikkor 85mm f/2 AI-S prime lens is manual focus. It’s very sharp, and a popular short telephoto lens for Nikon mount. It’s small but tough, with an all-metal housing. Nikon primes are also very easily adapted to Micro Four-Thirds (MFT) and Sony E/NEX mount, often for video shooters.

    Set your f-stop manually from f/2 to f/22 with detents. This lens has 52mm 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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