Camera, Light, Projector and Sound Rental in Milwaukee & Chicago

            Renting cameras, audio, lighting & grip for Milwaukee, Chicago, and the surrounding area.

Archive: Nov 2014

  1. Consignment Rental

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    consignment-camera-rentalHow many hours a week do you use your camera?  Wouldn’t it be great if you could make extra cash when you’re not using it?   MKE Production Rental is always looking to add cameras and a few other pieces of equipment to our rental inventory.

    What is consignment rental?
    Consignment rental is a simple agreement between you and us that lets us rent your equipment to other people.

    How much money will I make?
    For most equipment, we’ll give you a 50/50 split of the rental revenue.  For equipment on our Most Wanted list, we’ll give you even more (60/40 split).

    Is my equipment safe?

    We use the same procedures with your equipment as we do with ours. When your equipment is in our care, it’s covered by our insurance. When it’s with a customer, we require proof of their insurance, and we complete a background check. In the unlikely event something permanent happens to your equipment while part of our consignment rental program, you’ll be paid the replacement cost. If your equipment needs repair due to misuse, we will pay for it. Maintanance costs, like re-lubricating gears, replacing lamps, etc., are split at the same ratio as rental revenue.

    Can I use my equipment for my own projects?
    Of course! If the equipment is not already committed to a rental, you can pick it up and return it during normal business hours.

    What kind of equipment is acceptable for consignment rental?
    Most 4K and cinema cameras, as well as professional photo and cine lenses are the most popular items.  We are also a big renter of stills cameras, so high end DSLR and mirrorless cameras less than three years old are in demand.

    You can read our boilerplate Consignment Rental Agreement, get in touch, and start making money today!

    Consignment Rental Most Wanted List

    Video Cameras, Lenses, & Accessories

    Canon c300 mark II Kit
    Canon c500 Kit
    Canon c700 Kit
    Arri Alexa or Amira Kit
    Cooke S4/i, mini S4/i, or S5 Lens Kit

    Still Photography Equipment

    Profoto Heads
    Medium Format Digital Camera
    IR (Infrared) DSLR Camera

  2. Small PA System with Speakers and Mixer

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    This small PA system is great for small events and presentations where you need speakers, an amplifier, and a mixer all in one easy-to-carry package.  You can mix microphones, instruments, and a stereo source like a computer or mp3 player.  This all-in-one rental includes a five-channel mixer, 175 watt power amplifier, two speakers, two stands, and two speaker cables.

    We recommend a PA system of this size for indoor audiences of 40 or less to listen to live music or movies, and 60 or less for speeches and presentations. Just add one to three wired or wireless microphones and you’re ready to present.

    If you need more power, more microphone inputs, or just some guidance on choosing the right PA system rental, give us a call!  One of our AV techs can help you find exactly what you need.


    Rental Prices

    $94 for 1 day
    $188 for up to 3 days
    $282 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:

    XLR Cables

  3. 15-Band Stereo Equalizer

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    15 band stereo equalizer

    This professional 15-band stereo equalizer from Beringer is perfect for live or studio sound.  We love this unit for stopping feedback from on-stage microphones, because the feedback detection system makes it so easy to find and eliminate any trouble frequencies.  It also features a dedicated mono subwoofer output with adjustable crossover.

    An EQ is a must-have for live and studio music.  Let us know what rackmount audio equipment you’d like to rent, and we can ship it all out in one easy-to-use rack, for fast setup on location.  Not sure what you need? Our audio techs would love to help you build the perfect rig for your gig!  Contact us today to reserve your rental.

    Rental Prices

    $29 for 1 day
    $58 for up to 5 days
    Call or email for availability.


    Suggested accessories:

    Cables, Mixer, Speakers, Amplifier

  4. Wireless Handheld Microphone Kit

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    This wireless handheld microphone kit gives you two wireless microphones and one rackmount receiver.  We’ll make sure you’re configured to run out-of-the box, but you can set the frequencies and levels of the microphones separately, to suit your needs.  The wireless receiver has separate mic level XLR outputs for each channel, or a single line-level output from the  1/4″ jack.

    The system uses UHF frequencies, and up to 30 wireless microphones can be used at the same time if you add more units.  They are rated for up to 500 feet, and in our tests, we were able to get consistent reception even from outside to inside our building. We include AA batteries for each of the handheld mics.

    This is a great wireless handheld mic system for small corporate events, as well as DJs and weddings. Don’t forget to order cables and extra batteries if you’ll need them.  If you’d like our help planning audiovisual for your event, give us a call!  One of our AV techs can help you find exactly what you need.


    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:

    PA System
    XLR Cables

  5. Canon E-TTL Flash

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    This flash works with Canon cameras.  Set your flash output automatically with E-TTL, or manually with 1/3-stop control and a zoom function. It’s quite a high-output flash, with a guide number of 68. It also includes an optical slave, for easy off-camera use.

    The flash head rotates 270 degrees and tilts 90 degrees. We include 4 rechargeable AA batteries with each flash rental.  The flash has a PC sync port for connecting to a wired or wireless flash system.

    Rental Price

    $19 for 1 day
    $38 for up to 5 days
    Call or email for availability.


    Suggested accessories:
    Additional AA batteries

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If you haven't found what you're looking for, try the search box above, or call (414) 939-3653. We have way too many clamps, cables, and widgets to list everything. And we have new stuff coming all the time, too!