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

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




Archive: Mar 2016

  1. 200W HMI Fresnel Light

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    HMIs are a daylight-balanced (5600K) light source that’s popular in film, television, and photography.  This 200-watt HMI fresnel rental will give you light that matches daylight, with a lot higher efficiency and CRI than a tungsten fixture.  We include the lamp head, barn doors, scrims, magnetic ballast, and head cable. An upgrade to electronic ballast is also available.

    Many of our renters use HMI lighting in combination with Kino Flos for a soft key and fill, while the HMI provides a hard backlight, edge, or kicker.  It’s also popular bundled with a 4×4 silk or other diffusion, as a flattering key or fill light.

    We also carry HMI fresnels in 1.2K, and 575w sizes.

    Rental Prices

    $89 for 1 day
    $178 for up to 3 days
    $267 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.
     Suggested accessories:
    Stingers
    Baby Stand
    Sandbags
  2. 575W HMI Fresnel Light

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    HMIs are a daylight-balanced (5600K) light source that’s popular in film, television, and photography.  Renting a 575-watt HMI fresnel will give you light that matches daylight, with a lot higher efficiency and CRI than a tungsten fixture.  We include the lamp head, barn doors, scrims, magnetic ballast, and head cable. An upgrade to electronic ballast is also available.

    Many of our renters use HMI lighting in combination with Kino Flos for a soft key and fill, while the HMI provides a hard backlight, edge, or kicker.  It’s also popular bundled with a 4×4 silk or other diffusion, as a flattering key or fill light.

    We also carry HMI fresnels in 1.2K and 200w sizes.

    Rental Prices

    $99 for 1 day
    $198 for up to 3 days
    $297 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.
  3. 1.2kW HMI PAR Light

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    HMIs are a daylight-balanced (5600K) light source that’s popular in film, television, and photography.  Renting this 1.2kW (1200 watt) HMI PAR will give you light that matches daylight, but still runs on a standard 15 or 20 amp household circuit.  A PAR (parabolic anodized reflector) gives you the most “punch” possible in a lightweight fixture.

    We include the lamp head, lenses, barn doors, scrims, magnetic ballast, and 20′ head cable. You’ll need a baby stand. An upgrade to electronic ballast is also available.

    Many of our renters use HMI lighting in combination with Kino Flos for a soft key and fill, while the HMI provides a hard backlight, edge, or kicker.  It’s also popular bundled with a 4×4 silk or other diffusion, as a flattering key or fill light.

    We also carry HMI fresnels in 1.2K, 575w, and 200w sizes.

    Rental Prices

    $144 for 1 day
    $288 for up to 3 days
    $432 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.
  4. Canon T6s DSLR Camera

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    The Canon T6s is Canon’s top tier Rebel DSLR. It features a 24.2 MP APS-C sized sensor with expanded ISO to 25600. Made for both photo and video, the camera shoots 1080p30, 1080p24, and 720p60. The T6s is an upgrade over the T6i, adding a top display, control dial, and horizon level. The Canon T6s also supports WiFi connection.

    Our Canon T6s rental comes with a charger, 2 batteries, and a 64GB SD card.  This camera accepts EF and EF-S lenses.  If you’re not sure where to start, we think the Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 IS lens is a good choice for most shooters.

    We suggest reserving your DSLR rental early, since they tend to rent out quickly.

    Rental Prices

    $59 for 1 day
    $118 for up to 3 days
    $177 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.
    Suggested accessories:
    Lenses, Tripod, Sound kit
  5. Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS Lens

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    The Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS lens is famous for beautiful bokeh, tack-sharp images, and impressive image stabilization.  This telephoto zoom lens is most popular with wedding, event, sport, and nature photographers, but is also right at home on DSLR video sets.

    The 70-200, like all EF-mount lenses, will work with any Canon DSLR we carry.  It’s also compatible with the Canon 1.4x telephoto extender, for added reach.  It has 77mm front threads, and close-focuses to 4.6 feet.

    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:
    Canon DSLR
  6. Clamps, Mounts, Plates, Arms, and Other Grip

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    We rent every common clamp, plate, and other grip accessory. We also rent a crate for $60/day that you can fill with all the clamps that fit. If you don’t see what you need here, please request it!

    $1/day items

    #1 pony clamp (1″ a-clamp) (metal spring clamp)
    #2 pony clamp (2″ a-clamp) (metal spring clamp)
    #3 pony clamp (3″ a-clamp) (metal spring clamp)
    5/8″ baby pin
    TVMP adapter
    lightweight pipe (stage) clamp

    $3/day items

    mafer (super) (konvi) clamp with baby pin
    mafer (super) (konvi) clamp with 1/4″ & 3/8″ baby pin
    center-jaw mathellini (cardellini) clamp
    end-jaw mathellini (cardellini) clamp
    platypus (quacker) (duck bill) clamp
    scissors (drop ceiling) clamps
    baby plate with 4″ baby spud
    justin (alli) (kupo) clamp with baby receiver
    j hook with baby hex pin
    lightweight 7″ magic arm
    lightweight 11″ magic arm
    heavy-duty pipe (stage) clamp

    $5/day items

    6″ c clamp with baby pins
    10″ c clamp with baby pins
    2 1/2″ grip head
    12″ furniture clamp with baby pin

    $12/day items

    matthews poultry bracket with junior receiver and baby pin
    4 1/2″ grip head (lollipop) for junior stand
    heavy-duty manfrotto magic arm with camera bracket

  7. Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 DX II Wide-Angle Zoom Lens

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    Ours go to 11.  Millimeters, that is.  This Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 zoom lens will fit EF and EF-S mounts, although it vignettes on full frame cameras at wider than 16mm. This is a great lens to capture action and events up close.  It has modest barrel distortion but it’s definitely not a fisheye.  Autofocus performance is excellent, and you can pull the focus ring for manual focus with a hard infinity stop, great for video shooters.

    We love this lens paired with a jib or slider dolly for sweeping wide shots.  A great option for landscape shooters, its sweet spot seems to be around f/11. For shooters who would rather have a manual lens, the Rokinon 14mm should be considered.

    If you are shooting on a smaller sensor like the BMCC, BMPCC, or MFT cameras, this lens is a must-have for its focal length, speed, and great optics. Don’t forget you may need an EF lens adapter.

    The Tokina has 77mm front threads. This lens pairs really well with the Sigma 24-60mm f/2.8, with the same maximum aperture, filter size, and weight.

    If you’re considering this lens for fullframe, you might also want to consider the Sigma 20mm f/1.8.  It’s a bit sharper, 1 1/3 stops faster, with less distortion, and just a touch less wide.

    Rental Prices

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

    Suggested accessories:

    Canon DSLR, 77mm Filter Kit

Can’t Find It?

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!