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. MKE Production Rental Rental Agreement

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    All equipment must be returned prior to the “Return Time” (listed as Pick-Up Time on your quote and order). Equipment returned after this time will be charged an additional day’s rental at the regular full-day rate for each 24-hour period the Equipment is not returned. Rentals returned before the Return Time are not eligible for discounts or refunds. At or prior to the Return Time, Renter, at Renter’s expense, will return the Equipment to 159 N Broadway, Suite 202, unless other arrangements, made in writing and agreed to by both parties, have been made in advance.  Equipment will be returned in the same condition as which it was received by Renter, allowing for reasonable wear and tear. Any labels on the equipment must be left on the equipment, or the Renter will be subject to an additional $10 charge per label.

    Renter accepts the Equipment in good condition and repair, and satisfactory for their purpose. Renter agrees to inspect the Equipment and report any defect, damage, or inaccuracy within two hours of receiving the Equipment.  MKE Production Rental assumes no responsibility whatsoever for the performance of the Equipment, and no claim for liability or rental reduction shall be allowed due to alleged or actual failure of the Equipment to perform in any manner for any reason. This includes, but is not limited to, equipment failure, data corruption, or operator errors. Renter will only use the Equipment lawfully and with regard for safety of persons and Equipment. Renter indemnifies and holds harmless MKE Production Rental from any and all claims, actions, damages, costs (including attorneys’ fees), obligations, liabilities, and liens (including any of the foregoing arising or accrued without MKE Production Rental’s fault or negligence, or under the doctrine of strict liability) arising out of the purchase, lease, use possession, selection, delivery, operation, return, or other disposition of the Equipment.  Renter assumes full responsibility for the defense of any action, damages, obligation, liability, or lien arising as stated above. The provisions of this paragraph shall survive the termination of the Rental as to any matter arising during the Rental Term.

    MKE Production Rental shall have the right to inspect the Equipment at any reasonable time, with prior notice to the Renter.  Renter agrees to permit the owner or owner’s agent to enter the premises where the rental is kept for the purpose of inspection, or the purpose of repossessing the equipment if the Renter’s account is in default or otherwise not in good standing.  

    Renter bears the entire risk of loss, theft, destruction, or damage (Loss or Damage) of the Equipment from any and all causes during the Rental Term.  Loss or Damage warrants MKE Production Rental to require the Renter perform one of the following: (1) Repair and restore the Equipment in good condition.(2) Pay the Replacement Cost. MKE Production Rental reserves the right to charge for any loss of revenue as a result of the repair, restoration, or replacement of the Equipment. MKE Production Rental shall be entitled to receive and retain all insurance payments made relating to the Loss or Damage of the Equipment, if any. Renter, Renter’s Insurer, or both will be entitled to the Equipment for salvage purposes, in damaged condition, AS IS, without warranty, only after payment has been received.

    Renter may not at any time sublet, subrent, or reassign the Equipment to any party not explicitly noted in this agreement, nor permit its use by anyone other than the Renter and the Renter’s Employees and Agents. The Equipment is, and will always remain, the Personal Property of MKE Production Rental, notwithstanding the Equipment or any part of it may become affixed or attached in any manner to Real Property or Real Property Improvements.  Renter has no right, title, or interest in the Equipment, except as expressly set forth herein.

    Payment is due when the Rental Term begins, unless other arrangements have been made in advance.  If Renter fails to make any payment when due, Renter will owe MKE Production Rental an additional 2% of any outstanding balance, or $10, whichever is greater, each 30-day period.  In the event MKE Production Rental incurs collection expenses, attorney’s fees, or other expenses relating to the collection of Renter’s account or the enforcement of this Instrument, Renter agrees to pay those costs as well.

    Renter agrees and authorizes MKE Production Rental to process any credit or debit card or other method of deposit in Renter’s file for amounts up to and including the full balance due, including any costs relating to Loss, Damage, and collections. Renter’s failure to return the Equipment within 24 hours after the Return Time authorizes MKE Production Rental to charge the full replacement cost, in addition to rental and other charges.

    Renter agrees that in the event of default, MKE Production Rental may recover from Renter all Rent and other amounts due and may take possession of any or all Equipment, wherever located, without demand or notice, without a court order or other process of law.  Taking of possession will not constitute a termination of this Agreement. MKE Production Rental may pursue any other remedy in law or equity. No right or remedy conferred upon or reserved to MKE Production Rental is exclusive of any other right or remedy provided by this Rental, or by law, or equity.

    Unless the requirements of this paragraph are waived by MKE Production Rental in written communication prior to the Renter’s acceptance of the agreement, Renter will provide evidence of, pay for, and maintain: (1) Insurance against the loss or theft or damage to the Equipment, for its full replacement value, and (2) public liability and property damage insurance naming MKE Production Rental as an additional insured and loss payee with respect to rented equipment.  All insurance shall be in a form, and amount satisfactory to MKE Production Rental.

    This Agreement can not be amended or altered or changed except by written agreement, signed by both parties.

  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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

  8. 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!