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

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




Archive: Aug 2018

  1. Zeiss ZE Super Speed 3-Lens Set

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    The Zeiss ZE lens family are full frame lenses designed for Canon EF mounts. The 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm in this kit are all f/1.4, great for creating shallow depth of field and working with limited light. These lenses are all manual focus only, with electronic iris control.

    Advantages over the standard Canon 50mm photo primes include hard focus stops, longer focus barrel rotation, and sharper optics edge-to-edge.  Nearly all reviewers rate the Zeiss performance ahead of Canon’s L-series primes.

    Rental Prices

    $99 for 1 day
    $198 for up to 3 days
    $297 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:
    Canon DSLR

  2. Sony a6500 Camera

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    The Sony Alpha a6500 is an APS-C format mirrorless camera, powerful for both still and video shooting. Featuring 4K internal video recording as well as 24.2 MP still photo shooting. The small form factor hides a powerful camera that makes it easy for anyone to capture great photo and video, even in challenging situations.

    The a6500 builds on the success of the a6000 and a6300. The a6500 adds five-axis in-body stabilization. Now every lens is a stabilized lens, letting you shoot handheld photos and video with reduced motion blur and smoother camera moves. Sensitivity is unmatched among crop-factor cameras, with ISO extending to 51200. Video recording is higher quality, with resolution up to 3840×2160 at 30 frames per second.

    The camera accepts any E-mount lenses (also called NEX), as well as nearly any DSLR lens with the use of an adapter. Lenses designed for full frame (FE lenses) will have a 1.5x crop in field of view, when compared to a full frame camera. We would be happy to help you choose the best lenses for your rental.

    Your rental includes the Sony Alpha a6500 body, two batteries, a 64GB SD card, and a charger. You’ll need to add a lens to be ready to shoot.

    Rental Prices

    $89 for 1 day
    $178 for 3 days
    $267 up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:
    E Mount or NEX Lens
    Tripod
    Extra Battery

  3. Now Hiring – Rental Assistant (Part Time)

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    At MKE Production Rental we help our customers make amazing video, audio, photos, and events. We’re looking for someone who wants to join us in our mission, part time.   This is your chance to work with other people who love telling stories, making movies, and using new tech.

    An ideal candidate will:
    Have a love of video, photography, and technology.
    Strive to learn something new every day.
    Have a formal or informal background in audio, video, lighting, and/or photography.  A college degree is a plus, but not required.
    Be organized and punctual.
    Be detail-oriented and attentive.
    Be capable of lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds, loading large objects, and climbing stairs
    Have reliable transportation to our downtown office.  We’re near multiple bus lines.

    The Rental Assistant will be responsible for:
    Fulfilling rental orders.
    Receiving rental dropoffs and performing return inspections.
    Answering customer phone calls and emails.
    Managing rental paperwork.
    Other miscellaneous duties.

    A big perk of the job is access to tons of cool gear, including for your own personal projects! You’ll also be meeting producers, cinematographers, photographers, and other creatives working in Milwaukee.Pay commensurate with experience.  MKE Production Rental is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    To apply, please send a resume as PDF to [email protected]. No calls, please!

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