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

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




Lenses

  1. 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

  2. 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


  3. Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Zoom Lens


    Canon-24-70-2-8Canon’s 24-70mm f/2.8 L II lens is the professional’s standard midrange zoom. The zoom length is practical and the lens is fast enough to use indoors. Comparing it to the 24-105mm f/4 L, or the original Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L, we find it to be significantly sharper, with less distortion. In our opinion, it’s the strongest midrange zoom made for any full frame camera.

    24-70mm is an obvious choice for a zoom lens on a full-frame camera, but works on a crop-factor camera, too, if you don’t mind it being on the heavy side.  It has 82mm front threads and close focuses to 16″.

    If you have a need for a stabilized midrange zoom, we love the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 VC.

    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:

    Canon DSLR
    Filter Kit


  4. Sony 50mm f/1.8 Lens


    The Sony 50mm f/1.8 Lens is a prime, normal-length lens that covers full frame sensors on cameras like the Sony A7s II, and mounts on any Sony camera with an E mount. A go-to portrait lens on an APS-C body, its fast f/1.8 aperture makes it great indoors and when you want maximum control over depth of field. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper imagery with slower shutter speeds, and the unique 7-bladed aperture design creates fantastic bokeh quality at all f-stops.

    The lens has auto and manual focus modes, and iris is controlled electronically.

    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:

    Sony Camera
    Filter Kit


  5. Zeiss 85mm T1.5 CP2 Lens with EF Mount


    The Zeiss CP.2 85mm T1.5 lens with EF mount is an excellent long lens on both full frame and super 35 sensors.  The Compact Prime lens family offer full-frame coverage for DSLRs and speedboosters, and are equally at home on cinema cameras with EF mounts and DSLRs.

    The fourteen-blade iris makes for near-perfect circle bokeh and Zeiss’ T* coating reduces reflections and flare.  Zeiss CP.2s are fully manual, and barrel sizes are matched for easy lens changes, even behind a mattebox and follow focus. All our CP.2 lenses have imperial markings (in feet).

    Our Zeiss CP.2 lenses can be rented as a kit. We don’t accept advance reservations for individual lenses, but you can pick them up same-day with an appointment.

    Insurance or a deposit is required for this rental.

    Rental Prices

    $64 for 1 day
    $128 for up to 3 days
    Call or email for availability.

  6. Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM Lens


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    The Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens is a professional-level telephoto lens. It features image stabilization, very fast USM focusing, and outstanding imaging performance.

    This long lens is often the best choice for outdoors: particularly sports, wildlife, weddings and other events. It is also an amazing portrait lens, creating extreme subject-background separation and telephoto compression. It is a popular choice for both photo and video shooters.  If you need an even longer lens, we suggest renting it with our Canon 1.4x telephoto extender.

    The EF mount fits every Canon DSLR ever made, and can be mounted on most mirrorless cameras with an adapter. At three pounds, it’s on the heavier side, but a tripod foot is included with the lens rental. Like many Canon L-series and telephoto lenses, It has 77mm front threads. The lens extends significantly when zoomed, making it a poor choice for matte boxes.

     

    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:
    Canon DSLR


  7. Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens


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    The Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS zoom lens is an all-purpose lens that covers full frame sensors on cameras like the Sony A7s II, and mounts on any Sony camera with an E mount. The Optical Steady Shot (OSS) makes for sharper handheld photos and smoother handheld video shooting.

    The lens has auto and manual focus modes, and iris is controlled electronically. The lens has 55mm front threads.

    Rental Prices

    $33 for 1 day
    $66 for up to 3 days
    $99 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:

    Sony Camera
    Filter Kit


  8. Sony 18-105mm f/4 OSS Zoom Lens


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    Sony’s 18-105mm f/4  image stabilized midrange zoom is a versatile lens for both still and video uses.  The Optical Steady Shot (OSS) image stabilization makes handheld still photos sharper and handheld video smoother.  The lens covers an APS-C/Super 35mm imaging area, meaning you’ll have complete sensor coverage on cameras like the Sony FS7 and A6000, but can still work in crop mode on full frame cameras like the Sony A7s II. The lens is surprisingly light, as well.

    The lens has a servo motor, making smooth zooms possible on a mirrorless camera body, something no other manufacturer has offered to this point.  The E mount (sometimes called NEX mount) works with all modern Sony interchangeable lens cameras.

     

    Rental Prices

    $33 for 1 day
    $66 for up to 3 days
    $99 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:

    Sony Camera
    Filter Kit


  9. Tamron SP 24-70mm Di VC USD Zoom Lens EF


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    The Tamron SP 24-70mm Di VC USD EF zoom lens is a versatile midrange zoom. The f/2.8 speed matches Canon’s 24-70 zoom, but Tamron has added image stabilization (they call it vibration compensation or VC).  The zoom range is very useful, from moderately wide to short telephoto. The EF mount and full-frame coverage mean it works on every Canon DSLR ever, as well as any camera with an EF or EF-S mount.

    For photo shooters, the Ultrasonic Silent Drive (USD) motor makes for fast and accurate autofocus. Vibration compensation is helpful for stills, and exceptionally helpful for handheld video.

    The Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 VC close focuses to 18″ and has 82mm 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:

    DSLR Camera
    82mm filter kit


  10. Rokinon 8mm T3.8 Fisheye Cine Lens EF


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    The Rokinon (or Samyang) 8mm T3.8 HD fisheye is a cinema-geared prime lens for cameras with Super 35mm and smaller sensors and EF or EF-S mounts.  Larger sensors will show vignetting. This lens is incredibly wide, with a modest amount of fisheye distortion.

    This is the cine version of the Rokinon 8mm f/3.5. The cine lens features a de-clicked aperture and cine gears for easy use with a follow focus.

    Rental Prices

    $29 for 1 day
    $58 for up to 3 days
    $87 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

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