The Nikon Nikkor 85mm f/2 AI-S prime lens is manual focus. It’s very sharp, and a popular short telephoto lens for Nikon mount. It’s small but tough, with an all-metal housing. Nikon primes are also very easily adapted to Micro Four-Thirds (MFT) and Sony E/NEX mount, often for video shooters.
Set your f-stop manually from f/2 to f/22 with detents. This lens has 52mm front threads.
The Nikon Nikkor 135mm f/3.5 AI-S prime lens is manual focus. It’s remarkably sharp, and a popular telephoto lens for Nikon shooters. Nikon manual primes are also very easily adapted to Micro Four-Thirds (MFT) and Sony E/NEX mount, often for video shooters.
Set your f-stop manually from f/3.5 to f/32 with detents. This lens has 52mm front threads.
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.
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.
Canon’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″.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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