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Lenses

  1. 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


  2. 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
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  3. Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS macro telephoto lens


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    The Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS macro lens is well-suited to shooting small objects up close, as well as portraits. The macro lens has a 1:1 magnification, and the EF mount will work with both full frame and crop factor cameras (that means every Canon DSLR ever made).

    The image stabilization is useful for handheld video work, as well as portraiture. Most macro photographers will using a tripod, making IS less necessary. Autofocus is fast and accurate. The lens accepts 67mm front filters.

    The lens is optically near-perfect, with remarkable sharpness, virtually no distortion, and great imaging corner-to-corner.

    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, Filter Kit

     

     

     


  4. Opteka 6.5mm f/3.5 Fisheye Lens EF


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    The Opteka 6.5mm f/3.5 HD fisheye is an extreme wide-angle lens that produces an edge-to-edge image on an APS-C sized sensor. We know of (very few) lenses for Canon that are wider, but they are circular fisheye lenses.  This lens is really, really, obscenely wide. Straight lines will appear bent, and perspective is extreme. This lens is best suited to specialty applications, like comedic perspective shots and Beastie Boys music videos.

    Performance-wise, this lens performs reasonably well, considering how extreme it is. If it’s not using the same optics as the Rokinon 8mm f/3.5mm, it’s close enough that we couldn’t tell in quick comparison testing.

    The lens is an EF mount, so it will fit on a fullframe camera like the Canon 5D series, but it will function as a circular fisheye (the corners of your image will remain black).

    The lens is fully manual, with aperture and focus controls on the barrel.  Focus is nearly irrelevant on a lens this wide, with a hyperfocal distance of about 3 feet wide open. The lens hood is detachable. The lens lacks front threads, so round filters are not an option.

    This lens is designed to work with any crop-factor Canon DSLRs, such as the T-series, 7D series, 60D, 70D, etc.

    Rental Prices

    $24 for 1 day
    $48 for up to 3 days
    $72 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

  5. Sony 0.8x Wide Conversion Lens


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    The Sony 0.8x wide conversion lens attaches to the front of a Sony EX3, EX1, PMW-200, or PMW-300 lens, providing a wider angle of view. It is a zoom-through adapter, meaning it works at all focal lengths.

    The lens adapter is a bayonet mount, replacing the Sony lens shade. It’s an excellent option when shooting with most of Sony’s ENG/EFP cameras, especially indoors or in cramped spaces.

    Rental Prices

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

     

    Suggested accessories:
    Sony EX3


  6. Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8 Zoom Lens


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    The Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8  zoom lens for Canon is a full frame wide zoom. That means it works on any Canon EF or EF-S mount camera. Most shooters with crop cameras will probably prefer Tokina’s more portable 11-16mm f/2.8 II lens, though. This lens is very popular with photographers, but docu-style video shooters will appreciate the full-time manual focus option and useful zoom range.

    This lens performs exceptionally well, outperforming most wide zooms from Canon, even wide open. Autofocus is fast and not too loud. Distortion is minimal, making this a great lens for architecture and interiors. The lens hood is built in, and does not accept filters. It close focuses to about ten inches, giving you some creative options for extreme perspective.

     

     

    Rental Prices

    $39 for 1 day
    $78 for up to 3 days
    $117 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:

    Canon DSLR


  7. Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art EF Lens


    The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 zoom lens for Canon is the fastest zoom lens available for DSLR and mirrorless cameras. Part of Sigma’s Art line, the lens is one of the best-reviewed zoom lenses for photo and video, ever. It is designed specifically for crop (APS-C) sized sensors, and will not work with larger, full frame cameras.

    This ultrafast zoom is perfect for shooting indoors and at night. The wide-angle to medium focal length is well-suited for architecture and landscape shots. An HSM motor provides fast, silent autofocus for photo and video. Like all Sigma Art lenses, it is compatible with the Sigma USB Dock.

    The lens has 72mm filter threads and close focuses to 11″.

    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

  8. Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 IS Zoom Lens


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    Canon’s 17-55mm f/2.8 IS zoom lens is a versatile option for anyone shooting on an EF-S mount on a crop factor camera or S35 video camera like a C100.  The image stabilization, zoom range, and fast optics make it our first choice for a video zoom on any Canon Rebel. It also works well on a GH4 or other MFT camera, especially with a speedbooster.

    The lens is a massive upgrade from Canon’s 18-55mm kit lens, with a speed advantage of 2/3 to 2 full stops.  This makes it much more useful indoors. This lens works only with crop factor cameras with EF-S mounts.  For a full-frame camera, we suggest the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 VC lens instead.

    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

  9. Canon 300mm f/4L IS telephoto lens


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    The Canon 300mm f/4L IS telephoto lens is an incredible lens for sports, wildlife, and outdoor portraiture. The extremely long telephoto is an EF mount, and will work with both full frame and crop factor cameras.

    The lens, while not pocket-sized, is a pretty manageable size and weight when compared to other professional lenses in this focal range.  It close focuses better than any 300mm lens in Canon’s lineup. This makes it possibly the best lens ever made for faux-macro work like dragonflies, small mammals, and other tiny, skittish things.

    The built-in image stabilization makes a huge difference for photo and video on a lens this long. A retractable hood is built-in.The lens is exceptionally sharp even wide open, and backgrounds fall off to a beautiful bokeh. It can be fitted with our 1.4x teleconverter to function as a 420mm f/5.6 lens. Like many L-series Canon lenses, it accepts 77mm front filters.

    Rental Prices

    $59 for 1 day
    $118 for up to 3 days
    $157 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:

    Canon DSLR
    Filter Kit


  10. 35mm T1.5 Rokinon Cine Lens


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    The Rokinon (or Samyang) 35mm T1.5 cine lens is identical optically to the Rokinon 35mm photo lens.Rokinon has de-clicked the aperture and added gears for focus and iris, making it better suited to shooting video.

    This lens has an EF mount and 77mm front filter threads.

    Rental Prices

    $39 for 1 day
    $78 for up to 3 days
    $117 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

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