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

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Lenses

  1. Metabones EF to MFT Speedbooster


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    The Metabones EF to MFT Speedbooster allows you to connect EF lenses to MFT-mount cameras like the GH series (including the Panasonic GH4).  The adapter reduces the focal length by .71x, increases the aperture by one stop, and allows for electronic control, including aperture adjustments, image stabilization, and EXIF data.  Now, you can use the same lens kit for your EF cameras and MFT cameras.

    For heavier lenses like CP2s and long zoom lenses, we strongly suggest using 15mm rails and a lens support.

    This is a fantastic adapter for video, but some photo lenses may autofocus more slowly with the adapter.  Most EF-S and some lenses converted to EF may not work properly. Nearly all native EF lenses are supported, but please check the adapter when you pick up your rental to confirm that it will work for your purposes.

    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:

    Lenses


  2. Rokinon 14mm T/3.1 Cine Ultrawide Prime Lens


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    This Rokinon 14mm T/3.1 lens is the widest fullframe lens Rokinon offers, with more than 115-degree angle of view on a camera like the Canon 5D mark III.  It’s also a very useful wide on smaller sensors like APS-C, as well as MFT with an adapter.

    The aperture is declicked and the lens is fully manual, making it perfect for video and cinema applications. We also offer the photo lens for photographers. The lens hood is fixed, so round filters aren’t an option.  You’ll need a matte box and square filters.

    This lens is popular with Blackmagic camera shooters with EF mount cameras. It also tends to find its way onto productions with the Zeiss CP2 or Schneider FF lenses, when those fullframe lenses just aren’t wide enough.

    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, Follow focus


  3. 25mm Toy Lens MFT


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    This 25mm c-mount lens with micro four thirds (MFT) adapter mounts easily on MFT cameras like the Panasonic G and GH series.  It lived a previous life on a security camera.  Fast, with a normal focal length on MFT-sized sensors, it has a great stylized look that’s tack-sharp in the center and falls into softness around the edges.  We love it for subtle dream sequences, portraits, and just making things look cooler than real life.

    Rental Prices

    $19 for 1 day
    $38 for up to 3 days
    $57 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

  4. Rokinon Tilt-Shift 24mm f/3.5 Lens


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    The Rokinon tilt-shift 24mm f/3.5 lens is a wide-angle, full frame lens that allows both shift (+/- 12mm) and tilt (+/- 8.5°) adjustments.  This EF-mount lens is popular for architectural work, as well as adding a dreamy focus look to photos and video. It’s also useful for making real life look miniature, with a very distinct plane of focus.

    Usually, we find shooters using this lens at pretty narrow apertures, to regain some control over focus and keep the focal plane extra sharp.  Our tests put the sweet spot for this lens in the f/8 to f/11 range.  The minimum focus distance of 22 cm makes for some creative possibilities with macro, as well.

    The Rokinon tilt-shift lens is also sold as Samyang or Bower.  The front filter threads are 82mm.  The lens is fully manual.

    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

  5. Canon 24mm f/2.8 EF-S STM Prime Lens


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    The Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 “pancake” lens is a great option for crop-factor cameras when you want small size, or STM video autofocus. It’s a modestly wide lens, useful for group shots, especially indoors with the f/2.8 aperture.  Remarkably sharp, even wide open. It’s the lightest lens Canon has ever made.

    It close-focuses to about 6 inches, making it an appropriate lens for up close shooting.  The lens has 52mm front threads.

    Rental Prices

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

    Suggested accessories:

    Canon DSLR
    Filter Kit


  6. Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Zoom Lens


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    Canon’s 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS zoom lens is a natural choice if you need an affordable all-purpose zoom lens on a crop-factor camera.  The image stabilization helps with both photo and video shooting.

    The lens is definitely an upgrade from Canon’s 18-55mm, with more than twice as much zoom range.  This lens works only with crop factor cameras with EF-S mounts.  For a full-frame camera, we suggest the Canon 24-105mm f/4L instead.

    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:
    Canon DSLR

  7. Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye Prime Lens


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    The Rokinon (or Samyang) 8mm f/3.5 HD fisheye is a prime lens for cameras with EF and EF-S mounts.  This lens is incredibly wide, and bends straight lines around the center of the lens in dynamic and interesting ways.  The extreme wide-angle is most popular in sports, action, and music videos.

    The lens is fully manual, with aperture and focus controls on the barrel.  The imaging circle will cover an APS-C size (1.6x crop-factor) sensor completely, but full frame cameras will fall off to black in the image corners.

    This 8mm is also a nice wide option for smaller-sized sensor cameras with EF mounts, like the Blackmagic Cinema Camera.

    Rental Prices

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

  8. 35mm f/1.4 Rokinon Prime Lens


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    The Rokinon (or Samyang) 35mm f/1.4 is a fast prime lens for Canon EF and EF-S cameras.  The lens is fully manual, with aperture and focus controls on the barrel.  It’s slightly wide-angle on a full frame camera, and “normal” on a crop camera.

    Overall, this lens is a fantastic performer among 35mm lenses.  Video shooters may appreciate the added lens gears on the optically identical Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine DS. Very subtle vignetting is undetectable by f/2.  Mount filters with 77mm front threads.  Close-focuses to 12 inches.

    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 1.4x Telephoto Extender EF Lens Adapter


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    The Canon 1.4x telephoto extender will extend your long Canon lenses to make them 40% more telephoto.  Your focal length increases by 1.4x and your maximum aperture is reduced by one stop.  A lens like the Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS becomes approximately 100-280mm f/4 IS.

    The telephoto adapter will not fit most of the “normal” zoom range Canon lenses, so be sure to check for compatibility with the lens(es) you plan to use. Image stabilization features, focus, and autoexposure will all continue to work normally.  The lens adapter leave the minimum focusing distance unchanged, so you’ll get 1.4x magnification for macro work, as well.

    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:
    Canon DSLR
    telephoto lens

  10. Macro Extension Tubes


    Make your favorite lens a macro lens with extension tubes. Focus incredibly close, and take pictures and video of very small objects.  We carry extension tubes for PL, EF, and E mounts.

    Extension tubes are an alternative to using diopters. Since they don’t add any extra glass, they often give higher quality results. Usually, macro is easiest to use on telephoto lenses.

    As with diopters, you’ll be unable to focus to infinity with the adapter on.  If you need a lens that can focus both near and far without an adapter, you’ll want a macro lens.

    Rental Prices

    $19 for 1 day
    $38 for up to 3 days
    $57 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

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