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

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




Lenses

  1. Zeiss CP2 6-Lens Set PL Mount


    Zeiss CP.2 lenses have become a standard for film and television productions.  These cinema primes offer full-frame coverage, perfect for cinema cameras with standard Arri PL mounts.  The six different lens lengths offer coverage for all situations. We stock the 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm super speed versions.

    Shooting on a matching lens set means your shots will all have the same color, contrast, and look.  The fourteen-blade iris makes for near-perfect bokeh and Zeiss’ T* coating reduces reflections and flare.  These lenses are fully manual, and the barrel sizes are matched for easy lens changes, even behind a mattebox and follow focus. They have imperial markings (in feet). We include a hard case.

    Lenses included:

    Zeiss CP2 21mm T2.9 PL
    Zeiss CP2 28mm T2.1 PL
    Zeiss CP2 35mm T1.5 PL
    Zeiss CP2 50mm T1.5 PL
    Zeiss CP2 85mm T1.5 PL
    Zeiss CP2 100mm T2.1 PL

    Insurance is required for this rental.

    6-lens Set

    $249 for 1 day
    $498 for up to 3 days
    $747 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

  2. Zeiss CP2 3-Lens Set EF Mount


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    Zeiss CP.2 lenses have become a standard for film and television productions.  These cinema primes offer full-frame coverage for DSLRs and speedboosters, and are equally at home on cinema cameras with EF mounts and DSLRs.  Choose your three lenses from up to six we keep in stock for maximum versatility. We carry the T1.5 super speed versions of the 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm lenses.

    Shooting on a matching lens set means your shots will all have the same color, contrast, and look.  The fourteen-blade iris makes for near-perfect bokeh and Zeiss’ T* coating reduces reflections and flare.  These lenses are fully manual, and the barrel sizes are matched for easy lens changes, even behind a mattebox and follow focus. They have imperial markings (in feet). We include a laser-cut hard case.

    Lenses we regularly stock:

    Zeiss CP.2 21mm T2.9 EF
    Zeiss CP.2 28mm T2.1 EF
    Zeiss CP.2 35mm T1.5 EF
    Zeiss CP.2 50mm T1.5 EF
    Zeiss CP.2 85mm T1.5 EF
    Zeiss CP.2 100mm T2.1 EF

    Insurance is required for this rental.

    3-lens Set

    $174 for 1 day
    $348 for up to 3 days
    $522 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

  3. Metabones EF to NEX Speedbooster Ultra


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    The Metabones EF to Sony NEX Speedbooster Ultra allows you to connect EF lenses to E-mount Sony cameras like the FS7, A7s, and FS700.  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 all your Canon and EF mount lenses with your Sony camera.

    The Ultra line of speedboosters is Metabones’ second generation, offering improved sharpness and optical quality, particularly for lenses with short exit pupil distances.  For most users, you won’t notice a difference, but some wide lenses in particular will perform better on Metabones’ Ultra speedboosters. We suggest using 15mm rails for most lenses, especially heavier lenses like CP2s and long zoom lenses.

    This is a fantastic adapter for video, but some photo lenses may autofocus more slowly with the adapter.  Most EF-S and some third-party 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


  4. 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


  5. 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


  6. 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 GH4.  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.

  7. 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

  8. 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


  9. 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

  10. 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 fullframe 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.

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