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

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Lenses

  1. Anamorphic Lens Rental


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    The SLR Magic Anamorphot 1.33x PL anamorphic lens set rental provides cinematographers with the anamorphic look for a reasonable budget.  All three cinema lenses are designed to create 2.4:1 ultra-widescreen (a.k.a. cinemascope) images on cameras with 16:9 super 35-sized sensors.
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  2. Canon 20-35mm f/2.8L Lens


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    The Canon 20-35mm f/2.8L lens is a wide angle zoom that works with full frame as well as crop factor cameras, and fits every camera Canon has made since the mid-1980s.  What’s more important is that it makes great pictures and video.  The L-series designation means sturdy all-metal build and fast USM autofocus for stills shooters.  Sharp even at f/2.8, by f/5.6 we’d be happy making landscape prints that were six feet across.

    We love this vintage lens for a stack of reasons.  First, everybody loves 20mm and 35mm focal lengths.  Second, the bokeh on this lens is fantastic.  The weight is much more manageable than similar wides, like the beefy Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8. As an added bonus for video shooters, there is little-to-no breathing on focus pulls. This wide lens has the least distortion of any Canon zoom in this range, particularly at around 24mm where edges get perfectly square.  If you are shooting portraits or architecture and want a wide zoom, this is definitely Canon’s strongest offering.

    Shows subtle vignetting at f/2.8 on the wide side.  Almost completely even by f/4. It has 72mm front threads.

    Rental Prices

    $34 for 1 day
    $68 for up to 3 days
    $102 for up to 7 days
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    Suggested accessories:

    Canon DSLR
    Filter Kit

     

     


  3. Zeiss ZE Planar T* 50mm F/1.4 EF-mount lens with Duclos Lenses Cine-Mod


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    This is a Zeiss ZE Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 lens, with an EF mount. The iris is electronically controlled, but the focus is fully manual, and a focusing gear has been added by Duclos Lenses cine-mod process.

    The combination of Zeiss optics, all-metal construction, and a focus gear make this lens a killer choice for video as well as product photography where precision is paramount.  The standard gear pitch will match with any follow focus.  If you’re a video shooter going for a cinema-style look without breaking the bank, this lens should be the first one in your kit.

    Advantages over the standard Canon 50mm photo primes include hard focus stops, longer focus barrel rotation, and sharper optics edge-to-edge, especially in the middle of the f-stop range.  Nearly all reviewers rate the Zeiss above the highly coveted 50mm f/1.2L (as well as the 50mm f/1.4), and for video shooters, the difference is even more pronounced. Close-focuses to 1 1/2 feet.

     

    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


  4. Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM Telephoto Zoom Lens


    Rent-Canon-EF-75-300mm-f-4-5.6-III-USM-LensWhen you need the reach of a telephoto zoom lens on a budget, the Canon EF-mount 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM is a logical option.  Perfect for sports and wildlife during the day when shooting at f/5.6 is an option. It’s designed for use on full frame cameras, and you’ll get even more telephoto (120mm-480mm equivalent) on a Canon Rebel.

    This lens, like many of Canon’s budget zooms, has a 58mm front filter size.  It close-focuses to 1.5 meters.

    If you’re looking for a nicer telephoto, we strongly suggest the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS or Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS lenses.

    Rental Prices

    $24 for 1 day
    $48 for up to 3 days
    $72 for up to 7 days
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    Suggested accessories:

    Canon DSLR
    58mm Filter Kit


  5. Canon 50mm Macro f/2.5 Prime Lens


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    Get up close and personal with the Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 macro lens. 1:1 magnification makes it a great option for shooting small things, from babies to bumblebees. It’s quite popular with wedding shooters who need to get detail shots of flowers and rings, and a great addition to any lens kit when you know you’ll need details and inserts.

    The Canon 50mm macro shows very little distortion, and outperforms most zooms for sharpness. Pixel peepers might want to check out our Canon 50mm lens comparison post. This lens covers full frame, and accepts 52mm front filters.

    Rental Prices

    $24 for 1 day
    $48 for up to 3 days
    $72 for up to 7 days
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  6. Sigma 24-60mm f/2.8 EX DG IF zoom lens


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    Our Sigma 24-60mm f/2.8 lens is a full-frame midrange zoom with impressive f/2.8 speed and good all-around performance in an EF mount.  It’s about as sharp as the 24-70  f/2.8L from Canon, but not as crisp as the updated 24-70mm f/2.8L II.

    This lens has 77mm front filter threads.  It close-focuses to 15 inches.

    This lens and the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 pair nicely together, with the same maximum aperture, filter sizes, and weight, plus complimentary zoom ranges.

    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


  7. Sigma 20mm f/1.8 EF Mount Wide-Angle Lens


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    Wide and fast is possible with the Sigma 20mm f/1.8 lens. It’s ultra-wide on full frame cameras and medium wide on crop sensors. The f/1.8 maximum aperture is particularly useful indoors and at night.  It’s also visually interesting, since you can get a wide field of view and still have a shallow depth of field.

    We love this length for handheld video.  It’s also about as wide as you can get without adding barrel distortion, so architecture won’t bend in the corners and scale seems emphasized but natural.  The lens could almost be put in the macro category, with a close-focusing distance of about 5″ and an object magnification of 1:4.

    We shot this side-by-side with Canon’s USM 20mm f/2.8, and as a video shooter’s lens, this one comes out ahead hands down.  The manual focus is easy to grip and the action is smooth.  Both lenses tend to darken at the corners, especially above f/4, this is less noticeable in 16:9 frames.  We think the Sigma looks more cinematic.  Still shooters will probably prefer the USM and Canon’s slight edge in sharpness, but for video, the extra 1 1/3 stop makes this an all-purpose prime lens.

    This lens has an EF mount and 82mm 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.

    Suggested accessories:

    DSLR Camera
    Filter Kit


  8. Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Zoom Lens


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    Canon’s image stabilized midrange zoom is a great all-around lens, and the most popular in their flagship L-series. It’s relatively sharp wide open, particularly on the wide side.  The image stabilization is useful for photo and incredibly helpful on handheld video shots.  The Canon 24-105mm 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 your camera weighing less than your lens.  It has 77mm front threads and close focuses to 18″.

    If you have a need for a faster fullframe midrange zoom, we love the Canon 24-70 f/2.8L II  or Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 VC.

    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
    Filter Kit


  9. Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 Prime Lens


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    The Canon 28mm f/1.8 lens is a staple of any DSLR prime lens kit.  It has great performance in low light with minimal distortion and fantastic sharpness, especially beyond f/2. USM autofocus makes for fast, quiet focusing, and manual focus is easy with the large rubber focus ring. This is a must-have for both crop factor and full-frame prime lens kits.

    This lens pairs naturally with the Canon 85mm and 50mm lenses.  All three have 58mm front filter 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


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