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

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




Prime

  1. 35mm f/1.4 Rokinon Prime Lens


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    Suggested accessories:
    Canon DSLR

    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 fullframe camera like the Canon 5D series, and “normal” on a crop factor camera.

    Overall, this lens is a fantastic performer if you don’t mind manual focusing.  Perhaps surprisingly, we like it better than the Canon 35mm f/1.4L.  Very subtle vignetting is undetectable by f/2.  Mount filters with the 77mm front threads.  Close-focuses to 0.3m.

    Rental Prices

    $34 for 1 day
    $68 for up to 3 days
    $102 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

  2. 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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  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 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 our wedding shooters who need to get detail shots of flowers and rings, and a great addition to a prime film kit when you know you’ll need detail inserts.  Accepts 52mm front filters.

    $24/$48/$72  for 1/3/7 day rentals.  Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:

    Canon DSLR, Filter Kit

     

     


  5. 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


  6. 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


  7. Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 Prime Lens


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    Used by still photographers for portraiture on both full-frame and crop factor cameras, this Canon 85mm f/1.8 lens is also a perfect length for video interviews and presentations. A moderate telephoto lens, sports and nature might be suited better to something more telephoto.

    Low-light performance of f/1.8 is great, and this lens has very little vignetting even wide open. USM autofocus is great for still shooters, and the manual focus ring is great for both photo and video.  This lens has 58mm front filter threads.

    If you’re renting a lens for video, you may prefer the Rokinon 85mm T/1.5, with declicked manual aperture settings and an integrated focusing gear.

    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


  8. Canon 50mm f/1.8 EF “Thrifty Fifty” Prime Lens


    canon 50mmThe Canon 50mm f/1.8 is Canon’s cheapest nice lens, or maybe Canon’s nicest cheap lens.  If you’re shooting for low price in low light, nothing beats the “Thrifty Fifty.”  Autofocus works well, but not quietly. For video shooters, we suggest upgrading to the 50mm f/1.4 with a more accessible focus ring and quieter focus, or the Rokinon 50mm T1.5.

    The thrifty 50 lens flares more than most of Canon’s lenses, but otherwise the optics are pretty impressive for the price.  It’s also very lightweight and not much taller than some pancake lenses. The lens has 52mm front filter threads.

    We offer a lot of other 50mm EF-mount lens rentals, including the Zeiss Planar T* f/1.4 and Canon 50mm f/2.5 macro.

    Rental Prices

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

    Suggested accessories:

    Canon DSLR, 52mm Filter Kit


  9. Nikon 105mm f/2.5 AI-S Lens


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    The Nikon Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 AI-S is a vintage manual focus prime lens. It’s sharp, tough, affordable, and a very popular telephoto lens for Nikon shooters. Nikon manual lenses like this one are also frequently adapted to Micro Four-Thirds (MFT) and Sony E/NEX mount, especially for shooting video. We carry various lens adapters to make the conversion.

    Set your f-stop manually from f/2.5 to f/22 with detents. This lens has 52mm front threads and close focuses to 1 meter.

    Rental Prices

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

    Suggested accessories:
    DSLR Camera
    filter kit


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