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  1. SLR Magic Rangefinder Cine Adapter

    The SLR Magic Rangefinder Cine lens adapter gives you cine-style focus control of any lens. It’s a variable diopter that adjusts from 0 to +1, giving you focus from infinity to 1m, with a standard focus gear. It has 77mm rear threads and 82mm front threads.

    The Rangefinder is naturally paired with the SLR Magic Anamorphot adapters, or any vintage anamorphic projector adapter that’s been converted for use with spherical taking lenses. It’s also useful for adding a focus gear and standard rotation to any lens, including Nikon lenses that otherwise focus “backwards.”

    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:

    Monitor with de-squeeze
    Stepping Ring

  2. SLR Magic Anamorphot 2x-50 Anamorphic Adapter

    The SLR Magic Anamorphot 2.0x-50 anamorphic lens adapter converts your spherical taking lens into an anamorphic lens with 2x squeeze. Designed to bring the big-budget cinemascope film look to smaller productions, the adapter adds the coveted “anamorphic look.”

    The 2x squeeze converts 4:3 video into 2.67:1, and 16:9 video into a 3.56:1 ratio. Typically, this will be cropped to the 2.39:1 cinemascope standard in editing.

    Any lens adapter requires a bit of patience and skill to use effectively, especially anamorphic adapters. We advise a few test shoots before using the adapter on critical work. Pairing the Anamorphot 2x with various taking lenses will produce different results. Depending on your aperture, sensor size, lens length, and desired final aspect ratio, you may experience vignetting or corner softness. Focusing an anamorphic adapter is typically easiest with a variable diopter (a.k.a a single-focus system) like the SLR Magic Rangefinder. Without a single-focus system, the adapter and lens must be focused separately.

    In general, we’ve had the best results when paired with taking lenses that have:

    50 degree or narrower field of view (about 40mm on a full frame camera)
    non-rotating filter threads
    62mm or smaller front threads
    50mm or smaller front element size
    A fully manual focus option (not focus by wire)
    If they zoom, a fixed length while zooming

    Many shooters like the results from matching the anamorphot to vintage single-coated lenses like the Helios 44-2 and Jupiter 9. Check out our Anamorphic Adapter Crash Course on the blog to get started and be sure you have the accessories you’ll need. Definitely consider stepping rings, rails, lens supports, a Rangefinder, and follow focus. Spend some time to build and test your camera before shooting with it. Getting precise alignment is critical for an ideal image, and can take some practice.

    The Anamorphot 2x-50 has a 62mm rear filter thread, you’ll need stepping rings to connect it to other sized lenses. The front thread is 77mm, the same as the rear threads on the SLR Magic Rangefinder. We include a lens collar/support with 1/4″-20 mounting hole for preventing unwanted rotation and reducing stress on the lens mount.

    If you’re looking for a simpler way to shoot anamorphic, we suggest our SLR Magic 1.33x Anamorphic PL Lens Set.

     

    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:

    Monitor with de-squeeze
    Rangefinder

  3. Auto-Focus Macro Extension Tube Set for Sony E-mount

    Perfect for Sony mirrorless camera bodies, this macro extension set includes 10mm and 16mm tubes, giving you closer focus and greater magnification with any Sony E-mount lens.  Built in electric contacts allow for autofocus, stabilization, electronic iris, and EXIF data.

    This set pairs with any of our E-mount lenses, including the Zeiss 25mm, Zeiss 55mm, Sony 28-70mm, and Sony 18-105mm.

    Rental Prices

    $14 for 1 day
    $28 for up to 3 days
    $42 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

     

     Suggested accessories:
    A7s II Mirrorless Camera
  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

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