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  1. SLR Magic Anamorphic 1.33x PL Lens Set

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    The SLR Magic Anamorphot 1.33x anamorphic 3-lens set with PL mount is the only anamorphic lens set that’s priced to be within reach of independent filmmakers and medium-budget commercials.  All three lenses are designed to create 2.35:1 ultra-widescreen images on cameras with super 35-sized sensors. The 50mm and 70mm lenses also cover full frame.

    The lenses are PL mount, and can easily be adapted to shoot on Sony E mount. They have a uniform 82mm front filter thread.

    The kit includes SLR Magic Anamorphot-Cine 1.33x 35mm T2.4 PL, SLR Magic Anamorphot-Cine 1.33x 50mm T2.8 PL, SLR Magic Anamorphot-Cine 1.33x 70mm T4 PL, and a hard case.

    Until now, budget anamorphic meant using an anamorphic adapter with a separate taking lens. Using a complete system prevents optical alignment problems and greatly simplifies focus. The SLR Magic specialized coating emphasizes the horizontal “blue streak” type flare from bright highlights.

    These lenses are fully manual and have no electronic communication with the camera. You must adjust aperture and focus manually. You may want to consider renting a follow focus and rails system. The unique front-element focus rotates and extends while focusing, making matte boxes inadvisable for this kit.

     

    Rental Prices

    $399 for 1 day
    $798 for up to 3 days
    $1197 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:

    Monitor with de-squeeze
    Follow focus

  2. Zeiss CP2 6-Lens Set EF Mount

    Zeiss CP2 Lens Set

    Zeiss CP2 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.  We offer this set of six lenses, including the “super speed” 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). Your rental includes a hard case.

    Lenses included:

    Zeiss CP.2 21mm T2.9 EF
    Zeiss CP.2 28mm T2.1 EF
    Zeiss CP2 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.

    6-lens Set

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

  4. 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

  5. Zeiss 50mm T1.5 CP2 Lens with EF Mount

    The Zeiss CP.2 50mm T1.5 Super Speed lens with EF mount is an excellent all-purpose lens, and reads as a “normal” focal length on full frame or Vista Vision sensors like the Canon 5D mark III.  Zeiss CP.2s have become a standard for film and television productions.  The Compact Prime family offer full-frame coverage for DSLRs and speedboosters, and are equally at home on cinema cameras with EF mounts and DSLRs.

    The fourteen-blade iris makes for near-perfect bokeh and Zeiss’ T* coating reduces reflections and flare.  Zeiss CP.2s are fully manual, and barrel sizes are matched for easy lens changes, even behind a mattebox and follow focus. All our CP2 lenses have imperial markings (in feet).

    Our Zeiss CP2 lenses can be reserved and rented as a kit. We don’t accept advance reservations for individual lenses, but you can pick them up same-day with an appointment.

    Looking for a more affordable Zeiss 50mm? Our Zeiss cine-modded 50mm Planar T* is a popular option.

    Insurance or a deposit is required for this rental.

    Rental Prices

    $64 for 1 day
    $128 for up to 3 days
    Call or email for availability.
  6. Zeiss 85mm T1.5 CP2 Lens with EF Mount

    The Zeiss CP.2 85mm T1.5 lens with EF mount is an excellent long lens on both full frame and super 35 sensors.  The Compact Prime lens family offer full-frame coverage for DSLRs and speedboosters, and are equally at home on cinema cameras with EF mounts and DSLRs.

    The fourteen-blade iris makes for near-perfect circle bokeh and Zeiss’ T* coating reduces reflections and flare.  Zeiss CP.2s are fully manual, and barrel sizes are matched for easy lens changes, even behind a mattebox and follow focus. All our CP.2 lenses have imperial markings (in feet).

    Our Zeiss CP.2 lenses can be rented as a kit. We don’t accept advance reservations for individual lenses, but you can pick them up same-day with an appointment.

    Insurance or a deposit is required for this rental.

    Rental Prices

    $64 for 1 day
    $128 for up to 3 days
    Call or email for availability.
  7. Metabones PL-E Mount Cine Adapter

    The Metabones PL to E Mount Adapter will connect any PL cinema lens to any Sony E mount camera. The adapter has no electronic contacts, and all lens features must be controlled manually. The adapter will work with full frame as well as Super 35mm lenses, but you should confirm that your lenses’ imaging circle will cover your camera’s sensor.

    This adapter pairs very well with our Anamorphic Lens Set and Sony FS7.

    Rental Prices

    $24 for 1 day
    $48 for up to 3 days
    $72 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.
  8. Red Epic Dragon Camera Package

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    We recently upgraded our RED Epic with a Dragon sensor, giving you more latitude and higher, 6K resolution.  The Red Epic Dragon rental package includes the Red Epic brain (capable of capturing up to 100 frames per second at 6K resolution or 240 fps in 1080p HD) and just about everything else you need to get started shooting.

    Other rental shops may have the best price on individual components, but once you put your rental kit together, we guarantee ours is the best value out there!   Batteries, media, matte box, filters, follow focus, plates, rails, clamps, and cables are all included.  Just add lenses, a tripod, and an AC, and you’re good to go.

    Since we’re a small shop, we can’t rent the items a la carte, but we’re sure we have the best price in Milwaukee or Chicago for the complete Red Epic Dragon camera kit.  And speaking of carts, we offer a large camera cart with mitchell mount for $95/day, perfect for any RED Epic rental.

    Rental Prices

    $1195 for 1 day
    $2390 for up to 3 days
    $3585 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Camera
    RED Epic Dragon Brain
    DSMC 1.8” SSD Module
    DSMC Side Handle
    Ti PL Mount
    Al Nikon Mount

    Monitor
    RED Touch 5” monitor
    Paralinx Arrow Wireless HD System

    Data Management
    4x 256 GB REDmag 1.8” SSD
    REDmag case (4-slot)
    REDstation 1.8″ (mini) – USB 3.0

    Power
    DSMC Travel Charger
    2x REDvolt Battery
    REDbrick Charger
    6x REDbrick Battery
    DSMC A/C Power Adapter
    Cinema Oxide brick backplate
    Switronix V-Mount Plate

    Followfocus
    Redrock Micro Followfocus
    Redrock 19mm adapter clamp
    Redrock speed crank
    Redrock 12″ focus whip

    Mattebox/Filters
    Movcam MM5 3-stage swing-away mattebox
    114mm – 80mm step-down ring
    5.65″x 5.65″ Tiffen clear glass filter
    5.65″x 5.65″ Schnieder Circular Polarizer
    5.65″x 5.65″ Schnieder .6 ND
    5.65″x 5.65″ Schnieder .9 ND
    5.65″x 5.65″ Schnieder 1.2 ND
    5.65″x 5.65″ Schnieder 1.5 ND
    5.65″x 5.65″ Schnieder Tru-cut IR 750
    5.65″x 5.65″ Tiffen Hot Mirror
    5.65″x 5.65″ ND .6 Grad
    5.65″x 5.65″ ND .6 Attenuator

    Accessories 
    Wooden Camera A-Box audio adapter
    DSMC quick release platform (dovetail)
    RED dovetail mounting plate (long)
    RED mounting plate (DSMC)
    DSMC 19mm universal mount
    2x 19mm rod (18″)
    DSMC 15mm adaptor
    2x 15mm rod (3″)
    View Factor top plate
    2x 100mm swat rail
    RED sliding top handle
    RED accessory attachment bracket
    Swat rail clamp
    Dogbone B – jogged
    Fixed handle

     

    Suggested accessories:
    Lens Kit, Tripod, RAID Storage
  9. Zeiss 100mm T2.1 CP2 Lens with EF Mount

    Zeiss 100mm T2.1 CP.2 Lens

    The Zeiss CP2 100mm T2.1 lens with EF mount is an excellent long lens on both fullframe and super 35 sensors.  Zeiss CP2s have become a standard for film and television productions.  The Compact Prime family offer full-frame coverage for DSLRs and speedboosters, and are equally at home on cinema cameras with EF mounts and DSLRs.  They are most popularly paired with the Sony FS7 and Canon C300.

    The fourteen-blade iris makes for near-perfect bokeh and Zeiss’ T* coating reduces reflections and flare.  Zeiss CP2s are fully manual, and barrel sizes are matched for easy lens changes, even behind a mattebox and follow focus. All our CP2 lenses have imperial markings (in feet).

    Our Zeiss CP2 lenses can be reserved and rented as a kit. We don’t accept advance reservations for individual lenses, but you can pick them up same-day with an appointment.

    Insurance or a deposit is required for this rental.

    Rental Prices

    $64 for 1 day
    $128 for up to 3 days
    Call or email for availability.
  10. Zeiss 35mm T2.1 CP2 Lens with EF Mount

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    The Zeiss CP2 35mm T2.1 lens with EF mount is an excellent all-purpose lens, and reads as a “normal” focal length on super 35 and APS-C sized sensors.  Zeiss CP2s have become a standard for film and television productions.  The Compact Prime family offer full-frame coverage for DSLRs and speedboosters, and are equally at home on cinema cameras with EF mounts and DSLRs.  They are most popularly paired with the Sony FS7 and Canon C300.

    The fourteen-blade iris makes for near-perfect bokeh and Zeiss’ T* coating reduces reflections and flare.  Zeiss CP2s are fully manual, and barrel sizes are matched for easy lens changes, even behind a mattebox and follow focus. All our CP2 lenses have imperial markings (in feet).

    Our Zeiss CP2 lenses can be reserved and rented as a kit. We don’t accept advance reservations for individual lenses, but you can pick them up same-day with an appointment.

    Insurance or a deposit is required for this rental.

    Rental Prices

    $64 for 1 day
    $128 for up to 3 days
    Call or email for availability.

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