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  1. Rokinon 135mm T2.2 Cine Lens

    The Rokinon 135mm T2.2 EF Mount Lens is a manual focus telephoto lens for full frame video cameras, perfect for the filmmaker balancing the needs of a production against a tight budget. All of Rokinon’s Cine DS lenses feature a de-clicked aperture, consistent color reproduction across focal lengths, standard focus gears, and T-stop markings on both sides of the barrel.

    We rent a complete set of Rokinon Cine DS lenses, from 8mm to 135. Samyang, Rokinon, and Bower are three identical lens brands all made by the same company, using the same optical formula.

    This lens is a great length for close ups and portraits, especially on full frame cameras. It can also be mounted on super 35 and APS-C cameras, making it a more extreme telephoto.

    Jon’s Take:

    “The Rokinon Cine DS lenses tend to flare more than their bigger-budget cinema lens counterparts, and won’t match for corner sharpess wide open. But in most situations, audiences won’t ever see the difference between them. Their greatest strength is accessibility on a budget, with a relatively small size and weight. For shoots without an AC, they should always be considered, simply because they are easier to handle (and less expensive to replace).”

     

    Brand Rokinon
    Name 135mm Cine DS T2.2 EF
    Focal Length 135 mm
    Maximum Aperture T 2.2
    Mount Type Canon EF
    Focus Manual
    Focus Hard Stops yes
    Focus Gear 0.8 Mod
    Iris Manual Declicked
    Front Threads 77 mm
    Close Focus Distance 0.8 m
    Maximum Magnification 4:1

     


    May we suggest:

    Rokinon Cine DS Lens Kit

    77mm filters

    Rental Prices

    $39 for 1 day
    $78 for up to 3 days
    $117 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability

     

  2. Nikon 20mm f/2.8 AF Lens

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    The Nikon Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 AF is a wide angle lens for Nikon F-mount. It’s a full frame lens, and will work as a manual lens on any Nikon DSLR as well as most Nikon film cameras, and in autofocus mode on any  Nikon camera with a focus motor.  It’s Nikon’s smallest and lightest ultrawide lens.

    Nikon primes are also very easily adapted to Micro Four-Thirds (MFT) and Sony E/NEX mount, often for video shooters.

    Close focus is about 10 inches. Set your f-stop manually from f/2.8 to f/22 with detents. This wide angle lens has 62mm front threads.

    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

  3. Nikon 50mm f/1.4 AI Lens

    The Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 AI prime lens is manual focus. This one is vintage but still in great shape. It’s sharp, fast, and a popular lens for Nikon mount. It’s small, tough, and great in the dark. Nikon primes are also very easily adapted to Micro Four-Thirds (MFT) and Sony E/NEX mount, often for video shooters.

    Close focus is 18 inches. Set your f-stop manually from f/1.4 to f/16 with detents. This lens has 52mm front threads.

    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

  4. Nikon 28mm f/2.8 AI-S Lens

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    The Nikon Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 AI-S prime lens is manual focus. It’s very sharp, and a very popular wide angle lens for Nikon mount. It outperforms other Nikon 28mm lenses in bench tests, including the newer 28mm AF lens. It’s small but tough, with an all-metal housing. Nikon primes are also very easily adapted to Micro Four-Thirds (MFT) and Sony E/NEX mount, often for video shooters.

    Close focus is a remarkable 7 inches. Set your f-stop manually from f/2.8 to f/22 with detents. This lens has 52mm front threads.

    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

  5. Nikon 85mm f/2 AI-S Lens

    nikon-85mm

    The Nikon Nikkor 85mm f/2 AI-S prime lens is manual focus. It’s very sharp, and a popular short telephoto lens for Nikon mount. It’s small but tough, with an all-metal housing. Nikon primes are also very easily adapted to Micro Four-Thirds (MFT) and Sony E/NEX mount, often for video shooters.

    Set your f-stop manually from f/2 to f/22 with detents. This lens has 52mm front threads.

    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

  6. Nikon 135mm f/3.5 AI-S Lens

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    The Nikon Nikkor 135mm f/3.5 AI-S prime lens is manual focus. It’s remarkably sharp, and a popular telephoto lens for Nikon shooters. Nikon manual primes are also very easily adapted to Micro Four-Thirds (MFT) and Sony E/NEX mount, often for video shooters.

    Set your f-stop manually from f/3.5 to f/32 with detents. This lens has 52mm front threads.

    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

  7. Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS macro telephoto lens

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    The Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS macro lens is well-suited to shooting small objects up close, as well as portraits. The macro lens has a 1:1 magnification, and the EF mount will work with both full frame and crop factor cameras (that means every Canon DSLR ever made).

    The image stabilization is useful for handheld video work, as well as portraiture. Most macro photographers will using a tripod, making IS less necessary. Autofocus is fast and accurate. The lens accepts 67mm front filters.

    The lens is optically near-perfect, with remarkable sharpness, virtually no distortion, and great imaging corner-to-corner.

    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, Filter Kit

     

     

     

  8. Canon 300mm f/4L IS telephoto lens

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    The Canon 300mm f/4L IS telephoto lens is an incredible lens for sports, wildlife, and outdoor portraiture. The extremely long telephoto is an EF mount, and will work with both full frame and crop factor cameras.

    The lens, while not pocket-sized, is a pretty manageable size and weight when compared to other professional lenses in this focal range.  It close focuses better than any 300mm lens in Canon’s lineup. This makes it possibly the best lens ever made for faux-macro work like dragonflies, small mammals, and other tiny, skittish things.

    The built-in image stabilization makes a huge difference for photo and video on a lens this long. A retractable hood is built-in.The lens is exceptionally sharp even wide open, and backgrounds fall off to a beautiful bokeh. It can be fitted with our 1.4x teleconverter to function as a 420mm f/5.6 lens. Like many L-series Canon lenses, it accepts 77mm front filters.

    Rental Prices

    $59 for 1 day
    $118 for up to 3 days
    $157 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:

    Canon DSLR
    Filter Kit

  9. Canon 50mm f/1.4 EF Prime Lens

    Canon EF 50mm 1-4

    Canon has it figured out with the 50mm f/1.4.  This all-purpose 50mm fixed lens is great for all kinds of shooting, including interiors and low light.  It’s very flattering as an interview or portrait lens, especially when mounted on a crop factor camera.

    We love this Canon 50mm at f/1.8 and beyond for tack-sharp focus. Many photographers will claim it even outperforms the venerable Canon 50mm f/1.2L at that aperture. It has 58mm front threads, like most of the Canon primes in this class.

    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

     

     

  10. Canon 40mm f/2.8 EF STM Prime Lens

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    Canon’s tiny 40mm f/2.8 lens gives full-frame coverage in a lens that’s less than an inch thick. The STM designation means it’s ready for autofocus in both photo and video. It accepts 52mm filters, and close-focuses to one foot.

    While primes like the 50mm f/1.8 and 35mm f/2.0 are faster, the 40mm f/2.8 is a great lens choice when you need a small size, or video autofocus.

    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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