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  1. Sony a6500 Camera

    The Sony Alpha a6500 is an NEX/APS-C format mirrorless camera, powerful for both still and video shooting. Featuring 4K internal video recording as well as 24.2 MP still photo shooting, the a6500 is great when you need a camera that does both jobs well. The small form factor hides a powerful camera that makes it easy for anyone to capture great photo and video, even in challenging situations.

    The a6500 builds on the success of the a6000 and a6300. The a6500 adds five-axis in-body stabilization. Now every lens is a stabilized lens, letting you shoot handheld photos and video with reduced motion blur and smoother camera moves. Sensitivity is unmatched among crop-factor cameras, with ISO extending to 51200. Video recording is higher quality, with resolution up to 3840×2160 at 30 frames per second.

    The camera accepts any E-mount and NEX lenses, as well as nearly any DSLR lens with the use of an adapter. Lenses designed for full frame (FE lenses) will have a 1.5x crop in field of view, when compared to a full frame camera. We would be happy to help you choose the best lenses for your rental.

    Your rental includes the Sony Alpha a6500 body, two batteries, a 64GB SD card, and a charger. You’ll need to add a lens to be ready to shoot.

    Rental Prices

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

    Suggested accessories:
    E Mount or NEX Lens
    Tripod
    Extra Battery

  2. Fujinon MK 50-135mm T2.9 Zoom Lens

    The Fujinon MK series 50-135mm T2.9 zoom lens is a medium-telephoto zoom designed for E-mount cameras with NEX or super 35 sensors, like the Sony FS7 and a6500.  It can also work with FE-mount cameras in crop mode.

    The continuous T2.9 aperture, fixed length, and three standard 0.8 pitch gears make this a powerful option for both scripted and run-and-gun shooting styles. The lens is entirely non-electric, meaning that focus, zoom, and aperture are controlled manually, although a servo motor can be easily installed. The lens has an 85mm outside diameter and 82mm front threads. The lens also features a macro mode, which moves the close focus point from 1.2m to 0.85m.

    Jon’s Take:

    “Fujinon has combined the best parts of great cinema and broadcast lenses together into what is probably the most useful set of zooms available for Sony’s E-mount video cameras. The MK series is somehow able to be lightweight, sharp, relatively fast, and still affordable. The Fuji pedigree shows through with adjustable back focus, for a perfect parfocal lens. In addition, breathing is near zero, flares are relatively well-controlled, and the lenses are usable even wide open. 

    As for negatives, the MK series is only for E-mount cameras and can’t be easily adapted to EF, PL, or used for full frame.  The E mount standard does have some play, so shooters used to PL will probably want to use a lens support.”

     

     

    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:

    Sony Camera
    82mm Filters

  3. Sony A7s II Mirrorless Camera

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    The Sony A7s II is a combination still and video camera, featuring 4K internal video recording as well as 12.2 MP still photo shooting. Like its predecessor, the Sony A7s, this camera is a low light monster, allowing exposures where other cameras simply can’t.  Max ISO goes all the way up to 409,600, with a native ISO of 3200. This camera is the ideal choice for low-light documentary-style work.

    The most notable improvement over the Sony A7s is the added in-camera 5-axis image stabilization. Now every lens is a stabilized lens, letting you shoot handheld photos and video with reduced motion blur and smoother camera moves.

    The camera accepts any E-mount lenses (also called NEX), as well as nearly any DSLR lens with the use of an adapter. We suggest lenses offering full-frame coverage, but crop-factor lenses will function in crop mode. We would be happy to help you choose the best lenses for your rental.

    We include the Sony Alpha A7s II body, two batteries, a 64GB SD card, and a charger. You’ll need to add a lens to be ready to shoot.

    Rental Prices

    $117 for 1 day
    $234 for 3 days
    $351 up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:
    Tripod
    Extra Batteries
    Extra SD Cards

  4. Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Lens for Sony E Mount

    The Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Lens is a wide angle prime lens that covers full frame sensors on cameras like the Sony A7s II, and mounts on any Sony camera with an E mount. Its fast f/2 aperture makes it great indoors, and where you want maximum control over depth of field. The T* coating minimizes reflections and glare.

    This lens is exceptionally sharp, even wide open. The autofocus makes it a natural choice for still photography, landscape photography, events, and documentary work. The digital readout highlights the focus distance and depth of field range.

    The lens has auto and manual focus modes, and iris is controlled electronically. It has 67mm front threads.

    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:

    Sony Camera
    Filter Kit

  5. Sony PXW-FS7 4K Camera Kit

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    The Sony FS7 features a Super 35-sized sensor, 4K internal recording, and codecs including XAVC-I at 113 Mbps, to match Sony’s flagship F55. Capture 14 stops of dynamic range in Slog-3, or choose a picture style to go direct to broadcast. 10-bit 4:2:2 in DCI-4K, QHD, and 1080p HD resolutions without bulky recorders means shooting for the colorist is easy.

    We include the extension unit with the kit rental, which adds raw output, timecode in and out, genlock, and multiple power options.

    The Sony E-mount on the PXW-FS7 can be adapted to fit EF and PL lenses, and a behind-the-lens ND filter means no more clumsy filter changes. The rental includes an electronic viewfinder/display and adjustable hand grip. The versatility makes the FS7 equally at home in cinema and broadcast applications.

    The FS7 camera supports UHD framerates up to 60p, as well as 1080p at 180 fps, all continuous and in-camera.  Sony rates native ISO at 2000, and low-light performance is superb, especially when compared with other 4K cameras.

    While Sony continues to offer the FS700, the FS7 offers multiple improvements in functionality, higher-quality recording formats, and a more ergonomic layout.  The FS7 is a well-matched camera to an F5 or F55, and also works well on a set with an FS700 or even an A7s backing it up.  This is Sony’s answer to the Canon C300, and it would appear the FS7 wins in every category worth measuring.This FS7 camera kit includes everything you need to get started shooting in 4K at high speed, just add lenses.

    Sony FS7 camera
    XDCA-FS7 extension unit
    Metabones EF to NEX Speedbooster Ultra
    2 64GB XQD cards
    1 USB 3.0 XQD card reader
    2 V-mount batteries
    1 Dual V-mount charger
    2 BP-U Batteries
    1 BP-U Charger
    Hard case

    A barebones Sony FS7 rental is also available.

    Rental Prices

    $324 for 1 day
    $648 for up to 3 days
    $972 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:
    Lenses
    HD-SDI monitor
    Rails, mattebox, and followfocus kit
    Tripod

  6. Sony 50mm f/1.8 Lens

    The Sony 50mm f/1.8 Lens is a prime, normal-length lens that covers full frame sensors on cameras like the Sony A7s II, and mounts on any Sony camera with an E mount. A go-to portrait lens on an APS-C body, its fast f/1.8 aperture makes it great indoors and when you want maximum control over depth of field. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper imagery with slower shutter speeds, and the unique 7-bladed aperture design creates fantastic bokeh quality at all f-stops.

    The lens has auto and manual focus modes, and iris is controlled electronically.

    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:

    Sony Camera
    Filter Kit

  7. Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens

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    The Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS zoom lens is an all-purpose lens that covers full frame sensors on cameras like the Sony A7s II, and mounts on any Sony camera with an E mount. The Optical Steady Shot (OSS) makes for sharper handheld photos and smoother handheld video shooting.

    The lens has auto and manual focus modes, and iris is controlled electronically. The lens has 55mm front threads.

    Rental Prices

    $33 for 1 day
    $66 for up to 3 days
    $99 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:

    Sony Camera
    Filter Kit

  8. Sony 18-105mm f/4 OSS Zoom Lens

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    Sony’s 18-105mm f/4  image stabilized midrange zoom is a versatile lens for both still and video uses.  The Optical Steady Shot (OSS) image stabilization makes handheld still photos sharper and handheld video smoother.  The lens covers an APS-C/Super 35mm imaging area, meaning you’ll have complete sensor coverage on cameras like the Sony FS7 and A6000, but can still work in crop mode on full frame cameras like the Sony A7s II. The lens is surprisingly light, as well.

    The lens has a servo motor, making smooth zooms possible on a mirrorless camera body, something no other manufacturer has offered to this point.  The E mount (sometimes called NEX mount) works with all modern Sony interchangeable lens cameras.

     

    Rental Prices

    $33 for 1 day
    $66 for up to 3 days
    $99 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:

    Sony Camera
    Filter Kit

  9. Sony 0.8x Wide Conversion Lens

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    The Sony 0.8x wide conversion lens attaches to the front of a Sony EX3, EX1, PMW-200, or PMW-300 lens, providing a wider angle of view. It is a zoom-through adapter, meaning it works at all focal lengths.

    The lens adapter is a bayonet mount, replacing the Sony lens shade. It’s an excellent option when shooting with most of Sony’s ENG/EFP cameras, especially indoors or in cramped spaces.

    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:
    Sony EX3

  10. Sony EX3 Camcorder

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    The Sony EX3 camera is an incredibly popular renter for shooting presentations, events, and documentary-style work. It uses Sony’s XDCAM-EX intraframe codec for broadcast quality video in a reasonable file size. It is ergonomically designed for shoulder mounted use, or can be used with a tripod.  We include the standard Fujinon 5.8-81.2mm f/1.9 lens. The EX3 also supports over and undercranking, for slow motion and timelapse effects.

    The camera can record resolutions up to 1080i60 or 1080p30, and can output HD video over HD-SDI. It also fully supports timecode and genlock, for professional-level broadcast applications. If you require 50 Mbps or higher bitrates, we suggest using an external recorder, or using a camera like the Sony Z100 or Sony FS7.The Sony EX3 offers a few advantages over the Sony EX1, including a removable lens, better ergonomics, and an improved LCD. It uses the same sensor and same picture profiles, so color matching between EX1s and EX3s is quite easy.

    Included in the kit is the PMW-EX3 body, Fujinon 5.8-81.2 mm lens, lens hood, two BP-u30 batteries, Sony charger/AC adapter with power cable, EX3 eyepiece, and 128GB of media (enough for more than eight hours of recording in highest quality).

    Sony EX3 manual (downloadable PDF)

    Rental Prices

    $195 for 1 day
    $390 up to 3 days
    $585 up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.
    Suggested accessories:
    Tripod
    Wide Angle Adapter
    Additional BP-U Batteries

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