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Tag Archive: Telephoto

  1. 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

  2. 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

     

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

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    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

  4. 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

  5. Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS Lens

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    The Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS lens is famous for beautiful bokeh, tack-sharp images, and impressive image stabilization.  This telephoto zoom lens is most popular with wedding, event, sport, and nature photographers, but is also right at home on DSLR video sets.

    The 70-200, like all EF-mount lenses, will work with any Canon DSLR we carry.  It’s also compatible with the Canon 1.4x telephoto extender, for added reach.  It has 77mm front threads, and close-focuses to 4.6 feet.

    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
  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. Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM Lens

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    The Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens is a professional-level telephoto lens. It features image stabilization, very fast USM focusing, and outstanding imaging performance.

    This long lens is often the best choice for outdoors: particularly sports, wildlife, weddings and other events. It is also an amazing portrait lens, creating extreme subject-background separation and telephoto compression. It is a popular choice for both photo and video shooters.  If you need an even longer lens, we suggest renting it with our Canon 1.4x telephoto extender.

    The EF mount fits every Canon DSLR ever made, and can be mounted on most mirrorless cameras with an adapter. At three pounds, it’s on the heavier side, but a tripod foot is included with the lens rental. Like many Canon L-series and telephoto lenses, It has 77mm front threads. The lens extends significantly when zoomed, making it a poor choice for matte boxes.

     

    Rental Prices

    $59 for 1 day
    $118 for up to 3 days
    $177 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:
    Canon DSLR

  8. 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

     

     

     

  9. 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

  10. Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM Telephoto Zoom Lens

    Rent-Canon-EF-75-300mm-f-4-5.6-III-USM-LensWhen you need the reach of a telephoto zoom lens on a budget, the Canon EF-mount 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM is a logical option.  Perfect for sports and wildlife during the day when shooting at f/5.6 is an option. It’s designed for use on full frame cameras, and you’ll get even more telephoto (120mm-480mm equivalent) on a Canon Rebel.

    This lens, like many of Canon’s budget zooms, has a 58mm front filter size.  It close-focuses to 1.5 meters.

    If you’re looking for a nicer telephoto, we strongly suggest the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS or Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS lenses.

    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
    58mm Filter Kit


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