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  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
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    Suggested accessories:

    Sony Camera
    82mm Filters

  2. 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
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    Suggested accessories:
    Canon DSLR
  3. Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Zoom Lens

    Canon-24-70-2-8Canon’s 24-70mm f/2.8 L II lens is the professional’s standard midrange zoom. The zoom length is practical and the lens is fast enough to use indoors. Comparing it to the 24-105mm f/4 L, or the original Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L, we find it to be significantly sharper, with less distortion. In our opinion, it’s the strongest midrange zoom made for any full frame camera.

    24-70mm is an obvious choice for a zoom lens on a full-frame camera, but works on a crop-factor camera, too, if you don’t mind it being on the heavy side.  It has 82mm front threads and close focuses to 16″.

    If you have a need for a stabilized midrange zoom, we love the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 VC.

    Rental Prices

    $59 for 1 day
    $118 for up to 3 days
    $177 for up to 7 days
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    Suggested accessories:

    Canon DSLR
    Filter Kit

  4. 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
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    Suggested accessories:
    Canon DSLR

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Tamron SP 24-70mm Di VC USD Zoom Lens EF

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    The Tamron SP 24-70mm Di VC USD EF zoom lens is a versatile midrange zoom. The f/2.8 speed matches Canon’s 24-70 zoom, but Tamron has added image stabilization (they call it vibration compensation or VC).  The zoom range is very useful, from moderately wide to short telephoto. The EF mount and full-frame coverage mean it works on every Canon DSLR ever, as well as any camera with an EF or EF-S mount.

    For photo shooters, the Ultrasonic Silent Drive (USD) motor makes for fast and accurate autofocus. Vibration compensation is helpful for stills, and exceptionally helpful for handheld video.

    The Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 VC close focuses to 18″ and has 82mm 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:

    DSLR Camera
    82mm filter kit

  8. Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8 Zoom Lens

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    The Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8  zoom lens for Canon is a full frame wide zoom. That means it works on any Canon EF or EF-S mount camera. Most shooters with crop cameras will probably prefer Tokina’s more portable 11-16mm f/2.8 II lens, though. This lens is very popular with photographers, but docu-style video shooters will appreciate the full-time manual focus option and useful zoom range.

    This lens performs exceptionally well, outperforming most wide zooms from Canon, even wide open. Autofocus is fast and not too loud. Distortion is minimal, making this a great lens for architecture and interiors. The lens hood is built in, and does not accept filters. It close focuses to about ten inches, giving you some creative options for extreme perspective.

     

     

    Rental Prices

    $39 for 1 day
    $78 for up to 3 days
    $117 for up to 7 days
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    Suggested accessories:

    Canon DSLR

  9. Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art EF Lens

    The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 zoom lens for Canon is the fastest zoom lens available for DSLR and mirrorless cameras. Part of Sigma’s Art line, the lens is one of the best-reviewed zoom lenses for photo and video, ever. It is designed specifically for crop (APS-C) sized sensors, and will not work with larger, full frame cameras.

    This ultrafast zoom is perfect for shooting indoors and at night. The wide-angle to medium focal length is well-suited for architecture and landscape shots. An HSM motor provides fast, silent autofocus for photo and video. Like all Sigma Art lenses, it is compatible with the Sigma USB Dock.

    The lens has 72mm filter threads and close focuses to 11″.

    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
  10. Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 IS Zoom Lens

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    Canon’s 17-55mm f/2.8 IS zoom lens is a versatile option for anyone shooting on an EF-S mount on a crop factor camera or S35 video camera like a C100.  The image stabilization, zoom range, and fast optics make it our first choice for a video zoom on any Canon Rebel. It also works well on a GH4 or other MFT camera, especially with a speedbooster.

    The lens is a massive upgrade from Canon’s 18-55mm kit lens, with a speed advantage of 2/3 to 2 full stops.  This makes it much more useful indoors. This lens works only with crop factor cameras with EF-S mounts.  For a full-frame camera, we suggest the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 VC lens instead.

    Rental Prices

    $34 for 1 day
    $68 for up to 3 days
    $102 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.
    Suggested accessories:
    Canon DSLR

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