New Arri Lighting Equipment Available

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Struggling with shooting wide open? Pushing your ISO a little higher than you would like? Or just looking to add a little more depth to your lighting, Camera Hire now has you covered. We’ve recently added an entire line-up of new lighting gear, big and small, to help make your images really shine!

For those of you needing some real punch the Arri M18 HMI is the perfect solution. The strongest light you can run off a 20A household circuit, the M18 provides 70% more light output than a 1.2K HMI with the same spectacular daylight colour renditioning.

If colour temperature control and power draw are a concern look no further than the Arri LC-7 LED. An LED fixture that ranges from 2,700 Kelvin to 10,000 Kelvin, along with full tint control, the LC7 can match to any lighting scenario. The impressive LED technology also enables full dimming from 0-100 and provides the equivalent of a 750watt Fresnel at only 25% of the power draw.

If you can’t get past the golden glow of your traditional tungsten light, we now have a range of Arri Tungsten Fresnels ranging from 300w, Arri T1 and Arri T2 fixtures, suitable for any interior scenario big or small.

Aside from the main acts we also have a Filmgear 400W HMI Deluxe Kit, a 200W Joker Bug HMI and two Arri Studio 250W Ceramic Fixtures.

If you’re looking to diffuse, cut, shape or otherwise manipulate your lighting sources we now also have a range of fabrics, cutters, scrims and frames to suit any lighting scenario.

So get in touch with us to discuss how best to become a master of the light and the shadow, like all your favourite award winning cinematographers.

Disclaimer: Cinematography awards not guaranteed.

 

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Canon C300 Mark II, XC10 Cameras Announced

[UPDATE] Camera Hire now has two Canon C300 mark II cinema cameras in stock and available for hire.

Canon has announced two new 4K cameras: the C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera and the XC10 4K Compact Camcorder.

Canon C300 Mark II

Canon C300 Mark II

The C300 Mark II features several major upgrades, including the ability to record 10/12-bit 4K video at either DCI 4K or Ultra HD resolution internally to CFast 2.0 cards. Additional features include 4K Raw output over 3G-SDI, a 4K-capable HDMI 2.0 output, and a new OLED electronic viewfinder.

C300 Mark II Highlights

  • Super 35mm CMOS Sensor
  • 4K,1920×1080 60/50i, 23.98/25p True 24p
  • Canon XF Codec – 4:2:2 50 Mb/s MPEG-2
  • EF Lens Mount
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Rotating 4″ LCD Monitor
  • 2x 3D-SDI Output, 2x SLR Inputs
  • 2x CFast Card Slots
  • Timecode I/O, Genlock In & Sync Out
  • Canon Log Gamma
Canon XC10

Canon XC10

The XC10 brings 4K to a compact, versatile system that incorporates a built-in 10x f/2.8-5.6 zoom lens, flip-out 3.0″ LCD touchscreen, and a 90-degree rotatable handgrip. Its 1″-type CMOS sensor delivers 8-bit 422 video up to Ultra HD at 24 and 30 fps to CFast 2.0 memory cards. In addition to 4K video, the camera can also capture 12-megapixel photos independently, or extract still images while recording or playing back video.

XC10 Highlights

  • 1″ CMOS Sensor and DIGIC DV 4 Processor
  • UltraHD 4K at 29.97/25/23.98p
  • H.264 Recording in MFX Wrapper
  • Up to 305 Mbps 4K / 50 Mbps HD Recording
  • SDHC/SDXC and CFast Card Slots
  • HDMI Output – Supports 4K Monitoring
  • 10x Zoom / 8.9 to 89mm Focal Length
  • f/2.8 to 5.6 Aperture Range
  • 100 to 20,000 ISO Range
  • Ergonomic Tilting Hand Grip


New look website, Sony 28-135 PZ Lens

We’ve recently made a few changes to our website – it’s always an ongoing task refining and improving the website, this time around we’ve improved the functionality of the site on mobile platforms, making it far easier to browse all of our equipment on iPhone, Android and any other small screen medium.

In other news – we’re excited to add the new Sony power zoom optic to our list of E-mount glass compatible with the FS7, A7S and FS700 cameras. The FS7 cameras in particular have had an amazing reception over the last few months! Specifications can be read below,

FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS

  • New ‘Smooth Motion Optics’ design for serious movie-makers
  • Smooth and silent drive with Super Sonic wave Motor (SSM) for zooming and “double linear motor” for focusing
  • Separate focus, iris and zoom rings for professional operation
  • Optical SteadyShot in-lens image stabilisation
  • Compact and portable with dust and moisture resistant design

Sydney, 12 September 2014 –Now Sony offers photographers and movie-makers a potent new creative tool: the first ever full-frame powered zoom lens for Sony’s α camera range.

Designed and engineered to uncompromising standards, the FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS (SELP28135G) offers videographers and film-makers immense expressive power. It’s an ideal partner for cameras such as the 35mm full-frame α7S, capturing enormous amounts of flawless detail whether you’re shooting 4K video, Full HD or stills.

The SELP28135G is compatible with all Sony E-mount cameras and camcorders. Its focal length extends over an even wider 42-202.5mm (35mm equivalent) range when attached to bodies with an APS-C sensor. These include Sony’s α6000/α5100 cameras as well as pro-friendly Super 35mm format camcorders like the NEX-FS700 or new PXW-FS7.

A constant F4 maximum aperture lets movie-makers and still photographers achieve beautiful depth of field effects and stable exposure control across the entire zoom range, from wide-angle to telephoto.

A constant F4 maximum aperture lets movie-makers and still photographers achieve beautiful depth of field effects and stable exposure control across the entire zoom range, from wide-angle to telephoto.

The needs of serious film-makers are catered for with Sony’s new ‘Smooth Motion Optics’ design philosophy. Targeting the highest possible image quality when using large-sensor cameras, this advanced optical/mechanical design addresses three issues of prime concern to movie-makers: change in angle of view (‘breathing’) while focusing, focus shifts during zoom and movement of the optical axis during zoom.

In addition, aspherical lens elements suppress unwanted aberration while advanced multi-coating technology boosts contrast and cuts glare, even with strongly backlit scenes.

Handling and ergonomics of the SELP28135G are indebted to Sony’s professional cameras for broadcasters and film-makers. Three separate rings offer independent control over focus, zoom and aperture (iris), with optimal torque for a satisfyingly responsive, professional feel. Even the pitch of scalloping on the rings has been painstakingly designed for comfortable, slip-free fingertip control.

In an industry first, the zoom is powered by the SSM drive and is exceptionally smooth and silent – a must-have for professional movie production. Zooming speed can be precisely controlled over a wide range, with the ability to switch zoom rotation direction as desired to suit personal preference.

Focus noise is also minimised by reducing the weight of the focus element group and driving with a responsive “double linear motor”. As an extra refinement, focusing mode can be switched effortlessly from auto to manual simply by sliding the focus ring, without fumbling to find a focus mode switch midshot.

Premium optical performance and operability are complemented by a dust and moisture-resistant design, making the lens ideal for location use. Extra versatility is afforded by Optical SteadyShot that provides in-lens image stabilisation during handheld shooting. Despite its heavyweight credentials, the lens’s compact dimensions and reduced weight are especially welcome in shooting situations where maximum mobility is needed

Camera Hire’s Sony Range Boosted

Lovers of Sony will be pleased this New Year as Camera Hire adds three new lenses and an external flash to our growing range.Sony FE 70-200mm f/4.0 G OSS Lens

The all new Sony 16-35mm f/424-70mm f/4 and 70-200mm f/4 lenses each boast superior optics, a constant f/4 maximum aperture offering consistent performance throughout the zoom range and Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation, which serves to minimise the appearance of camera shake by up to four shutter speed steps.

Also new is the Sony HVL-F60M Flash, a dedicated external flash and video light designed for both photographers and videographers. The HVL-F60M delivers high-illumination output with an effective range of more than 90′ (28 m) and guide number 60. High Speed Synchronisation mode enables the flash to sync with shutter speeds from 1/500 to 1/4000 of a second to catch fast-moving subjects.

All three Sony lenses and the HVL-F60M Flash are compatible with the very much in demand A7s Mirrorless Digital Camera. The lenses can also be used with the Sony FS7 and FS700 video cameras, without the need for a lens adapter.


Based in Sydney, Camera Hire services photographers and film-makers throughout Australia. We stock a huge range of cameras, lenses and accessories. Our brands include Sony, Canon, Nikon, GoPro, Panasonic, Blackmagic, Sigma, Zeiss, Tokina and many others.

New Gear Coming in 2015

What better way to celebrate the New Year than with some great new gear from Camera Hire!Nikon D750 DSLR

We have a huge number of new products arriving in store in January, including the Canon XF205 HD Camcorder, a professional grade high definition camera, ideal for event and documentary style coverage.

Another new camera on the way is Nikon’s 24-megapixel, full frame D750 DSLR. Compatible with this, and other Nikon DSLRs, are Sigma’s 35mm f/1.4 DG and 50mm f/1.4 DG, both from the popular ART series of lenses.

And for Sony users we have three new lenses and an external flash.

The Sony 16-35mm f/424-70mm f/4 and 70-200mm f/4 are compatible with the in demand A7s Mirrorless Digital Camera, as is the Sony HVL-F60M Flash. These lenses can also be used with the Sony FS7 and FS700 video cameras, without the need for a lens adapter.

Happy New Year!

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II Now Available

Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L II Lens

Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L II Lens

The replacement for Canon’s EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L has officially arrived. The lens is slightly larger and the rotating zoom design should provide a solution for dust issues associated with its predecessor. It also offers three image stabilisation modes and offers 4 stops of stabilisation compared to 1.5 in the previous model. The new lens will automatically lock the IS elements when it detects a tripod in use. Minimum focus distance has been set to 3.2 feet (0.98m)  and the lens now includes a  0.31x maximum magnification. A new bayonet-style ET-83D hood is included also allowing for an easier adjustment of filters.

The EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM uses a new optical formula with one Fluorite and one Super UD element. Also introduced is a new Air Sphere Coating technology which uses suspended air bubbles in the coating which results in reduced ghosting and flaring.

Ruggedly constructed with advanced dust and water sealing for durability in a range of environments, the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM telephoto lens is a stellar all rounder lens with refined controls for a wide variety of situations making it ideal for wildlife or sports photography when you need to minimise your kit.

Click here to see hire prices for the Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS Mark II.

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS Mark II Specs

  • Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 100-400mm 1:4.5-5.6
  • Lens Construction: 21 elements in 16 groups
  • Diagonal Angle of View: 24º-6’10’
  • Focus Adjustment: Inner focus system / USM
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 3.2 ft. / 0.98m
  • Filter Size: 77mm
  • Max Diameter x Length, Weight: 3.7 in. x 7.6 in. / 94mm x 193mm; 3.46 lbs. / 1,570g

Christmas Trading Hours

Camera Hire will be closed the public holidays and some extra days over the Christmas and New Year period.

Over this time, we will be offering discounts for hires that need to be returned later, due to our closing days and times. Please email or call us if you require a quote for equipment over this period.

Our Christmas and New Year Holiday dates are outlined below:

22 – 28 December 2014

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29 Dec – 4 January 2015

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5 – 11 January 2015

Mon 5thTue 6thWed 7thThurs 8thFri 9thSat 10thSun 11th
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12 – 18th January 2015: Normal Trading Hours Resume

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Capture 4K Video with GoPro HERO4 Black

Just in time for summer, the GoPro HERO4 Black has arrived at Camera Hire.

The most advanced GoPro ever, the HERO4 Black can capture 4K at 30 fps (4K30), 2.7K at up to 50 fps, Full HD (1080p) at up to 120 fps for high definition slow motion and WVGA (848 x 480) for upload-friendly files.

GoPro HERO4 Black

The HERO4 Black can also take 12-megapixel still images in intervals for stitching together time-lapse movies, or in momentary bursts of up to 30 photos per second.

It’s also equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, allowing you to pair it with a mobile device or the separately available Smart Remote. There is also a USB port for file transfer, charging, or to connect the optional 3.5mm mic adapter.

Standard housing is included, and not only keeps the camera dry, it adds an extra layer of protection. In addition to the bundled flat and adhesive mounts, the camera is also adaptable to a wide range of separately available mounts from GoPro and third-parties – with options to accommodate just about any scenario imaginable.

Features include:

  • Supports 4K30, 2.7K50, and 1080p Video
  • Capture 12MP Photos at 30 fps
  • Ultra Wide Angle Glass Lens + SuperView
  • Camera Housing Waterproof to 131′
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Interval Capture for Time Lapse
  • Protune Mode for Video and Photo
  • One-Button Operation with QuikCapture
  • Auto Low Light and Night Photo Modes
  • Flat and Curved Adhesive Mounts Included

Sony PXW-FS7 Cameras have Arrived

The PXW-FS7, Sony’s new 4k Super 35mm camcorder, has arrived at Camera Hire.Sony PXW-FS7 Camera

An ultra-mobile video camera, the FS7 has an ergonomic grip design for easy handling and operation, making it an ideal fit for shooting solo or in situations where flexibility is required.

Featuring a 4k Super 35mm Exmor CMOS sensor, with approximately 11.6 million total pixels (4352 x 2662) and 8.9 million effective pixels, the high image readout speed allows the Sony PXW-FS7 to support 4K motion-picture shooting and super slow-motion

Key features of the PXW-FS7:

  • Sony’s Super 35 Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • Native E-Mount; Compatible with A-Mount lenses (LA-EA4 A-mount lens adaptor required), 18mm flange back distance
  • On-board UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) and Full HD (1920 x 1080) recording
  • Wide choice of recording systems
  • XAVC (Intra/Long GOP)
  • MPEG HD, 4:2:2, 50 Mbps (HD only)
  • Apple ProRes codec (with future upgrade and extension unit, sold separately)
  • RAW recording (with extension unit and outboard recorder, sold separately)
  • Slow & Quick Motion for over-and under-cranking
  • Dual XQD card slots
  • 16-bit analog-to-digital converter
  • ISO 2000
  • Supports S-Gamut3Cine/S-Log 3 encoding
  • Die-cast magnesium frame
  • Environmentally sealed electronics
  • Wireless operation with CBK-WA100, sold separately
  • GPS

Sony Unveils New PXW-FS7 Compact 4K XDCAM Camera with a Super 35 CMOS sensor

Optimized for Long-form with XAVC-L Recording, Native E-Mount Lens Flexibility, High Speed XQD Media and a Comfortable, Robust Design

Park Ridge, NJ – Sony’s newest addition to its large sensor line is a complete camera system that delivers long-form recording capabilities with 4K resolution in a compact, hand-held design.

The new PXW-FS7 XDCAM Super 35 camcorder combines the flexibility of native E-mount technology, the recording efficiency of the XAVC-L codec, the transfer speed and intelligence of XQD memory cards and comfortable, handheld ergonomics — including a new “Smart Grip.”

The new camcorder is designed for a range of long-form shooting and production applications, from “cinéma vérité”-style documentaries and reality TV to magazine shows, commercial and corporate applications.

Native E-Mount, A-Mount Lens Compatibility

The PXW-FS7 is a native E-mount camcorder designed to give users maximum lens options and flexibility, smooth and silent iris, focus and zoom control, with auto exposure and SteadyShot stabilisation. An extremely shallow, 18mm flange-back distance enables the use of a range of 35mm lenses. Sony’s optional LA-EA4 A-mount lens adaptor allows compatibility with a wide range of high-quality A-mount lenses.

The new E-mount lens is the world’s first 35mm full-frame interchangeable power zoom lens. It features constant F4 value, independent rings for iris, zoom and focus control, and is dust- and moisture-resistant. The SELP28135G has SteadyShot stabilisation, minimum focus breathing and is enabled with Sony’s new Super Sonic wave Motor (SSM) to reduce zoom noise while shooting.

The PXW-FS7 is compatible with Sony´s new XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP formats, each supporting 10-bit 4:2:2 recording (XAVC-I, 180fps; XAVC-L, 120fps). Recording in UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution, slow motion up to 60fps and Full High Definition (1920×1080) with 60/50 progressive frames is possible.

A firmware update in early 2015 will enable native HD recording in the Apple ProRes HQ 422 codec, when using an optional extension unit (XDCA-FS7). Through the XDCA-FS7’s FS-RAW interface, the PXW-FS7 is capable of 4K/2K RAW recording with Sony’s HXR-IFR5 and AXS-R5, or with a compatible third-party external recorder.

XQD Card Compatible

The PXW-FS7 features 2 XQD card slots that support simultaneous recording and relay recording. To support the FS7’s Slow and Quick motion and internal 4K recording, a new 128 GB XQD G series with ultra-high speed transfer up to 440MB/s (read) and 350MB/s (write) has been developed. XQD cards are also available in 64 and 32GB capacities.

The camera includes a low-pass video filter, progressive pixel reading and advanced camera processing to give users a broad span of creative treatments and options such as high speed recording, high resolution and high sensitivity, with less aliasing and less rolling shutter. The camera’s 4 built-in ND filters allow full exposure control in a range of lighting conditions, without requiring external ND filter equipment. S-Gamut3/SLog3 & S-Gamut3.Cine/SLog3 are supported for flexibility of post-production options.

11.6 Million Pixel Super35 Exmor CMOS

The camera’s 11.6 million pixel Super35 Exmor CMOS sensor delivers enhanced sensitivity, shallow depth of field, a high signal-to-noise ratio for fantastic low light performance. The new camera is designed to provide a range of creative shot options. It can be used hand-held, and is also designed for balanced shoulder-mount use without the need for additional rigs. The flexible viewfinder mounting system lets users easily relocate it for changing shooting positions.

The supplied Smart Grip provides easy access to key camera functions including focus magnification; the user menu; REC start/ stop; and zoom. Its assignable wheel allows control of Iris, Focus, Audio Level and Gain.

The camera’s image sensor and signal processor are contained in an environmentally sealed chamber. Heat is directed to an external radiator with a fan for active cooling.

Repacking the DJI Ronin

We’ve had a huge amount of interest in the DJI Ronin Gymbal Stabiliser ever since we got our hands on it and so far the reception has been fantastic, with the exception of one thing: the case it comes in weighs a ton!DJI Ronin Hard Case

The Ronin itself is only 4.2kg, with a load capacity of 7.25kg, but when packed up in its super-heavy-duty hard case it tips the scales at around 25kg — a fact that has earned us the ire of many a courier!

So we decided to repack it.

Now a decidedly delicate 12.5kg, but still nestled away in a hard, protective case, we can easily send the Ronin to you via courier or post — and you can get it in and out of your shoot locations without any hassles.

The DJI Ronin Gymbal Stabiliser is available for hire or purchase at Camera Hire. Now in a lightweight package.