What’s Happening in Rentals?

  By Liz Graham

We have been working hard on expanding the selection in The Camera Store’s Rental Department and are excited to offer a variety of new lenses as well as lighting equipment. If you’ve been humming and hawing over a lens and you just can’t make up your mind, rent it out and give it a try to make sure it is the right fit for you!

There has been a lot of buzz lately about Tamron’s new 150-600mm f/5-6.3 telephoto lens and we have it for you to try! This lens isn’t much bigger than your average 70-200 f/2.8 but it is certainly heavier so you won’t want to hand hold it for very long; luckily you’ve got a tripod collar to attach a monopod. The big advantage this lens offers is it’s maximum focal length of 600mm so you can get those close shots of bears without having to get too close for comfort.

Another item we are excited to offer comes from Profoto – the 500 watt B1 Air strobe heads. These heads are lightweight, easy to use with a digital display to show you all your settings, and best yet – they’re battery powered! That means you can use them anywhere your creative mind takes you. Profoto boasts the batteries are rated for 220 flashes at full power with a quick burst capability of approximately 20 flashes per second – not that you’d need to, but it’s cool to say you can.

Don’t worry video buffs, we haven’t forgotten about you. We’ve added the iFootage Shark slider to our rental selection. With the carbon fibre build, this slider is lightweight yet durable. The pulley system ensures a smooth glide for your camera so you won’t have choppy, jumpy footage. We’ve also added the iFootage Mini Crane. This crane will connect to any three legged, sturdy tripod and is easy to set up and tear down. It is also a carbon fibre build making it easy to lug around from location to location.

These are just a few of the new items we have in our rental department. We do our best to stay on top of new and exciting items, so be sure to keep checking in store and on our website for updates. We also offer a “Try before you buy” program where you can apply up to 3 rental day charges toward the purchase of that item you’ve fallen in love with. Feel free to call our store or email our rental department to book your gear now, or with any questions you may have.