MōVl Pro, Sigma Lenses, Cool-Lux and More!!!

Some amazing and highly anticipated gear has entered the rental inventory at Picture This! The long awaited MōVl Pro has arrived and it’s a game changer. Definitely one of the most advanced camera movement systems available. Long story short: if you’re looking for a MōVI Pro rental in Portland we’ve got you covered!

Movi Pro Hero Web

Have you tried the Sigma Cine Zoom Lenses? They’re amazing! We’ve added the 18-35mm T2 and the 50-100mm T2 glass to our broad lens inventory. High speed, well crafted and affordable. Picture This is definitely a go-to place for lens rentals in Portland.

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Looking for the best battery powered compact field/on-camera monitor? The new Panasonic 9” LCD HDMI Field Monitor is small yet mighty with amazing features including waveform and vector scope for exposure assist. Not to mention it’s built like a tank! We have a large inventory of different video production monitors for rent in Portland to fit any production

Panasonic BT-LH910GJ Web Hero

Our new Cool-Lux SHIFT baseplate will save you so much time when SHIFTing from your tripod to shoulder shooting modes with extra chest support for stabilization. Picture This is the preferred destination for stabilization system rentals in Portland.

Cool Lux Cool Rig Web Hero

Lots of cool gear is here folks! And as always be sure to swing by any time to check it all out!



The New Zeiss CZ.2 28-80mm T2.9 Rocks!

The new Zeiss CZ.2 28-80mm T2.9 is here!  Another great Zeiss CZ.2 lens for rent at Picture This.  Why Zeiss CZ.2 Lenses?  Not only compact in size, light weight and ready for 4K they offer more amazing features including an interchangeable mount, full-frame coverage (36 x 24mm), no focus shift over the zoom range, robust cine-style housing, circular shape of iris, great flare suppression, calibrated focus scale and is colormatched with all Zeiss Prime lenses.  Need the perfect lens set?  The preferred Picture This Zeiss 3 lens set rental includes the CZ.2 28-80mm T2.9, CZ 70-200mm T2.9 and the LWZ.2 15.5-45mm T2.6.

 



The Picture This Lens Department

Buying lenses is an expensive investment and can be tricky when choosing which lens to buy.  You have to look at your inventory of cameras, what systems are needed, what the marketplace demands and what lenses will offer a good return.  Lens pioneers Zeiss and ARRI together created a family of lenses with an interchangable mount system that works with most of our cameras.  This being said, Picture This has purchased over a dozen Zeiss & ARRI lenses over the past two years including the Zeiss CZ.2 70-200mm T2.9, Zeiss LWZ.2 15.5-45mm T2.6, Zeiss ZE Prime Sets, Zeiss CP.2 Sets and the ARRI Alura 18-80mm T2.6 lens.  Other recent purchases include the Fujinon13x4.5 HD WA Zoom, Canon Trinity Sets, Achromatic Diopters, Assorted Adaptors, Zoom Controls and ARRI matte boxes.  As for the future, we’re very interested in the new Fujinon Cabrio Zoom Lenses, ARRI CZ.2 28-80mm T2.9 and CZ.2 15-30mm T2.9 wide angle compact zoom lens.  The lens department is constantly updating so be sure to check our rate card frequently!

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A Message from Will Walle – Equipment Manager

In recent years we’ve seen the video production industry adopt larger format imager cameras to give their productions more cinematic images. The Canon DSLRs were at the forefront of this revolution, and although these cameras produced beautiful images, they were by no means production friendly. More recently, camera manufacturers such as Canon and Sony melded these large imagers into easy to use video cameras such as the Canon C300, Sony FS700, and Sony PMW-F5. These cameras afford their operators tools such as professional audio XLR inputs, zebras, waveform monitors, reliable video outputs and all the other necessities an operator is accustomed to.

Looking forward to the future, we see companies like Fujinon releasing lenses such as the Cabrio Zoom Lenses, the highest quality cinema lenses with a servo grip traditionally seen on B4 mount ENG lenses. Sony has just announced a B4 mount lens adapter for use on the PMW-F5, unlocking a wealth of possibilities for portability and ease of use with out an entire camera crew required. Zeiss is following up the success of their interchangeable mount Compact Primes and Compact Zooms with the new 15-30mm T2.9 wide angle Compact Zoom, offering beautiful images in a compact, lightweight lens. ARRI, having had great success with their ALEXA camera, just announced the new AMIRA camera, aimed at ENG and documentary productions. Innovations such as these are propelling the ENG market and cinema markets together to form new hybrid cameras that show case the best of both worlds. Tell us what you think about all these exciting new innovations, and as always, come stop by Picture This to take a look at the most cutting edge technology available on the market today.

 

 



Staying Ahead of the Curve at Picture This

We listen, we do our research and we acquire what’s needed in the professional video rental market.  Our latest additions include the new Panasonic HPX250 Camcorder, Fujinon 13X4.5 HD Wide Angle Zoom Lens, O’Connor Ultimate 2065 Tripod, 52w OptTri LED lights, Kessler CineSlider and yet another 2/3″ Fujinon Adapter.  Many thanks to our renters who communicate their needs, what’s new out there and imperative technical knowledge.  This is the perfect time to come by and check all the new stuff.