We have taken steps to minimize the risk of transmission of Covid-19 as we continue to serve the motion picture industry and we hope you’ll take a look at the information on our Covid-19 Guidelines and Procedures page.
New ARRI Signature Primes available
ARRI Signature Primes feature organic images, attractive bokeh, and a fast T1.8 aperture for achieving shallow depth of field. These lenses gently soften the large-format look, and produce pleasant warm natural skin tones. Focus falls off smoothly, highlighting your subject against its background. The LPL-mount lens features ARRI LDS-2 lens-data compatibility for speedy lens setups, and high lens metadata rates. Eleven iris blades produce smooth, rounded bokeh effects, and a telecentric design minimizes breathing. We are currently offering the following focal lengths: 18mm, 25mm, 35mm, 47mm, 75mm, 95mm, 125mm, and 150mm.
Aputure LS 300d Mark II
We have the Aputure LS 300d Mark II available for rental. This is an affordable daylight balanced LED light that can produce up to 90,000 lux, approaching the luminance of a 575W HMI with the addition of the Fresnel 2X. There are 8 built-in lighting effects, with more coming via future firmware updates: Explosion, Faulty Bulb, TV, Strobe, Paparazzi, Lightning, Fireworks, Pulsing. The control box can be powered via AC power or you can add Anton Bauer Gold Mount batteries for complete freedom.
We are offering several accessories as well so that you can customize the light for a multitude of lighting situations.
The Light Dome II is an easy-to-use circular soft box that now includes two options (1.5 stops & 2.5 stops) for ultra-soft front diffusion fabric. These materials create a beautiful soft light that provides a very even wrap around your subject. The Aputure Lantern is one of the only spherical soft boxes on the market with a 4-section fully adjustable light control skirt. By using a hook-and-loop design, the removable skirts can attach in any position, to control your soft light quickly and precisely. We are also offering the Spotlight Mount with a 19- or 36-degrees lens. The Spotlight Mount new lens technology minimizes chromatic aberrations around the edge of the illumination circle to a mere 1mm of edge color fringing.
Vintage Large Format Lens Sets
We are now offering options for vintage large format lens sets for rent. The Leica R set has a unique combination of sharpness, creamy fall off and beautiful bokeh. The Canon K35s offer a sharp image with warm flares and a round 14 blade iris bokeh. Both sets are rehoused by TLS so although the glass is vintage, the housing gives the user the convenience of a modern housing similar in size and operation to the popular Cooke S4/5/7 lens set up.
Don’t need to cover large format? We still have the ever-popular Cooke Speed Panchros providing a vintage look for Super 35 cameras also rehoused by TLS.
This page will be updated as new information becomes available. It was last updated on 08/14/2020.
PC&E is currently open for business and minimizing the risks to our employees and customers is of utmost importance. We joined other industry companies as part of the Production Equipment Rental Group in developing guidelines for rental companies and sound stages and are using them as the basis for our current practices.
We practice physical distancing and require all employees and customers to wear masks in the building.
We encourage good hygiene such as the use of hand sanitizer and washing hands per CDC Recommendations.
If you are coming to pick up or return equipment, please stop at the bottom of the ramp and press the buzzer to let us know you are here, and we will be right out to assist. We are here to help you get the gear you need in a safe manner.
We quarantine returned equipment for three days before checking it in. Please be patient as this may delay your final invoice.
While our Sales and Expendables showroom is open for business, we recommend that you call or email first to place your order to expedite the process.
Communication is essential. Please feel free to ask your rental agent questions and plan accordingly to allow us extra time to safely prepare your order.
The PC&E sound stages offer the ideal set up for a safe physically distanced shoot. Customers are required to have the stage and support areas professionally cleaned at the end of every shoot. If you have any questions, you can ask Daniel Delude, our stage manager.
We have taken steps to reduce the risks associated with onsite camera preps and encourage you to contact our Camera Department for your next job.
There are many industry resources to help you navigate working safely during this time.