What’s New At PC&E

Say Hello to the Astera AX3

The AX3 is a battery operated, easy to use IP65 RGBW puck with a max runtime of 20 hours.  It can be used as uplight as well as hanging or standing spotlight.  It is extremely compact and yet offers a high brightness paired with long battery runtime and range. Ours can be rented as a kit of 8 or individually.

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, 21mm,  25mm, 29mm, 35mm, 47mm, 75mm, 95mm, 125mm, 150mm, and 200mm.

Ringing in the New Year with ARRI Orbiters

We have received our new ARRI Orbiters!  This is a great new fixture from ARRI that is sure to be on everyone’s list.  Check it out.  Stay tuned for news about demo opportunities.

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.

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.

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