Studio 225 Chelsea in NYC. Rental Special.

by JamesNYCJune 5. 2013 03:00

Studio 225 Chelsea in NYC. Rental Special through the end of July.

 

Special 1:

 - Buy 2 days with all equipment included for $450/day.  Total $900
 - Savings $200 off the regular day rate of $550/day.
 - Includes 8 hours in the day rate.
 - Additional Hours are $75/hr.

PURCHASE THIS DEAL IN THE SHOP

 

Special 2:

 - Buy 3 days with all equipment included for $400/day.  Total $1200.
 - Savings $450 off the regular day rate of $550/day.
 - Includes 8 hours in the day rate.
 - Additional Hours are $75/hr.

PURCHASE THIS DEAL IN THE SHOP


Payment can be made in cash, check(credits available upon cashing), credit card, or paypal. 

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have or to purchase one of the two specials above. Anyone who would like access to the studio's calendar can send that request as well and I'll add your email to the calendar's access page.

Here is the Equipment included in your rental days
 
- Profoto 7a 2400 Kit, which Includes 3 packs + 4 heads, 1 head extension. Additional heads are $25/head/day.
 
- 24" iMac Digital Workstation with Capture One Pro 7.x and Phocus
- Redwing Boom
- 8 C-Stands with arms
- 5 regular Stands
- 4 black/white "V-flats"
- 2 silver "V-flats"
- 2 4'x8' white plexi
- 4 flags/scrims
- 10 Sandbags
- 1 Reel EFX Fan
- 12' White Roll Paper - 1 sweep per rental.  additional sweeps are $20/sweep.
- 12' Gray Roll Paper - 1 sweep per rental.  additional sweeps are $20/sweep.
- 10'x10' Gray Muslin Backdrop - looks like one of Annie L.'s backdrops.
- 10'x20' Gray Muslin Backdrop(has texture)
 
PROFOTO Modifiers included with Equipment Package:
- 1 53" Elinchrom Octobank with Profoto Mount
- 1 7' Elinchrom Octobank with Profoto Mount
- 2 Medium Softboxes
- 1 Medium Strip Softbox 
- 2 Small Softboxes
- 1 6' x 4' Chimera Softbox
- 1 33.5" Mola Euro with diffuser
- 1 Profoto 22" beauty dish with diffuser and grid
- 2 P-50(Magnum) reflectors with Grids
- 2 60" umbrellas
- 2 45" umbrellas
- 1 30" umbrellas
- 20 A-Clamps
- 6 Superclamps
 
Camera's available to rent additionally on site:
Canon 5D Mark III with f/2.8 24-70mm lens, 100mm f/4, and 50mm f/1.2:  $125/day
Hasselblad H3DII 31mp with 80mm, 120mm Macro, and 35mm Lenses: $350/day

For more information, contact James Weber at:
917-882-3724
info@studio225chelsea.com

Studio: www.studio225chelsea.com

Studio 225 on Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/cy2nvdd

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CSI Brooklyn - Opening Monday June 3rd.

by JamesNYCMay 29. 2013 03:43

CSI Brooklyn - Opening Monday


Live in Brooklyn and have to truck all the way to Manhattan just to rent out high-end equipment from CSI Rentals? Well, truck no more: CSI is coming to Brooklyn. On June 3, they will open their new shop at 1138 Flushing Ave. in the East Williamsburg/Bushwick area. The store will have ground level loading, parking spaces and truck drive in—all that just a block away from the L train. They will also offer delivery and pickup in both Brooklyn and Manhattan. Ease and everything a professional photographer or videographer needs.

Visit CSI online for more information: csirentals.com

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Carl Zeiss Compact Zoom 28-80 Lens

by JamesNYCMay 15. 2013 11:54

The CZ.2 28-80/T2.9 as seen at the NAB Show in Las Vegas

OBERKOCHEN/Germany, April 5, 2013
Carl Zeiss presents its new zoom lenses from the Compact Family at the NAB Show 2013 (8-11 April) in Las Vegas at its booth C9043.Versatile, flexible and yet small and manageable – these are the characteristics that describe the Compact Zoom CZ.2 lenses. For the first time, the new CZ.2 28-80/T2.9 will be presented in the US. The Compact Zoom Family currently comprises the CZ.2 28-80/T2.9 and the CZ.2 70-200/T2.9; the latter won the prestigious iF product design award in February 2013.

The ZEISS Compact Zoom lenses weigh just 2.5 to 2.8 kilograms (5.5 to 6.2 pounds). “For cinema zoom lenses, that is very little. The light and compact design is ideal for hand-held and steadicam shooting,” explains Helmut Lenhof, Product Manager for the Compact Family in the Carl Zeiss Camera Lens Division. The lenses are suited for owner operators as well as episodic television series, documentary films, features and big-screen productions. Especially for shooting projects on a tight budget and time schedule, a ZEISS Compact Zoom lens is an extremely flexible solution. The zoom lens enables faster work and minimizes long set-up times.

Unlike zoom lenses for still photography, the Compact Zoom cinema lenses each have three independently moveable zoom groups. This complex design prevents undesired focus shift and ensures optimal image quality. The lenses have a continuous high aperture of T2.9 over the entire zoom range.

Filmmakers can also look forward to a new shorter super wide-angle zoom lens designed for the owner-operator when the Compact Zoom series will expand to a family of three at the end of 2014. This new zoom lens will replace the Lightweight Zoom LWZ.2.

As members of the ZEISS Compact Family, the zoom lenses are the perfect complement to the fixed focal length Compact Prime CP.2 and ARRI/ZEISS Ultra Prime lenses. Thanks to the exact color matching within the ZEISS cinema lens family, all lenses in this series can be combined flexibly with each other, with no visible deviations.

They cover full-frame format (24x36mm) and can therefore be used on HDSLR cameras, as well as professional HD video and cinema cameras. Being designed as full-frame lenses, they create a sweet spot effect and a uniformity of illumination when used on Super 35 sensors and are ‘future-proofed’ for next generation digital cinema cameras utilizing larger sensors.

Moreover, the interchangeable mount system makes it possible to use the lenses of the Compact Family on various camera models. The mounts currently available are for PL, EF, F, MFT and E. “Investing in this lens family is especially attractive for cinematographers and rental companies because the interchangeable mount also ensures the lenses’ long-term compatibility in the rapidly changing camera market. For all relevant future camera models, mounts will be available which the user can exchange very easily,” adds Lenhof.

Cinematographers can also rely on the quality features that ZEISS is known for:

The T* anti-reflective coating and the internal stray light reduction eliminate bothersome light reflections.

All Compact Zoom CZ.2 lenses have the same front diameter of 95 mm and the gears of the cine-style housing are always located exactly in the same position. This makes it possible to change lenses fast – without any adjustments to the rig or other accessories. The large focus rotation angle of almost 300 degrees and the calibrated focus scales ensure comfortable handling. All lenses in the Compact Zoom Family correspond to 4K production standards and cover a resolution of 4096 x 2160 with no distortion.

Australian cinematographer Warwick Brown has already used the Compact Zoom CZ.2 70-200/T2.9 for shooting a television production. “I have just finished shooting a dramatic short film using this lens and the Compact Prime CP.2 Super Speed lenses together. They are a real winning combination. The lens is sharp and handles highlights beautifully.”

The delivery of the Compact Zoom CZ.2 70-200/T2.9 began in early 2013. The Compact Zoom 28-80/T2.9 will be available starting June. Carl Zeiss authorized dealers are now accepting orders on both zoom lenses. The suggested list price of each Compact Zoom CZ.2 lens will be €14,900 or US$19,900 (excluding VAT). 

The lead time for the Compact Zoom CZ.2 70-200/T2.9 is currently six to seven months. A higher demand as expected led to these lead times. Carl Zeiss will increase its production capacities in order to reduce the lead time to three to four months.

 

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Photo Assistant Basics _ Mamiya 67 120 & 220 Film Loading

by JamesNYCFebruary 25. 2013 02:32

Another in our series of: Photo Assistant Basics _ Mamiya 67 120 & 220 Film Loading

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Photo Assisting Basics - Coiling Cords and Cables

by JamesNYCFebruary 12. 2013 02:36

A few years ago I posted a video about the proper way to coil cords to ensure their long life and more importantly ease in packing and storage. I thought that it was time to bring it back to the front of the play list since there seems to be a great many people that are missing this very simple skill.

Now before those people that work on film shoots chime in and tell me that their method of coiling cords and cables which includes a twisting motion during the coiling of the cables, it needs to be pointed out that THERE IS NO ONE RIGHT WAY OF DOING ANYTHING; there are just some methods that are better than others. And the method demonstrated here is the one that I and hundreds of my peers in the commercial photo industry have been using for more than 20+ years.

Below you'll see a selection of my extension cords and that are all 15 years old or more. They have always been coiled using my method so I know that it works.

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Interview with Photographer Lou Jones

by JamesNYCJanuary 3. 2011 18:52
Here is an interview with photographer and ICP instructor Lou Jones. Lou wrote a great book called: "The Naked and the lens." Beyond the fact that the book features fine art nudes and the discussion of thereof, it is also an incredible photo graphic resource with the amount of information it contains regarding photography, digital photography and digital capture.

Part 1

1ProPhotoTV.Com interview with Boston portrait and location photographer Lou Jones.

Part 2

1ProPhotoTV.Com interview with Boston portrait and location photographer Lou Jones.

Part 3

1ProPhotoTV.Com interview with Boston portrait and location photographer Lou Jones.

Part 4

1ProPhotoTV.Com interview with Boston portrait and location photographer Lou Jones.

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