Zacuto USA

August 01, 2012 16:22 ET

Zacuto Rentals Add More Gear to Inventory

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Aug 1, 2012) - Summer of 2012 has been a real scorcher all over the country, and Chicago's very own Zacuto Rentals is ratcheting up the temperature by adding more hot new video equipment! Additions to the inventory include the Sony PMW-FS700, the PL-mount version of the Canon C300, Arri's powerful new L7-C LED lights, and two important upgrades to Sony's PMW-F3 camera: the S-log firmware update, as well as Canon and Nikon lens mount adapters.

"The Sony F3 has been a great workhorse camera for us, and it's gotten even better since we've added the S-Log upgrade," says Rental Manager Leo Koesterer. 

For those who are unfamiliar, "S-Log" refers to an optional camera software upgrade that allows the Sony F3 to record footage in the fully uncompressed 4:4:4 color space. Even if users don't record at 4:4:4, "S-Log" adds a full two stops of dynamic range to the F3, allowing the camera to perform better in low-light situations. Other new options for the Sony F3 include lens mount adapters for Canon EOS and Nikon F-mount lenses.

Sony's new NEX-FS700 camera offers tremendous slow-motion skills capable of recording bursts of 240 frames per second onto inexpensive SD cards. Zacuto's FS700 package (a $350 daily rate) includes three large Sony batteries, a battery charger, three 64GB SD cards, a card reader, a Zacuto Baseplate with 15mm rod support, and a Nikon F-mount or Metabones "smart" EOS lens adapter.

Finally, the Arri L7-C LED Fresnel light (renting for $125 per day ) is a 750 watt-equivalent production light that's cool to the touch and only draws 220 watts of power when fully lit. In addition to being energy efficient, the Arri L7-C sports the versatile features of a cutting-edge LED light, including 1-100% intensity dimming control, finely tunable color temperature and color washes, and full DMX control compatibility.

To get more information regarding Zacuto Rentals take a look at our inventory including DSLR support rigs, monitors, EVFs, audio gear, and more or contact the Rental Department at 312-863-3453.

Zacuto is known for their "Made in the USA" brand of high quality camera accessories. Their camera rental house division builds custom camera packages and delivers nationwide. Zacuto Films won Emmy Awards (Regional Chapters) for webisodic programs, FilmFellas and The Great Camera Shootout 2010. For more information, visit or follow @Zacuto on Twitter.