Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8 Lens
A fast MFT format prime lens which is a popular choice for aerial filming using the DJI Zenmuse X5S and Inspire 2 drone. The lens is also compatible with other Micro Four Thirds sensor cameras.
It has a 46mm filter thread that can be used with our Formatt-Hitech Firecrest screw-in ND filters.
This 17mm Olympus M4/3 lens has an equivalent focal length of 34mm when used on a 35mm sensor camera.
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Formatt-Hitech Firecrest 46mm Circular ND Set£40.00
Set of 6 x 46mm circular ND filters compatible with a range of Micro Four Thirds lenses often used with our DJI Zenmuse X5S gimbal.
Manufactured by Formatt Hitech in the UK, Firecrest ND filters are amongst the most colour-accurate neutral density filters for aerial cinematography applications.
DJI Inspire 2 with Zenmuse X5S£320.00
The DJI Inspire 2 is a high-performance UAV fitted with a Zenmuse X5S camera which records in CinemaDNG Raw and Apple ProRes codecs at up to 5.2K resolution.
Capable of speeds of up to 58mph and a flight time of more than 25 minutes, the Inspire 2 has a suite of advanced technological features including obstacle avoidance and intelligent flight modes. It can also be configured in dual user mode, allowing the pilot and camera operator to have independent control over the aircraft and gimbal. With the pilot dedicated just to flight operations, this can provide more precision and give greater creative freedom for the aerial filming.
The Zenmuse X5S gimbal is rotatable by 360° ensuring that the camera view is completely unobstructed when flying. Live broadcast and streaming is possible from the Inspire 2, with live HDMI & SDI video outputs available from the remote controller.
Our comprehensive Inspire 2 rental kit is supplied with an 4-way battery kit, remote controller, 480GB CINESSD media cards and comes with both ProRes and CinemaDNG codec options pre-activated. The Zenmuse X5S camera has a 4/3” size sensor and includes a DJI 15mm lens with a set of ND filters as standard – other lenses are also available to hire. Optional extras that we can supply include additional battery kits and accessories such as a second remote controller and the DJI Focus.
We can only hire drones & drone accessories to operators/individuals who hold a valid CAA Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO).
We also require all equipment to be fully insured for loss & damage when being used for aerial work and a deposit may be required for certain items. All UAV aircraft & accessories that we supply are inspected and tested prior to rental by an in-house pilot/technician who has a CAA PfCO Permission. Our CAA ID is 4298.
Olympus M.Zuiko Prime Lens Set£90.00
A set of four Olympus M.Zuiko series prime lenses. These lightweight M4/3 lenses are particularly recommended for aerial cinematography using our Zenmuse X5S & DJI Inspire 2 kits.
The set includes 12mm, 17mm, 25mm & 45mm lenses, though each lens can also be hired individually.
DJI Focus Single-Channel Wireless Lens Control System£80.00
The DJI Focus is a single-axis wireless lens control system optimised for DJI products such as the Zenmuse X5 series and the Ronin-M gimbal.
This WLCS is a great option for other camera and lens combinations where a cost-effective and compact wireless focus control is required. The DJI Focus system supports adjustable endpoints, so that photographic lenses without hard-stops can be precisely and repeatedly controlled.
The lens motor has an integrated receiver, meaning that no additional ‘brain’ is required, which reduces the weight and makes it particularly useful for handheld and gimbal operation. The DJI Focus is also compatible with DJI drones/UAVs such as the Inspire 2 and allows for the camera operator or 1st AC to have independent control over the focus during aerial filming.
Canon 20mm L Series EF Prime f/2.8 Lens£40.00
Available as part of a full set of L-Series lenses or on their own, the Canon L-Series lenses are as flexible as self-shooting glass gets.
This lens is fully colour matched with other focal lengths in the L-Series and benefits from Canon’s excellent auto-focus motors and electronic iris control.
ARRI/Zeiss Ultra Prime 7-Way Lens Set£450.00
Zeiss Ultra Primes are a lightweight, high-quality series of lenses with an impressively fast aperture and close focus.
These lenses have become the go-to optics for many TV dramas, promos, features and high-end corporates due to their superior build quality and optical look.
Cooke s5/i 7-way Prime Lens Set£850.00
This set of seven fast prime lenses feature the classic Cooke optical look and build quality.
The latest series of the Cooke lenses features their patented “/i” technology for recording lens data for every frame, streamlining the post-production process and saving both time and money.
The s5/i series of Cooke optics are fully colour matched and interchangeable with both the s4/i and Mini s4/i “Panchro” lens models.