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Brooklyn, NY Member since August 2015

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Anton Bauer Digital 90 Gold Mount Battery (2) w/ charger

Two Anton Bauer Digital 90's with Quad Charger

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OWNER NOTES

Two Anton Bauer Digital 90's with Quad Charger

$100
per day
$100
per day
Stereo field audio recording/mixing kit (boom & wireless lav)

Includes: Sound Devices 302 3 channel stereo field mixer, PortaBrace mixing bag, Tascam DR100MKII, stereo XLR recorder

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INCLUDES

  • Sound Devices 302 3 channel stereo field mixer
  • PortaBrace mixing bag
  • Tascam DR100MKII, stereo XLR recorder
  • Sennheiser EW112PG3 ENG-A wireless lav mic
  • Sennheiser EW112PG3 ENG-B wireless lav mic
  • Sennheiser ME66/K6 Shotgun mic
  • outdoor windscreen
  • indoor windscreen
  • Sony MDR-7506 headphones
  • XLR cables
  • boom pole

OWNER NOTES

Everything you'll need for basic field mixing and recording. Perfect for capturing high quality sound of a single subject (both mic'ed and boomed), but can also be an adequate solution for two subjects (both mic'ed and boomed).

Package notes:
- We recommend dedicating one person's full attention to operate this kit
- Batteries not included; you will need 13 batteries to power all items in this kit simultaneously

$100
per day
$100
per day
Nikon Prime Lenses, set of 4 (24, 35, 50, 85) w/ extras

Includes: Nikon 24mm f/2 AIS (manual focus only), Nikon 35mm f/2 AF-D, Nikon 50mm f/1.4 AF-D

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  • Nikon 24mm f/2 AIS (manual focus only)
  • Nikon 35mm f/2 AF-D
  • Nikon 50mm f/1.4 AF-D
  • Nikon 85mm f/1.8 AF-D
  • 77mm Circular Polarizer Slim Filter
  • 77mm Variable ND filter
  • 52mm > 77mm step-up ring (for 24,35,50)
  • 62mm > 77mm step-up ring (for 85)
  • Redrock Micro LensGear Size A (for 24,35,50)
  • Redrock Micro LensGear Size B (for 85)
  • 4x Fotodiox Pro EF > F Lens mount adapter (optionally mounted, but not included otherwise)

OWNER NOTES

This fast set of lenses and included extras should cover most motion picture shoots. If you're shooting stills, you might be more interested in our fast, sharp mid-range zoom (Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8D AF-S).

Package notes:
- All lenses are unmodified, come with front & rear caps, have an aperture ring and support manual focusing.
- Each lens can optionally be equipped (upon request) with an EF lens mount adapter (mechanical) for use with our Panasonic EVA1 or other EF mount bodies
- 77mm filters, step-up rings and Follow Focus gear rings included

$125
per day
$125
per day
SmallHD 502 5" Monitor

Includes: SmallHD 502 5" 1080p SDI/HDMI monitor, Dummy battery + D/P-Tap cable for powering 502 from Gold Mount/V-Mount batteries/plates, 4x LP-E6 batteries for 502

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INCLUDES

  • SmallHD 502 5" 1080p SDI/HDMI monitor
  • Dummy battery + D/P-Tap cable for powering 502 from Gold Mount/V-Mount batteries/plates
  • 4x LP-E6 batteries for 502
  • Watson dual LP-E6 battery charger
  • AC power adapter
  • SDI cable of your choice (3', 5', 10') or HDMI cable
$100
per day
$100
per day
Panasonic EVA1 5.7K S35 Cinema Package (EF or PL mount)

Includes: Panasonic AU-EVA1 cinema camera w/ handgrip, top handle & LCD, 2x 256GB V60 SDXC (1hr 15min each at best quality), Lexar Professional USB 3.0 SD card reader

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INCLUDES

  • Panasonic AU-EVA1 cinema camera w/ handgrip, top handle & LCD
  • 2x 256GB V60 SDXC (1hr 15min each at best quality)
  • Lexar Professional USB 3.0 SD card reader
  • SmallHD 502 Sidefinder (EVF/Monitor) kit
  • SmallHD AC7-OLED-SDI 7.7" monitor kit
  • Follow focus (single or double-sided)
  • Manfrotto 519 fluid head w/ 535 CF Sticks
  • Wooden Camera Unified Baseplate
  • 2x 18" 15mm CF rods
  • Gold Mount battery plate
  • 2x Anton Bauer Digital 90Wh batteries (2lbs, 3.5-7hr runtime)
  • Anton Bauer 2702 Quad Fast Charger
  • 4x Panasonic 43Wh camera batteries (2-3hr runtime)
  • Panasonic dual battery charger / AC camera power
  • EF or PL mount (please request in advance)

OWNER NOTES

We've assembled this cine package for how we like to kit the EVA for narrative shoots. This package should work well whether you have an AC or not.

Package notes:
- The follow focus can be requested as single-sided or double-sided
- AC7 can be used as an AC monitor or director's monitor (can be battery powered or rig powered)
- We like to power everything on the rig via a single gold mount battery, but we've included small batteries for handheld or gimbal work
- Both monitors share 4x LP-E6 batteries if you want to untether those; a dual charger is included for that. Both monitors share a single AC adapter and a single DC cigarette lighter adapter, however each monitor has a dedicated d-tap/p-tap power adapter
- Package comes packed in three pieces: large Cinebag, tote bag and a tripod shoulder sling bag. You'll be most comfortable transporting in a car/van, even with two people.

EVA1 is a S35 newcomer in the likes of a Canon C300Mk2 or Sony FS7Mk2 but with better image quality and lighter weight. We use EVA primarily for narrative short films but it's extremely well suited for documentary style shooting as well. We also offer the camera a la carte or in a doc package. As always, we're happy to field questions about the camera or this rental specifically :)

What sets it apart:
+ Lightest weight in class (2.65lbs bare, ~12lbs as kitted here)
+ Sharpest image (5.7K supersampled image)
+ Dual Native ISO (full 14 stops DR at 800 and 2500)
+ Panasonic V-log color

Important internal recording specs:
- All 10-bit codecs are 4:2:2 and can select between LongGOP (50-150Mb/s) or All-I (100-400Mb/s)
- All 8-bit codecs are 4:2:0 and LongGOP (50-150Mb/s)
- 4K (4096x2160) or UHD (3840x2160) 10-bit up to 30fps
- 4K or UHD 8-bit up to 60fps
- 2K (2048x1080) or FHD (1920x1080) 10-bit up to 120fps
- 2K or FHD 8-bit up to 240fps (4/3" sensor crop)

External raw recording signals:
- All raw output is via SDI and is 10-bit log
- up to 5.7K@30fps
- up to 4K@60fps (cropped)
- up to 2K@240fps (cropped)

External video recording signals:
- SDI out up to 4K@30fps 10-bit 4:2:2
- HDMI out up to 4K@60fps 10-bit 4:2:2

FAQ:
Q: Can I shoot with PL glass?
A: Not currently, but we're considering offering a PL mount option. Write us to let us know that you'd be interested as well :) We currently shoot primarily Nikon glass with dumb lens mount adapters but there is a ton of EF glass for cine purposes as well. Check out our 4 lens prime set for a fast, lightweight option.

Q: Can I shoot Raw?
A: Yes, you can record 5.7K ProRes Raw up to 30fps or cropped 4K cDNG or ProRes Raw up to 60fps, but you'll need an external recorder (Atomos Shogun Inferno or Sumo19 via SDI). Drop us a line and let us know that you'd be interested in recording RAW and we'll consider adding one to this kit.

Q: Can I record externally?
A: Yes, though we don't offer an external recorder at this time. Even with both monitors and wiring everything as SDI, you should be golden as both monitors have SDI passthrough. The 502 also offers signal cross conversion.

Q: Is it nice to color grade?
A: While subjective, most reviewers and users agree that EVA is one of the nicest looking images with a single log transforming LUT applied. From there, it's a pretty pliable image and if nothing else won't be more difficult to grade than similar cameras.

Q: Can I sync Timecode?
A: Yes, in both directions. We've only used it attached to a T/C generator, so can't speak to T/C drift.

Q: Do you have a _____ for EVA?
A: We probably do. If you can't find it listed in the doc or cine packages, ask us.

Q: Is this the best low-light camera in its class?
A: An incredibly adequate low-light camera, it's not "the best". Many EVA owners and reviewers wouldn't want to shoot higher than 5000 ISO, especially if you're not planning to reduce noise in post. That being said, the image being sharper to start leaves some room to reduce noise and maintain incredible IQ.

Q: With this kit can I shoot all day (12 hours) without charging or transferring?
A: Yes. If powering a single monitor and camera, you can just barely make it through the day on 2x 90s. We include a fast quad charger, a heavier Hytron 140 and smaller camera batteries in case you need them. Media wise, you can capture 4hr 30min which should be more than double any reasonably scheduled day.

$450
per day
$450
per day

Reviews (13)

Average 5.0 Stars

Took excellent care of equipment. Very communicative.

Renter

Prism Lens FX Dream FX

May 2021

Took excellent care of equipment

Renter

Aputure B7 Light Bulb - A

May 2021

Great renter. Great lenses!

I love working with Curiouser! They are lovely people. They are super helpful and accommodating, I highly recommend.

Good rental! Very clear about pickup + return times. Lens came back in same condition.

Great renter! Very communicate and on time for both pick up and drop off. Please rent again!

Very professional, made sure I understood the gear and answered every question. Great communication too.

Great rental. Easy communicator!

Owner

December 2017

Easy to communicate and work with. Gear came back in good condition.

Curiouser Creative was a great renter, prompt, communicative and took care of the equipment.

Renter

Arri Fresnel lights

May 2016

Rental was smooth. The equipment is in a great shape. However the price is a little higher than the average I found on other websites.

Everything was great, highly recommended!

Curiouser C was great to rent from! Everything in good condition. Winston was a good communicator, delivered on time and was easily reachable when I had questions. Would definitely rent from him again

Owner

October 2015

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