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I'm a documentary filmmaker from South Africa. I own a C300 Mark II, which I love. I also love shooting on my C100. I have a Canon 70-200mm lens. Filming scenes and following the action without knowing how it's all going to end is what excites me most about this work. I've made films in Brazil, the United States, South Africa, Egypt, Azerbaijan and more. You can check out my feature documentary, Dear Mandela, at www.dearmandela.com.

Canon EF 70-200 Lens - gorgeous glass for close-ups & interviews

This is an amazing lens - an industry standard and my go-to for interviews and cutaways. EF Mount L-Series Lens Aperture Range: f/2.8-32 Fluorite & Ultra-Low Dispersion Elements Ultrasonic Focus Motor Super Spectra Multi Coating Manual Focus Override Minimum Focus Distance: 3.9' Eight Blade Circular Aperture Dust & Moisture Resistant Sealing

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OWNER NOTES

This is an amazing lens - an industry standard and my go-to for interviews and cutaways.
EF Mount L-Series Lens
Aperture Range: f/2.8-32
Fluorite & Ultra-Low Dispersion Elements
Ultrasonic Focus Motor
Super Spectra Multi Coating
Manual Focus Override
Minimum Focus Distance: 3.9'
Eight Blade Circular Aperture
Dust & Moisture Resistant Sealing

$30
per day
$30
per day
New C300 Mark II - full kit with 17-55mm lens - ready to go!

Includes: Sennheiser shotgun mic, 3 X batteries, 2 X 256gb memory card

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INCLUDES

  • Sennheiser shotgun mic
  • 3 X batteries
  • 2 X 256gb memory card
  • 1 X 128gb memory card
  • C-FAST CARD READER
  • Battery charger

OWNER NOTES

This is a great package for the C300 Mark II. Cards, card reader, battery charger, sennheiser shotgun mic, backpack.
The package doesn't include headphones or SD card.

$130
per day
$130
per day
Shape Canon C100 C300 C500 Shoulder Mount

This is a lightweight, simple shoulder mount that I have found to be easiest to use with the C300. The mount includes the Zacuto ENG Grip Relocator, but you can just rent the shoulder mount if you prefer. The rig is pictured with the C300 but the camera rents separately. Here si the official description from Adorama: The Canon C100 C300 C500 Shoulder Mount from SHAPE is a shoulder rig with light weight support (LWS) for the Canon Cinema EOS line of movie cameras. As the three have a similar profile, this rig is compatible with the C100, C300and C500 models. The base plate features specially recessed rods to accommodate the these cameras' uniquely tall stature while ensuring proper centering of lenses in case a matte box is used. The system includes 15mm rods with the standard LWS spacing of 60mm. Because rod-based accessories are standardized you can use virtually any 15mm accessories for LWS you want with this rig. Types of accessories include, follow focuses, matte boxes, mounts for external audio and video recorders, EVFs, battery plates, cages and more. The included rods are 12" in length and can be extended if needed. Handles and a shoulder pad allow you to use the Canon C100 C300 C500 Shoulder Mount on a tripod or hand-held. The handles feature rosettes and spring-loaded push-buttons so that the angle can be adjusted on the fly without having to loosen a screw. Both the hand grips and the shoulder pad clamp onto the rods using a single red knob that ratchets in case you can't turn it a full circle. Extension rods can be added behind the shoulder pad for attaching weights, battery plates, or other accessories intended for behind the camera or to help balance the load. Shape Shoulder Mount Features Quick Handle Rod Block: Padded for operator comfort Quick Handle Rod Block: Can be left on rig even when using a tripod Quick Handle Rod Block: Mini Composite Shoulder Pad: Single red knob for adjusting and securing the shoulder pad Quick Handle Rod Block: Secure the handles by tightening a single knob on one side of the Rod Block Quick Handle Rod Block: Achieve precise positioning by sliding Rod Block along the rods Quick Handle Rod Block: Push button 360deg. rotating handles for fast set up adjustments Base Plate: Tripod mountable with 3/8"-16 or 1/4"-20 screw Base Plate: Ratchet keys located on the both sides of the Base Plate secure the 15mm rods Quick Handle Rod Block: By attaching extension rods to the back, weights such as the SHAPE Base Counter-Weight can be added Support System: Compatible with nearly all 15mm rod accessories that feature 60mm center-to-center LWS (light weight support) spacing Base Plate: Recessed rod height to ensure proper centering of matte boxes relative to lens Support System: Features a pair of 15mm rods that are 12" in length Support System: Made specifically for the Canon Cine EOS C100, C300and C500 cameras Base Plate: Attaches underneath the camera with four M4 screws (included) or using with 3/8"-16 and 1/4"-20 screws (also included)

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OWNER NOTES

This is a lightweight, simple shoulder mount that I have found to be easiest to use with the C300. The mount includes the Zacuto ENG Grip Relocator, but you can just rent the shoulder mount if you prefer.

The rig is pictured with the C300 but the camera rents separately.

Here si the official description from Adorama:
The Canon C100 C300 C500 Shoulder Mount from SHAPE is a shoulder rig with light weight support (LWS) for the Canon Cinema EOS line of movie cameras. As the three have a similar profile, this rig is compatible with the C100, C300and C500 models. The base plate features specially recessed rods to accommodate the these cameras' uniquely tall stature while ensuring proper centering of lenses in case a matte box is used.

The system includes 15mm rods with the standard LWS spacing of 60mm. Because rod-based accessories are standardized you can use virtually any 15mm accessories for LWS you want with this rig. Types of accessories include, follow focuses, matte boxes, mounts for external audio and video recorders, EVFs, battery plates, cages and more. The included rods are 12" in length and can be extended if needed.

Handles and a shoulder pad allow you to use the Canon C100 C300 C500 Shoulder Mount on a tripod or hand-held. The handles feature rosettes and spring-loaded push-buttons so that the angle can be adjusted on the fly without having to loosen a screw. Both the hand grips and the shoulder pad clamp onto the rods using a single red knob that ratchets in case you can't turn it a full circle. Extension rods can be added behind the shoulder pad for attaching weights, battery plates, or other accessories intended for behind the camera or to help balance the load.

Shape Shoulder Mount Features

Quick Handle Rod Block: Padded for operator comfort
Quick Handle Rod Block: Can be left on rig even when using a tripod
Quick Handle Rod Block: Mini Composite Shoulder Pad: Single red knob for adjusting and securing the shoulder pad
Quick Handle Rod Block: Secure the handles by tightening a single knob on one side of the Rod Block
Quick Handle Rod Block: Achieve precise positioning by sliding Rod Block along the rods
Quick Handle Rod Block: Push button 360deg. rotating handles for fast set up adjustments
Base Plate: Tripod mountable with 3/8"-16 or 1/4"-20 screw
Base Plate: Ratchet keys located on the both sides of the Base Plate secure the 15mm rods
Quick Handle Rod Block: By attaching extension rods to the back, weights such as the SHAPE Base Counter-Weight can be added
Support System: Compatible with nearly all 15mm rod accessories that feature 60mm center-to-center LWS (light weight support) spacing
Base Plate: Recessed rod height to ensure proper centering of matte boxes relative to lens
Support System: Features a pair of 15mm rods that are 12" in length
Support System: Made specifically for the Canon Cine EOS C100, C300and C500 cameras
Base Plate: Attaches underneath the camera with four M4 screws (included) or using with 3/8"-16 and 1/4"-20 screws (also included)

$30
per day
$30
per day
Sennheiser Radio Mic: AVX Camera-Mountable Lavalier Digital Wireless Set

This is the best, lightest, easiest to use radio mic I've ever owned. Receiver plugs right into the XLR input on the camera. Here's the official description: Designed for plug and record operation with fully self-configuring digital operation, the AVX Camera-Mountable Lavalier Digital Wireless Set from Sennheiser is well suited for film and video production, as well as electronic news gathering (ENG) and A/V rental houses. The system consists of the EKP receiver, SK bodypack transmitter, and an ME2-II lavalier microphone. The AVX system provides a variety of automatic functionality aimed at flexibility and speed including auto-dynamic range settings, which automatically adjusts the audio level to a recording device's input sensitivity, reducing distortion and eliminating the need to adjust your mic's level. The system also offers link protection, a feature that quickly scans available frequencies and will automatically switch before any interference becomes audible. The EKP receiver has a compact design that plugs directly into the XLR input on your camera or recording device and includes the necessary adapters for use with DSLR cameras. Additionally, the EKP can swivel, allowing it to be used with other attachments mounted to a camera. It powers on and off automatically when it senses 48V from your recording destination, for fast recording and saving battery life when not in use.

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This is the best, lightest, easiest to use radio mic I've ever owned. Receiver plugs right into the XLR input on the camera.

Here's the official description:
Designed for plug and record operation with fully self-configuring digital operation, the AVX Camera-Mountable Lavalier Digital Wireless Set from Sennheiser is well suited for film and video production, as well as electronic news gathering (ENG) and A/V rental houses. The system consists of the EKP receiver, SK bodypack transmitter, and an ME2-II lavalier microphone. The AVX system provides a variety of automatic functionality aimed at flexibility and speed including auto-dynamic range settings, which automatically adjusts the audio level to a recording device's input sensitivity, reducing distortion and eliminating the need to adjust your mic's level. The system also offers link protection, a feature that quickly scans available frequencies and will automatically switch before any interference becomes audible.
The EKP receiver has a compact design that plugs directly into the XLR input on your camera or recording device and includes the necessary adapters for use with DSLR cameras. Additionally, the EKP can swivel, allowing it to be used with other attachments mounted to a camera. It powers on and off automatically when it senses 48V from your recording destination, for fast recording and saving battery life when not in use.

$40
per day
$40
per day
GoPro Fusion 360 5K VR Camera with Full Kit

Includes: Case, 2 MicroSD Adapters, Charging cable

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INCLUDES

  • Case
  • 2 MicroSD Adapters
  • Charging cable
  • 2 Batteries
  • Small tripod
  • Bigger tripod
  • Head mount

OWNER NOTES

Grant your audiences new perspectives of your adventures with the GoPro Fusion. Using two slightly offset cameras, the Fusion can capture everything that happens around it in 5.2K resolution up to 30 fps. If you're producing content for viewing in VR headsets, 3K resolution at a smooth 60 fps may be more appealing. 18MP photos can also be captured in both raw and JPEG formats for editing flexibility and easy sharing, respectively.

Highlights:
Supports 5.2K and 3K Spherical Video
5.2K up to 30 fps, 3K up to 60 fps
18MP Spherical Photos
Ruggedized Body, Waterproof to 16'
Control via Mobile App
Can Use Standard GoPro Mounts
Includes Flat and Curved Adhesive Mounts
Extendable Grip with Fold-Out Legs

$50
per day
$50
per day

Reviews (26)

Average 5.0 Stars

Always a pleasure renting fom Dara! Good communication and flexible with pickup/dropoff.

Great experience, thank you!

Very helpful, recommended!

Excellent! Love renting from Dara

Quick replies and very flexible when it came to where/when we could do our pickups and drop offs. Would rent from her again!

Dara was great. Very flexible, good communication, good gear.

Kit was perfectly put together and Dara was extremely flexible!

Very easy transaction and was flexible with pick-up and drop-off times. Item as described.

Great camera and lots of additional equipment. Loved it!

Worked like a charm and gave me incredible picture quality! Would love to use it again

Fantastic camera package and excellent communication!

Owner

December 2017

Great renter! Knowledgable and communicative!

Renter

Canon C300 Mk II Complete Kit

December 2017

Dara is great. Her kit is solid. Smooth pick up and drop offs.

Owner

October 2017

Great kit! Lot's of extras.

Owner

October 2017

This is my fourth time renting from Dara. Its a great a kit and she's a pleasure to work with!

Owner

October 2017

Dara was so great to work with - really accommodating and super sweet! Quick to respond also. Her gear was top-notch and the camera came with a few unexpected extras (like a Zacuto, which was great for shooting in the bright sun). Will definitely rent from her again!

Owner

October 2017

Did the job and great rate. Pick up ended up being in city but everything was all good.

Owner

August 2017

Easy pickup. Great to work with. Thanks!

The camera was packaged nicely and the rental was a good experience. The owner was very accommodating.

Owner

April 2017

I requested to rent her 70-200mm lens, but realized that I didn't need it anymore after making the payment. However, Dara was very understanding and I was able to get reimbursed. Great renter!

Dara was very nice and helpful. Equipment was in great condition. Looking forward to renting from her again!

Owner

March 2017

Great kit and very complete, ideal for interviews or documentary style shoots. Dara was very easy to deal wait and very accommodating to rental needs. I will definitively recommend renting from her.

Owner

March 2017

Solid kit. Super smooth pick up and drop off.

Owner

March 2017

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