Nikon D850 body available for rent $250.00 per day. First impressions: Images are Beautiful. PetaPixel gives it the first 100 rating making it the best DSLR ever! 45.7 Megapixels, 4K Video, moveable LCD screen, dedicated focus tracking button, Back-side Illuminated CMOS Sensor, wifi / bluetooth are all very good features. The EXPEED 5 Image Processor corrects moire / image defects allowing for the removal of the Anti Aliasing / Low Pass / IR filter, making sharp and breathtaking images. In house Tether test shows it working rather flawlessly with Capture One 10.2.0.105 / Startech active usb 3.0 extension / Tethertools right angle usb 3.0 cable. Capture One download speeds are on par with the D800 – 13.4 seconds for 13 image burst. Image buffer increased to 20 frames. These are just the highlights, more info to come soon! Full tech specs: NIKON D850. Try the D850 today!
Category Archives: 3. From the Grip Room
A sneak peak at what’s new here at SYNC. We are always expanding our inventory with useful, hard to find rental items.
Gear Spotlight: SYNC’s Customized BJ Adapter
We know that your thinking, but no, this is not that kind of adapter. Though in some grip circles, this Matthews Studio Stand Adapter is known by an even more colorful name, the “butt plug”. (In even smaller circles, it is known as a turtle plug.)
This adapter slips into a standard 1 1/8″ Junior receptacle and terminates in a standard 5/8″ Baby Pin, helping you customize your stands to suit your needs.
Here, in this AWESOME video by Dave Donaldson of Grip Tips we see some interesting ways to use this adapter.
- Problem: You need to mount a light super low and you don’t have a low roller.
- Solution: Use the turtle base of a C-stand, pop this adapter in, mount your light and you’re in business
- Problem: You need to mount a light up super high and you only have a mombo combo
- Solution: Luckily, all mombo combos have a junior female receptacle so again, you just pop the adapter in, mount your light and raise it up!
What makes this useful piece of grip even MORE useful, is that SYNC has had the 5/8″ baby pin ground down on one side of some of our adpters. How is that useful, you ask? WELL, in certain situations, one may need to attach a head, frame, flag etc. and tilt or angle it. If your pin is completely round, that light, flag, etc. may have a tendency to slide. Having a flat surface on the one side provides extra grip for your mounting screws and this makes your set up more secure, safe and reliable! Just attach this adapter to your Mega Boom, mount your light and get shooting!
Got any other tips and tricks for this adapter? Comment below or drop us a line.
Call 323.285.5450 or email Office@today for an estimate. As always, SYNC gets you what you need, when and where you want it!
New At SYNC: Manfrotto Skyhook Gaffer Clamps
New in the Grip Room at SYNC:
The Manfrotto 043 Sky Hook Adjustable Gaffer Clamp is a lightweight gaffer clamp, with adjustable jaws to handle tubes from 1″ to 2-1/2″. It features one fixed 5/8″ stud, and one 5/8″ socket with double-ended 3/8″ to 1/4″ spigot.
Talented photographer and SYNC client Jim Wimberg (who’s work can be found here) has this to say about them:
“I love the Manfrotto Sky Hook Gaffer clamp. It is an extremely versatile piece of grip equipment. Mostly I use them to hold bounce cards or cutters for my table-top product and still life work. You can attach them into a C-stand arm and articulate the bounce card to ANY angle. They are very strong. I also use them to hold heavy glass objects to modify my tungsten lights. Again, I can position my “low-tech” modifier to any angle and get beautiful patterns on set with this combination. And they are adjustible. You can increase the opening and use them to hold a drape on a large diameter cross bar for a background sweep. They’re very handy and I always have a few with me on set. Great product!”
Jim used the technique he described to achieve this gorgeous editorial shot.
Rent these clamps at SYNC today and try something new!
New at SYNC: Profoto D2 1000 Watt Monolight!
Introducing the Profoto D2 1000 Watt Monolight! New in the Grip Room at SYNC Photo Rental.
From the Profoto Website:
“You’re always up to speed with the D2. The versatile and super-fast D2 monolight with TTL and HSS is up to any challenge. With the ability to freeze action at up to 1/63,000 of a second, shoot bursts of 20 images per second and sync with camera shutter speeds as fast as 1/8,000 of a second, the D2 is redefining the definition of speed in monolights.”
Pretty incredible, right? Now you can look no further than SYNC for all of your D2 needs!
1-DAY Rental: $65
3-DAY Week Rental: $195
- Max energy
- 1000 Ws
- Energy range
- 10 f-stops (2-1000 Ws)
- Energy control increments
- 1/10 or full f-stops
- Recycling time
- Flash duration t0.5
- 1/1600 s (1,000 Ws) – 1/11,000 s (2 Ws)
- Energy stability
- ±1/20 f-stop
- Color temp stability
- ±150 K over range. ±20 K flash to flash
- F-stop @ 2m / 100 ISO
- 64 8/10
- Max power
- 300 W
- Lamp type
Thinking INSIDE the Box: Gear Spotlight
Here we have a Profoto ProFresnel Spot! This lighting tool is most often used to create gorgeous movie light or utilized in beauty and product photography, that are uploaded after to photography and art websites, for people who like photography to enjoy, since there are many websites online for all type of content from art to adult websites that offer different services as Zoom Escorts.
With all of its amazing features, our client Rene Russo frequently chooses this as his main light source. However, he needed to have it shipped to Utah. After many calls looking for the perfect shipping solution (case), we found out that this Profoto ProFresnel Spot has an unfortunate Achilles’ heel: an 11″ lens that is prone to breaking during transport. No one in town would ship it anymore! Bringing this to Rene’s attention, “NO” wasn’t an option and we continued to seek a solution. Looking at our case inventory, we found the Pelican 0370 Cube case!
Originally purchased for transporting beauty dishes, this case provided serious protection from the weather and rough handling. This case was a critical element that helped this light shaping tool make the safe trip from the SYNC warehouse in Los Angeles to Utah and back!
We send our Thanks to Profoto for their commitment to creating great gear and to Pelican for creating cases consistently prove their worth and reputation.
We love being able to satisfy our clients and SYNC is prepared to go the distance to make sure their needs are met!
More info from the Profoto website:
The ProFresnel Spot is a huge Fresnel lens that can be mounted directly onto any Profoto head. Being a Fresnel, it creates what you might describe as your typical movie light with a directed, almost horizontal light spread that is perfect for fashion and product photography.
- Creates a typical movie light.
- Comes with a huge Fresnel lens (300 mm/11”).
- Optional BarnDoors available for even more precise light shaping.
- Features Profoto’s unique zoom function – shape the light by simply head in and out of the tool.
- Designed to withstand years of professional use.
Canon 1D X Mk II + Lexar CFast 2.0 Cards = 16 fps RAW!
The stage was set at the luxurious Thunder Studios in Long Beach to capture a stunt involving a shirtless stunt man, a large sheet of tempered plate glass, a special effects detonation charge by special EFX artist René Diamonte and a whole lot of high speed motion picture and still cameras.
SYNC’s high-speed stills tech equipped with 3 Canon 1D X MK II’s, Lexar’s CFast 2.0 cards and Pocket Wizard Plus III’s reached the desired result of 16 fps RAW (currently the world’s fastest RAW frame rate).
In order to bridge the gap from the default 14 fps, first a few menu settings need to be changed:
In the Drive menu, select Continuous shooting speed:
Then, select 14(16) shot’s:
Then, select the mirror lockup option in the Shoot menu:
Attach the Pocket Wizard Plus III’s with a Pocket Wizard CM-N3-ACC Canon remote camera trigger cable, set all units to receive with the appropriate channel selected…
NEW Canon 5D Mark IV is available now for rent at SYNC!!
In addition to being available right NOW for $250 per day or $750 per week at SYNC, here’s a closer look at all that is NEW with Canon’s latest 5D Mark IV release…
● Secondary rear thumb controller button
● Touch Screen
● All 61 AF points work at f/8 – 41 of these are cross-type
● GPS with tags for elevation
● Magnetic Compass
● WiFi for use with Canon Camera Connect App
● 153,600 pixel (480 x 320) RGB + IR light meter
● AF rated to work down to LV -3, and to LV -4 in Live View
● 4,096 × 2,160 Digital Cinema Initiative 4K Video
● “Dual-Pixel RAW” an odd system Canon claims let’s us adjust focus after shooting
● IPTC metadata entry
With Canon’s flagship 1Dx Mark II, the 50 mega pixel 5DS R and the brand new 5D Mark IV all being released in less than 18 months of one another, it’s a great time to be a Canon shooter. If owning them all right now is not on your To-Do List, come and visit photo booth rentals nj and try one out, they will be happy to fill you in on all the details! Happy Shooting . . .
DSLR Follow Focus Shoulder Rig Outfit ready to go!
More and more Pro-Photographers are asked to shoot motion picture due to DSLR video integration and the great lighting skills they possess. SYNC felt this need and in response put together a complete Motion DSLR Rig! The Tilta TT-03-TL DSLR Shoulder Rig with Follow Focus & Counterweight is an off-set rig, making a camera mounted Zacuto feasible and comfortable! And if you have a Focus Puller, the Marshall-V-LCD70MD7′ Monitor, and Follow Focus Unit falls right into place! Pictured showing off our gear is friend and Photographer Casey Curry
New at SYNC Jacobson Sound Blimp & Accessories
Soundblimp Jr For Canon is in stock and available for rent!!
SYNC Photo Rental has the new Soundblimp Jr For Canon 5D Series. Soundblimp Jr is lighter and more comfortable than it’s predecessors due to the new high strength & flexible material. Includes window port for DSLR LCD Visibility. Soundblimp Jr Rents for $90 per day (Includes lens shade), 24-70mm Tube $12 per day, and 70-200mm Tube $12 per day.
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SYNC is pleased to announce the new Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Lens in stock and available for rental!
In addition to the D800 and the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II which we have in stock, the brand new AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR is here touting an F Mount Lens/FX Format, f/2.8 to 22 Aperture Range, ASP/ED, AS, ED, and HRI Elements, Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coating, Fluorine Coated Front and Rear Elements, Silent Wave Motor AF System Vibration Reduction Image Stabilization, Internal Focus, Manual Focus Override, Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism, and Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm.