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Whilst it has been possible to hire Nikon and Canon equipment in the UK, until now, Sony lenses could only be hired in the USA and Germany. As we already have premises, staff and card processing facilities and Mike is passionate about Minolta/Sony gear, it made sense that we fill in the gap and provide Sony/Minolta equipment for hire in the UK.

We’ve pitched our prices at the same multiple of hire fee to lens value as companies in the USA, putting us below similar Canon/Nikon hirers in the UK.

Everything hired out will be in good condition, fully working and with all accessories and we will endeavor to send it, by a timed delivery, in good time for the start of the hire period. The hirer will need to be available to sign for receipt of the equipment.

The most popular lenses book up well ahead, so if you have a holiday, wedding or show to photograph, don’t leave it to the last minute to book a lens.

Sigma 10-20mm

Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6

One of the best ever ultra wide angles for crop sensor cameras. Superb for landscapes and building interiors. Depth of field is massive and with the Sony steady shot on, hand held exposures of up to a quarter of a second are possible.

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Max Aperture: 4 – 5.6

Min Aperture: F22

Focal Range: 10 – 20mm

Min Focus Distance: 24cm

Max Magnification: 1 : 6.7

Length: 83.5mm

Weight: 470g

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Prices

1 Week: £ 27

2 Weeks: £ 40

Outgoing Postage: £ 10 (includes transit insurance)


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Please contact us if you require the lens for longer than two weeks.

Sample Photos
Three Cliffs Bay DSC06636
Sigma 10-20mm

Sigma 10-20mm f3.5

A new build of Sigmas famous 10-20, heavier and more solid in construction, constant f3.5 across all focal lengths, this lens is chipped for the newer alpha cameras.

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Max Aperture: 3.5

Min Aperture: F22

Focal Range: 10 – 20mm

Min Focus Distance: 24cm

Max Magnification: 1 : 6.6

Length: 88.2mm

Weight: 520g

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Prices

1 Week: £ 33

2 Weeks: £ 50

Outgoing Postage: £ 10 (includes transit insurance)


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Sample Photos
At the Falls.
Carl Zeiss 24-70mm f2.8 SSM

New! Carl Zeiss 24-70mm f2.8 SSM

Top of the range mid focal length zoom, ideal for portraiture, weddings etc. heavy for it’s focal length, but very sharp and very fast.

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Max Aperture: 2.8

Min Aperture: F22

Focal Range: 24 – 70mm

Min Focus Distance: 340cm

Max Magnification: 0.25x

Length: 111mm

Weight: 950g

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Prices

1 Week: £ 60

2 Weeks: £ 90

Outgoing Postage: £ 26 (includes transit insurance)


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Sample Photos
At the Falls.
Sony 70-400 G SSM

Sony 70-400 G SSM

A beautiful lens, solidly built, quiet and fast. Not a light weight lens though, and not a walkaround lens. Picture quality superb, ideal for smaller wildlife or hide based bird photography.

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Max Aperture: 4 – 5.6

Min Aperture: 22 – 32

Focal Range: 70 – 400mm

Min Focus Distance: 150cm

Max Magnification: 1 : 3.7

Length: 196mm

Weight: 1500g

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Prices

1 Week: £ 65

2 Weeks: £ 96

Outgoing Postage: £ 26 (includes transit insurance)


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Sample Photos
Puffin over the sea
Minolta 100mm Macro

Minolta 100mm Macro

Reckoned by Dyxum to be one of the sharpest lenses made for Minolta and Sony cameras, it gives 1:1 reproduction and whilst ideal for macros of insects and small flowers, it’s max aperture of f2.8 and sharpness make it ideal for many purposes.

More Details

Max Aperture: 2.8

Min Aperture: 32

Focal Range: 100mm

Min Focus Distance: 35cm

Max Magnification: 1/1

Length: 98 – 146mm

Weight: 520g

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Prices

1 Week: £ 24

2 Weeks: £ 36

Outgoing Postage: £ 10 (includes transit insurance)


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Sample Photos
hoverfly Green Veined White
Sony 70-200 f2.8 G

Sony 70-200 f2.8 G

Big, but not as big or heavy as the 70-400. It is a practical lens to hand hold if the light is reasonable. Good for moving wildlife, sports air shows etc. Superb build quality, fast and silent.

More Details

Max Aperture: 2.8

Min Aperture: 32

Focal Range: 70 – 200mm

Min Focus Distance: 120cm

Max Magnification: x0.21

Length: 196.5mm

Weight: 1340g

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Prices

1 Week: £ 70

2 Weeks: £ 104

Outgoing Postage: £ 26 (includes transit insurance)


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Sample Photos
Male Chaffinch in flight Siskin in flight
Minolta 100mm Macro

Minolta 100-400mm

An excellent wildlife lens, lots of reach without a massive weight to carry around. Same height as the Beercan but nearly twice the reach.

More Details

Max Aperture: 4.5 – 6.7

Min Aperture: 32 – 45

Focal Range: 100 – 400mm

Min Focus Distance: 200cm

Max Magnification: x0.25

Length: 149mm

Weight: 840g

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Prices

1 Week: £ 34

2 Weeks: £ 50

Outgoing Postage: £ 10 (includes transit insurance)


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Sample Photos
in close 1
Samyang 8mm Fisheye

Samyang 8mm Fisheye

A very different lens this one. Fully manual, you set the aperture, ideally to f8 then you set the focus to 1m. and fire away. In most lighting conditions you’ll need +1 stop on the metering. Intended for crop sensor cameras, it fills the frame, (not circular like some fisheyes) it gives almost 180 degree coverage (sigma 10-20mm gives almost 90 degrees). A good quality, sharp, prime lens that will give photos with a difference.

More Details

Max Aperture: 3.5

Min Aperture: 22

Focal Range: 8mm

Min Focus Distance: 300cm

Length: 76.8mm

Weight: 424g

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Prices

1 Week: £ 28

2 Weeks: £ 40

Outgoing Postage: £ 10 (includes transit insurance)


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Sample Photos
Our living room Landscape
Sony 500mm f8 Mirror

Sony 500mm f8 Mirror

Very small and light for such a long focal length, the only mirror lens with auto focus. Can be carried around all day, but unless the light is very good you would need a tripod or some support. It is capable of taking sharp photographs but needs more care to avoid shake than most telephoto lenses possibly due to it’s light weight.

More Details

Max Aperture: 8

Min Aperture: 8

Focal Range: 500mm

Min Focus Distance: 400cm

Max Magnification: x0.13

Length: 118mm

Weight: 665g

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Prices

1 Week: £ 30

2 Weeks: £ 45

Outgoing Postage: £ 10 (includes transit insurance)


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Sample Photos
Pied Wagtail 500mm mirror lens
Minolta 50mm f3.5 Macro

Minolta 50mm f3.5 Macro

Rated 4.99 out of 5 for sharpness on dyxum reviews, this is a superb little lens, small, light and fast to focus. So deeply set into the mount is this lens, that unusually, it does not need or come with a lens hood. This is not a true macro in that it only reaches 1:2 magnification, but at its closest on an A700, a compact flash card fills the frame.

More Details

Max Aperture: 3.5

Min Aperture: 32

Focal Range: 50mm

Min Focus Distance: 23cm

Max Magnification: x0.50

Length: 55mm

Weight: 240g

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Prices

1 Week: £ 25

2 Weeks: £ 36

Outgoing Postage: £ 10 (includes transit insurance)


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Sample Photos
Snowdrop Pink Geranium
Sony F42AM Flash Gun

Carl Zeiss Planar T 85mm f1.4

Sharp and very fast, an ideal low light or street photography lens. Can be handy for places where flash is not allowed, such as in church at weddings, but watch for the very narrow depth of field when wide open. Just read the Dyxum reviews on this lens.

More Details

Max Aperture: 1.4

Min Aperture: 22

Focal Range: 85mm

Min Focus Distance: 85cm

Max Magnification: x0.13

Length: 75mm

Weight: 650g

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Prices

1 Week: £ 54

2 Weeks: £ 80

Outgoing Postage: £ 10 (includes transit insurance)


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Sample Photos
Bryony and the last rose of summer CZ 85mm f1.4
Sony Alpha 550 Camera Body

Sony Alpha 550 Camera Body

It is expected that it’s main use on hire will be as a competent second body for wedding or wildlife photographers. It has live view with a tilting back screen (ideal for outdoor macros where you can’t get your head low enough or close enough). It has a very high frame rate, up to 7fps, good for sports or fast moving wildlife.

More Details

Effecitve Pixel Number: 14.2MP

Size: 13.7 x 10.4 x 8.4cm

Weight: 599g

LCD Size: 7.5 approx.

With LCD Tilt, cRAW images, Auto HDR and Live View

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Prices

1 Week: £ 48

2 Weeks: £ 72

Outgoing Postage: £ 10 (includes transit insurance)


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Sony A700 Camera Body

New! Sony A700 Camera Body

Now a classic, full featured, including dual dials, tethering, pc flash socket. Ideal as second body at a wedding or for studio use.

More Details

Effecitve Pixel Number: 12.2MP

Size: 14.2 x 10.5 x 8.0cm

Weight: 690g

LCD Size: 3″ approx.

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Prices

1 Week: £ 48

2 Weeks: £ 72

Outgoing Postage: £ 10 (includes transit insurance)


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Sony F42AM Flash Gun

Sony F42AM Flash Gun

This works off-camera, wirelessly, with those models of Sony camera that support wireless flash. Has it’s own stand and tripod mount. Takes four AA batteries.

Prices

1 Week: £ 13

2 Weeks: £ 18

Outgoing Postage: £ 7 (includes transit insurance)


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Sony HVL-F58AM Flash Gun

Sony F58AM Flash Gun

Sony’s top of the range flash gun, wireless off camera or on camera. Works with other Sony flashguns, more power and more controls than the F42 flash. Has a stand and tripod mount and takes 4 AA batteries.

Prices

1 Week: £ 19

2 Weeks: £ 30

Outgoing Postage: £ 7 (includes transit insurance)


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Break Beam Trigger System

New! Break Beam Trigger System

Versatile kit for either fast stop action photos or for catching wildlife. includes sony wired trigger will also trigger flashguns direct. can be used as infra red break beam, sound trigger or sudden light trigger. Not yet very good in bright sunlight, works but only over short distances. Telephone for further information.

Prices

1 Week: £ 33

2 Weeks: £ 46

Outgoing Postage: £ 10 (includes transit insurance)


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Sample Photos
Splash - 1st go at it. My first photo taken without me being there
Sony/Minolta Extension Tubes

Sony/Minolta Extension Tubes

Set of fully auto extension tubes for SonyMinolta, can be used with most lenses to decrease the closest focusing distance.

Prices

1 Week: £ 8

2 Weeks: £ 10

Outgoing Postage: £ 7 (includes transit insurance)


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