New lenses available for rental!

Published March 22, 2017 in Uncategorized by Kyle Huemme Leave a reply

We’ve expanded our already extensive line of Arri/Zeiss Masters with the 16.5-110mm Master Zoom, and the 150mm Master Prime. For a complete listing of all our lenses, please visit our website. And for pricing and availability, please email info@hdoptics.com or call (818)563-2020.

Comparing Anamorphics

Published March 14, 2017 in Uncategorized by Kyle Huemme Leave a reply

Nofilmschool.com has another instructive lens test. This time, they compare the Cineovision, Angenieux Optimo, Kowa Prominar, Cooke, Vantage Hawk C-series, and Vantage Hawk V-lite Anamorphic lenses, using the Arri Alexa Mini & Red Weapon. Overall, there’s an excellent description of common anamorphic properties, plus video from the tests; well worth your time to read in full. […]

HD Optics & Camera welcomes two new team members!

Published March 7, 2017 in Uncategorized by Kyle Huemme Leave a reply

Chelsea Hernandez – Jr. Rental Agent Chelsea is a Phoenix transplant and a USC Graduate. She began her career in motion picture camera rentals in 2015, and is now one of our rising stars.   *   *   *   *   *   Kevin Branch – Camera Technician & Systems Engineer Kevin has over […]

Fujinon Premier zooms now available for rental!

Published February 27, 2017 in What's In! by Kyle Huemme Leave a reply

18-85mm & 75-400mm Fujinon Premiers are now in house and ready for your next project. Trusted by Hollywood’s best Cinematographers for their unmatched clarity and precision in all situations. Fast apertures from T2.0 to T2.8, covers Super 35, 4k and beyond. Please call or email for a quote or demo! info@hdoptics.com

Alexa Mini vs Red Helium: Shootout!

Published February 21, 2017 in Uncategorized by Kyle Huemme Leave a reply

Hey again fellow camera nerds! The always insightful NoFilmSchool.com posted a great article that explores the dynamic range of two of The Industry’s biggest workhorses. Alexa Mini vs Red Epic-W Helium is well worth a read!

Motion Picture Camera Prep Tech

Published September 15, 2016 in Jobs by Kyle Huemme Leave a reply

We are seeking an experienced motion picture camera prep tech to fill a position at our Burbank, CA office. Please review the job description below and contact us if you believe you’re a qualified candidate. Roles and Responsibilities Provide memorable customer service to clients for each assigned rental job Develop a knowledge and understanding of […]