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Sigma Lenses Added to Calumet Rental Range

Sigma are known across the world for producing high quality lenses for some of the world’s top camera brands including the likes of Canon and Nikon. They are a family run company who have over fifty years of experience in producing expert lenses, and remain the number one lens brand for many professional and amateur photographers.

Calumet Rental are proud to announce the addition of a brand new range of Sigma lenses to their rental catalogue. The lenses are available to rent from today, and will fit either Canon or Nikon cameras. This announcement comes shortly after the addition of Canon and Nikon’s flagship cameras, the EOS 1DX Mark II and the D5, to Calumet Rental’s camera line-up.

The Sigma lenses available through Calumet Rental range from a number of impressive high standard telephoto lenses including the 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports, essential for action shooting, to a number of wide angle lenses including the 24mm f1.4 DG HSM ART lens, designed for shooting a variety of subjects from cityscapes to mountain ranges and star-filled night skies.

Whether you’re a professional photographer or an amateur, Sigma’s lenses will help you take great photos in any situation. If you need any advice or help in choosing your lens just pop into your nearest Calumet store to chat to one of our experienced staff members, or give our dedicated customer service team a call on 0333 003 5000 or email them at


Calumet Rental Wins Best Hire Centre From Photography News!

Calumet Photographic is excited to announce that we have won Photography News’s ‘Best Hire Centre 2015’ award! We have worked extremely hard over the past year to provide photographers with a great rental service that offers them the choice of the best and latest cameras, lenses and equipment to hire.

Managing Director Jon Warner said “Calumet Rental is a growing part of the business and I’m very pleased to see the Rental Team’s efforts and investment in building up our product offering lead to this award.”

Read more on our blog.


Christmas Rental Deal 2015!


Test Drive Fujifilm at Calumet...

Ever wanted to try the latest Fujifilm X-Series kit? You can now get hands on experience shooting with the Fujifilm X-T1 & X100T, as well as a wide range of XF lenses with our exclusive FREE 2 Day Test Drive*

The X100T marks the ultimate evolution as the third generation of the X100 Series, including image quality, viewfinder and operability. Equipped with the world's first electronic rangefinder, an APS-C sized X-Trans CMOS II sensor, high-speed EXR Processor II image processing engine and a FUJINON 23mm F2 lens, the X100T delivers unsurpassed image quality and control.

The X-T1 is one of the newest models in the X-Series and features evolved SLR-style handling, mechanical dials and weather-resistance together with all the benefits of an X-Series camera, such as compact size, excellent mobility and high-speed performance.

You can also put the Fujifilm XF lenses to the test, renowned for their high quality build to produce the most stunning images. 

It couldn’t be easier to try this latest technology and decide whether the Fujifilm X-Series is for you as through our extensive national rental service we are eminently able to offer you this particular opportunity to try the Fujifilm before you buy. You just need to contact your local store to reserve your test drive or click here and choose the kit you want to try, select the two dates, indicating that is for a test drive and you will not be charged for this rental.  Demand will be high so don't delay in reserving your Test Drive.

New expanded Fujifilm range now available to hire from Calumet Rental

Our test drive is only limited to one per customer so if you need to hire for longer or for multiple shoots then the Fujifilm X-T1 & X100T, as well as the range of XF lenses are now part of our comprehensive rental portfolio and are available to hire on an ongoing basis. Prices start from as little as £20.70 per day (including VAT & damage waiver)

 See the full range here

50% off Fujifilm rental until 31st August 2015

To introduce these fantastic additions to our rental range, we are giving 50% off all Fujifilm rentals until the end of August when using the voucher code: FUJI50

Simply call your local store or book online to take advantage of this fantastic deal this Summer. 

*Subject to deposit and availability. Limited to one test drive per customer


Shape Support Rigs Now in Rental...

To further increase our range of support rigs we have decided to start renting the Shape System Rig.  These modular and lightweight rings are idea for the Canon C300/C100/C500. More Info... 


Just Launched... Calumet Student Membership...


Cartoni Jibo Kit now available to hire from London!

Due to popular demand we have expanded our range of camera support and added in a Cartoni Jibo kit. This well engineered Jib is available within London only and can be rented from £100 + VAT per day. More Information...


Just Added... Atomos Ninja Blade!

Sharp, Bright Deep Colours just like your Phone and Tablet

The new Ninja Blade can now be rented from £40 per day + VAT and comes supplied with two 480GB SSD drives. The Blade offers a stunning 1280 x 720 5” SuperAtom IPS touchscreen, at 325ppi 179-degree viewing, 400nit brightness and multi-frequency (48/50/60Hz) operation, you can expect crisp, super smooth monitoring and playback. More Information...


Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K now available to rent! 

World’s most portable 4K digital film camera!

Shoot Ultra HD TV or 4K feature films with the new Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. You get a large Super 35 size sensor with professional global shutter combined with precision EF mount optics, high quality visually lossless compressed CinemaDNG RAW and Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)™ file recording for a complete self contained solution. The built in touchscreen lets you monitor, change settings and enter metadata directly on the camera! More Information...


Nikon D810 Now Available to Rent!

When Nikon announced the new D810 we jumped at the chance to be one of the first rental companies in the UK to hold this camera and we can now announce that we have this available to rent from our London location with shipping available across the UK. More Information...


Calling all assistants... Assistant finder launched!

We've listen to your requests and feedback and are now pleased to launch the Calumet Rental Assistant Finder. If you are a photographic assistant then just register your details, upload a sample of work and a CV and you will then be visible to photographers or agents who wish to search the site for their next assistant. Whats more is that photographers you have previously worked for can leave feedback and rate you.  This could create a great opportunity for you to increase your experience and work with some leading photographers. Register or search here...


Nikon D4s Now Available to Rent!

As Nikon's new flagship model, the D4S offers advances over the Nikon D4 digital SLR camera that include even better image quality enabled with adoption of a new image-processing engine, and more advanced autofocusing performance. The D4s can now be hired for your next assignment. More information...


Syrp Genie Motion and Time Lapse Controller Available Now

This simple, affordable and extremely easy to use device is used for motion control and image capture for time-lapse photography and what more it can now be rented from us for your next shoot. More information...


Konova Skate Dolly In Rental

If you are looking to create dramatic video easily without a track system then this latest addition to our rental stock is your answer. More Information…


Reflecmedia Chromakey Kit Available for Hire

We are pleased to be one of the few rental houses to offer the Reflecmedia Chromaflex kit for hire. Reflecmedia is the latest solution to ChromaKey technology, pioneered by the BBC to solve all the problems associated with traditional keying. It enables quick setup time, requires minimal lighting and is highly portable for any Photographer, Videographer and Broadcaster to create hassle-free ChromaKey in the studio or on location. More Information...


Profoto B1 500 Air TTL Monolights Now Available for Hire

We are very please to announce that we can now offer the latest B1 500 monolights for hire. Advanced booking is highly recommended for this already popular item. More Information...


Profoto Giant Parabolic 180 Reflector

New to Calumet Rental is the Profoto Giant Reflector, it offers a truly parabolic and focusable silver reflector 180 cm (6 ft.) for an extra-wide and at the same time crisp and very even light.  More Information...