Wholesale Rental House Adds Four FUJINON Zooms to Equipment Roster
Rentex Computer & Audio Visual Rentals, one of the country’s largest wholesale providers of computer, audiovisual and production rental equipment, recently added four FUJINON XA55x9.5 HD zoom lenses to its highly regarded optics inventory. Rentex already has 23 FUJINON XA17x7.6BRM HD ENG-Style lenses in its stock.
Built-in lens support bracket for mounting as well as built-in image stabilization were two of the deciding factors in the selection of the XA55x. “The built-in lens support allows for a much easier set up and tear down without the cost of purchasing a bracket, which is a huge plus for our clientele,” said Don Gaskill, Vice President, Rentex. “Most of our customer applications include events, conferences, and concerts so the built-in optical image stabilization to maintain rock steady close ups for long periods is also a very important feature.”
The FUJINON lenses are rented mainly as part of Rentex’s full studio configuration kit that includes HD video cameras. Customers include video production, audio visual rental, sound, lighting, and staging firms, as well as film conferences and trade show organizations charged with producing high-quality video for conferences, trade shows, meetings, and events. As a wholesale rental provider, Rentex rents its equipment and provides 24/7 technical support.
The XA55x9.5 Box-Style lens is designed for large venues that require tight shots from long distances. It is available with a built-in lens support bracket for mounting on an ENG-style camera. Removing the need for additional camera lens support increases the efficiency of this lens. Also built-in to the XA55x is optical image stabilization, which is ideal for any application where the camera operator must maintain a rock steady close up shot for long periods, such as sporting events, houses of worship, corporate presentations, or concerts.
“We’re thrilled with the growth we’re seeing our lenses receive for live event and conference video production,” says Thom Calabro, Director of Marketing and Product Development for the Optical Division of FUJIFILM. “Rentex is a premiere provider to this market and has a great reputation for customer service and wide-ranging, top-of-the-line equipment selection.”