Hireacamera have announced the launch of a new hire range consisting of cameras, camcorders, lenses and accessories based on the Micro 4/3rds system and Sony’s E mounts.
Guy Thatcher, Managing Director said, “This was a natural decision for us. We have been inundated with requests from customers to stock compact system cameras and lenses, whether they are seeking to try out the new formats or hire lenses for their own cameras.”
“A number of our regular D-SLR customers are interested to find out what the fuss is all about and try the equipment without having to commit financially to purchasing it. For those customers who have already purchased Micro 4/3rds and E-mount cameras, having a wide range of lenses gives them the chance to hire for the odd occasion or try at a reasonable cost before considering purchase.“
Thatcher added, “We are in the advantageous position of hiring both cameras and camcorders and this means that customers also have access to a wide range of manual lenses, adaptors and video accessories, should they wish to explore their cameras’ movie capabilities.
“Whilst the range of Sony E-mount lenses is restricted at present, further lenses will be added as and when they are launched – and Sony’s Alpha range can already be used with an adaptor.
“Sony are committed to the E-mount and will be launching another seven lenses over the next 18 months. The launch of the new Super 35mm NEX camcorder and NEX-7 later this year will ensure huge interest in the format. Having recently disclosed the specifications of the E-mount to third party lens manufacturers, we are in a great position as Sigma’s official UK hirer and naturally will be stocking their products as and when they become available.
“Indeed Sigma are also due to be releasing a Micro 4/3rds range which we will also be stocking from launch.”
Adaptors are also available for both mounts allowing various lens types to be fitted including Leica M, PL and Nikon G, allowing Hireacamera’s existing wide range of lenses to be hired with the cameras.
Hireacamera deliver nationwide in the UK with hire periods available from 1 day to 1 month. Optional insurance is available on all equipment.
Further information can be found on Hireacamera’s website: