Camera Cottage

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NEST Carbon Fiber Gimbal heads!

CARBON FIBER GIMBAL HEADS

 The CAMERA COTTAGE is the EXCLUSIVE USA DISTRIBUTOR of NEST Gimbal heads. I am quite excited about this, these heads are of comparable quality to my Wimberley WH-200 heads and are lighter weight and MUCH lower cost! MSRP is $369.99, get it here for just $298 + Shipping! One 6" QR plate comes with the head and extra 6" plates are in stock below. FULL Arca compatible and they come supplied with a nice padded carrying case to protect your head when not mounted. 55# Load Rating! And FLUID DAMPENED to use with the extending telephoto zooms!

5 YEAR WARRANTY!

Please come out and compare these Gimbals, I know you will be impressed too!

(Shipping cost will be added to your order)

Available in the Web Store!!!

Carters Camera Cottage has a good selection of New, Used, and Factory Refurbished Nikon & Canon  Digital and Nikon, Canon, Olympus, Pentax and Minolta Film SLR bodies for sale or rent, as well as matching lenses from 8 mm to 600mm.  We have New and Used lenses from Nikon, Canon, Pentax, Olympus, Sigma, Tamron and Tokina.  Medium format film gear is available for those still wanting to shoot this medium. Prices are reasonable on all gear and often negotiable.

Trade-ins are accepted, pricing based on market values.

NEST, Vanguard, Manfrotto and Bogen tripods are available and we have the largest selection of these professional tripods in the state of Montana! I stock NEW and used Nest and Vanguard heads. I also stock several used heads, most were trade-ins on new gear and in very good condition. We will ALWAYS provide a free 10 day warranty on all used gear sold to our customers so you can always buy with confidence here!

I also provide ARCA Quick Release modifications in house, just in case some of you may want ARCA compatible QR plate systems on Manfrotto ball heads. I do all these modifications myself and stand behind them fully!

5512 Carey Ave. Shepherd, MT
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CAMERA RENTALS (3-6-17) 



CAMERA                                             $  DAY      $  WEEK     DEPOSIT

NIKON D810                                             90            360           1000

NIKON D750                                             80            320             800

NIKON D500                                             80            320             800

NIKON D300S                                           40            160             400

NIKON D7200                                           50             200             600

NIKON F5 FILM BODY                             25            100             400


CANON 7D MK II                                       50            200             800

CANON 5D MK III                                      80            320            1200

CANON 5D MK IV (NEW MODEL)           100            400          1600


SONY A7 W/28-70MM LENS KIT              75            300             800

SONY A7R                                                 80            320            1000

SONY ZEISS 24-70MM F4 OSS                 50            200            500

SONY FE 24-240MM OSS                         50            200            500

(ASSORTED A MOUNT MINOLTA LENSES AVAILABLE CHEAP)


PENTAX K-1 FULL FRAME 36MP             75            300            1000


SECURITY DEPOSITS REQUIRED FOR ALL RENTALS! 

ALL BODY RENTALS WILL INCLUDE ONE BATTERY.

CHARGER, MANUAL AND STRAP AVAILABLE BY REQUEST.

LENS RENTALS WILL INCLUDE BOTH CAPS, HOODS. CASES AVAIL.


REMOTES, TRIPODS, HEADS, EXTRA BATTERIES ALL AVAILABLE, ASK.


STUDIO LIGHTING KITS AVAILABLE FOR ALMOST ANY STUDIO SIZE.

RENTAL INVENTORY SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY, RESERVATIONS TAKEN UP TO ONE MONTH IN ADVANCE.

RENTALS ARE SOLD OFTEN TO ALLOW ROOM FOR UPGRADED MODELS SO ALWAYS CALL FOR AVAILABILITY.

LENS RENTALS (3-6-17)

LENS                                                     $ DAY     $ WEEK      DEPOSIT

NIKON DX 10.5MM FISHEYE                       18           72             300

NIKON TAMRON 35MM F1.8 VC                  22           88             300

NIKON TAMRON 45MM F1.8 VC                  22           88             300

NIKON TAMRON 85MM F1.8 VC                  28          112             500

NIKON AF 80-400MM VR (OLD STYLE)       25          100             400

NIKON AF-S 200-400MM F4 VR                    90         360           1200

NIKON AF-S 200-500MM F5.6 VR                 75          300           1000

NIKON AF-S 600MM F4G VR II NANO         125          500           3000

NIKON TAMRON 24-70MM F2.8 VC              28          112            400

NIKON TAMRON 70-200MM F2.8 SP VC       36          144           700

NIKON SIGMA 120-300MM F2.8 OS              75          300           1200

NIKON SIGMA 150-600MM SPORT  OS        80          200           1000

NIKON SIGMA 18-35MM F1.8 ART               30          120             500

NIKON SIGMA 50-100MM F1.8 ART             40           160            800


CANON EF 20MM f2.8                                    30          120           300

CANON 17-40MM FG4                                    25          100           400

CANON EF 16-35MM F2.8                              50          200           700

CANON EF 24-105MM F4 IS                           40          160           500

CANON EF 85MM F1.8                                   30          120          300

CANON EF 70-200MM F2.8                            60          240          800

CANON EF 70-300MM F4-5.6 IS                     25          100          300

CANON EF 100-400MM F4-5.6L IS                 40         160           700

CANON EF 600MM F4L IS                              125         500         3000

CANON TAMRON 24-70MM F2.8 VC               32         128          500

CANON TAMRON EF 60MM F2 MACRO          20           80          300

CANON TAMRON 70-200MM F2.8 SP VC        36         144          700


NEW  PENTAX 150-450MM FA AW                  80         320         1200

 

600mm  lens rentals WILL NOT INCLUDE tripod and Gimbal heads BUT THEY ARE AVAILABLE IF NEEDED FOR $25 FOR THE RENTAL DURATION.

TELECONVERTERS AVAILABLE FOR BOTH NIKON AND CANON LENSES AT $15/DAY OR $60/WEEK RENTAL WITH LENSES.

PLEASE compare my prices to Bozemans rental rates, I am well worth the drive!

We also rent tripods, heads, straps, vests, bags, and almost anything else you may need for photography!

An IMPORTANT discussion about Teleconverters (Tele-extenders)

 

I have been inundated with questions recently about people wanting to use TCs (Teleconverters) on kit, or slow, lenses. I feel this is a large enough issue to be addressed directly.

TCs are designed to magnify the image projected by the lens, they do so by extending the lens itself a set distance further out from the sensor depending on the magnification power of the TC (1.4X, 1.7X or 2X magnification, each one is longer than the one before it). The nature of these TCs causes them to cost the user a certain amount of light in the process. A 1.4X will cost you one full stop of light (100mm F2.8 lens becomes a 140mm F4 lens). A 2X will cost you two full stops of light (100mm F2.8 lens becomes a 200mm F5.6 lens). These numbers do NOT represent a "crop factor" but are a true magnification of the lens in use.

Most modern DSLR cameras will not Autofocus a lens with a maximum aperture of smaller than F6.3. SOME Pro and Semi-Pro models will Autofocus up to Maximum aperture of F8 under very particular circumstances. This leads to loss of autofocus function when a slower lens is used with a TC. A typical 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 kit lens when used with a 2X TC becomes a 36-110mm F7-11 lens, and will not autofocus at all.

Now for the DANGEROUS part. Almost all "kit" lenses, as well as most longer VARIABLE APERTURE zooms, have a rear optical element that actually extends back beyond the lens mounting plane and into the body of the camera when zoomed back to its widest focal length. This causes an "interference fit" situation. In short, that means that the rear element of the lens will actually crash into the optical element of the TC and damage either the lens, the TC, or in a worse case scenario, BOTH.

As a general rule DO NOT use any TC an any lens with a variable aperture (F3.5-5.6 or similar) as these lenses almost all give you an interference fit condition. Fixed aperture lenses almost always accept a TC, and if they are "fast" enough, autofocus will continue to function. An F4 lens will AF with a 1.4X TC, but seldom with a 1.7X or 2X model. An F2.8 (or faster) lens will almost always retain AF with any TC on any camera. Fast lenses are the only ones designed by the manufacturers to work fully with TCs and each and every lens manufacturer will have a full listing available that designates TC compatibility with their lenses.

I pretty much only recommend using a manufactures TC on their lenses as the use of third party TCs can be a gamble. Some third party TCs may mount on "interference" type lenses and not have interference issues, but you will still usually lose AF as well as the ability to effectively focus in lower light situations because of the loss of stops the TC causes. The old split prism viewfinders found on film cameras makes this function easier, but the flat screen viewfinders typically used in DSLR cameras makes manual focusing more difficult, and nearly impossible in low light.

Good luck to anyone using TCs, they can be a useful tool on the right lenses, but can cost you a small fortune if used on the wrong lenses, and offer very little potential benefit.