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Welcome to VMI.TV Camera Rental

Established in 1979 and based in London and Bristol (UK), VMI specialises in hiring quality digital camera packages for Features, Dramas, Commercials and Documentaries. Our camera range includes Sony Venice, RED Helium, RED Gemini, Alexa Mini LF, Sony FX9, Canon C500Mk II, C300 Mk III, Panasonic S1H. We also stock the Phantom VEO 4K super slow-motion & Canon ME20 super low-light cameras, plus lighting, grip & sound.

VMI’s media division, VMEDIA rents out the fastest and largest memory cards and SSDs and also high-capacity and flight-safe batteries too.

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Graham Frake, DP | Good Karma Hospital, ITV | Summer 2018
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Some S-35 zooms already cover FF (you just didn’t know this!)

This is an extremely brief article to help to explain a lesser-known but extremely valuable tip.  In summary, film zooms designed to cover S-35 sensors, will also cover Full Frame as well IF used with a 1.5x extender and this is built into several zoom lenses already, such as the

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