Hi there, I hope this is the right section as I am new here! Long time lurker, no time poster!
Could anyone point me in the right direction as to where I might be able to hire anamorphic lenses for an ARRI D-21. Preferably to pick up in London.
I have a very limited budget, being a student studying in London, but am quite experienced in web development, design and SEO. In exchange for rental I could offer some form of payment in conjunction to these services perhaps.
I would really appreciate if anyone could point me in the right direction.
The words anamorphic and "limited budget" don't really go well together.
The smaller rental houses that make lenses available at prices more applicable to "limited budgets" don't even seem to hold any anamorphic lenses at all.
You also have the problem in your case that the Arri D21 is supposedly not that fast a camera, and shooting wide open in Anamorphic may also not be good in the "limited budget" arena.
Something you could consider if you are set on getting the anamorphic look is the new anamorphic adaptors, such as the anamorph-X from Letus for example.
You could rent some cooke S4 mini's which I seem to remember have nice and easy 82mm filter threads so might be easy to work with and of course Cooke lenses are FANTASTIC!
...or even a Zeiss CP2 set if you really want to cut corners but you might find it's a bit harder to mount the anamorph-X adapter.
I have to ask the question tho, as to what you are trying to achieve in shooting anamorphic!
There may be lower budget alternatives to achieve something in the same direction...