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Rentals

Equipment Rental

We are delighted to announce our equipment rental scheme which gives you the chance

to use cameras and lenses at reasonable rates with no large deposits or expensive insurance add-ons.

To start our rental scheme we have a selection of Leica M and Leica R mount lenses available for hire in the UK only.

To check availability and book a rental please contact us at: rentals@thelatentimage.co.uk

How it works

Two forms of ID and proof of address are required to open your account with us.

A rental agreement contract is provided by email, along with your invoice, to be signed and returned.

Payment for your rental is to be made before the item(s) are released. We'll hold your payment details until the item(s) are safely returned and checked.

You will receive your rental the day before your rental period starts. Your rental is to be returned on the day after your purchased rental period, either by our arranged courier collection or provided return label.

LEICA M

Leica M2 Button Rewind

Film: 35mm

The Leica M2, introduced in 1957, was the first Leica rangefinder camera with frame lines for 35mm focal length. We recommend pairing this camera with the 35mm Summaron below, a classic Leica set up perfect for a trip away!

What's included: Camera body with body cap.

Price per day: £20 minimum 3 days rental.

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Leica 35mm f2.8 Summaron M mount

Fits : Leica M

The Leica 35mm f2.8 Summaron is a very sharp little lens with little to no distortion, and renders some lovely bold, vivid colours. Bokeh is slightly swirly with nicely rounded oval shaped balls when used wide open.

What's included: Lens, Filter, Hood & lens caps.

Price per day: £20 minimum 3 days rental.

Leica 50mm f2 Summicron v3 M mount

Fits : Leica M

Leica has made the wonderful 50mm Summicron in several iterations since 1953, this being the 3rd version. Expect lovely smooth unobtrusive bokeh, great contrast with fairly warm colour tones.

 

What's included: Lens, Filter, Hood & lens caps

Price per day: £15 minimum 3 days rental.

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Angénieux Type R11 28mm f3.5 Leica M mount

Fits : Leica M with rangefinder coupling.

Introduced in 1953 the R11 was the second of Angenieux's Retrofocus lens designs. Quite interesting qualities here, very flat in terms of contrast, fantastic for mono work with lots of shadow detail retained. Shooting wide open can give glowy highlights which give a soft appearance but actually retain a lot of sharpness when you look closer, a classic Angenieux trait.

 

What's included: Lens, filter & lens caps

Price per day: £20 minimum 3 days rental.

Leica 21mm f4 Super Angulon-R 3 cam

Fits : Leica R

A compact wide angle made by Schneider for Leica. The Super Angulon formula is famed for it's great centre sharpness and ability to create some

great lens flares.

 

What's included: Lens, filter & lens caps.

Price per day: £10 minimum 4 days rental.

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LEICA R

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Leica 50mm f2 Summicron-R v2 3 cam

Fits : Leica R

A Walter Mandler era classic, a standard 50mm that provides creamy smooth bokeh, fantastic sharpness with some soft edges around strong highlights, high contrast and lots of flaring!

What's included: Lens, filter & lens caps.

Price per day: £10 minimum 4 days rental

Leica 35-70mm f3.5 Vario-Elmar-R 3cam

Fits : Leica R

 

A very useful zoom lens that has a super reputation nearing the quality of the

R primes. Great centre sharpness , even wide open. Good sharpness with

some slight distortion at the wider end. Prone to flaring which can produce some interesting patterns due to it's zoom construction.

 

What's included: Lens, filter & lens caps

Price per day: £5 minimum 1 week rental.

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