Photography

FACILITIES & DARKROOMS

Pittsburgh Filmmaker's facilities include

  • an entry level B&W darkroom outfitted with 18 Beseler Enlargers
  • two advanced B&W darkrooms with a mix of Saunders diffusion enlargers and Omega condenser enlargers, with capabilities to print 35, 120, or 4x5 negatives
  • black light areas, a new platemaker, and various kinds of chemistry for non-silver printing
  • Filmmakers provides all the chemistry needed to print photos and process B&W film: 35, 120, 220, 127, and 4x5
  • matte cutters that can cut up to a 60 inch matte board

For a complete listing of all our equipment, please refer to the rates below.

DIGITAL LABS

  • Flatbed Scanners: Epson 3200, 4850, V750, 10,000XL
  • Minolta and Nikon negative scanners
  • Flextight X1 Scanner
  • Epson printers
  • Epson Wide Format Printers

For a complete listing of all our cameras and accessories, please refer to the rates below.

CAMERAS

  • a large selection of 35mm cameras and lenses
  • Medium Format cameras including Seagulls, Hassleblads, twin lens, single lens and 6x4.5
  • various 4x5 monorail cameras with various length lenses
  • 8x10 cameras
  • homemade and commercial pinhole cameras
  • Polaroid Day lab
  • Nikon compatible lens baby and 35mm bellows

For a complete listing of all our cameras and accessories, please refer to the rates below.

DIGITAL CAMERAS

  • Canon Rebel XS
  • Nikon D80
  • Nikon D90
  • Canon 5D
  • Canon 7D

For a complete listing of all our cameras and accessories, please refer to the rates below.

LIGHTING

  • strobe lights ranging from White Lightnings to Profotos selection
  • soft boxes and umbrellas
  • a large selection of on-camera flashes
  • Smith Vics and Tota lights

For a complete listing of all our cameras and accessories, please refer to the rates below.

PHOTOGRAPHY RATES

35MM CAMERAS  
DESCRIPTION DAILY
Minolta X370s w/ 50mm 5.00
Vivitar 3800N w/ 50mm 5.00
Pentax K1000 w/ 50mm 5.00
Canon AE1 w/ 50mm 5.00
Nikon FM2 w/ 50mm 10.00
Nikon F3 w/ 50mm 10.00
Nikon FG w/ 24mm 10.00
Olympus OM2 w/ 50mm 5.00
Olympus OM2 w/ 105mm 5.00
MEDIUM FORMAT CAMERAS  
Hasselblad w50 ,60, or 80mm lens 30.00
Mamiya RZ67 30.00
Mamiya 645 + 645E 25.00
Bronica 15.00
Mamiya C330 15.00
Mamiya C220 10.00
Mamiya C3 w/ 55mm lens 10.00
Mamiyaflex w/ 135mm lens 10.00
Yashica mat 124 + 124G 10.00
The Great Wall 5.00
Seagull 5.00
VIEW CAMERAS  
Calumet 4x5 w/ lens 16.00
Plaubel 4x5 w/ lens 18.00
Cambo 8x10 w/ lens 25.00
PHOTO ACCESSORIES  
Soft boxes w/ speed ring 5.00
Cable releases 2.00
Beauty dish 2.00
Umbrella w/ clips 2.00
Vivitar, Nikon, Pentax, Olympus flash 3.50
Sekonic flash meter 5.00
Gossen Luna Pro flash meter 5.00
Pentax spotmeter 5.00
Sekonic incident meter 5.00
Gossen luna-pro (analog or digital) 5.00
Polaroid 4x5 film back 3.50
4x5 film holders 1.00
Bogen photo tripod 5.00
Muslin backdrop 3.00
Pic stand 2.00
Nikon Bellows 5.00
Canon Power winder 3.00
Nikon Power winder 3.00
STROBE KITS (rental price includes stands)  
Pro Foto Pro-5 (in-house only) 30.00
Novatron strobe kit 20.00
White Lightning 10/light
Bowen 400B Strobe Kit 10/light
Norman strobe kit 20.00
Lumedyne battery strobe kit 20.00
PHOTOGRAPHY FACILITIES (in-house only)  
(scissors, can openers, grain focusers, negative brushes, hurricanes, glass, foam, printing easels, thermometers, film cleaner included)  
DESCRIPTION HALF/FULL
B&W developing 5/6
B&W develop/print 9/11
Platemaker 9/11
Photo studio w/ seamless backdrops 10/day
Copy Stand 4/6
Daylab slide copier for polaroid 9/11
Matte cutters 5/6
Mural enlarger 11/day
Mural Printing Fees (fees apply for basic and full members) 22.00 set-up fee + 11.00 chemical fee
Sound Stage (room only) 25/50
Sound Stage (lighting grid) 40/75
MANUAL FOCUS LENSES  
DESCRIPTION DAILY
35mm FORMAT LENSES  
Canon FD Mount Lenses
Canon 15mm 15.00
Canon 20mm 10.00
Canon 135mm 10.00
Canon 100-200mm 10.00
Canon Off Brand Lenses  
28mm 2.00
43mm 2.00
50mm 2.00
85mm 2.00
135mm 2.00
200mm 2.00
35-70mm 2.00
100-200mm 2.00
Nikon Prime Lenses  
Nikon 24mm 5.00
Nikon 35mm 5.00
Nikon 45mm 5.00
Nikon 50mm 5.00
Nikon 50 micro 5.00
Nikon 105mm 5.00
Nikon 135mm 5.00
Nikon 180mm 5.00
Nikon 200mm 5.00
Nikon 500mm mirror lens 5.00
Nikon Zoom Lenses  
Nikon 25-50mm 5.00
Nikon 35-80mm 5.00
Nikon 43-86mm 5.00
Nikon 70-210mm 5.00
Nikon 70-300mm 5.00
Nikon 75-150mm 5.00
Off-Brand Nikon Mounts  
28mm 2.00
50mm macro 2.00
28-50mm 2.00
80-210mm 2.00
Lens Baby (Nikon Mount) 2.00
Olympus Lenses  
Olympus 24mm 2.00
Olympus 28mm 2.00
Olympus 135mm 2.00
Olympus 35-105mm 2.00
Olympus 75-150mm 2.00
Olympus 100-200mm 2.00
Pentax 70-210mm 2.00
Vivitar 28mm macro 2.00
Vivitar 90mm macro 2.00
MEDIUM FORMAT LENSES  
Bronica 110mm macro 5.00
Mamiya 645  
135mm 5.00
150mm 5.00
Mamiya Twin Lens  
55mm 5.00
180mm 5.00
Mamiya RZ
50mm 20.00
180mm 20.00
LARGE FORMAT LENSES
Calumet Mount:
Caltar Hr 90mm 20.00
Schneider 90mm f5.6 20.00

LIGHTING RATES

PHOTO LIGHTING EQUIPMENT  
(rental price includes stands)  
DESCRIPTION DAILY
Lowel omni kit 15.00
Tota omni kit 15.00
Halogen worklight 5.00
Reflectors 2.00
Smith Victor reflectors 3.00
PHOTO LIGHTING SUPPORT  
DESCRIPTION DAILY
C-stand 7.00
Apple Box (half/full) 3.00
Apple crate 2.00
Extra Gobo arms/heads 2.00
Pic stand 2.00
4x4 flags/silks 7.00
Flags/silks/nets/cookies 2.00
Flexfill 3.00
Cardellini clamp 2.00
Mafer clamp 2.00
Gator clamp 2.00
Baby to Junior adapters 2.00
Pidgeon plate 2.00
Bogen magic arm 3.00
Sandbag 1.00

ACCESS MEMBERSHIP

There are three ways to structure your Photography Access Membership:

1. Basic Access Membership: $75
Basic access allows you to use equipment and facilities on a pay-as-you-go rental basis. When you come in to use equipment/facilities or take out equipment, you will pay the rental fees listed in our rates above.

2. Basic Photo Pass: $225
(Individual membership $75 + Photo Pass $150)
The photo pass is valid for 30 in-house visits. Generally this option is best if you plan to use in-house facilities more than 13 times per year. You will have to pay rental fees listed above for taking equipment out-of-house.

3. Full Access: $375
(Individual membership fee $75 + Access package $300)
Full access allows you to use our equipment and facilities on a rent-free basis. You will not have to pay the rental rates listed above.

 

In order to gain access and use our equipment/facilities, you are required to complete a membership application and demonstrate your ability to operate the equipment you wish to have access to with an in-person demonstration.

Please contact our equipment office at 412-681-9500 to schedule an in-person demonstration (test out) for Access at Pittsburgh Filmmakers.

Supplies available from the Filmmakers Equipment Office