- 1336 9th Street, Berkeley, CA, 94710
- 510 525-5400
John Chater and Jay Farrington have put together one of the leading rental facilities in town. One just has to check out the large inventory and range of cameras and support gear they have available that tell you they are doing something right. Chater Camera is housed in an interesting building in Berkeley. Almost reminds one of a small airplane hanger in a kind of salmon color. The first thing you need to know is that they are the door on the left. Once inside you are in a light filled, open space that seems like its meant for business. Clean and well organized it seems to say “we have cool stuff, that we love to play with, and were here so you can play with it too.” A few of the cameras they feature are:
– Phantom Flex
– Phantom Miro
– ARRI Alexa
– RED Epic
– Sony PMW F3
– Canon EOS C300
– and more.
That is just their high end digital cameras as they also have: DSLRs, 2/3″ broadcast, compact HD cameras, 35mm optics galore, and even Aaton film cameras.
Over the years Chater Camera has rightfully earned the respect of the local production community. They are great to deal with, have a huge compliment of professional gear, and make sure that everything is working up to snuff. In addition to cameras their website lists these other items for rent: 35mm lenses, camera accessories, camera support, monitors, jibs and sliders, computers, digital media, audio, lighting and grip. Were getting tired just making the short list of what theyve got. So it would definitely be in your best interest to get to know Chater Camera, and what they have to offer in their bag of tricks. If you do go to visit, remember they are the door on the left. OK? PHS says check em out.