Zacuto Rental Policy

The Zacuto difference

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At Zacuto, you can count on reliable gear, great customer service, and unbeatable prices.
We’ve been in the rental business for fifteen years and know what our customers need. We will help you out on any budget and make sure you get the most bang for your buck. Our one day rental is well over twenty-four hours so you have time to prep your package beforehand and unload your footage afterwards. No rush! Check out our daily, weekly, or monthly prices.

All of our rental items also have Zacuto Products included in the price!
Zacuto has become a standard in today’s industry. Only one rental house in the world has access to all of Zacuto’s products and that is Zacuto Rentals. Thinking about buying a rig? Why not try it first? We rent all of Zacuto’s products. Come on in and try them out!

Contact Zacuto Rentals

If you would like a quote or have any questions, please contact us at 312-863-3453, email us at or request a quote online.

Scott Peltz
Rental Director

How to Rent?

There are only 3 things you need to do to rent from Zacuto Rentals.

First, call or email us with an order. We will promptly send you a quote with the best price possible. Once we lock in the price, the gear will be ready on your pick up date.

Second, we need payment for the rental. This can be done via credit card, check, or with a PO if you have an account set up. To set up a net 30 account with Zacuto rentals, just fill out the credit application form here. 

Third, much of our equipment needs you to have rented and leased equipment insurance. If you have insurance, you can email a COI to and we will then have it on file. If you do not have insurance, e-mail us and let us know what you are looking for and we may be able to accommodate.

Equipment Prep

Zacuto encourages our customers to prep their equipment at our facilities. You are more than welcome to schedule an appointment to fully examine and test all equipment before pickup. If you choose not to prep, or we are shipping the equipment to you, please inspect the equipment as soon as it arrives and contact us immediately if the equipment is not found in good working order.


It is very important to contact Zacuto immediately if something is damaged or not working correctly. We will correct the problem in a timely fashion no matter where you are located. We want your shoot to run smoothly, if something happens, just let us know and Zacuto Rentals will be there to support any problem.

Equipment Taken Outside of the USA

If equipment is going to be taken outside the US we must be notified; a Carnet is required and a copy must be given to us before the equipment leaves Zacuto rentals. If you need to have a Carnet created we use:

Return Condition

Zacuto equipment is the best kept equipment in the industry. Our customers always comment and appreciate how great the condition of our equipment is. In order to maintain this reputation, we thoroughly inspect all items upon return. This policy ensures good working equipment on your shoot as well as future shoots.

Equipment must be returned in the same condition as it was picked up. If returned equipment needs professional cleaning or is broken, there will be a charge for this. Be careful when using the gear in dusty or sandy environments. Ask for and use a rain cover to protect the camera and lenses.