Retro Camera is a Motion Camera Rental House Specializing in Retro Cameras and Vintage Lenses based in Seattle, WA.

Although we love all things old, we still supply some of the newest equipment available.

Founded by DP Chris Mosson in 2024 to allow filmmakers an opportunity to explore alternative formats and unique optics.

📷 - Chris with the very first Zero Optik Prototype in 2016.

  • We have created this website with ordering built in. Simply select your dates, add equipment to your shopping cart and click reserve. We will check availability of the items and send you a confirmation. 

    If you prefer, we can process orders over the phone or via email.  

  • Our rental agreement is included in our reservation process so no need to fill it out, but you can find a copy HERE.

    As with any professional rental shop we always require insurance. A COI example can be found HERE. Please email your COI to [email protected]

    Credit Card authorization is also included in our system.

  • ONE DAY RENTAL - Pick up any weekday after 1pm, shoot the following day, return the next day before 10am.

    3 DAY WEEK - Any rental 3-7 days long, will be billed as 3 rental days.

    ONE DAY WEEKENDS - Pick up Friday afternoon and return Monday morning. You will only be charged 1 rental day. We are typically closed on weekends.

  • Quick Order Bundles - Are for producers or DPs looking to save time and ensure they have all of the key items. These Bundles range from small cost effective interview packages to full on commercial/movie packages. Just add your lenses and you are ready to go.

  • Yes! While we prefer you do a full prep at our space to ensure you have everything you need we understand that's not always possible. Delivery is based on availability and location,  please don't hesitate to inquire. 


We are located just south of downtown Seattle. In a creative community complex that contains; Retro Camera Rentals, Southside Allstars and Particle Studio Seattle. We are a 10 minute drive from Harbor Island Studio, 15 Minutes to SeaTac and minutes from I-5 and I-90.

While Seattle is where we call home, we have partnered with our neighbours Particle Studio to offer rentals in Portland. Prep and Pickup is available at their beautiful new sound stage in SE Portland.



2000 Airport Way S, Seattle, WA 98116

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2029 SE 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

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Contact Retro

If you have any questions or are interesting in checking out any gear in person, don't hesitate to email us, or use the contact form below.

[email protected]