We provide the tools to make the magic happen!

Note: The Tamron Lenses listed below will only be available through May, so try ’em out while we’ve got ’em! 



“The AS Media Center has helped me grow as a photographer as well as an individual. My frequent visits to pick up, return, and reserve equipment has expanded my interest in visual arts. It is great to know that this state-of-the-art equipment is available for us students free of charge because it gives us the opportunity to learn and explore different interests outside of academics.”

Pranati Shah, First Year Pre Biology

The A.S. Media Center, located in the AS Annex next to the Storke Tower bicycle circle, has video, photography, and other media equipment available to check out by UCSB students with a valid ACCESS Card.

There is also a studio space for portrait and video shoots and 4 iMac computer workspaces where you can complete your projects using graphic design, photo, video, and audio editing programs, including the full Adobe Creative Cloud, Final Cut Pro 7, and Audacity a free sound editing program. See below for details.

To check out equipment you will need your ACCESS Card, which we will photocopy. Generally, the loan period is 3 working days (over the weekend, Friday-Tuesday at noon). Equipment must be checked in by noon the day it’s due. This is a hard deadline! Because of high demand, it’s strongly recommended that you reserve the equipment you need by emailing media.center@as.ucsb.edu, calling 805.893.5422, or stopping in in person. Your BARC account will be charged for any lost or broken equipment.

Cameras and Lenses (cameras include battery and SD card)

Canon 80D kit with 18-135mm IS lens (currently unavailable)

2 Canon 70D kits one with 18-135mm IS lens, one with 18-55mm lens

Canon 60D kit with 18-135mm IS lens

Canon Rebel T7i kit with 18-135mm IS lens

Canon 650 Rebel T4i kit with 18-135mm IS lens

Canon 7D kit with 28-135mm IS lens

Canon 75-300 telephoto lens

2 Canon 50mm 1.8 lenses

GoPro 4 Silver camera

GoPro 3 Silver camera

GoPro selfie stick

Tamron Lenses (Thanks to the Tamron Co. educational institution loan program!)
There are Canon and Nikon versions for each lens. 
Limit one lens per loan.

AF 35mm 1.8 Di VC

AF 45mm 1.8 Di VC

SP AF 85mm Di VC USD

SP AF 90mm 2.8 Di Macro 1:1 USD

SP AF 24-70mm

SP AF 70-200mm 2.8 Di VC USD G2

100-400mm 4.5-6.3 Di VC USD

AF 28-300mm 3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD


PZ-E1 Power zoom adapter for Canon 80D camera (for slow zooming)

Neutral density filter (special loan, ask receptionist)

Polarizer filter (special loan, ask receptionist)

Sound Recording

2 Zoom H6 recorder kits with auxiliary microphones, including shotgun mic

Zoom H4 recorder

2 Zoom H1 recorders

2 Audio Technica wireless Lavalier microphone systems

Røde VideoMic GO microphone

Røde NTG-2 shotgun mic with windscreen

Audio Technica shotgun mic

Røde boom

Røde shock mount

25 ft XLR Cable

Sennheiser and Sony headphones

Tripods and Stabilizers

3 Manfrotto professional video tripods with heads

1 Sunpack medium weight tripod

1 Campro medium weight tripod

1 Lightweight Vista tripod

2 Manfrotto monopods

Neewer handheld video stabilizer

Shoulder mount video stabilizer

DJI-Osmo smartphone gimbal stabilizer (requires free app on your smartphone)

Additional Gear

2 Wescott 40″ circular reflector kits.
Here’s how to get it back in the bag: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjlsP9KDjcs
And here’s how to get large portable backdrop back in its bag: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDDM8UyvE6k

Computers for use at Media Center

4 iMacs

2 LaCie Rugged 1 TB hard drives


Adobe Creative Cloud, including Lightroom, PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Pro, Premier, After Effects, and more. For complete overview, click here. Note: Adobe offers a Lightroom/PhotoShop bundle for $9.99/mo and the entire Adobe Creative Cloud for students is $20/mo.

Final Cut Pro 7.0.3

iLife Suite 6.5, including Garage Band, iMovie, and iDVD

Microsoft Office 2016

GoPro Quick editing software

Audacity 2.04 sound editing software (this is freeware)


Sony 52” monitor, wall mounted

Portrait and Video Studio Space (training required)

Includes still and video cameras, tripods, backdrops, green screen, lights for portrait photography and video and photography tethering computer.