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Henry Anderson  |  Feb 24, 2021  |  0 comments

An ultra-wide-angle lens would seem to be a fun tool to use for landscape photography, but it comes with some inherent problems that are hard to avoid, explains landscape pro Mark Denney in the below video. When Denney switched last year from a Sony full frame camera system to a Fujifilm crop sensor camera, he ended up buying a Fujifilm 8-16mm lens, which is the equivalent to a 12-24mm lens.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 22, 2021  |  0 comments

Lens Filters were more commonly used back when everyone shot film, perhaps because some digital photographers are imbued with the notion that “You can always fix it in Photoshop.” And that’s a shame because putting a filter on your lens is an easy way to “get it right in the camera,” rather than resorting to post-processing enhancements.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 19, 2021  |  0 comments

One of the many benefits of modern mirrorless cameras is that they enable you to use vintage lenses of various brands with the use of simple and affordable adapters. So if you have an assortment of old legacy glass gathering dust, it’s possible to get started as soon as you acquire a new camera, without immediately investing in native lenses.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 15, 2021  |  0 comments

We all know that it’s ultimately the photographer—not the gear—that’s responsible for incredible images. But there’s no doubt that appropriate, quality equipment will make the process easier and more enjoyable whenever you head out into the field.

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 12, 2021  |  0 comments

One of the main questions that beginner boudoir photographers ask established pros is about their lens choices. It's something that Critsey Rowe of Couture Boudoir gets asked so often she decided to make a video about it titled "Undisputed BEST Lens for BOUDOIR Portrait Photography: Beginner Tips."

Ron Leach  |  Feb 03, 2021  |  0 comments

When heading out for a day of landscape photography, most shooters instinctively reach for a wide-angle lens. That’s because conventional wisdom dictates that capturing expansive vistas is the best way to go. Unfortunately, if you’re afflicted with this common reflex, many great photo opportunities will pass you by.

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 02, 2021  |  0 comments

Which is better: cropping your photos, zooming in with your lens, or zooming with your feet? It's another one of those age-old questions from photographers and one that Matt Granger tackles in the below video.

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 28, 2021  |  2 comments

One of the most common questions we get from beginner photographers is: What's the best lens to get started in portrait photography? Of course, there's no right answer to this question. Some beginner portrait photographers are fine with the basic kit zoom lens that came with their camera. Others want to try something higher quality.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 27, 2021  |  0 comments

Photographing birds can be challenging for inexperienced shooters, whether the subjects are stationery or in flight. There are focusing and exposure details to sort out, and composition can also be tough.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 26, 2021  |  0 comments

We still have a few weeks to go before winter gives way to spring, and the date of March 20 means different things to different photographers depending upon where they live. But whenever buds start blooming and bugs start buzzing, it’s time to start thinking about macro photography.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 19, 2021  |  0 comments

Most photographers reach for a wide-angle lens when shooting nature and landscape photos. But if you want your images to stand out from the rest, it’s time to give your telephoto lens a try.

Zach Sutton - Lensrentals  |  Jan 06, 2021  |  0 comments

Each year, we take a look at the data and rentals we were able to provide for our customer base and use it to get some perspective on where the industry might be heading. Certainly, this year was a different one, with the pandemic putting many stops to the industry and the jobs available – but we still were able to rent out thousands of piece of gear each month, to help other create their vision. While much of the event photography space was stopped in its wak

Ron Leach  |  Jan 05, 2021  |  0 comments

Why would anyone want to hang a manual focus vintage lens on a modern digital camera? Well, for starters, you can find used legacy lenses on eBay and elsewhere, and if you know what you’re looking for you’ll save big bucks in the process.

Jason Schneider  |  Dec 24, 2020  |  0 comments

When Sigma decided to extend its esteemed Contemporary line of broad-spectrum lenses to include a full-frame 100-400mm long-range telephoto zoom, they handed their optical engineers a tough assignment: come up with a really long 4x zoom that delivers outstanding imaging performance and enhanced shooting flexibility in a compact, well-balanced, lightweight package optimized for handheld shooting. In other words, they wanted a lens that would expand the long tele zoom market by appealing to travelers, nature, wildlife, and street photographers, hikers, sports shooters and others daunted by the prospect of toting and hefting a ponderous telephoto zoom lens. 

Ron Leach  |  Dec 17, 2020  |  0 comments

One of the first decisions every photographer makes before purchasing a new camera is whether they want a full frame model or one with an APS-C or micro four thirds sensor. It’s an important consideration because the choice you make determines what the focal length of your lenses really means.

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