Posts Tagged ‘borrowlenses’
Gear reviewer Sohail Mamdani over at BorrowLenses was testing the Canon 6D and Nikon D600 last week by shooting nighttime photos of San Francisco Bay, when he discovered something strange: the DSLRs exposed the scene differently even when all the settings were identical in full manual. The photograph above was captured using the D600 at f/8, 30s, and ISO 100 (in JPEG mode).
With a huge arsenal of camera gear at their disposal, the folks over at BorrowLenses can do a lot of fun and random experiments that us ordinary folk can only dream about. After first stacking lens filters and then teleconverters, they’ve gone to the next level by stacking $150,000 worth of camera gear into a Christmas tree.
Now here’s a novel way to shoot the moon: stack five separate Canon 2x extenders to boost the focal length of your 800mm lens. Supposedly (and surprisingly) this rig actually captured a decent photograph of the moon.
This was done by the folks over at BorrowLenses, who also did the crazy filter stacking thing we featured recently. When you have as much gear as they do at your disposal, you have a wider range of ways to have fun with gear experiments.
How far can you go in protecting your gear before people start thinking you have serious issues? We’re not exactly sure, but the guy in the photo above probably crossed that line quite a few filters ago. Thankfully (or sadly, depending on how you see it) the guy isn’t actually an uber-paranoid photographer, but just someone from the BorrowLenses team having a little fun.
Update: This giveaway has ended. The winner was randomly selected and announced below.
Yo yo yo. We have a fun new giveaway this week: one lucky winner will receive a $200 gift certificate from our sponsor BorrowLenses.com. The certificate is good for everything
except pro bodies (D700, D3, 5DMKII, 1D) and super-telephoto lenses [see update below].
To enter, all you need to do is:
Tell us what camera or lens you would rent if you won
There are two ways to enter, and doing both methods will give you 2 entries in the contest, and thus double the chance the win!
- Leave your response as a comment
- Tweet your response, and include the following link to this post anywhere in the tweet: http://j.mp/ppblgwy
As long as the link appears in the post, you’ll be automatically entered in the contest.
Sorry, but unlike our previous giveaways, this one is open to US residents only due to the nature of the prize.
This contest will end on Friday, June 25th. We’ll randomly pick a winner using random.org and update this post. Good luck!
P.S. I just screamed myself hoarse watching the super dramatic ending of the US vs Algeria match in the World Cup. Was very entertaining, but painful until the last few minutes.
Update: We previously incorrectly stated that the gift certificate could not be used on pro bodies or super telephoto lenses. BorrowLenses has informed us that the winner can use the certificate on any item.
Update 2: This giveaway has ended. We received 313 entries via comments and 182 entries via tweets, for a total of 495 entries. The randomly selected winner is:
if i won I would probably rent some a 85 f1.2 one of my favorite lenses!
Congratulations! Please email [email protected] to claim your prize.
Thanks to everyone who participated in this contest!
A big thanks to our sponsor BorrowLenses for providing the gift certificate for this giveaway! To keep up with deals they have for rentals, follow their Twitter account (@borrowlenses).