Posts Tagged ‘lensrentals’

Cracking Open the 7D Mark II, The Most Thoroughly Weather Sealed Camera I’ve Ever Seen

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OK, I have to admit I really like the 7D Mark II. I didn’t want to because it wasn’t what I wanted. I wanted to see the new Canon chip foundry that would be cranking out high-resolution sensors. But despite wanting to hate the 22-megapixel APS-C camera, after a fairly short exposure to the autofocus system, I have to admit I like it. There’s just something about getting every shot in focus every time that’s appealing to me. Read more…

LensRentals Introduces ‘Keeper’ Program That Lets You Buy the Rented Gear You Really Love

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You know when you meet that special someone, and you just KNOW they’re ‘a keeper?’ Well, now you can just go ahead and buy them! We’re talking about camera gear of course, and more specifically about a new ‘tried it, loved it, wanna buy it’ program from LensRentals called Keeper. Read more…

Lens Rentals Canada Suspends Service Due to Possible Theft While in Possession of Canada Post

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Well, this is awkward. From the looks of it, Lens Rentals Canada is suspending services due to the theft of their equipment while in transit. Read more…

LensRentals Celebrates Independence Day with Some Gratuitous Lens Mutilation

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A couple of weeks ago I got an email asking if we would be willing to take some lenses, remove the electronics, fix the aperture wide-open, and permanently lock them at infinity focus. It seems the person who needed this done was having trouble finding a legitimate repair shop or service center that was willing to do it.

Well, illegitimate is our specialty, so I started negotiations about just how exorbitant a fee we would charge for this work. We quickly arrived at a fair price (no money, but we get to take pictures) and yesterday received brand new copies of the Canon 100mm f/2 and Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art to work on. If you’re the kind of person who slows down to view car wrecks or spent $200 on fireworks for the 4th of July holiday, you might like this. Read more…

LensRentals Announces New Lenscap and Lenscap+ Protection Plans for Rented Gear

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Looking to improve their service and entice more people to rent instead of buy, LensRentals has released a new damage waiver program to help take liability off of you, the customer, in the event your rented gear gets damaged. Read more…

I Sing of OLAF: Lensrentals Names Its New Gizmo, May Offer Optical Testing for Cheap

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I have a couple of things to talk about today. First, is to announce the winner of our name the new machine contest. Second is to answer about 1,000 people’s questions regarding optical testing and adjustment. Read more…

Disruption and Innovation

The disruptive innovations that change the landscape of photography are often overlooked. Or worse, feared.

Feb 11, 2014 · Roger Cicala

Hilarious Valentine’s Ad Shows How Much LensRentals Really Love Their Lenses

For some of us photo types, the enduring relationship we’ll be celebrating this February 14th will be the one we share with our beloved gear. Fortunately, the wonderfully quirky people at LensRentals understand, and have created a hilarious ad that takes “loving” your gear to the literal extreme. Read more…

LensRentals Cracks Open the Sony A7R, Gives Us a Peek at the Electronic Goods

The usual warnings apply:

  • Do not try this at home. This post was made by semi-trained, semi-professional repair technicians who sort of know what they’re doing.
  • The following blog post contains graphic images of the inside of a very nice camera. If such things make you squeamish, don’t read further.
  • No cameras were harmed in the making of this blog post. The camera has been fully reassembled and is functioning normally.

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Ever since we here at LensRentals first tested a Sony A7R, we were dying to take a look under the hood. Say what you will about Sony as a company, but they create some of the most elegantly-engineered camera bodies we’ve seen. Plus, the A7R is something of a groundbreaking camera, and we wanted to see how they crammed all that stuff into its little body.

Oh, and finally, we’ve wanted a closer look at how thick the cover glass over the A7R’s sensor is, since there is some evidence that it may affect the edge performance of certain adapted lenses. Read more…