Button Breaks on Camera

Equipment

Why Side-Mount Buttons and Ports Break on Cameras

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We spend a lot of time fixing broken stuff. As sort of a side gig to that, we advise some manufacturers about what is likely to break or is regularly breaking. We offer our input to all manufacturers; some are interested in it, and some don’t give a flying damn. For free, we blog about it, […]

Profoto Comparison

Equipment

Comparing the Profoto B1X to the Profoto B10 & Profoto B10 Plus

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When Profoto released the Profoto B10 back in September of last year, my initial thought was “Oh okay, that means the Profoto B2‘s are discontinued.” Profoto assured myself and others that they were going to continue support for the Profoto B2 still and that we were wrong. When Profoto announced the Profoto B10+ back in […]

Camera Shutter Sounds

Equipment

The Shutter Sounds of Our Most Popular Cameras

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As a leading authority on optical testing and product reviews, it occurred to the Lensrentals staff recently that we owed it to The Internet to explore the final frontier of camera comparisons, a comprehensive examination of shutter sounds. Our thorough and scientific testing covered multiple models from nearly every major camera manufacturer. After weeks of […]

Customer Stories

Photographing the Solar Eclipse in Argentina

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It was the night before totality in Rodeo, Argentina, and all the power was out. I had just returned from shooting all day in Valle de la Luna national park. Most of my batteries were dead or low, and my memory cards needed to be emptied on my also dead laptop. Fortunately, the eclipse took […]

70-200mm f/4 MTF Charts

Just MTF Charts

Just the MTF Charts: 70-200mm f/4 Zoom Lenses

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We did the 70-200mm f/2.8 lens MTF charts last week, so let’s do the f/4 versions of the same range now. Sports shooters and portrait photographers need that f/2.8 aperture, but many of us, most of the time, are willing to trade that off for smaller-lighter-less expensive f/4 models. So, About f/4 Before we start, let me […]

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