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Rental Camera Gear Destroyed by the Solar Eclipse of 2017

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We recently had quite a spectacle in the United States, with a Solar Eclipse reaching totality throughout a large portion of the United States. Being that this was the first solar eclipse passing through the Continental US since 1979, excitement ran wild on capturing this natural event using the best camera gear available. But with […]

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Canon T6 Sensor Issue

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NOTE: As of May 8th, Canon has issued a recall of affected units. My hat is off to them for superb Customer Care. I didn’t dream it could be done this quickly.  Roger   Every once in a while we notice something, because of the large quantities of cameras and lenses we buy, that we […]

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Lensrentals Repair Data: 2012-2013

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Correction: Lenses called “Rokinon” in the “Weeks to Failure” rate incorrectly included Bower & Samyang branded products. Because of this error, data for lenses called “Rokinon” lenses has been removed. We apologize for this inaccuracy, and any confusion that may have resulted therefrom. What Is This? We have a unique opportunity: We own a very […]

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How to Ruin Your (or Our) Gear in 5 Minutes (Without Water)

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If there hasn’t been a Color Run 5k or 10k race near you, there probably will be soon. And with all that color, you certainly want to take some pictures, right? Not with your camera you don’t (and not with ours either). I’m never one to worry much about lens dust. I’ve written about why […]

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D600 Sensor Dust Issues

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We tend not to get too excited about sensor dust problems here; we clean sensors on every camera after every rental, so it’s just routine. When we started carrying the Nikon D600 they all arrived with a fair amount of dust, but that’s pretty routine, too. Manufacturing and shipping can be a dusty experience. When […]

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