Lenses and Optics

"This lens is soft" and other myths

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One of the most common examples of anti-logic we see at LensRentals is the statement The lens is soft/frontfocuses/backfocuses. Now don’t get me wrong, there are bad copies of lenses out there, as best we can tell ranging from 3% to 7% of lenses. And we know, despite our checkout procedures, that 1 of 400 […]

Photographic Techniques

Night Photography

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It’s getting to be that time of year where daylight photography is limited to holidays and weekends. A surprising number of photographers put up their gear until March or April, except for the routine indoor snapshots during the holidays. I’m always surprised at how many people aren’t comfortable shooting outside at night; you’re missing out […]

Photographic Techniques

Shooting Indoor Sports

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One of the things we enjoy about working here is helping less experienced photographers choose the equipment that will get them the shots that they want. This time of year one of the most common things people ask about is also one of the more difficult tasks in photography: shooting indoor sports. There are so […]

Lenses and Optics

Front Element Scratches

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We had a chance to make a pretty fun demonstration today, and here it is. As most of you know, we’re very finicky about our gear. We don’t like even tiny scratches on front elements or dust in a lens (although a bit of that is inevitable). We’re like you. We want the lens to […]

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