Photographic Techniques

How to Shoot With Wide Aperture Lenses

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I’ll start by saying I’m a wide-aperture prime nut. I love them. No zoom, not even the best zoom, can compare. “Wait”, you say, “what about my $2,000 top grade f/2.8 Wonderzoom? People say it’s the best lens made.” I’ll grant you it might be as sharp as a prime, at least at its sweet […]

Lenses and Optics

The Seven Deadly Aberrations

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This article is aimed toward the gearheads among us, those who want to know more about how things work. Reading it will not improve your photography even a microscopic amount. Then again, it might, actually, at least a bit. But for those who are interested in such things it’s a fun read. And for many […]

Equipment

Lens Repair Data 4.0

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What Is This? We started doing this several years ago. We have a unique opportunity: we own a very large number of lenses (5,600 have passed through our system) subjected to rather harsh conditions: they get packed in boxes, tossed around by UPS, and sometimes the user isn’t as careful with them as you would […]

Photography

FWIGTEW and Other First Wedding Acronyms

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One of the enjoyable things about running Lensrentals is getting to work with lots of photographers who are taking their hobby professional and entering the field of wedding photography. We have many regular customers that we’ve worked with since they rented equipment for their first big shoot, seen them grow over the years, and now […]

Photography

The Full Frame Move

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I hear it all the time: I’m thinking about moving to a full-frame camera. It’s getting more common as the price gap between full and crop frame cameras is shrinking, at least to some degree. But often it said as if moving to full-frame is, by itself, an upgrade. As someone who moves back and […]

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