LensRentals News and Alerts

Lensrentals’ Holiday Hours


Our office is closed on major holidays, as well as on any observed holiday dates that FedEx does not run on, as we cannot ship orders. Therefore, we will be closed on the following days this year: Thanksgiving, 11/24/16 Christmas Eve, 12/24/16 Christmas Day, 12/25/16 Monday (FedEx holiday), 12/26/16 New Year’s Eve, 12/31/16 New Year’s […]


Lenses and Optics

Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED AF-S VR MTF Tests


Well, we all want to call it the 70-200 VR III, since it replaces the Nikon 70-200 f/2.8G AF-S VR II.  But the new lens is officially the 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED AF-S VR. It is most definitely a different lens; it’s 22 elements include one fluorite, one high-refractive, and six ED elements, along with new […]

KeyMission 360 Review

Equipment’s Review of the Nikon KeyMission 360 Camera


2016 has become the year of virtual reality and head-mounted displays. We’ve seen the release of three major VR platforms and countless other phone-based reality virtualizing peripherals, but until recently, tools to produce content for this new form of entertainment have been only within reach of professionals. Photography behemoth Nikon is the latest to lower […]


Geek Articles

Testing NASA Optical Lenses – How We Measure Sharpness and Accuracy


We’ve spent about 5 years developing and repurposing various types of optical testing for use testing photo and video lenses. It’s been a long process with lots of learning (learning is when you find out you’re doing it wrong), and improvements along the way. We’re pretty close to finished; our methods are fully developed. Sure there […]

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