Lenses and Optics

Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G Optical Tests


I haven’t published much optical testing in the last year for many reasons; some obvious, some not. But published or not, we still test things, and occasionally something comes up that I think I need to write up. The Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G is one of those things. As wide-angle primes go, it’s reasonably priced […]

Lensrentals News and Alerts

Announcing the Winner of the Lensrentals Pitch Contest


A month or so back, we announced our first-ever Pitch Contest, where we were giving away a pretty nice prize package to any videographers who have a great idea for a short film. The rules were simple, send us a pitch of a film you’ve always wanted to make, and through a team of judges, […]

Podcast Episode

The Lensrentals Podcast Episode #37 – 10 Pieces of Video Gear


Each week Roger Cicala, founder of Lensrentals.com, hosts conversations about the art and science of capturing images. From photography to videography, film, history, and technology, the show covers a wide range of topics to educate and inspire creators of all kinds.   10 Pieces of Video Gear Lensrentals.com own Ryan and Ally sit down for […]

Canon RF 100-500mm Teardown

New Items

The Secret of the Broken Element: A Canon RF 100-500mm f4.7-7.1 Teardown


In ancient times, the IS unit in Canon EF lenses was physically locked down, so the unit didn’t make rattling noises when the lens wasn’t powered up. Canon decided the lockdown was no longer necessary in modern times, so some RF lenses, like the Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1, rattled when the lens wasn’t mounted to the […]

Follow on Feedly