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How Your Flashtube Position and Shape Changes Your Light Quality

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When I learned that Lensrentals.com would start carrying the Profoto Pro-11 and Profoto Pro Heads, I was really excited. Not necessarily because they’re the workhorse standard for large-scale commercial photography, or that Pro-Heads are commonly what I use in my own work, but because of an added variable that many people don’t realize – flash head […]

Podcast Episode

The Lensrentals Podcast Episode #42 – Solving Film Emulation with FilmConvert

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This week on The Lensrentals Podcast we’re talking with Sam Wiles, Color Engineer at FilmConvert. Sam describes FilmConvert as the “Ultimate film conversion plugin.” Available on a multitude of editing suites, as well as a standalone application, FilmConvert is designed to accurately emulate a variety of film stocks. Users can also customize all the intricate settings in the conversions to find a color profile that matches their style and vision.

Equipment

Production Services Series: Frame.io

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We cover gear a lot on the Lensrentals blog. Which lenses are the sharpest? Which camera has the most features? What does the inside of a GFX100 look like? What we rarely address, especially on the video side, is the equally important field of post-production. It won’t matter what codec you shot or which lenses you […]

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Selecting the Proper Brick Wall for Photographic Tests

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Many amateurs test their lenses by taking pictures of the nearest brick wall without logically thinking about what information that particular wall provides. Done properly, a brick wall test can provide a superb evaluation of your lens. But a poorly done brick wall test is really no better than taking cat pictures without first measuring whisker length and diameter. […]

Podcast Episode Time Tested Gear

Podcast Episode

The Lensrentals Podcast Episode #41 – Time Tested Gear

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Today Ryan is joined by Roger and Joey, who are part of our in-house repair team, and they are among those who know the most about which photo gear breaks down more frequently and which are “bulletproof”. Lensrentals receives and inspects around 20,000 items a week and as careful as we and our customers try to be, it’s inevitable some of those items are going to break down. Today we’re recommending time-tested photo gear, and get to the bottom of why some products hold up better than others. But while we listen to this week’s episode, lets also talk about some of the discussions throughout the recording in a little more depth.

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