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The crew at Lensrentals, founded by Roger Cicala, host bi-weekly 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.

The Lensrentals Podcast Roger Cicala, Ryan Hill

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    • 4.8 • 72 Ratings

The crew at Lensrentals, founded by Roger Cicala, host bi-weekly 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.

    BEST OF: How to Break a Camera (Or Why Saltwater Will Destroy Everything You've Ever Loved)

    BEST OF: How to Break a Camera (Or Why Saltwater Will Destroy Everything You've Ever Loved)

    Impact damage, sensor scratches, and shutter failure, oh my! Lensrentals Founder Roger Cicala is once again joined by Repair Manager Aaron Cloz and Senior Photo Tech Joey Miller and this time they’re talking about all the ways you can break a camera, what can be fixed, and what is always a kiss of death. 
    Resources Mentioned: Video on how to clean your camera sensor Blog post on how to clean your camera sensor


    The Lensrentals Podcast is a production of Lensrentals, founded by Roger Cicala. Our production staff includes Drew Cicala, Ryan Hill, Sarah McAlexander, SJ Smith, Julian Harper, John Tucker, and Zach Sutton. Other contributors include Roger Cicala, Joey Miller, Ally Aycock Patterson, Joshua Richardson, and Philip Robertson. Thanks to Jacques Granger for our theme song.

    Submit a topic idea, question, or comment, leave us a voicemail at 901-609-LENS, or send us an email at podcast@lensrentals.com.

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    • 41 min
    BEST OF: How to Break a Lens (Or How the Lensrentals Camera Repair Department Has Fixed So Many Lenses)

    BEST OF: How to Break a Lens (Or How the Lensrentals Camera Repair Department Has Fixed So Many Lenses)

    Roger is joined by our Repair Manager Aaron and Senior Photo Tech Joey to discuss broken lenses, the types of repairs they’ve encountered, what they think can be attempted at home, and how to prevent repairs from being needed in the first place! They dish on which repair center takes the longest to get the gear back from, what environments they can count on to break a lens and advise the best gear for shooting in the rain. In this talk, they reference PhotoTech which is an authorized service center for Sony and Nikon they enjoy working with.


    The Lensrentals Podcast is a production of Lensrentals, founded by Roger Cicala. Our production staff includes Drew Cicala, Ryan Hill, Sarah McAlexander, SJ Smith, Julian Harper, John Tucker, and Zach Sutton. Other contributors include Roger Cicala, Joey Miller, Ally Aycock Patterson, Joshua Richardson, and Philip Robertson. Thanks to Jacques Granger for our theme song.

    Submit a topic idea, question, or comment, leave us a voicemail at 901-609-LENS, or send us an email at podcast@lensrentals.com.

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    • 43 min
    2021 Wrap Party: Photo Industry Review

    2021 Wrap Party: Photo Industry Review

    It’s our year-end review of photography. Host Ryan Hill is talking with Lensrentals Quality Control Manager Joey Miller and Blog Editor Zach Sutton about their favorite gear of the year, what they’re looking forward to next year, and what photographers inspired them. Before first, Lensrentals Founder Roger Cicala wasn’t able to join for the full conversation so he recorded a kind of annual report sharing his insights on the year in optics. 
    Mentioned in this episode: Fuji GFX 100S Medium Format Mirrorless Fuji X-T4 Fotodiox Pro Fusion Smart Autofocus Canon EF to Fuji GFX Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye 3D VR Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L DS How Lens Adapters Work & Why You Should Try Them

    The Lensrentals Podcast is a production of Lensrentals, founded by Roger Cicala. Our production staff includes Drew Cicala, Ryan Hill, Sarah McAlexander, SJ Smith, Julian Harper, John Tucker, and Zach Sutton. Other contributors include Roger Cicala, Joey Miller, Ally Aycock Patterson, Joshua Richardson, and Philip Robertson.

    Thanks to Jacques Granger for our theme song.

    Submit a topic idea, question or comment, leave us a voicemail at 901-609-LENS, or send us an email at podcast@lensrentals.com.

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    • 46 min
    2021 Wrap Party: Video Industry Review

    2021 Wrap Party: Video Industry Review

    This week we’re wrapping up the year from a video perspective. Lensrentals Product Development Supervisor Ally Aycock Patterson and LensProToGo Video Producer Dom Boisvert join host Ryan Hill to discuss their favorite products of the year, the state of the industry today, and what each person hopes to see in the future. 
    Mentioned in the episode: Sony FE C 16-35mm T/3.1 G Deity Deluxe 2-Person Wireless Omni Lavalier Mic System Tentacle Sync E Timecode Generator DJI Ronin 4D ARRI Orbiter ARRI L5-C LED Fresnel 3-Light Studio Kit Canon EOS R3 Nikon Z 9 Canon EOS R5 Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye 3D VR 

    Resources: DPReview article on the Nikon Z9 initial review 
    The New York Times VR articles Memoria Summer of Soul Dune

    The Lensrentals Podcast is a production of Lensrentals, founded by Roger Cicala. Our production staff includes Drew Cicala, Ryan Hill, Sarah McAlexander, SJ Smith, Julian Harper, John Tucker, and Zach Sutton. Other contributors include Roger Cicala, Joey Miller, Ally Aycock Patterson, Joshua Richardson, and Philip Robertson.

    Thanks to Jacques Granger for our theme song.

    Submit a topic idea, question or comment, leave us a voicemail at 901-609-LENS, or send us an email at podcast@lensrentals.com.

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    • 38 min
    Photo Gear Rodeo: 100S, R3, and Z9, oh my!

    Photo Gear Rodeo: 100S, R3, and Z9, oh my!

    Yeehaw, it’s a photo gear rodeo y’all! Ryan, Joey, and Zach host our first return guest, Barney Britton, Senior Editor at DPReview. We're talking about several new and upcoming releases from Canon, Sony, Fuji, and yes, Nikon too!


    Mentioned in this episode:
    Canon 5.2mm f/2.8 dual fisheye Canon 8-15mm f/4L
    Canon 85mm f/1.2L DS
    Fuji GFX 50S II
    Fuji GFX 100S
    Canon EOS R3
    Canon 1DX Mark III
    Sony A9 Mark II
    Sony A1
    Nikon Z9

    Resources:
    Canon Official 5.2mm Dual Fisheye Sample Footage DPR GFX 50S II Review DPR Canon R3 Preview DPR on the Canon R3’s Eye-Tracking AF DPR Nikon Z9 Preview

    The Lensrentals Podcast is a production of Lensrentals, founded by Roger Cicala. Our production staff includes Drew Cicala, Ryan Hill, Sarah McAlexander, SJ Smith, Julian Harper, John Tucker, and Zach Sutton. Other contributors include Roger Cicala, Joey Miller, Ally Aycock Patterson, Joshua Richardson, and Philip Robertson.

    Thanks to Jacques Granger for our theme song.

    Submit a topic idea, question or comment, leave us a voicemail at 901-609-LENS, or send us an email at podcast@lensrentals.com.

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    • 56 min
    Ask Lensrentals: Time Limits, Thicc Primes, and Third Party Lenses

    Ask Lensrentals: Time Limits, Thicc Primes, and Third Party Lenses

    Welcome back to one of our favorite types of episodes where we’re answering more of your questions about all things relating to photography and cinematography. Ryan is joined by Joey, who will be answering photo questions and for all things video we’ve got one of our video producers here too, Dom is back! We’ll cover everything from the history of Lensrentals, to why it’s so hard to find a decent video camera that shoots decent stills.
    Resources mentioned Indie Film Lab Firefly Electric  Lensrentals Podcast episode: How Indie Film Lab Keeps Film Alive Lensrentals Podcast episode: How Lensrentals Reached A Million Orders  Gear Sony PXW-FS7
    Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG Sigma 50mm f/1.4 HSM Art DG   Sigma HSM Art 85mm f/1.2 DG  Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM 

    Canon 50mm f/1.2  Canon CN-E Cine Lenses 
    Canon EOS C300 Mark III  Canon 5D MK III  Canon 5D MK IV

    Rokinon Zeen Cine Lenses

    Zeiss CP2 Cine Lenses 
    Zeiss CP3 Cine Lenses 

    Apature LS C300d II

    Kessler Shuttle Dolly System 
    Kessler Shuttle Dolly Kwik Rail Kit 

    C-Stands The Lensrentals Podcast is a production of Lensrentals, founded by Roger Cicala. Our production staff includes Drew Cicala, Ryan Hill, Sarah McAlexander, SJ Smith, Julian Harper, John Tucker, and Zach Sutton. Other contributors include Roger Cicala, Joey Miller, Ally Aycock Patterson, Joshua Richardson, and Philip Robertson.

    Thanks to Jacques Granger for our theme song.

    Submit a topic idea, question or comment, leave us a voicemail at 901-609-LENS, or send us an email at podcast@lensrentals.com.

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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

Cdelislephoto ,

Great Podcast!

I have rented several lenses and studio lighting from Lensrentals. Always in great shape and good working order. I particularly like the tape they give to repackage and return. Great business to work with.

Photoghoul ,

Pretty cool

Not gonna lie, I only subscribed for an entry in the giveaway. However, the podcast is actually good.

Dr. Liu PRS ,

Great for those interested in gear

Love learning about photography gear and professional tips from Roger and his colleagues. From a hobbyist photographer trying to learn as much as I can.

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