75 episodes

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 • 76 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.

    Shooting the Sh!t: Pay Transparency, PA Work, and BS Reviews

    Shooting the Sh!t: Pay Transparency, PA Work, and BS Reviews

    It's the season finale of The Lensrentals Podcast! This week we're keeping it very informal. Joey, Roger, and Ryan are each bringing in a topic we haven't yet had time to cover in depth on the podcast before. 
    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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    • 31 min
    From Concert Photography to Commercial Videography w/Nathan Armstrong and Will Evans

    From Concert Photography to Commercial Videography w/Nathan Armstrong and Will Evans

    Nathan Armstrong and Will Evans are co-workers at NLA Projects, a Memphis-area production company that specializes in both photography and videography. Nahan started as a concert photographer before Will joined as his Production Manager and helped guide their work more toward commercial video. Here, they discuss how they went about making that transition and what skills they're able to apply to both types of work. Check out examples of their work here.
     
    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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    • 44 min
    How to Test Your Gear at Home

    How to Test Your Gear at Home

    We’ve all had it happen before, you just wrapped a great photoshoot, and you get home, excited to look through the photos, only to find that all the images are a hair soft. This can be for a number of reasons, but one of the first things to diagnose will likely be to see if your lens is suddenly back focusing or front focusing a bit.
    Fortunately, with recent iterations of digital cameras, you no longer need to send this gear to the manufacturer and can do a lot of these tests at home. While of course, for serious issues with your camera or lens, we always recommend sending out your gear to an authorized repair center, but for some smaller issues, you can do a lot at home. Today on The Lensrentals Podcast, Ryan, Roger, and Joey sit down to talk about how to properly test your gear at home. From focusing charts to systems that can help micro-adjust your lenses to your camera, the team sits down and talks about all your options when it comes to testing, and correcting your gear.
    Learn how to perform autofocus microadjustment here 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
    Ask Lensrentals: Lens Inspection, Filters, and Repair Reliability

    Ask Lensrentals: Lens Inspection, Filters, and Repair Reliability

    In this week's episode, we sit down with Roger and Joey as they answer some of our listener's questions. And they cover a lot, from how Speedboosters work, to the benefits of various lens filters, and even touch on what the inspection process is when we receive a lens returned from a rental.Roger and Joey are among the most knowledgable on staff when it comes to optics, and the Lensrentals process, so we're excited to have them back in the studio to answer your questions.
    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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    • 32 min
    Ask Lensrentals: Oops! All Video

    Ask Lensrentals: Oops! All Video

    Much like the ongoing production error at the Captain Crunch factory, causing them to overproduce berries, this episode is entitled 'Oops! All Video'. Enjoy as video experts Ryan, Ally, and Dom sit down and answer all of your video-centric questions, from the importance of reliable memory, to whether you should even bother shooting in RAW.
    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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    • 35 min
    How to Buy a Used Camera

    How to Buy a Used Camera

    In this week's episode of the Lensrentals Podcast, Ryan is joined by Roger and Joey as they go through all you need to know when buying a used camera system. From craigslist, to KEH, to even Lensrental's own storefront, there are plenty of places to find used gear at a discounted price, but the process of buying can be overwhelming. 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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 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.

Chief102 ,

**

occasionally a good episode

Photoghoul ,

Pretty cool

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

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