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.
Roger Cicala Explains MTF Testing
If you’ve read more than one or two articles on our blog you’ve likely seen images of MTF charts and heard us discuss testing lenses on the optical bench. But what on earth does that mean, and why do we do it? We’re breaking it down with the best people possible, Roger, Aaron, and our audience surrogate, Ryan.
New Gear Rodeo: Video Accessories
Gather round y’all, it’s time for another gear rodeo where we shoot the you-know-what talking about our experiences with gear from our inventory. Today Ryan is talking to the Lensrentals Onboarding Supervisor, Ally Aycock Patterson, and LensProToGo’s Dom Boisvert about which of our newest video products we’re excited about. We nerd out about products that may be a little more unexpected too, like switchers, gimbals, and even batteries if you can believe it.
Ask Lensrentals: Gear, Geysers, and the Future is Video
Ryan, Joey, and Roger are back in the studio and excited to answer your questions! Today’s batch of questions range from what’s the best camera and lens combination, to how our Black Friday sale can help those looking to buy gear, to what simple items we recommend keeping in your camera bag.
Today is all about the RED Komodo! Workflows, pros and cons, accessories, Ryan, Dom, and Ally stop just short of writing a full love letter to this camera. Dom and Ally each spent some time using the Komodo to discuss for this episode and spoiler, both of them were sad when it was time to return their rentals.
Engineering the Shot with Nat Geo’s Tom O’Brien
Ever fantasized about working for National Geographic as a photographer? Tom O'Brien is the Photo Engineer who engineers the solutions needed so NatGeo photographers can get the shots they want. Trained as a Mechanical Engineer, Tom has been tasked with figuring out how to record video from half a mile up a cliff face, how to get a remote camera into a robotic paper mâché sage grouse, and even how to design a case that can’t be destroyed by elephants.
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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.
Not gonna lie, I only subscribed for an entry in the giveaway. However, the podcast is actually good.
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.