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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

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 69 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.

    Roger Cicala Explains MTF Testing

    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.

    • 40 min
    New Gear Rodeo: Video Accessories

    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.

    • 41 min
    Ask Lensrentals: Gear, Geysers, and the Future is Video

    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.

    • 36 min
    Komodo 101

    Komodo 101

    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.

    • 45 min
    Engineering the Shot with Nat Geo’s Tom O’Brien

    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. 

    • 45 min
    Summer Break Time

    Summer Break Time

    We want your input for upcoming shows! Ask us a question, suggest a topic for a future episode, or tell us you love us unconditionally on our voicemail at 901-609-LENS, or email us at podcast@lensrentals.com.

    And we're taking a little break to work on upcoming episodes. Stay subscribed because we'll be back!

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 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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