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 Thursday, February 20, 2014
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Roger Cicala over at LensRentals has written two very information blog posts explaining how you can optically evaluate lenses at home. The posts should allow you to detect a "...decentered or optically maladjusted lens in 10 minutes or so."
 
Part three of the series (expected in the next few days) will provide several examples of "problem lenses."
 
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Post Date: 2/20/2014 7:55:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, February 06, 2014

 
Our friends over at LensRentals put together a video to show how much they care about their lenses.
 
Instead of roses, I think I'll just buy all my lenses new microfiber clothes this year. [Sean]
 
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Post Date: 2/6/2014 5:55:53 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, November 25, 2013
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From LensRentals:
 
t’s time for our 4th Annual Black Friday Sale. This year, we are getting the party started early, 11 AM ET on Wednesday. You can get 25% off any rental placed at Lensrentals.com during the sale.
 
To get your 25% off rentals at Lensrentals.com, simply use the promo code: BLACKFRIDAY
 
Details:

  • Discount begins at 10:00 AM CT on Wednesday, November 27th and ends at 11:59 PM CT on December 2nd.
  • Orders must be placed during the sale period to be eligible to receive the discount
  • Orders can be placed for any arrival date, as long as you actually place the order during the sale. Feel free to reserve the gear you’ll need in 2014 now, and take advantage of this deal.
  • Must use promo code BLACKFRIDAY to receive the 25% discount
  • Limit – 2 unique rentals per person

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Post Date: 11/25/2013 1:44:10 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, November 22, 2013
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Roger Cicala of LensRentals has published "The Cynic’s Photography Dictionary" for all of us to enjoy.
 
Sample Definitions:

Bokeh – the look of the picture in the parts where you can’t tell what you’re looking at.
 
Image Stabilization – a technologic triumph consisting of lenses, magnets, position sensors, springs, and electric motors that is nearly as effective as 3 sticks of wood attached to a base plate. See also, Tripod.
 
Lens coating — thin layers of of substances applied to clear glass that makes it clearer. In the 1600s people would be burned at the stake for claiming things like this.
 
Sensor – The device that actually takes an image. Its most important attribute is the number of megapixels unless yours has fewer, in which case dynamic range, high ISO performance, microlens effectiveness, color accuracy, and other characteristics are more notable.

Check out the the LensRentals Blog the full list of humorous definitions.

Post Date: 11/22/2013 5:09:27 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, October 23, 2013
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From Roger Cicala at LensRentals:

"Seeing a need that needed to be filled, by the power vested in me as President and Treasurer of the Society of Overly Analytical Lens Assessors, I have organized the first photography contest for photogeeks.
 
Entering is simple: just send a jpg (100% non-resized, of course) to contests@lensrentals.com, along with a note telling me what category you’re entering and any pertinent positives about the shot. You know – how many copies of the lens you tested and sent back before choosing this one, what type of laser-rangefinder focusing device you used, or how you hand-carved a wooden lens mount so you could use the 1945 Soyuz f/0.45 x-ray lens you get at a flea market on your NEX camera after you’d disassembled it to clean out the fungus.
 
I’ll post the entries after making sure they meet the criteria."

Categories Include:

  • Sharpest Corner
  • Bokehliciousness
  • 3-D Rendering of a 2-D Test Chart
  • Largest Number of Accessories Between the Lens and the Camera
  • Best Picture of Stuff Inside a Lens
  • Most Distortion Corrected in Software
  • Dynamic Range Demonstration
  • Best Picture from a Camera without a Movie Mode

Check out Roger's Post for more information.
 
By the way - you may want to check out the list of judges for the photo contest. You may see a familiar name in there. ;-)

Post Date: 10/23/2013 11:27:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, September 09, 2013
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From LensRentals:
 
We are happy to announce the opening of our satellite location in the Nashville area. Our Nashville office will serve as a pick-up center beginning on September 12th. There is no charge to pick-up from the Nashville location. Initially, all Nashville orders will be available the next day, although we hope to soon offer same-day pickup for our most popular items.
 
Lensrentals Nashville
214 Ward Circle, Suite #900
Brentwood, TN 37027
 
LensRentals Nashville FAQs
 
How do I put in an order for Nashville pick-up?
It’s simple. Just select “Pick-up at Lensrentals’ Office” when selecting a shipping address during checkout. Then, select Nashville as the pick-up location you’d like to use. If an item in your cart will not be available on the selected pick-up date in Nashville, you will not be able to select a Nashville pick-up.
 
Is there any cost to pick-up in Nashville?
Absolutely not. There is no shipping or pick-up fee when you pick up in our Nashville location. When you arrive, we’ll have your order waiting on you and be able to answer any questions you may have.
 
Why can’t orders be picked up the same day?
Lensrentals stocks thousands of unique items. Unfortunately, we just can’t keep that many items on hand in a satellite location that is only catering to local customers. As soon as we get a feel for which items are the most popular in Nashville, we will begin stocking some items, available the same day, in our Nashville location. We will update everyone once that begins.
 
What if I need to pick-up my order early in the morning or drop-off outside of your normal hours?
We can’t guarantee your order will be ready for pick-up before 11:00 AM, without advanced notice. If you reserve your order at least 2 days in advance and let us know you need to pick it up early, we’ll have it ready for you as soon as we open. Likewise, if you need to drop-off your order earlier or later than our operating hours, just let us know. We will work with you to make sure your order goes as smoothly as possible.
 
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Post Date: 9/9/2013 4:12:29 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
   
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