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Lensrentals.com Guide to Digital Recorders for Video Production

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It’s possible you’ve navigated to this page because you find the in-camera recording capabilities of your favorite camera to be inadequate or altogether non-existent. Maybe you stumbled in looking for someone to tell you that elevating from 8-bit 4:2:0 to 12-bit 4:4:4 will finalize the transformation from amateur to auteur. There are many reasons one […]

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MTF Lens Tests of the New Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 SP Di VC USD G2

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There’s been a bit of rumbling lately about the new Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 G2 zoom. Not just because it is a frontrunner in the 2017 Most Initials in the Name Award, but because a lot of people are saying it’s really quite good. The previous Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 was a good lens, but since they only […]

Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8

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A Quick Look at the New Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 MTF Charts

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Announced from Zeiss today was the new Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8. You guys know I don’t like putting out MTF charts on less than 10-copy averages, but we had a chance to grab a Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 prototype lens for a couple of days, so I tested it. And since we certainly aren’t going […]

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Guide to Cleaning Your Camera Sensor

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A fair amount of unease comes with interacting with one of the most fragile parts of a digital camera. Automatic sensor cleaners help but haven’t replaced the need for sensor cleaning entirely. However, cleaning camera sensors is not as delicate of an operation as it seems. You still might prefer to have your sensor professionally […]

Video Camera Battery Life

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Testing of Battery Life and Recording Times of All Video Cameras

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Here at Lensrentals.com, we have over 100,000 pieces of gear that we not only regularly rent out, but also regularly inspect, clean, and diagnose. Because of this amount of gear, we’re afforded the luxury of getting some pretty unique insight into the gear so many videographers and photographers use on a day to day basis. […]

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