The 5 Best Portrait Lenses for Canon Photographers

Step up your portrait game with this gorgeous glass
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(Editor’s Note: Ryan Hill is a product specialist at Lensrentals.) There will never be a list of the top lenses that covers every possible base for every possible photographer. Even narrowing it down here to what I think are the best portrait lenses, the “best” lens for you really depends on what you like to shoot, what camera you have, what... Read more

How to Get Started with View Camera Photography

Shooting photos with a vintage 4x5 camera can unlock your creativity
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Editor’s Note: This is the second story in a two-part series by Michael Chiusano on vintage view camera photography. You can read his first story with five reasons to use a vintage view camera today here. Images included in this story were shot by Chiusano with a view camera as part of his “Meditations on house fans” photo series. Shooting... Read more

The Best Gear for Real Estate Photography: 5 Favorites

The best cameras, lenses, lighting and accessories for your next real estate shoot
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Real estate photographers looking for the best photo gear know they need their equipment to be three things: portable, adaptable, and affordable. The reason why is shooting real estate photos can present unique challenges for you as a photographer and for your gear, including cramped locations, bad lighting, and meager client budgets. You need to be... Read more
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Canon RF vs EF Lenses: Are Mirrorless Camera Lenses Better than DSLR Versions?

Comparing the latest and greatest lenses to the tried-and-true classics
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(Editor’s Note: Ryan Hill is a product specialist at Lensrentals.) Here’s a fun fact: Canon’s EF lens mount system is almost exactly as old as I am. I was born in December of 1987, and Canon launched its first EF mount camera, the EOS 650 film SLR, just three months later. At the time, it was Canon’s first new lens mount in nearly 20 years,... Read more

5 Great Photo Gear Deals to Grab Now

Scoop up these discounted cameras and accessories from B&H and Amazon now
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If you’re in the market for new pro-level camera gear, we’ve got some great Friday photo deals for you. From high resolution DSLRs and mirrorless full frame cameras to bags and stabilizers, there’s a lot on sale right now at B&H and Amazon. We’ve done the hard work for you by scouring the Internet for the best camera bargains.... Read more

The Best Cameras & Lenses of 2021, According to EISA

Annual awards name top photo gear of the year
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EISA, the Expert Imaging and Sound Association, just released its annual awards of the best photography gear of 2021 and, as usual, there’s a variety of winners on this elite list. While these types of photo industry awards might not be everyone’s cup of tea, as someone who served as a judge for the EISA awards in the past, I can say the... Read more

What Gear Does a Sports Photographer Bring to the Olympics?

Team USA photographer gives us a peek into his bag before the Tokyo Games
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We always have trouble packing for a big trip but it’s nothing compared to what Team USA sports photographer Jeff Cable went through for the upcoming Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Cable gave us a peek at what photo gear he’s packing into his bags for the upcoming Olympic Games in Japan and it’s impressive if not a bit anxiety-inducing... Read more

5 Camera Gear Deals You Won’t Want to Pass Up

Snap up these discounted cameras and lenses from B&H and Amazon now
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Photography gear is great, but photography gear can be expensive, which is why we’re always looking for the best deals on new cameras, lenses, and photo accessories. This week we’re kicking off a new series where we round up the top discounted camera and photo gear we can find. So, without further preamble, let’s get to the awesome... Read more

The 5 Best Lenses of 2021 (So Far)

2021 has been a bright year when it comes to new lenses for professional photographers
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Optically speaking, 2021 has been a bright year when it comes to new lenses for professional photographers. Just as we’ve seen some impressive new pro camera bodies being released, lens manufacturers continue to grind out exciting new glass for photographers. The difference this year from years past is that the five new lenses we’ve chosen... Read more

The Best Gear for Event Photography: 10 Favorites

Event pro Jeff Cable picks his must-have equipment for shooting events
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Jeff Cable is a master of event photography whether he’s shooting a Bar Mitzvah or the Olympic games. A photographer for Team USA, he’s captured the last six Olympics in Beijing, Vancouver, London, Sochi, Rio de Janeiro, and PyeongChang. Cable also covers events, including weddings, closer to home in the Saratoga, California-region where... Read more