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
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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

Pro Lenses

There’s no substitute for great glass. Here are noteworthy new lenses introduced this year, from wide to super-telephoto.
Despite what has been a challenging year for everyone around the globe, lens makers have managed to introduce some tremendous pro lenses—particularly for the growing ranks of full-frame mirrorless cameras. The following selection of new lenses for 2020 includes features such as fast apertures, impressive image stabilization and fantastically sharp,... Read more

Budget Lens Options

These new lenses can add creative adaptability to your system at an attractive price
Don’t let the term “budget lens” fool you. Affordability and quality aren’t necessarily mutually exclusive. In fact, there are plenty of lenses around or below a $1,000 price tag, yet they deliver when it comes to performance, features and image quality. While major manufacturers’ legacy lenses have been well established for decades, available... Read more

Lenses On A Budget

A roundup of what was new in lenses in 2019 and what to look forward to in the year ahead
Lenses On A Budget
Cameras get the headlines, but experienced photographers know it’s the quality of the lens that often makes or breaks a kit. That’s because lenses dictate everything from the sharpness of a photograph to the ability to shoot in low light at low ISOs with fast shutter speeds while handholding. In short, good glass will often make or break the shot. That... Read more