Drumroll for the Winners at Photoshop World

Drumroll for the Winners at Photoshop World

Big thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth at Photoshop World in Las Vegas! Expo attendees got special access to some of the latest camera gear on display in booth #131. They also received a special coupon code worth 10%, 20%, or even 50% off a future rental (randomly selected) plus were entered to win the new GoPro HERO4 Session. Also, folks who jumped into our photo booth and put their images up on Instagram with #blbooth were entered to win a sweet Custom SLR strap and BL mug! read more…

Labor Day Weekend Special – Relax with 20% Off

Labor Day Weekend Special – Relax with 20% Off

Extend your fun and save 20%, too!

Get a free day added to your Labor Day weekend rental on us and save 20% by entering coupon code GETGEAR20 at checkout.

How Do I Get Both Discounts?

First, make your order now. Then choose one of the following dates at checkout for delivery:

10 Day Rental: Set your delivery date as Wednesday, August 26th
7 Day Rental: Set your delivery date as Monday, August 31st
3 Day Rental: Set your delivery date as Wednesday, September 2nd

You will then get a free day + 20% off!

For Local Pickup Orders in San Carlos and Waltham:

Pick Up on Thursday, August 27th (10 Day Rental)
Pick Up on Monday, August 31st (7 Day Rental)
Pick Up on Thursday, September 3rd (3 Day Rental)

You can also create a custom rental period that ends on Labor Day (September 7th) to get your bonus day free!

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In-Camera Time-Lapse Photography Resource and Guide

In-Camera Time-Lapse Photography Resource and Guide

Fast-disappearing are the days of having to have a separate interval timer to create time-lapses. Many cameras now have built-in intervalometers. The following is a guide to setting up the time-lapse function for most cameras.

1. What is a Time-Lapse?
2. What Gear Do I Need for a Time-Lapse?
3. Notable Cameras with Built-in Interval Timers
4. What Settings Do I Need for a Time-Lapse?
5. For How Long Should I Make My Time-Lapse?
6. Time-Lapse Instructions By Camera
7. How to Put Together Your Time-Lapse
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3 Things That Are Annoying About The Sony FS7

3 Things That Are Annoying About The Sony FS7

San Francisco-based freelance filmmaker and photographer Matt Maniego recently had the opportunity to see how the new Sony FS7 would stand up to the standard of his professional shooting needs. His films have been featured by the three major Bay Area professional sports teams and his requirements are high quality RAW recording and relatively lightweight rigs for his run-and-gun shooting style. Here he breaks down why the Sony FS7 may be the camera he’s been waiting for…but is perhaps not perfect yet! Read on to see if the the Sony FS7 is the camera for you.

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Going Long On a Budget: The Tamron 150-600mm Telephoto Lens

Going Long On a Budget: The Tamron 150-600mm Telephoto Lens

I’m kind of a big fan of Canon and Nikon’s long glass. More than once I’ve taken either Nikon’s 800mm or 600mm lenses with a fast body, or Canon’s 600mm. On these occasions my subjects are usually birds and often birds in flight, as they tend to challenge even the best gear out there.

This time I chose to take out something a little more budget-friendly and less bulky: the Tamron 150–600mm f/5–6.3 Di VC USD lens in the Nikon mount. The following is my impression of the quality of this lens.

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Swap out That Wide Angle Lens for Your Landscape Photography

Swap out That Wide Angle Lens for Your Landscape Photography

Landscape shooters love their wide-angle lenses. From the amazing Nikon 14–24mm f/2.8 to the new Canon 11–24mm f/4, it’s usually the wides that get everyone excited about landscape photography.

Every so often, however, it pays to change things up. I was in the same boat when it came to landscapes; I reached for the Nikon 14–24mm often, even when I was using my Canon 5D Mark II. Then one day, tired of going for wide, sweeping landscapes, I decided to switch things up. Here are three ways you can do the same.

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Behind the Scenes with Niki Lazaridou on ‘Fine China’ Fashion Story

Behind the Scenes with Niki Lazaridou on ‘Fine China’ Fashion Story

Freelance fashion photographer Niki Lazaridou is an up and coming talent who in just 6 years has managed to collaborate with Fashion TV, Photo Vogue, and several other fashion publications. Niki works with many teams of professionals in order to produce her unique style. In this “Behind the Shot” she graciously allowed us a look at what it takes to pull off her elaborate photoshoots and what it took to create an editorial that resembles a different era.

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Lightweight Hiking and Travel Alternatives

Lightweight Hiking and Travel Alternatives

Guest contributor Mark Shastany comes to us from the Borrowlenses.com VIP department to share his gear knowledge with the BL community! Shastany is a Boston-based photographer specializing in portraiture, commercial work, and landscape. He recently took a trip to the Catskills, NY and needed a lightweight solution that matched his personal standard of quality output. Mark graciously shared what he chose to bring, why, and what in hindsight he’d consider amending to make his kit more efficient and lightweight for next time!

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Latest Gear at BorrowLenses – June Edition

Latest Gear at BorrowLenses – June Edition

We’re feeling like standing outside the door of our San Carlos or Waltham headquarters and yelling, “New gear! Get your new gear! Fresh off the FedEx truck, new gear!”

Since our bosses ruled that out, we’re taking to the blog to tell you about all the cool toys we just got in. Without further ado, here’s some of the latest gear to rent at BorrowLenses.

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