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! Missed out? We’re doing it all again this October 22nd-24th in New York City at Photoplus Expo! Visit us in booth #1105. The winners of our Photoshop World prizes are as follows: Winner of the Instagram #blbooth strap/mug giveaway: @snowfoto Winner of the GoPro HERO Session: Thomas Candido Congrats and see you all at Photoplus Expo in New York...
Winners of the BorrowLenses.com Camera Giveaway

Winners of the BorrowLenses.com Camera Giveaway

We’ve been torturing you with posts goading you to “like” and “share” our big camera giveaway of 2014 and 15 of you have been rewarded with one of the many runner up prizes we’ve received from our partners and 1 enviable soul has won their choice of a brand new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, a Panasonic GH4 4K Mirrorless Camera, or a Canon 6D Digital SLR. How We Chose the Winners  We used Random.org to choose our winners. The winners’ names are listed below and, additionally, we’ll be reaching out to them directly via the contact information they supplied for us in the contest entry form. Special Thanks to our Partners Give these folks some social media love: Cinevate Zacuto Fro Knows Photo Think Tank Photo SmugMug Peak Design Nik Software MyPublisher Fiilex LED Peter Hurley Moose Peterson Lexar Custom SLR SnapKnot Videopixie Many of these brands we carry in our rental inventory, including Cinevate, Think Tank, and Zacuto. The Winners You probably skipped all the stuff above and scrolled straight to the bottom, huh? Without further ado, the winners are… • Cinevate: Trawly Compact Dolly – WINNER: Paul Sachse of Lake Worth, Florida • Zacuto: Z-Finder Jr – WINNER: Anthony Sutera of Bogota, New Jersey • Fro Knows Photo: Flash Guide DVD – WINNER: Ramona Gonzalez of Kennewick, Washington • Think Tank Photo: Airport Essentials Backpack – WINNER: Steven Richard of  Lynnfield, Massachusetts • SmugMug: 1 Year Business Account – WINNER: McKenna Christensen of Monroe, Wisconsin • Peak Design: Professional’s Pack – WINNER: Rachael Simon of Post Falls, Idaho • Nik Software: Editing Suite – WINNER: Emilee Self, Ashland , Louisiana • MyPublisher: $200 Gift Certificate – WINNER: Lisa Flader of Phoenix, Arizona • Fiilex LED: V70 Task Lamp – WINNER: Valerie Towles of Spencerville, Ohio • Peter Hurley: Illuminating the Face DVD...

You Don’t Know Jack, the Canon 24-105mm Lens

While we receive many notes of thanks (and sometimes even small gifts) back with our rentals, every so often we receive something that knocks our socks off. We received this letter back with a Canon 24-105 lens. Dear Borrow Lenses, I am returning this Canon EF 24-105L lens, that you so crueley numbered 20033064. I’ll have you know that this number to you has a name, and his name is Jack. Jack arrived on my doorstep Sept. 27th. I was so excited to meet my new friend. Little did I know we would soon become more. I told Jack we were going to Disney World! He was so excited, he’d been so many places and had heard other lenses and cameras talk of Disney. On October 1st, we arrived and instantly Jack showed me how happy he was. I didn’t have too high of hopes, I thought “maybe I’ll get a few nicer pictures.” He surpassed all expectations. My images were so clear and sharp, such detail. Where have you been all my life Jack?! (Oh, that’s right, cooped up in your backroom! Shame!) I took Jack to more and more parks, he saw shows, rides, animals, and foods he’d never seen before. I was rewarded with pictures I’d never seen my T1i take before. It was inevitable… We fell in love. The 12th came and I couldn’t let him go! Just a few more days! And now it’s over, I want you to know, you may have his body, but he left his soul in my pictures! YOU CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY! WHAT WE HAVE IS TRUE AND...
Kino Flo Celeb 200 DMX LED Lighting Kit

Kino Flo Celeb 200 DMX LED Lighting Kit

One of the newest lighting kits we have here at BorrowLenses is the Celeb 200 DMX LED from Kino Flo.  The Celeb features 100 watts of lustrous, soft white light, which can be programmed to display a range between 2700K to 5500K, without changing the light output. Perfect for videography and filming with a warm or cool lighting tone without having to make color temperature edits in post-processing. It also features a DMX lighting connection to be used with control boxes for video and stage productions. One of our resident portrait photographer, Alex 2.0, took it for a shoot recently and let us know her impressions. The Celeb is very easy to use right out of the box and produces very nice, natural looking light with very little preparation. In this simple profile portrait, the light is placed about 2 feet from the subject, tilted at about a 45 degree angle, set to a temperature of 5500K and dimmed to about 39%. The 90 degree grid that comes with the kit in combination with the right exposure in-camera, allowed for nice, focused light on the subject and a dark background despite the portrait being shot in a bright white bedroom. If you are unsure of your preferred color temperature, there are handy presets available at the push of a button. What is nice about continuous lighting such as this is that, typically, what you see is what you get. It is also, of course, indispensable for video production lighting and handy for photographing animals since there is no popping flash, which can be startling. However, the kit is only...