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Weekly Specials for November 14-19, 2011

Gear Talk

This week we have three awesome specials for Canon, Nikon and Sony shooters!

Weekly Specials for November 14-19, 2011

Weekly Specials for November 14-19, 2011

These specials are good for rentals that SHIP this week. If you are using Fed Ex they need to ship by November 18th, at 3PMish. If you are picking it up locally, they must be picked up by November 19th. Not all of our pickup locations have Saturday delivery, so keep that in mind!

Special #1 – Take 25% off Canon 85mm f/1.2L II rental with the code “Canonball” without quotes.

Canon 85mm f/1.2

Canon 85mm f/1.2

 

Special #2 - Take 25% off Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G AF-S with the code “Nikonwide” without quotes.

Nikon 14-24 f/2.8

Nikon 14-24 f/2.8

Special #3 - Take 25% off Sony 50mm f/1.4 with the code “Sonyfifty” without quotes.

Sony 50mm f/1.4

Sony 50mm f/1.4

 

Check back next week for more specials and as always, let us know if you have any questions by leaving a comment below, thanks!

One Fisheye to Rule Them All!

Gear Talk

After spending some quality time with Canon’s newest L-series lens, the EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM, we can safely say it is the undisputed king of the fishes. It’s so versatile that it replaces at least five other lenses: the Sigma 8mm, Peleng’s 8mm, Tokina’s 10-17mm, Canon’s own 15mm and the Zenitar 16mm. It covers the same focal length as all five of these lenses (for the most part) while being sharper across the zoom range, delivering crisp, contrasty images that are to be expected from a lens bearing Canon’s lofty “L” designation. With this lens in your bag, there’s little reason to consider another fisheye lens, regardless of what camera body you are using. (more…)

A Guide to Canon and Nikon Lens Gobbledygook

Gear Talk

Every Canon and Nikon lens has a model name infused with a string of semi-confusing acronyms that describe the features and technology found in the lens itself. Knowing what these acronyms stand for will make deciphering a lens’s name much easier, helping you to choose the lens with the specific features are you looking for. Let’s get started!

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Best Wide Angle for a Crop Sensor Camera

BL News

At BorrowLenses.com we get a lot of phone calls from potential customers with questions regarding which gear to use for certain types of photography. Of those calls, one of the most prominent is “What is the best wide angle lens to rent for landscapes?” The answer is there are plenty of great lenses to choose from, but which lens is best depends heavily on which camera body you are using. When we ask people what camera they have, the majority respond that they are shooting with a crop-sensor body, and this affects lens selection in a significant way. Crop sensor bodies from Canon include the 10-60D, Rebel series and 7D. On the Nikon side there are the D4/5/6/7/8/90, D7000 and D300 series.

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A Letter to Canon and Nikon

BL News

Hey Canon and Nikon – BorrowLenses.com here.

You might remember us from several large orders over the years.  And there have been quite a few repairs too (looks at the person reading this). Anyway, we’re writing today to let you know we are ready for whatever big announcements you have under wraps to be unwrapped. Go ahead; unwrap them.

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First post dedicated to you…our AWESOME customers.

BL News

We’ve been pondering what our first post should be regarding for some time now. There are so many topics to cover; photo techniques, lens rental recommendations, how-to videos, and lots more. But then one day we were in our kitchen staring at the wall of amazing customer letters and it hit us – none of this is possible without you, our AWESOME customers. From the very first order four years ago first order of a Sigma 15mm Fisheye, to our 90,000th order of, ironically, a Sigma 15mm Fisheye, you all have helped make Borrowlenses.com what it is today.

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