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Cool Stuff – Week of January 6, 2013

Cool Stuff

Welcome to Cool Stuff, a weekly feature where we post our favorite links from the past week, including our favorite articles and how-tos, videos, images and more.

That’s it for this week’s Cool Stuff. As always, questions and feedback are welcome in the comments below.

Quick Tip: Optimize Canon 5D Mark III Write Speeds – Avoid Using SD Cards

Gear Talk Tips & Tricks

Photographer Jeff Cable discovered something interesting about the 5D Mark III when he was doing some high-speed shooting–it’s slow, but only under certain circumstances. Click here to read more about when and when you should not use the SD slot in the 5D Mark III.

BorrowLenses Social Media Code of Conduct

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BL-CodeofConduct

We have large and vocal communities on a variety of social networking sites, including Facebook, Twitter, G+, Instagram, and Pinterest. We love them all! Open and honest discussion, as well as jokes, are fully welcomed. However, sometimes when discussions get heated they also get personal. We want to keep our pages “PG” rated so as to reduce any chances of someone feeling alienated by the comments on our content. This means that every once in awhile we have to parent the responses to our posts. The following types of comments might get deleted/hidden/banned:

  • Personal attacks/slurs.
  • Excessive cursing.
  • Violent or sexually explicit content.
  • Needlessly negative comments.
  • Links to content that doesn’t have anything to do with the discussion.
  • BL order complains or questions that aren’t pertinent to the thread. Please direct comments/questions to [email protected].
  • Posting your order information. We will hide this content for your own protection.
  • Posting the same content or comments over and over again.
  • Negatively calling out a BL employee by name. If you have a concern or complaint, please email [email protected].

We do our best to keep these kinds of comments off our social sites but sometimes we miss them. You are always welcome to contact us directly if you see something suspicious.

 

Cool Stuff – Week of December 31, 2012

Gear Talk

Welcome to Cool Stuff, a weekly feature where we post our favorite links from the past week, including our favorite articles and how-tos, videos, images and more.

 

That’s it for this week’s Cool Stuff. As always, questions and feedback are welcome in the comments below. Happy New Year, everyone!

Winner of our Bag Giveaway

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NewBag-Winner

Last week, BorrowLenses.com asked the question, “What piece(s) of gear are you most looking forward to renting in 2013?” Everyone who answered here on the blog was entered into our drawing to win a free handmade Inside Line Equipment camera bag!

We selected a winner at random and the winner is: Harris Qureshi! Congrats, Harris! We hope you use your new bag to carry around that Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II rental from us (plus much more during your photographic adventures in 2013).

For those who didn’t win this bag, you can always rent it from us here.

Remember, we’re still accepting your best photo/video of 2012! Click here to enter. Also, we’re still celebrating with our Holiday Special. Rent for 10 days and get 7 days free–details HERE.

BorrowLenses Holiday Hours

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We hope everyone has a fantastic photo-filled holiday! Here are BorrowLenses.com’s holiday hours:

Monday, December 24th, Christmas Eve – OPEN, 9-6 PM (PST)

Tuesday, December 25th, Christmas Day – CLOSED

Monday, December 31st, New Years Eve – OPEN, 9-6 (PST)

Tuesday, January 1st, New Years Day – CLOSED

Pick-up locations have various store hours. Please contact your preferred pick-up spot to find out if they will be accepting rental deliveries on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. See our list of pick-up locations HERE.

Our holiday special continues through the holidays. For more details on how to earn a free extra week on your next rental, click HERE.

Spending the winter break reviewing your photographic work from the past year? Share your best photo/video of 2012 with us! Details HERE.

Need tips on putting together a last-minute party photo booth? Check out our Easy Holiday Photo Booth post!

May your celebrations be merry and your new year bright.

The Softbox Cheat Sheet

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Profoto Softboxes

Profoto Softboxes

A while back, we put together an article on how to use softboxes with your light of choice. At that time, I mentioned that we’d be putting together a cheat sheet that would allow you to figure out which softbox could go with which light, and what you’d need to make it work. Well, that cheat sheet is here.

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