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A Trip to the Bottom of the World: Photographing Antarctica

Tips & Tricks

Dean J. Tatooles specializes in fine art panoramic landscape photography, wildlife photography, and indigenous portraiture from remote locations around the world. He also works with top-rated travel companies and fellow professional photographers to lead photographic safaris in locations like Kenya, Uganda, Nepal, Morocco and more. Recently back from a trip to Antarctica, Tatooles shares some helpful knowledge for making the most of a polar adventure. In his pack, Dean carried Nikon D3s and D800E DSLR bodies with Nikkor AFS 80-400mm f 4.5-5.6 ED VR and 70-200mm f2.8 G AF-S ED VRII lenses. Continue reading to find out what Tatooles suggests when considering a trip to the frozen continent.

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Special Last BLDOW: 25% Off Large Selection

Gear of the Week

BLDOW is taking a break and that’s means our biggest week ever. Get 25% off a baker’s dozen of your favorite items. Order now before they’re snapped up in a rush!

Save 25% off the following rentals now through Tuesday, March 31st, 11:59 EST! For our last BLDOW, we’ve extended it from 7 to 9 days to take advantage of this discount.

Enter BLDOW at checkout and automatically receive 25% off those items! Good for any future rental period so long as the order comes in before the end of this month.

The discounted items are as follows:

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM II Lens

Fine Print: Discount codes are for rentals only, are not transferable, are not valid on “for sale” items or items for purchase, and may not be combined with other codes (unless you have a membership). Discount codes are good for any rental duration and can be applied to existing orders so long as they have NOT been shipped already. Contact customer service for details. This BLDOW coupon code is valid until Tuesday, March 31st, 11:59 EST and is good for the above listed items only. BorrowLenses.com rental orders only ship to U.S. addresses and renters must possess a U.S. credit card. This will be the last BLDOW for the time being.

Cool Stuff — March 15, 2015

Cool Stuff

Welcome to Cool Stuff, a recurring feature where we post our favorite links, including our favorite articles and how-tos, videos, images and more.

Cool Stuff articles are culled from BLFlip, the official Flipboard Magazine of BorrowLenses.com. If you’ve got an iOS or Android device, you can download the Flipboard app for free now.

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First Impressions of the Canon 11-24mm f/4

Gear Talk

All sorts of adjectives have been used to describe the new Canon 11-24mm f/4 lens recently announced at the top of 2015. World’s widest rectilinear lens, best of its kind, unheard of, the ultimate in wide-angle photography, etc. Borrowlenses.com received its first shipment from Canon and eagerly took it for a spin. Read on to find out what we thought of the much-hyped Canon 11-24mm f/4 lens.

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Attend NAB Show 2015

BL News

Register today! Attend the world’s largest media and entertainment event from April 13th-16th at the Las Vegas Convention Center. We’re in booth #C12042. Visit us there to enter to win 1 of 3 GoPro HERO4 Black cameras or 1 of 3 $250 BL rental gift certificates! You don’t have to be present to win but you do have to be present to enter so register today!

We had a great time last year checking out all of the latest in video, audio, and more. Don’t miss out this year!

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10% Off All Rentals Through March

BL News

Jump into Spring Break with 10% off all rental orders placed through the end of March! Use code SPRINGAHEAD15 at checkout for any piece of gear, any size order, for any length of time.

Get 10% Off Today:

Place your order from now to 11:59PM PDT March 31st, 2015

• At checkout, use coupon code: SPRINGAHEAD15

• Relax, shoot, and explore!

Fine Print: Good for local pick-up orders, too. Discount code applicable only to orders placed until Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 11:59PM PDT. Discount codes are for rentals only and are not stackable unless you are in our membership program. BorrowLenses.com rental orders only ship to U.S. addresses.

Take Control of Lightroom’s Import Dialog

Tips & Tricks

Seán Duggan is a fine art photographer, author, educator, and an Adobe Certified Creative Suite Expert with extensive experience in both the traditional and digital darkroom. His latest article guides novice Lightroom users and anyone having trouble or confusion with the import process. Continue on if you have ever experienced images not ending up where they are intended or in redundant, misplaced nested folders after importing.  

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Traveling Cross Country? Tips to Photograph Your Trip: Part 2

Tips & Tricks

Shortly after finishing a cross country trip to relocate to a new part of the country, I reflected on some practical photographic lessons I learned. We had to get across the country quickly by car and it is hard to photograph under those circumstance. I compiled some tips for others who may be faced with a similar trip and who want to take pictures along the way. The following are helpful tips for the cross country traveling photographer.

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Cool Stuff — February 21, 2015

Cool Stuff

Welcome to Cool Stuff, a recurring feature where we post our favorite links, including our favorite articles and how-tos, videos, images and more.

Cool Stuff articles are culled from BLFlip, the official Flipboard Magazine of BorrowLenses.com. If you’ve got an iOS or Android device, you can download the Flipboard app for free now.

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Atomos Shogun First Impressions

Gear Talk

A couple of weeks ago, we posted a few tips for folks shooting with the Atomos Shogun external monitor/recorder. I’ve had some time to put my unit through a few shoots and have some first impressions to share.

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Canon Rebel SL1 Impressions

Gear Talk

Having been exposed to the most lusted after, review topping gear such as the 1DX and super telephoto lenses on a daily basis, a person tends to start looking for interesting gear experiences with less common choices. Take the Rebel SL1, for example (yes, we ARE aware of the huge gap in performance expectations). We have been using this body for some time now behind-the-scenes and despite its undesirable plastic build, tiny pentamirror viewfinder, and ridiculously small size, we started to um…like it! Here is why we would recommend trying this body out the next time you are considering something new for casual everyday shooting, travel photography, portraits, or landscapes.

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Canon 70D – Continuous Autofocus With STM Lenses

Gear Talk

Have you ever tried to autofocus in Live View with a DSLR? Pretty crummy, right? The Canon 70D changes that a bit with what they call Dual Pixel CMOS AF. This fairly new technology allows smooth, continuous autofocus (Canon calls is Movie Servo AF) while recording video. Continue on to view the test footage recorded when paired with Canon’s STM lenses.

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5 Quick Tips for Shooting with the Atomos Shogun

Gear Talk
The Sony A7s (in a custom cage) connected to the Atomos Shogun

The Sony A7s (in a custom cage) connected to the Atomos Shogun

We recently received the Atomos Shogun external monitor/recorder, a bit of gear a lot of customers have been eager to work with for some time now. We’re currently putting it through its paces and will have sample footage for you soon, but for now, we thought we’d put together a few tips and tricks that we’ve found useful when shooting with the Atomos Shogun

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Industry Info: Our Favorite Infographics from 2014

Gear Talk

As resolutions begin to wane, now is a good time to look back at 2014 and glean some instructive trends in photography and videography from the past year. Here are some of our favorite infographics, charts, and general industry knowledge from 2014: (more…)

The Sony FE PZ 28-135mm f/4 G OSS Lens is Ready for Your Next Video Shoot

BL News Gear Talk

We have a new cine lens for rent – the FE PZ 28-135mm f/4 G OSS. It’s ideal for both the Sony FS7 and the Sony a7S but will mount on any E mount camera. It is ideal for run-and-gun style shooting, documentary filmmaking, and any other cinematic use where portability is important. Here are some features that really stand out about this lens and why should you shoot with it. (more…)