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We're a camera rental giant with small business-style customer service. Our mission is to advance the photographic and cinematic dreams of pros and novices alike by providing superior, cutting-edge gear in a more affordable way. Rent, shoot, return – it's as easy as that. You choose what you want, when you want to receive it, and for how long you want to rent it for. Welcome to our blog! Here, you'll find inspirational content, BL news and updates, and helpful tutorials.
Picking the perfect camera or lens can be overwhelming. Here is a list of our special gear collections with cameras, lenses, and accessories hand-picked for specific uses. Whether you’re shooting the Northern Lights or looking for gear with a particular feature, like WiFi or stepping motors, these collections will help narrow down your search and save you time!
Free access to camera gear, a tight-knit family of imaging specialists, 401K, flexible time off, and more. Come join the BorrowLenses team. Here are all of the jobs at BorrowLenses we’re hiring for this spring.
Aviation photography is exciting and challenging. With the right gear, knowledge, and skills, even new photographers can produce great work. Here is what you must know before you take flight!
The Panasonic EVA1 is the most exciting camera in this price range to come out in quite some time. Find out what I loved (and didn’t love) in this hands-on review.
Everything you need to know about camera and lens quality testing at BorrowLenses, plus tips on creating your own quality control checklist and information on used gear.
The best camera gear available to rent now for your next shoot, including the Sony a7R III, the Fuji X-H1, new tilt-shift lenses, and more.
10 things clients must think about when shopping for wedding photographers. These tips also give new wedding photographers insight into what clients are actually looking for. Make your big day run smoothly for everyone involved with this advice.
Rent the new Panasonic GH5S Micro Four Thirds Camera for as low as $100. Unlimited 4K internal recording, dual native ISO, and slow motion features.
Top night sky events of 2018 for shooters to put on their calendars, plus our favorite night sky gear.
There are major differences between photography and cinema lenses that beginner videographers must know before starting their film projects. We’ll explain parfocal lenses, breathing, focus throw, T-Stops, and more.
It was a big year for high-resolution sensors, cinema lenses, and long-awaited updates on old favorites. Check out the best new cameras and lenses from 2017 and why they sparkled among a strong field of competitors.
A Canon C100 owner’s take on the pros and cons of upgrading to the C200 – who is this camera really for and what are its biggest strengths? Learn more in this hands-on overview where I discuss codecs, grading, outputs, modularity, and more.
When we photograph snow, we need to pay closer attention to the light meters in our cameras. While all manufacturers have different terms and technologies for what their in-camera meters do, all of them basically function the same. Here is a breakdown of what they are and how to use them properly for great winter wonderland shots.
Normally a C100 shooter, I was faced with some circumstances that dictated I should shoot with the Sony FS5 instead. Here are some of the reasons why this was the best choice for this particular project. My findings might help you choose the next video camera for your project. I talk about S-Log 3, ISO, footage monitoring, and more.
We’re closed for several days during the holiday season so be sure to check here for a list of dates. Also, explore 10 of our favorite posts to inspire you going into the new year.
Looking to upgrade from your smartphone but not ready to drop money on a DSLR? Read on as we evaluate our favorite picks for compact point-and-shoot cameras.
Quickly learn what a macro lens actually is and the benefits of using one. We outline a few beginner shooting tips, including info on remote shutter releases, focus stacking, and types of lighting to use. Also, explore some of our favorite macro lenses!
Telephoto lenses are incredibly popular among both amateur and professional photographers. Zooming in safely on far away subjects, taking flattering, bokeh-rich portraits, and creating the “compression” illusion are among the many benefits of telephotos. A good telephoto lens can help you take your photography to the next level. Here are some of the reasons photographers love telephoto lenses so much and a few of our recommended lengths.
Download sample images from the new Nikon D850 and discover for yourself why this might be the camera you’ve been waiting for.
If you want a versatile lens that you can use in many different situations, a zoom lens is often the way to go. But choosing the best zoom lens for Canon cameras isn’t always easy. In this article, we’ll give you some things to consider when choosing a lens and then tell you about some of our favorites!
Editing video is more accessible to the amateur videographer thanks to the availability of free software and the sharing of information on the web. While it can be daunting to learn how to edit videos without professional-level training, it is possible to edit everything from a family vacation montage to a pilot episode of a web series. To help, we created a step-by-step guide that will teach you how to edit videos even if you’ve never touched editing software before.
I’ve always been a Canon shooter but Sony is making such huge strides in quality and versatility that I had to reassess my preferences and try out the a9. I shoot action/adventure work and need something somewhat portable but also rugged without sacrificing shooting speed or ISO sensitivity. Here, I compare the 1D X Mark II against the Sony a9 – check out what I discovered.
I’ll take you step-by-step through my Lightroom editing process, which is a straightforward way to approach RAW files to get the final product you want without having to go into Photoshop or use any special plug-ins.
What to bring on a low-budget, small-footprint documentary shoot without sacrificing lighting, audio, or stabilization – plus other great tips for first-time videographers.
Loyal to the Nikon brand? We’ve rounded up eight of the best DSLRs for video for Nikon lovers and judged them across max resolution, autofocus, price and more. Read on to see which are the top for every type of videographer.
The best mirrorless cameras have catapulted into in the market and are now ranking closer and closer with top DSLRs. Here, we’ll take a look at which qualities of these mirrorless cameras are best for videographers.
Learn how I use gear rentals to maximize my time in the air plus learn a little bit about my approach to aviation photography.
Backcountry shooting comes with risks but there are some pretty easy steps to take to make it go more smoothly. Discover my tips for shooting athletes safely – whether you’re shooting from a plane, in deep snow, or with a large group far from civilization.
Gain some historical context for frame rates, learn how to quickly combat rolling shutter effects, and prime yourself on the basics of resolutions. As a photographer who has transitioned to including video work for clients, I understand how daunting all this can seem. Let this introduction be your guide for confidently exploring your settings for more natural looking footage – even for a beginner!
For my most recent trip, I needed to keep things as light as possible. Here is why I felt it was worth sacrificing lens speed in favor of a more portable long zoom with a smaller maximum aperture. This also saves you money and it doesn’t have to cost you quality! Read on for tips on how to make the most with only 1 lens in a beautiful location like Havana.
When shooting into pools of water, you sometimes run across problems with sharpness in your images. Here are a couple of ways to combat this using some sea urchin I photographed in Hawaii as an example.
Battery technology has greatly advanced in recent years and prices have come down markedly from where they were just a few years ago. I will demystify portable power in this post and arm you with the knowledge to make the right selections from the many options available for powering your gear on the go.
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