BL Recommendations: Special Gear Collections for Sharp Lenses, High Speed Cameras, and More

BL Recommendations: Special Gear Collections for Sharp Lenses, High Speed Cameras, and More

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!

Cameras with Built-In WiFi
Quickly becoming a standard in all cameras, but don’t accidentally get caught with one that doesn’t have it! Here are all of our connected cameras.

Video Production Recommendations
A mix of beginner-friendly and more advanced gear for sound, support, monitoring, building creative rigs, and more.

Latest RED Collection
Experience higher resolutions, better dynamic range and simplified workflows thanks to RED’s DSMC2 line, which features simultaneous REDCODE RAW® and Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHR/HD recording, integrated smart connectors for cable-free peripheral attachment, and faster read/write speeds for lower compression – all in smaller and lightweight form factors compared to prior models.

Aurora Lens Recommendations
Fast (maximum aperture of 2.8 and wider), sharp wide angle lenses appropriate for Aurora shooting in a variety of mount types.

VR & New Media Gear
360 cameras, action cams, and other unique capture devices/support gear for creating stunning altered-perspective footage for new media projects, websites, education, gaming, presentations, streaming, and drone attachments.

Sharp Lenses
These are among the sharpest lenses available to rent according to DxOMark scoring.

High FPS Cameras for Wildlife and Sports
Cameras with frames-per-second shooting speeds of 10 or higher for wildlife and action photography.

Photo/Video Hybrid Lenses
AF lenses that include features like a Stepping/Stepper (STM) motor, Movie & Stills Compatible functionality, Smooth Autofocus Motor integration, or a Linear AF motor.

High FPS Cameras for Slow Motion Video
Capture unique ultra slow motion footage with cameras that can shoot in frame rates of 100 FPS and above in, at the very least, Full HD resolution and ranging up to 4K, RAW, and even 6K!

Travel Gear
Portable and versatile lenses, lighting, cameras, and support.

Cameras that Shoot 4K and Up
Experience ultimate flexibility, ultra-high resolution, and maximum dynamic range with cameras that record in 4K, 6K, and beyond.

Megapixel Monsters
Medium format sensor cameras and other high-megapixel cameras that produce the files needed for large scale and commercial work.

Fast Telephoto Lenses
Explore our collection of long (150mm-300mm) and super (>300mm) telephoto lenses with maximum apertures of f/2.8 or faster in a variety of mount types. These lenses are ideal for beautiful out-of-focus backgrounds, subject-to-background “flattening” perspectives, and for low light sports and wildlife imagery/footage.

Best of 2016
Some really great gear came out last year. Check out what you might have missed!

New Gear of 2017 (So Far)
Keep checking back for more new gear that gets added throughout 2017. This is everything we have received on our shelves to rent so far this year!

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Alexandria Huff's photography and lighting tutorials can be found on 500px and her blog. She is a Marketing Coordinator for and also writes for SmugMug. She learned about lighting and teaching while modeling for photographers such as Joe McNally and has since gone on to teach lighting workshops of her own in San Francisco. See her chiaroscuro-style painterly portraits on her website.

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