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Ever get stuck trying to figure out what lens to take on your next photoshoot or video shoot? Sometimes grabbing a fixed focal length lens won't fulfill your needs in every situation and you will find yourself switching lenses many times, especially when shooting an event. There is a solution that may help you find some comfort if you struggle with lens choices.
The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM II Lens or if you shoot Nikon there is the Nikon 24-70mm AF-S f/2.8G ED N Lens are easily some of Canon and Nikon's most popular lenses. Very versatile focal length gives you plenty of flexibility. You can grab a nice wide angle shot at 24mm and immediately jump into a portrait shot at 70mm. They are also great in low light with an F-stop of 2.8! If you need a longer focal length you could continue on with the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II USM Lens or the Nikon AF-S VR II 70-200mm f/2.8G Lens, which gives you an amazing range at the same F-stop of 2.8! Both of these lenses in combination have you covered from 24mm to 200mm at f2.8.
This lens combination can cover you for almost any situation and at The Lens Depot we have you covered because all of these options and more are available to rent today! Try these lenses out and see how you like them before you buy them!
Everyone has those beautiful landscapes or open areas that they come across that deserves to be captured. Capturing these scenes can be hard if you don't have the right type of lens with you. The Lens Depot carries a wide variety of Nikon Wide Angle Lenses and Canon Wide Angle Lenses. These premium lenses can be rented at affordable rates to capture those wide angle shots. Having the right equipment along will make all the difference. Lets look at a some of the options you could try out today!
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L is a premium wide angle lens that offers a significant reduction in chromatic aberrations while four aspherical elements help to minimize distortions throughout the zoom range. If this lens is a bit out of your rental budget, a great follow up would be the Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 Lens.
For Nikon users the Nikon 14-24 f/2.8G ED Lens ultra wide-angle AF-S zoom lens is optimized for edge-to-edge sharpness on both the Nikon FX and DX format image sensors. Two Extra-low Dispersion (ED) elements and PGM aspherical lenses control chromatic aberrations. A great budget follow-up to this lens would be the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX Lens.
There are definitely many options to choose from, but with the options above you have a great start with getting those amazing landscape shots! The Lens Depot has premium and affordable options to choose from. Either direction you take will yield great results. Renting is a good way to try different lenses and compare results to see which lens best suits your needs.
This week we've added the long-awaited Nikon D500. This new flagship DX-format Nikon DSLR packs a lot of new features in a very solid body.
The D500 boasts a brand new 20.9 Megapixel APS-C sensor with an impressive ISO range of 100-51200. This camera is definitely geared towards sports and action photographers, with a fast 10 frames per second continuous shooting speed. The brand new AF system also has an impressive 153-points, 55 of which are selectable. Out of these 153 points, 99 are cross-type sensors, 15 will work with lenses with an effective aperture of f/8, and all 153 support lenses with apertures of f/8 or higher. The AF module also covers just about the entire frame of the D500's viewfinder - which offers a 1.0x magnification and 100% coverage.
On the video side, the D500 is also one of the first Nikon DSLRs to support 4K UHD video recording at up to 30 fps, and Full HD recording at up to 60 fps. Video can be recorded internally to the camera's XQD or SD cards or as an uncompressed file to an external recorder like the Atomos Shogun or Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q+.
The magnesium alloy body feels very solid much like the D810, but is surprisingly light weight. It's about 220g lighter than the D810, but only 85g heavier than the D7200. It also features a 3.2" LCD with an optional touch screen. The camera is compatible with both SD or XQD cards.
We can't wait to give this one a try! You can as well, the Nikon D500 is available for rent here.
Nikon has updated their flagship SB-910 Speedlight with the all new SB-5000 Speedlight. While the power output remains about the same, the new flash is smaller, recycles faster, and has an improved cooling system.
When it was introduced, Nikon's Creative Lighting System completely changed the way most people use off-camera flash. Nikon has taken this a step further with the introduction of Radio Control Wireless lighting. The SB-5000 can be controlled via radio with a compatible DSLR using the WR-A10 Remote Adapter & WR-R10 Wireless Remote Controller. At the time of this article, the only cameras that will support this function are the new D5 & D500. The SB-5000 is also fully compatible with Nikon's optical triggering Creative Lighting System as a remote flash. You will need a camera with a compatible built-in optical trigger or a compatible master flash like the SB-910 or SB-700. You can even mix and match optical and radio flashes together.
The SB-5000 is also the first Speedlight with a built-in cooling system. This allows the flash to fire up to 100 consecutive full power flashes without problem. It also has an improved recycle time of 1.8-2.6 seconds compared to the SB-910's recycle time of 2.3-4.5 seconds.
We'll be excited to see this new radio integration in future flashes. In the mean time, you can rent the SB-5000 here.