The Luma Loop 3 Camera Strap: Comfortable, Secure, and Expensive


The folks over at Luma Labs have released the third generation of their ‘Luma Loop’ camera sling, a piece of equipment that aims to be incredibly accessible and stable, yet out of the way when not needed. Designed and manufactured with premium materials here in the United States, Luma Labs says every ..

Stress Testing SD Cards to See How Their Real Write Speeds Stack Up


The popular YouTube tech channel LinusTechTips recently did an SD card showdown to see how the actual performance of the cards compares to what’s written on the labels. One of the things they did was a Canon 6D test, the results of which can be seen in the graphic above (here’s a larger version). ..

Diving Into the Numbers: Is the Canon 7D Mark II as Bad as DxOMark Says it Is?


After much anticipation and positive initial reports about the new Canon 7D Mark II, DxOMark’s review of the camera’s sensor was met with some shock. According to their tests, the Mark II’s sensor was on par with the 5-year-old Nikon D300s, and even fell behind smaller Micro Four Thirds ..

Fujifilm X-T1 vs X-Pro2: Which Camera Should You Buy?


I personally own the Fujifilm X-T10, but I became curious recently: is the new X-Pro2 worth the upgrade, or is the X-T1 enough of an upgrade from the X-T10? I already did some tests shots on the X-Pro2 for a recent post, and it performed extremely well. But I was still curious on how the two higher-tier ..

Review: The Cambo Actar 24mm f/3.5 on a Mirrorless Camera


The compact Cambo Actus view camera is popular among photographers using Sony A7 series cameras. Clyde Butcher migrated from large format film to an Actus and Sony a7R. Admittedly, I am an oddball photographer: I use the Actus with an Olympus Micro Four Thirds (MFT) camera. I love the Actus/Oly combo. ..

A Photographic Journey with the Legendary Canon EF 1200mm Lens


Someone, somewhere, recently decided to bid a fond farewell to one of the most legendary telephoto lenses ever made, the Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6 L USM. Now that it is at the B&H SuperStore, a group of photographers from B&H were given the opportunity to take this optical giant out for a unique ..

A Hands-On Preview of the Canon 1D X Mark II… and a Glimpse of ISO 409600


The arrival of Canon’s new flagship is hardly a surprise: the early leaking of the 1D X Mark II specifications and images online must surely have rankled at Canon. But the important thing is that the 1D X Mark II is finally here! Conditions at the press venue were crappy but I had to share […]

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Kai Says the Updated 24-105mm f/4L is 'Canon's Best Lens'


Improved optics, improved stabilization, improved autofocus, there’s not much that isn’t improved about the new Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS II. Maybe that’s why Kaiman Wong calls it “Canon’s best lens” in his latest gear review. If you were to ask 100 people what Canon’s ..

Review: The LCD-Free Leica M-D Digital Rangefinder, All Hype or Real Deal?


The Leica M-D (the digital rangefinder with no LCD screen)—all hype, or the real deal? My dream for the perfect digital camera was this: a digital camera that emulated a film camera. Where you didn’t have complicated menus, settings, or an LCD screen to distract you. A while back, Leica introduced ..

Canon 5DS and 5DS R Initial Resolution Tests


Like everybody else, we at LensRentals were pretty excited to get our hands on Canon’s new 5DS and 5DS R. There are already a lot of hands-on articles about the cameras that probably have told you more than you need to know to make your purchase decision. Of course, for most of the Canon shooters ..