The Lensrentals Podcast

By Roger Cicala

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Each week Roger Cicala, founder of Lensrentals.com, hosts conversations about the art and science of capturing images. From photography to videography, film, history, and technology, the show covers a wide range of topics to educate and inspire creators of all kinds.

Episode Date
How to Get Started Live Streaming
36:34

Live streaming has gone from fairly niche to vitally necessary very quickly over the past few months. Ryan is joined by Josh and Ally to get specific on how to begin live streaming if you’re new to the game, and some advanced options for those more versed in video.

Sep 17, 2020
Making Retouching More Accessible with Sef McCullough
35:52

Lensrentals Blog Editor, Zach Sutton is speaking with the incredible Retoucher, Sef McCullough today! Sef is passionately working to make a career in retouching accessible to a wider and more diverse audience. Sef realized the privilege he was afforded isn’t given to everyone, so he’s doing something about it by providing free tutorials and very in-depth breakdowns of his processes. Enjoy this deep dive into the world of retouching and digital art!

Sep 03, 2020
Canon on the R5 and Lens Development
41:06

Roger Cicala, Lensrentals founder, is joined by Zach Sutton, Lensrentals Blog Editor and Drew MacCallum, a Technical Information Advisor with Canon USA. They discuss everything involving the newly released R5, from launching it virtually due to the pandemic to tech specs and where it fits as a companion to a primary cinema camera, to how they’ve addressed overheating issues. They also discuss how the entire RF line has evolved so quickly, where it’s headed, and what prompted Roger to finally buy into mirrorless.

The Lensrentals Podcast is a production of Lensrentals.com, founded by Roger Cicala. Our production staff includes Drew Cicala, Ryan Hill, Sarah McAlexander, SJ Smith, Julian Harper, John Tucker, and Zach Sutton. Other contributors include Roger Cicala, Joey Miller, Ally Aycock Patterson, and Joshua Richardson.

Let’s keep this conversation going! Leave a comment on our voicemail at 901-609-LENS or shoot us a question at: podcast@lensrentals.com.

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Aug 20, 2020
New Gear Rodeo: Summer 2020
29:57

It’s been an unusual past few months, to say the least, but there is still new gear coming out, and we still have opinions to share. In light of the NAB show being canceled in April, many new product announcements for both photo and video received less attention than usual. So in this episode Ryan Hill, Ally Aycock Patterson, and Zach Sutton discuss their takes on several new video and photo items, explain what DMX lighting is and why it’s useful, and the difference between rolling versus global shutter.


The Lensrentals Podcast is a production of Lensrentals.com, founded by Roger Cicala. Our production staff includes Drew Cicala, Ryan Hill, Sarah McAlexander, SJ Smith, Julian Harper, John Tucker, and Zach Sutton. Other contributors include Roger Cicala, Joey Miller, Ally Aycock Patterson, and Joshua Richardson.

Let’s keep this conversation going! Leave a comment on our voicemail at 901-609-LENS or shoot us a question at: podcast@lensrentals.com.

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Aug 06, 2020
How to Disinfect Camera Equipment and Spaces
31:41

Before Roger Cicala founded Lensrentals he was a physician and as such he knows a lot about disinfecting environments and keeping yourself protected. Roger speaks with Joey and Ryan expanding on the article he wrote about how to disinfect your gear and not damaging it in the process. Bet you never look at dryer sheets the same way!

  • Note: Best practices are evolving very quickly, so this information is subject to change. If after this podcast is published the CDC says something different from what we’re saying today, go with the CDCs recommendation. 

  • Referenced in this episode:
    • Bleach can expire. After a shelf life of six months, bleach starts to degrade. Even in its original bottle, bleach becomes 20 percent less effective as each year goes by. Bleach mixed with water at a 1:9 ratio (i.e. 10 percent bleach) is potent for about a day (it's more unstable in its diluted form) Reference

    • On isopropyl alcohol losing effectiveness over time: Reference 1, Reference 2

    • Illustrating what Roger is talking about in keeping 6 feet apart watch this.

  • The Lensrentals Podcast is hosted by Roger Cicala. Our theme music was composed by Jacques Granger. Our sound engineers are Ryan Hill and Julian Harper. Other contributors include: Sarah McAlexander, Joey Miller, Drew Cicala, John Tucker, and SJ Smith.

  • Let’s keep this conversation going! Leave a comment on our voicemail at 901-609-LENS or shoot us a question at: podcast@lensrentals.com

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Apr 09, 2020
How to Buy a Used Lens
44:02

After 2 years in rental rotation, we sell a good deal of our inventory at our sister site, LensAuthority.com. Roger talks with Connie who runs LensAuthority, and Joey, our Senior Photo Tech about what to look out for when buying a used lens, and when not to buy used gear. They discuss some of their favorite lenses that hold up well over time, valuable resources to reference before and after you’ve purchased a used lens, and share their opinions on if glass scratches and dust are considerations you should worry about.

Apr 02, 2020
New Gear Rodeo: What We Think of the Latest Camera Bodies
34:08

New gear alert! Ryan is joined by our blog editor Zach and Senior Photo Tech Joey for a chat about the latest new camera bodies that have been announced. Their conversation ranges from positing the EOS R is the easiest mirrorless system to pick up and use, to being nonplused by Nikon’s latest offerings, to waxing poetic about their love of Fuji, and different positions on the ever polarizing Leica.

Mar 26, 2020
How to Make the Most of a Small Crew
36:47

Jem Schofield is a producer, DP and educator and the founder of theC47, a full-service production company that focuses on video production, filmmaking, consulting & education. Jem spends most of his time producing content, educating others and joins Ryan to discuss how to prepare for small to no crew productions, the essential roles that need to be filled, and when to hire out for specialists.

Mar 19, 2020
How to Make Money Shooting Portraits
44:37

Zach Sutton is a Los Angeles Photographer specializing in headshot, beauty, and portrait photography. He is also our blog editor! Sarah  and Joey talk with Zach about how he built his brand, grew his connections, and has become a thriving photographer. He shares why he thinks you should always test shoot, SEO tips, and addresses the ever difficult issue of how to price yourself.

Mar 12, 2020
How Lensrentals Reached a Million Orders
46:14

In 2006 Roger went on an Alaskan cruise and had to pay big bucks for a lens he knew wouldn’t be very useful to him after he came home. Thus an idea was born, and now 13 years later Lensrentals has fulfilled over 1 million orders!

Mar 02, 2020
How to Break a Video Camera
38:28

If you’ve ever called our video department for help, you’ve likely talked to either Ryan, Ally, or Kris. Today they discuss the many different ways they’ve seen video cameras put through the wringer, tips on troubleshooting, how to best prepare for a shoot, and more.

Feb 20, 2020
How Rick Sammon Creates Killer Travel Images
29:16

Rick Sammon, a Canon Explorer of Light, joins Ryan and Joey to discuss his photo tour travels around the world, why you should be able to adjust your own camera in the dark, and why emotional intelligence is so important for photographers to possess. Rick was introduced to photography at a young age and has never lost interest in it. Between creating images, leading photo workshops, and making personal appearances, his enthusiasm for digital imaging is contagious. Never one to be bored he also teaches guitar and has written over 40 books.

  • The Lensrentals Podcast is hosted by Roger Cicala. Our theme music was composed by Jacques Granger. Our sound engineers are Ryan Hill and Julian Harper. Other contributors include: Sarah McAlexander, Joey Miller, Drew Cicala, John Tucker, and SJ Smith.

  • Let’s keep this conversation going! Leave a comment on our voicemail at 901-609-LENS or shoot us a question at: podcast@lensrentals.com

  • www.Lensrentals.com

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Feb 13, 2020
How a Weekend Challenge is Changing the Film Industry
34:29

Ally is joined by Katrina Medoff and Tracy Sayre who are the executive co-directors of the Women's Weekend Film Challenge which is a women-in-film initiative that places professional filmmakers on crews that write, shoot and edit a short film in just one weekend. Through the WWFC, they have produced 24 films to date with more than 500 professional female filmmakers in New York City. These films have already been selected for 60 film festivals and counting, including the HBO Women in Comedy Festival and Fantasia Film Festival.

Feb 06, 2020
How Lighting is Evolving with No Film School’s Charles Haine
40:18

Charles Haine is the Acting Director of the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema at Brooklyn College and writes for NoFilmSchool.com. Charles joins Ryan and discusses how consumers can help shape the future of sustainable lighting, apps with UX/UI worth your time, and certain lighting apps he considers to be “total screaming garbage.” Charles has been a filmmaker and entrepreneur working in the motion picture industry since 1999, founded the Academy Award-nominated production company Dirty Robber in 2008 and was part of the inception of Cinleicious.tv.  He also hosts the “Week In Film Tech” podcast and co-hosts the “NoFilmSchool” podcast. Follow Charles on Twitter

Jan 30, 2020
How to Break a Camera
40:30

Impact damage, sensor scratches, and shutter failure, oh my! Roger, Aaron, and Joey are back and this time they’re talking about all the ways you can break a camera, what can be fixed and what is always a kiss of death. 

  • The Lensrentals Podcast is hosted by Roger Cicala. Our sound engineers are Ryan Hill and Julian Harper. Other contributors include: Sarah McAlexander, Joey Miller, Drew Cicala, John Tucker, and SJ Smith.

  • Let’s keep this conversation going! Leave a comment on our voicemail at 901-609-LENS or shoot us a question at: podcast@lensrentals.com

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Jan 23, 2020
How to do Everything with Scott Kelby
52:09

You know Scott Kelby. Ok maybe you’ve never met him but chances are you’ve read one of his books, taken a course on his educational site KelbyOne.com, seen him speak at a trade show, read an article of his in Photoshop User magazine, or been on one of his photo walks. This isn’t your typical interview with Scott Kelby though. This is what happens when Roger Cicala gets a chance to interview Scott Kelby. Spoiler: Scott said this is the best, most fun interview. Listen to find out why!

Jan 16, 2020
2019 Gear in Review: Bests and Busts
53:46
Jan 09, 2020
How Post-Processing Began
21:24

David Horan is back in the studio with Roger discussing photography pioneers, Oscar Rejlander and Henry Peach Robinson. Both of these men grappled with many of the questions debated online to this day: What is photography? What is technique? And what is science? Hear how they thought through the stances they took on realism vs staged productions.

Dec 19, 2019
How David Carson Won a Pulitzer Covering Ferguson
50:28

David Carson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Carson’s images are featured extensively in the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography that was awarded to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch photo staff. In 2008, his multimedia project “Reporting for Duty” won a regional Emmy award for Advanced Media – Interactivity. We talk with David about his experience covering Ferguson, and how much of his team’s previous work prepared them to better understanding the issues that were front and center. David shares his take on newsrooms that have lost photojournalists, the future of staff photographers and why they matter even in our current visual age.

  • The Lensrentals Podcast is hosted by Roger Cicala. Our sound engineers are Ryan Hill and Julian Harper. Other contributors include: Sarah McAlexander, Joey Miller, Drew Cicala, John Tucker, and SJ Smith.
  • Let’s keep this conversation going! Leave a comment on our voicemail at 901-609-LENS or shoot us a question at: podcast@lensrentals.com.

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Dec 12, 2019
How to Get Started in VR
41:08

Jim Geduldick found his way into immersive video via skateboarding and a desire to emulate the tricks he saw captured in skate videos. He’s now a VR Cinematographer, Creative Technologist, director, and visual effects artist. He has created projects for Intel, Epic Games, Google, GoPro, Red Bull, Hulu and many more. His career path led him to work on projects with Ridley Scott, Michael Bay, and Spike Jonze. Ally and Ryan talked with Jim about the current state of VR and all the different technologies that are encompassed under that term, how ongoing education is key, and some common fears those new to VR have about getting started.


The Lensrentals Podcast is hosted by Roger Cicala. Our sound engineers are Ryan Hill and Julian Harper. Other contributors include: Sarah McAlexander, Joey Miller, Drew Cicala, John Tucker, and SJ Smith. Let’s keep this conversation going! Leave a comment on our voicemail at 901-609-LENS or shoot us a question at: podcast@lensrentals.com.

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Dec 05, 2019
How to Break a Lens
48:45
  • Roger is joined by our Repair Manager Aaron Cloz and Senior Photo Tech Joey Miller to discuss broken lenses, the types of repairs they’ve encountered, what they think can be attempted at home, and how to prevent repairs from being needed in the first place! They dish on which repair center takes the longest to get gear back from, what environments they can count on to break a lens and advise the best gear for shooting in the rain. In this talk, they reference enjoying working with PhotoTech which is an authorized service center for Canon, Sony, Nikon, FujiFilm, and Sigma.

  • Spotlight on Ryan Hill
    • Ryan is our Video Product Development Specialist, which is a mouthful but means he helps figure out what new products we want to carry, how to inspect, support and accessorize it and how we’ll market it. Ryan has had all the jobs. Really. But before working at Lensrentals he used to PA in North Carolina. His favorite job was working on Eastbound and Down and tells us why and how he got the gig which is quite a tale indeed. Ryan’s favorite new piece of gear is the Quasar Science QLED light kit which are super bright 4ft long LED’s that are easy to control with full RGB spectrum.

  • Let’s keep this conversation going! Leave a comment on our voicemail at 901-609-LENS or shoot us a question at: podcast@lensrentals.com.www.Lensrentals.com
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Nov 21, 2019
How Early Photographers Turned Silver Into Gold
24:49
  • We’re looking at the history of photography covering 1840-1870 with David Horan, Professor of Photography and Art History at the University of Memphis. David and Roger discuss the importance of postmortem portraits, how one American president credited the carte de visite with helping him win his election and dispel some of the preconceived notions about the early days of photography. Next time we talk to David we’ll dive into the debate that began in the 1800s and continues to this day: Is photography art?
  • Spotlight on Naima
    • Aiesha Overton who goes by Naima is a Fulfillment Associate who spends her days at work making sure the gear sent to customers is spotless and clean. Naima is an artist who uses spray paint, stencils, and acrylics to create murals and enjoys putting together interactive experiences.
    • Instagram

  • The Lensrentals Podcast is hosted by Roger Cicala. Our sound engineers are Ryan Hill and Julian Harper. Other contributors include: SarahMcAlexander, Joey Miller, Drew Cicala, John Tucker, and SJ Smith.

  • Let’s keep this conversation going! Leave a comment on our voicemail at 901-609-LENS or shoot us a question at: podcast@lensrentals.com.

 

Nov 14, 2019
How Zero Point Zero Wrangles Gear
42:14
  • Emma Huckstadt started as a Production Assistant at Zero Point Zero in 2014 and quickly got promoted to Manager of Production Equipment, responsible for trouble-shooting questions and inspecting their gear before it goes into the field. Zero Point Zero produces shows such as Parts Unknown, Mind of a Chef, and Elvis Goes There and has won 15 Primetime Emmy’s, 5 James Beard Awards and a Peabody Award. Emma and Ryan’s discussion ranges from reminiscing about crappy PA postings on set to solving logistical nightmares that pop up when planning for overseas shoots, to what Zero Point Zero has on their horizon.
  • Upcoming projects

 

Nov 07, 2019
10 Horror Movies Every Filmmaker Should See
40:49

Get in the Halloween spirit by counting down the top 10 horror movies we think filmmakers should see with our own Ryan Hill, Kendall Richardson, and Jimmie Harvey.

  • You can find Kendall Richardson on The Carpenter Rants on Spotify and Apple Podcast
  • Jimmie Harvey’s Instagram is: Cult_of_Film
  • Jimmie’s Letterboxd 
  • We mentioned Shudder.com and if you love horror movies we think you should check it out!
  • The Lensrentals Podcast is hosted by Roger Cicala. Our sound engineers are Ryan Hill and Julian Harper. Other contributors include: Sarah McAlexander, Joey Miller, Drew Cicala, John Tucker, and SJ Smith.

  • Let’s keep this conversation going! Leave a comment on our voicemail at 901-609-LENS or shoot us a question at: podcast@lensrentals.com.

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Oct 31, 2019
How Canon Rumors Gets the Scoop
28:37

Craig Blair founded CanonRumors.com in 2008 and today it’s a top destination for keeping up with the latest news and gear chatter around what the manufacturer is likely working on. Craig ran Lens Rentals Canada for several years and talked with Roger and Drew about where he gets his information, the future of SLR cameras as well as the dedication of EOS-R. We make a few predictions we still haven’t seen play out and ask Craig for his hot take on which manufacturer won’t be around in the next few years. It’s getting spicy on the pod today!

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  • Spotlight on the Fuji GFX 100:
    • This is Joey’s most anticipated camera of the year.
    • If you like shooting with the 50S you’re gonna love the GFX 100.
    • 100 megapixels is “insane resolution” and the in-body stabilization to support the raised resolution is a game changer.
    • It’s a lot larger and a little top-heavy but can use a lot of the existing accessories like the tilt adapter if you like to waist level shoot. 
    • This has the highest resolution of any camera we currently rent!
  • Gear Referenced:
Oct 24, 2019
How Lensrentals Uses 3D Printing
33:30

We used to dream of all the things we could and should 3D print and today we’re actually making them! Kris Steward joins Roger Cicala to discuss how a 3D printer he bought from Kickstarter lead to a room full of printers here at Lensrentals. He tells us the items he’s making, from beefing up battery doors to figuring out workarounds and bringing new items for Lensrentals into existence. It started with making our own gaskets and we’re currently printing 67 unique items. They range from things for products we couldn’t source for repair purposes, we’d make to ensure the product you rented was as close to how it would be if you bought it.

  • Gear mentioned in this episode:
  • Printers:
  • Prusa Mk 3S
  • Prusa Mk 3S MMU 2.0
  • Materials:
  • PETG, (polyethylene terephthalate) Which has a high melt point so it’s high enough we can ship it and it won’t deform.
  • Software:
  • Kris recommends using a parametric based CAD software
  • TinkerCad is free and what Kris started with
  • Fusion360 is where Kris has settled and what he uses currently
  • To get started yourself on a less immersive level:
  • Check your cities local maker spaces if you’re looking to get something 3D printed for the first time.
  • 3Dhubs is based out of Chicago and professionally prints for you
  • Shapeways 3D prints professionally and ships out of Europe.
  • Spotlight on the Panasonic S1
  • Joey loves that the tech previously available in only M4/3 is now available to use in a full-frame camera.
  • It’s a big beefy camera which feels great in hand
  • Buttons are all laid out smartly
  • EVF is nice and clear and bright
  • Inbody stabilization is everything you’ve come to expect from Panasonic and works incredibly well. Joey can handhold shots down to 1/4 a second.
  • AF and tracking work really well and better than the SL1
  • Important to tweak it to your style of shooting before heading out into the field, which is easy to do
  • With the advent of the L-mount, there will be more lenses, such a the Sigma Art and Leica L mount and M-mount too!
  • The Lensrentals Podcast is hosted by Roger Cicala. Our sound engineers are Ryan Hill and Julian Harper. Other contributors include: Sarah McAlexander, Joey Miller, Drew Cicala, John Tucker, and SJ Smith.
  • Let’s keep this conversation going! Leave a comment on our voicemail at 901-609-LENS or shoot us a question at: podcast@lensrentals.com.www.Lensrentals.com
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Oct 17, 2019
How Indie Film Lab Keeps Film Alive
45:29

Josh Moates of Indie Film Lab believes film has soul and that no digital preset can do what film can. He started Indie Film Lab because he believes the revival of film is strong and understands that when you shoot film, it can be hard to find a lab that processes your work the way you want them to. Finding the right lab is like finding a partner to help you accomplish your vision. As Josh began experimenting in processing his own film other people noticed the quality of his work, loved how it looked and kept asking if he’d process theirs as well. Eventually, Josh said yes, and thus Indie Film Lab was born!

  • Other Resources Referenced:
  • Indie Print Company
  • Long Live Film Workshop -October 21-24 
  • Canon 1V
  • Nikon F6 
  • Nikon F100
  • Spotlight on Ally Aycock Patterson:
  • Ally is the New Video Items Supervisor here at Lensrentals which means she’s always busy. She spends her days around here inspecting the high-end video cameras, sourcing new products and building one-click solutions for customers. Ally formally worked at a local news station in almost every role possible and she doesn’t miss that job one bit. She started producing and directing her own work after starting at Lensrentals having great fun and some success producing local commercials and music videos for local bands.
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Oct 10, 2019
How to Shoot Your First Wedding
35:30

Joey Miller, Senior Photo Technician joins Roger Cicala, Lensrentals founder to discuss wedding photography.

  • Episode highlights:
    • Second shooting is a great entry point to see if wedding photography is for you. Second shoot for multiple photographers so you are exposed to several different styles and preferences. Negotiating your duties as a second shooter and what you’ll be expected to cover, especially during the reception, are also very important details to work out ahead of time, along with, of course, your fee.
    • Gear: all-important gear questions! ALL current DSLR bodies and mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras will do just fine for 90% of weddings. From a traditional DSLR body to Sony, Canon, and Nikon mirrorless, Joey reminds us that photographers used to manually focus the bride walking down the aisle before autofocus.
    • Always have at least 2 cameras and have backups, backups, backups, as Joey reminds us as he shares his own data loss horror story.
    • A good walk through the ceremony venue is essential for figuring out your gear and the lighting situation you’ll need to be aware of.-Learn lighting and get very good at it, even if you are a “natural light photographer”. Getting the flash off camera is the next step after bouncing with a strobe and on camera flash, no one is a fan of a flash in the face while dancing!
  • Gear of special note:
  • Spotlight:
    • Sam Leathers is a Video Technician here at Lensrentals. Outside of his job Sam is a founding member of Studio143,  a production company based in Memphis.
    • Sam really likes the versatility of the Shuttle Dolly and the Zacuto VCT Pro Baseplate with add-on grips
    • And shooting with a Varicam.
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  • The Lensrentals Podcast is hosted by Roger Cicala. Our sound engineers are Ryan Hill and Julian Harper. Other contributors include: Sarah McAlexander, Joey Miller, Drew Cicala, and SJ Smith.

  • Let’s keep this conversation going! Leave a comment on our voicemail at 901-609-LENS or shoot us a question at: podcast@lensrentals.com.

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Oct 03, 2019
How Indie Memphis Runs a Film Festival
39:31

Ryan talks to Indie Memphis Executive Director Ryan Watt & Director of Operations Brighid Wheeler about what it takes to run a film festival, the many considerations involved when deciding what gets programmed, and more. The Indie Memphis Film Festival started in 1998 and is currently a 7-day festival that takes place in the heart of Memphis across multiple locations, engaging both the local community and those who’ve traveled far and wide to participate. With over 275+ films shown last year alone, Indie Memphis Film Festival has been named one of the top 25 coolest film festivals by MovieMaker Magazine. The festival brings a range of independent features, documentaries, and short films to Memphis from all corners of the world. This year, the Indie Memphis Film Festival is set to take place from October 30 - November 4, 2019.

Sep 26, 2019
How Matthew Duclos Modifies Lenses
54:27

Founder Roger Cicala sits down with Matthew Duclos, Chief Operating Officer at Duclos Lenses. Duclos Lenses is a full-service cinema lens repair, retail, and modification company based in Los Angeles, CA. Co-founder of Duclos Lenses along with his father and sister, Matthew’s career as a lens tech spans decades and includes factory training from some of the most recognizable names in lens manufacturing. As the COO of Duclos Lenses, Matthew spends most of his time evaluating, testing, tuning, and de-tuning motion picture lenses. Matthew also manages all of the product design, engineering, and manufacturing at Duclos Lenses. An avid cinema and photo enthusiast, Matthew also serves as an associate member of the American Society of Cinematographers and the Society of Camera Operators.

  • Follow Duclos Lenses
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  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Youtube
  • Vimeo
     
  • Spotlight on the Mary Hobbs
    Mary Hobbs is a Repair Coordinator at Lensrentals.com. Mary works with 3rd party repair centers to help get our equipment back in perfect order. Mary also runs two different YouTube accounts, her primary channel is A Merry Life, On A Budget which focuses on budgeting and getting out of debt while still enjoying life. Mary’s second channel is Mid-South Bride which focuses on bridal content and DIY projects. You can find Mary’s work on her website AMerryLife.com.
  • The Lensrentals Podcast is hosted by Roger Cicala. Our sound engineers are Ryan Hill and Julian Harper. Our other regular contributors include Sarah McAlexander, Joey Miller, Drew Cicala, John Tucker, and SJ Smith.
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Sep 19, 2019
Trailer: Hello world!
01:05

Coming soon: Join Lensrentals founder Roger Cicala weekly as he and the rest of the team talk to a myriad of creative people who are involved in making images of all types. 

Aug 13, 2019