CameraLends Wants to Change the Way You Rent Cameras

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Rental houses are very popular for many professional photographers, but CameraLends is looking to shake up the entire rental industry by promoting a peer to peer system and allowing folks to make money off of it. According to their press release, the company is all about connecting local folks to get gear from one another at more affordable rates. The company claims to have gear available in more than 165 cities and offers coupons, geolocation support, messaging, and more.

This could be a very interesting way of doing things; more info is after the jump.

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Canon’s New Website Helps You Choose the Right Lens

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Canon 35mm f2 IS product images (7 of 7)ISO 4001-30 sec at f - 2.8

With the rise of everyone and their mother purchasing a DSLR camera of some sort, it was only a matter of time until someone tried to do better consumer education about lenses and how to improve your photography through them. And for that, we applaud Canon today with the launch of their albeit cluttered website: Explore Lenses.

The site has a couple of categories: macro, zoom, telephoto, prime, wide-angle, STM, tilt-shift and fisheye. And each of them gives slight insight and an introduction to what each lens does. Then it makes you move onto the next step–which is nice for folks that know nothing about DSLRs, lenses or photography. The website also has other areas to click that one way or another just lead you to the short introductions. We’re sure that Canon will fill this in more or at least somehow or another lead customers over to the education portal. Interestingly enough, they also don’t have a link to purchase any of the Canon lenses.

In the mean time though, we’ve got a couple of excellent lens guides for you in the form of our Best Budget Lens guide and best starter lenses for Canon users.