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kingdavidd
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Nov 15, 2010 18:14 |  #1

as the title says, where do you usually rent your lens from. i usually rent lenses from a local camera shop here (seattle) but i want to try do it online this time, so i can have it shipped to where i am going, instead of carrying the lens.

thanks for any suggestions and feedback.


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tjbrock42
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Nov 15, 2010 18:17 |  #2

search the threads, I have seen this one before.
Lensrentals.com has lots of good reviews on their website and fast responses through email. I have never rented from them, but this would be the place for me.


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eye2i
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Nov 15, 2010 18:19 |  #3

Lensrentals.com. Best damn lens rental store.


Borrowlenses. Ok, but I don't like their policy where your rental starts the day UPS/FEDEX attempts their first delivery. Lensrentals starts the day you sign for the package.




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sethmo
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Nov 15, 2010 18:20 |  #4

I have always had good luck with www.cameralensrental.c​omexternal link

Barry has always promptly helped me out when I needed it!


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MephitBlue
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Nov 15, 2010 19:31 |  #5

I've tried two and had the best experience with lensgiant.com. There selection isn't as good as lensrental.com (haven't tried them yet), but their prices are a little lower if they have what you want in stock.


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Nov 15, 2010 19:46 |  #6

Lensrentals.com. You might be able to find slightly cheaper prices elsewhere, but their service outstanding.


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Dec 21, 2010 14:13 |  #7

my first rental was lensrentals.com. perfect.

I've even recommended them to others while I was out taking pics


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Mt ­ Olympus
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Dec 21, 2010 14:16 |  #8

I've rented from lensrentals.com on three different occasions, and had a good experience every time.




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azwizzard
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Dec 21, 2010 14:20 |  #9

I just rented my 1st lens (it is actually en route to me right now via UPS). After reading a lot of posts, I used Lensrentals. GREAT customer service! I had a bunch of questions that they answered very quickly and helped me out a lot.


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gasrocks
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Dec 21, 2010 14:21 |  #10

eBay. If I am interested in trying out a lens, I buy a copy. Later if I do not like it, I resell it on eBay. In the last 3 years I have been able to resell those lenses ( that's over 300 lenses) for more than I paid for them 68% of the time. The rest I just chalk to experience and a cheap fee to try it out.


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emagana02
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Dec 21, 2010 16:45 |  #11

Another one for www.lensrentals.comexternal link


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tsbrewers
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Dec 21, 2010 19:31 |  #12

+1 on Lensrentals.com. Tried a canon 10-22 to see if I want to drop the money on one.

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jeremyuhh
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Dec 21, 2010 19:32 |  #13

i really want to try out lensrentals.com.

how does it work exactly? a friend of mine told me you had to put in a deposit before you can rent? is that true because i dont see anything about a deposit on their site.




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aaronhentges
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Dec 21, 2010 19:38 as a reply to jeremyuhh's post |  #14

i use www.thelensdepot.comexternal link and www.lensrentals.comexternal link both are outstanding... rent from both quite a bit have a lens on rental right now.


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Dec 21, 2010 19:42 |  #15
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www.Borrowlenses.comexternal link they are photographers and have EVERYTHING, they also sponsor the Photofocus podcast.


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