Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Read More.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
Thread started 18 Jun 2004 (Friday) 19:21
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Lens rental in UK?

 
sGu
Goldmember
Avatar
2,372 posts
Joined May 2004
Location: Manchester, UK
     
Jun 18, 2004 19:21 |  #1

i just got my F1 silverstone grandstand tickets delivered today and really looking forward to the race, however, with the focal length i've got, it's very unlikely that i'm gonna get the shots i want, and i couldn't afford to buy another lens at this moment, 'cuz i'm really really broke ?!

so, i'm wondering if anyone know where i can rent lens in UK, thinking about renting a 100-400mm IS or a 500 prime, any suggestions? i'm based in manchester, so any shop within northwest would be great.

thanks a million!!! :)


Beautifully Ordinary | Gu Photography | Still + Motion Pictures
w. guphoto.co.uk
e gu@guphoto.co.uk

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
chris ­ maddock
Senior Member
307 posts
Joined Mar 2002
Location: Southampton, UK
     
Jun 19, 2004 00:45 |  #2

http://www.calumetphot​o.com (external link) have a branch in Trafford park.
They don't list the 100-400, but do do the 500/f4.5 and 500/f4 L at £46.50 and £57.20 per day respectively. That may have changed, the rental guide on the website is the 2003 edition.

IIRC they require a deposit of the value of the lens, so make sure you've got plenty of available credit on your card. I also believe that they have a discount scheme if you decide to buy the lens - so make sure you don't have TOO much available credit on your cards ;-)a ;-)a

Whatever happens, have a great time at Silverstone.

KRs
Chris


Chris Maddock
Southampton, UK
http://www.dslr.co.uk (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Ross
Member
33 posts
Joined May 2004
     
Jun 19, 2004 06:58 |  #3

there's also a company called Fixation that hire lenses, and (would you believe <G>;) hireacamera.co.uk! I know nothing about any of them other than the names, but I was looking a month or so ago...

Ross




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sGu
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Avatar
2,372 posts
Joined May 2004
Location: Manchester, UK
     
Jun 19, 2004 10:29 |  #4

thanks for the replies, guys, i'll look it up on the website.

it's a shame tho' that i'll need to put down the same amount of money as deposite, if i had the bloody money, i'd bought it ages ago!

will keep trying, and let u know if i get any luck.


Beautifully Ordinary | Gu Photography | Still + Motion Pictures
w. guphoto.co.uk
e gu@guphoto.co.uk

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sGu
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Avatar
2,372 posts
Joined May 2004
Location: Manchester, UK
     
Jun 19, 2004 10:46 |  #5

Ross, hireacamera.co.uk seems to be run by nikon lovers, canon range is poor calumet is so much better, gonna phone them on monday to get a quote, looks like i'm gonna rent a TC instead, the one that i definitely can afford to rent, wait, i might be able to buy it b4 the race, start saving now ...


Beautifully Ordinary | Gu Photography | Still + Motion Pictures
w. guphoto.co.uk
e gu@guphoto.co.uk

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
cmM
Goldmember
Avatar
5,705 posts
Joined Apr 2004
Location: Chicago / San Francisco
     
Jun 19, 2004 12:47 |  #6
bannedPermanent ban

I'll second Calumet Photographic.

I bought my camera, lens, and a whole bunch of other things from them. No complaints about their exemplary service. And their rental department is as big as their sales department, if not bigger. They have quite fair rates, too.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
foxbat
Goldmember
Avatar
2,429 posts
Likes: 6
Joined Jan 2005
Location: Essex, UK.
     
Sep 05, 2006 13:21 as a reply to  @ post 1945674 |  #7

andy-mu@supanet.com wrote:
I know a photographer who rents his lenses. I think he only rents out the 100-400mm canon USM and a Sigma 10-20mm. In excellent condition right enough.

Can he travel back in time 2 years to lend it to the OP? :D :D


Andy Brown; South-east England. Canon, Sigma, Leica, Zeiss all on Canon DSLRs. My hacking blog (external link).

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
steved110
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
5,776 posts
Joined Dec 2005
Location: East Sussex UK
     
Sep 05, 2006 13:28 as a reply to  @ foxbat's post |  #8

This thread is seriously old - I assume the OP is no longer looking to rent ;) ??


Canon 6D
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 , Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 macro
CanonEF 17-40 f/4 L Canon EF 24-70 f/4 IS L and 70-200 f/4 L :D
Speedlite 580EX and some bags'n pods'n stuff

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

2,179 views & 0 likes for this thread
Lens rental in UK?
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is livingHi
774 guests, 372 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 6430, that happened on Dec 03, 2017

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.