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Willyc7777
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Jun 20, 2011 10:01 |  #1

Not sure if this is the right place or not but I was just wondering where the best place to rent some gear would be.

I've looked at www.BorrowLenses.com (external link) and www.CameraLenseRentals​.com (external link) and was just wondering if someone here had used them or if there were any other places that someone would suggest.

Thanks in advance!


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Jun 20, 2011 10:18 |  #2

I have no experience with either of those, but have nothing but great things to say about lensrentals.com.

http://www.lensrentals​.com/for-canon (external link)


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Jun 20, 2011 10:56 as a reply to  @ digitaljay's post |  #3

lensrentals.com is good to do business with.




  
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Jun 20, 2011 11:19 |  #4

lensrentals.com

This is a common question. You may want to try searching the forum next time before posting.




  
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Jun 20, 2011 11:39 as a reply to  @ bpark42's post |  #5

eBay lens rental

If I were needing a lens for a short time use, I would seriously consider purchasing a top-line (probably L because they hold their value so well) used lens on eBay, shooting for a while and then reselling it. You should not lose much if any money on the transaction.

This would be a great way to bulk up your lens battery if you were going to take an extended trip (like an African safari) wherein you needed specialty lenses, such as the 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS.

If you charged the lens purchase to PayPal Credit, you might be able to buy, use and sell the lens before the first payment is due.


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Jun 20, 2011 11:50 |  #6

RPCrowe wrote in post #12625907 (external link)
If I were needing a lens for a short time use, I would seriously consider purchasing a top-line (probably L because they hold their value so well) used lens on eBay, shooting for a while and then reselling it. You should not lose much if any money on the transaction.

Please convince my wife of this please! :)


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