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Jul 15, 2012 03:33 |  #1

If someone asked to borrow your lens(es) how much would you trust them?


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Jul 15, 2012 03:34 |  #2

That would depend on who it was,I have a couple of friends I would trust implicitly


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Jul 15, 2012 03:45 |  #3

There are quite a few people I'd trust with my gear. Most have very similar gear lists and I wouldn't hesitate to help them in a pinch as I hope they'd help me.


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Jul 15, 2012 03:49 |  #4

yeah i agree. it depends on who the person is.


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Jul 15, 2012 04:07 as a reply to  @ treck_dialect's post |  #5

Depends on how well i know the person, how much they know about the equipment, and where they intend to use it.

No matter how well i know them/trust them, i really wouldn't be too keen on lending them a $1000 lens for an "Occupy" demonstration! ;) :p

Edit: One other thing... do they have the means to replace it, God forbid something nauseating should happen to your pride and joy!:cry::cry:


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Jul 15, 2012 04:39 |  #6

It depends:
A very good friend of mine got my loved Minolta Rokkor 58/1.2 (DIY mount converted), Meyer Trioplan 100/2.8 and the Canon EOS 5D with EE-S screen together for some weeks. Was a hard decision for me, and a hard time without my two most "loved" lenses.

Old manual lenses probably have bigger quality spread, because of 15-30 years of use. And for lenses that need mount conversion, it is much harder to test different lenses to get another good one.
Modern lenses or old lenses that I do not "love" that much would be easier.
Less good friends or colleagues get normal lenses without problems (like Canon EF 50/1.4, EF 50/1.8, EF 28-135 IS USM, FD 100/4 macro, ...). And I think even FD 300/2.8L would be no bigger problem for me.


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Jul 15, 2012 04:47 |  #7

ZeroSkylineX wrote in post #14718327 (external link)
If someone asked to borrow your lens(es) how much would you trust them?

I'd trust them if:
1. Very good friends
2. They make more than I do
3. They also own L glass
4. My personal article insurance for camera gear is up to date


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Jul 15, 2012 04:53 as a reply to  @ marcosv's post |  #8

Twice I have lent out lenses, both times to people I know very well. Each one kept the lenses longer than was asked for. I lent them for free and did not like the fact that they kept them much longer than agreed for.

I would hesitate the next time someone asks me to lend them a lens again.


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Jul 15, 2012 06:15 |  #9

I don't like when my wife fiddles with my camera stuff. No loaning going on here. But hey, I wouldn't take a check from my mother, either.




  
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Jul 15, 2012 06:18 as a reply to  @ pbelarge's post |  #10

Not being mean, but anything that could be damaged by mis-use [misunderstanding of how to use equipment rather than abuse], that I care about, or that I take care of is not up for loan.
I'd rather give them the rental money!

So basically I don't lend the following:-
1. My customised rifle or Leupold scopes
2. My AMG
3. My camera bodies or lenses.
4. My wife :lol:
5. My kitten ;)

Especially don't like my lenses hopping around because of Lens fungus being transmitted from their body to my lens! NB if they want to borrow from me they would probably borrow from someone else.


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Jul 15, 2012 07:15 |  #11

As so many others have said: it depends.

There's four people I'd trust with all/any of my gear - two of them being immediate family members.
Besides those people, I'd probably not trust anyone else with more than my cheapest & most replaceable bits of gear. Nor would I expect anyone else to ask to borrow any glass either.

OP, what exactly is on your mind?


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Jul 15, 2012 07:39 |  #12

Submariner wrote in post #14718554 (external link)
Not being mean, but anything that could be damaged by mis-use [misunderstanding of how to use equipment rather than abuse], that I care about, or that I take care of is not up for loan.
I'd rather give them the rental money!

So basically I don't lend the following:-
1. My customised rifle or Leupold scopes
2. My AMG
3. My camera bodies or lenses.
4. My wife :lol:
5. My kitten ;)

Especially don't like my lenses hopping around because of Lens fungus being transmitted from their body to my lens! NB if they want to borrow from me they would probably borrow from someone else.

In that order? ;)


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Jul 15, 2012 07:43 as a reply to  @ Echo Johnson's post |  #13

In '96 I borrowed a friends point and shoot camera while in Key West. To make a long story short, it got stole along with many photos from our trip. Ended up costing me $250 to replace but taught me a lesson to never borrow our loan out valuable electronic gear.

It kinda puts everyone in an awkward situation if something was to happen.




  
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Jul 15, 2012 07:45 as a reply to  @ Echo Johnson's post |  #14

It depends on many factors - who, when, why, what equipment, etc....

That is why I keep both of my Rebels, the 18-55 IS, and 55-250. They are enough for most people that ask to borrow. They are going to Europe this week with my sister-in-law and daughter. My real equipment is staying with me!


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Jul 15, 2012 07:48 |  #15

I had a friend let me borrow his 100-400 for a weekend, and I know he was crazy nervous about it, but I treated that thing like a baby. Another friend let me borrow his 430 EX II before I had a hot shoe flash, I went out and bought a new one the next day. I think part of the nice part about using a system Iike Canon is that you can share stuff at times with those you trust. I would be annoyed if someone borrowed something for longer than agreed on, and I personally would probably be reluctant to loan out my 17-55 or the 70-300L. I do have insurance on my entire kit, so at least if something would happen I could claim it, although I would rather not as my rate will likely go up.


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