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Jun 30, 2014 20:18 |  #1

Since my 70D is not going to make it back from canon repair before the holiday. I guess I was being to hopeful to think i would get my camera back in 2 1/2 weeks:(
So, I thought of renting a 6D to play with over the long weekend.
I looked at Lensrental and Borrowlenses and both are about the same price. Is one any better then the other or is then an even better place then both of them.

I checked lumoid but they ship to slow to get it here in time.

Thanks for any help folks




  
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Jul 01, 2014 07:17 |  #2

Scoobert wrote in post #17004086 (external link)
Since my 70D is not going to make it back from canon repair before the holiday. I guess I was being to hopeful to think i would get my camera back in 2 1/2 weeks:(
So, I thought of renting a 6D to play with over the long weekend.
I looked at Lensrental and Borrowlenses and both are about the same price. Is one any better then the other or is then an even better place then both of them.

I checked lumoid but they ship to slow to get it here in time.

Thanks for any help folks

I think Lensrentals is better known, at least in my experience.

By the way, where did you send your 70D? Most people report less than a week for repairs so even with shipping about two weeks total for the turn around.




  
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Jul 01, 2014 07:50 |  #3

John from PA wrote in post #17004790 (external link)
I think Lensrentals is better known, at least in my experience.

By the way, where did you send your 70D? Most people report less than a week for repairs so even with shipping about two weeks total for the turn around.

Mine went in to Newport News, Va. Its went to New Jersey twice both times it was a quick turn around. I had it back in my hands inside of two weeks both times. The down side was that it came back with focus issues both times too, but it was quick :)
This time they wanted it to go to Va. They are changing the entire focus system and according to the CS agent they had to wait for a new af sensor to come in.
They started checking it out on the 16'th, just sucks when its your only camera




  
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Jul 01, 2014 10:37 |  #4

Scoobert wrote in post #17004840 (external link)
The down side was that it came back with focus issues both times too, but it was quick :)
This time they wanted it to go to Va. They are changing the entire focus system and according to the CS agent they had to wait for a new af sensor to come in.

Let us know the results...as you likely are aware there are numerous complaints about the 70D focusing and apparently Canon has been less than stellar in its response to the issue.




  
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Jul 01, 2014 10:43 |  #5

Lensrentals!!!
I have no experience with the other rental place you mentioned, but I have rented from Lensrentals maybe a dozen times. Their ordering system, helpfulness, and delivery/return is top-notch. The lenses I have rented have always been in excellent working order. They will have my business every time!


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Jul 01, 2014 10:47 |  #6

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Lensrentals!!!
I have no experience with the other rental place you mentioned, but I have rented from Lensrentals maybe a dozen times. Their ordering system, helpfulness, and delivery/return is top-notch. The lenses I have rented have always been in excellent working order. They will have my business every time!


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Jul 01, 2014 10:50 |  #7

another vote for lens rentals here. Just dropped my return box to them yesterday after an intense photo weekend!


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Jul 01, 2014 11:09 as a reply to  @ stathunter's post |  #8

Lens rentals. Best rental company.


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Jul 01, 2014 13:09 as a reply to  @ Tc202's post |  #9

I've rented from Borrowlenses several times with no issues.


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Jul 01, 2014 14:03 |  #10

Going to vote for LensRentals again. It is a local company for me (gotta love saving the shipping), and I have dealt with them many times. They are great to work with and I have never had any problems.

Not saying that Borrowlenses has any issues, I just love to rent from lensrentals.


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Jul 01, 2014 18:08 |  #11

borrowlenses is local to me so I rent from them. No issues with over two dozen rentals. However, each time I was able to pick up and return at their shop. No experience with having the gear shipped to me or me having to ship gear back.




  
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Jul 01, 2014 18:46 |  #12

Thank you folks for your input.
I went ahead and ordered a 6D from Lensrentals. It should fill in nicely for the 70D that might or might not make it back in time. With a family reunion planned that only happens every 4 years I couldn't take a chance on being without a nice camera. Some of these people might not be around for the next one.
I ordered it at 3pm and by 5:30 I had a tracking number.

Also a shout out to Canon CS and repair. This has been by far my best experience with them. They are going to try and get my camera done for me tomorrow and get it shipped. If they can make that happen they are going to pay for overnight shipping so i have it for the holiday weekend. Consider the last 2 times the camera went in weren't so great, its refreshing to see actually see things I have only heard about :)

Thanks again peeps for the help.




  
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Jul 01, 2014 20:40 |  #13

http://prophotorental.​com/Default.asp?c=1391​6 (external link)

This is the company I use. I found they are cheaper than anyone else and for me, being in Colorado, it's a really quick shipping with no shipping fees.


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Jul 01, 2014 23:05 |  #14

Borrowlenses gets my vote too. I have used them a few times. It has been easy since their HQ is close to me.


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