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Temporarily Trading Equipment?

 
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Jun 24, 2009 21:23 |  #1

Curious if anyone would ever be up to doing a temporary trade of equipment? Something along the lines of a month?

Rather than just permanent trades, you know?

This would be cool, because you could truly try out a lens (it would give you more time with it, or just a longer period of time in which to find the time to use it) without having to rent it.

Am I crazy? Would anyone else do/want to do something like this?




  
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Jun 24, 2009 21:48 |  #2

I wouldn't want the potential headaches of my lens being returned with a scratch that wasn't there before or other damage and then trying to work something out.


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Jun 24, 2009 21:50 as a reply to  @ bohdank's post |  #3

I am just imagining all the Judge Judy episodes this would make. I would do it with the right person.


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Jun 24, 2009 22:00 |  #4

I would do it, but i doubt anyone would be interested in trading for any of my gear ;)

I'd probably benefit from it though :)


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Jun 24, 2009 22:00 |  #5

i remember reading that borrowlenses.com did something like allow you to rent out your lenses thru their website...and i guess if you used the money you got from them to rent something else it'd be similar

they have some stipulations though, not sure if it's locals only
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Jun 24, 2009 22:02 |  #6

I thought about this earlier when I traded my 35L off.


  
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Jun 27, 2009 19:54 |  #7

I've loaned out some of my lenses to show friends what they can do with better glass (rather than invest in a new body as they were thinking of doing). I've never had anything come back worse than when it left my hands.


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Jun 27, 2009 20:09 |  #8

I was thinking of loaning my 600 f/4 IS to someone with a new corvette. A month sounds just about right to me. I promise to treat it nice! :)


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Jun 27, 2009 20:18 |  #9

I thought it was called renting equipment. I have students come to my house to try out different lenses. I don't mind that at all. But, would not let them take it home with them though. Things can happen. Had a student drop the camera onto concrete once.


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Jun 27, 2009 21:15 |  #10

interestingly, I would have no problems loaning out a lens but would be reluctant to borrow one.


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Jun 28, 2009 07:23 |  #11

Interesting idea and I don't think your crazy. Being able to use a lens for about a month would be nice. I'd bet there are many on the forums who'd take you up on that.




  
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Jun 28, 2009 08:19 |  #12

It is a good idea but what happens if there is a problem? Someone drops a lens or gear gets stolen?


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Jun 28, 2009 10:57 |  #13

Yeah, that's where the finer details would have to be worked out, I guess.. I'd only be willing to have a complete replacement if something happened to one of my lenses. Think of it this way.. you can try out lenses for a good while without any fees to help make your decision about buying a new lens or for a certain job you've got upcoming, etc... If you drop the lens, then well... you've just bought your own copy. Now, what price/replacement options would have to be discussed beforehand too... I guess.

I don't know, I'm sure there is a way... just would have to try and figure out all the variables.




  
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