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May 02, 2009 19:44 |  #1

I am curious what you all think of renting lenses from places like lens rental .com. I think it would be a good way to try some out before you buy. Good luck/bad luck????


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May 02, 2009 19:45 |  #2

Renting a lens is often a good idea.


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May 02, 2009 19:46 |  #3

If you were trying to decide between the 500L and 600L renting either or both out beforehand would probably be a good idea before dropping that much cash ;)


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May 02, 2009 20:11 as a reply to  @ Jim G's post |  #4

I rent lenses from a local store as a way to check them out before any buying decision.




  
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May 02, 2009 20:13 |  #5

I've rented from both lensrentals.com and borrowlenses.com. They are both top-quality outfits and I would highly recommend both. Rented a 100-400 a couple of times, a Sigma 10-20 once and some other rentals.


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May 02, 2009 20:32 |  #6

If you are a member of the Canon Pro program you can try before you buy. They have loaners that they will send you to check out. One at a time and as available. I use lensrental.com and think they are the greatest.


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May 02, 2009 22:39 as a reply to  @ poloman's post |  #7

I've used lensrentals.com several times, and have nothing but the highest praise for Roger and their service.

I know it's not the largest company out there, but how often do you email a place and have the owner be the person to reply to your question?:D


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May 03, 2009 12:10 |  #8

pman67 wrote in post #7847161 (external link)
I've used lensrentals.com several times, and have nothing but the highest praise for Roger and their service.

I know it's not the largest company out there, but how often do you email a place and have the owner be the person to reply to your question?:D

Actually, it is the largest rental company :lol::lol:

Thank you for recommendations, all!


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May 03, 2009 12:50 |  #9

pman67 wrote in post #7847161 (external link)
I've used lensrentals.com several times, and have nothing but the highest praise for Roger and their service.

I know it's not the largest company out there, but how often do you email a place and have the owner be the person to reply to your question?:D

I have my first lens reserved from lensrentals.com and I had a few questions...emailed them at 11:30 PM and within 10 minutes, I had not 1, but 2 people respond to my question.


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May 03, 2009 12:51 |  #10

lensrentals.com & borrowlenses have been fantastic


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May 03, 2009 12:59 |  #11

scpictaker wrote in post #7846394 (external link)
I am curious what you all think of renting lenses from places like lens rental .com. I think it would be a good way to try some out before you buy. Good luck/bad luck????

i think renting first is a good way to decide if you want a lens. lenses i have rented and later bought are 17-40L, 24-70L, 100-400L, 35L and 85 1.8.

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May 03, 2009 15:05 as a reply to  @ ed rader's post |  #12

FWIW
Every lens that I have purchased has been rented before hand to see if it would do what I have wanted it to do. It has saved me from some costly mistakes.
It is one thing to read,compare, mull and agonize over a large expenditure such as a 100-400.
But to get it in your hands and try it for the desired purpose could save you mucho dinero.
As a matter of fact I have one of Roger's ( lensrentals.com) 300 F4 L's here right now trying it out. Am comparing it to my 70-200 f4L w tc and my 100-400 for IQ.
Hope this helps some.
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May 03, 2009 15:08 as a reply to  @ Rontech1's post |  #13

Oh,
And my next rental will be a full size sensor body. 5d maybe or 1ds.
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And I spent more than I planned on;)

  
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May 03, 2009 19:06 |  #14

Ron, how are you liking the 300? Its one of my favorite lenses, but I guess I'm in the minority there, its not all that popular compared to the zooms.


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May 03, 2009 19:08 |  #15

Hope the 300's going well. I've rented the 300 2.8 from them and will be buying it at some point this summer.

Lensrentals.com is definitely the place to go for rentals.




  
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