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 Post subject: Borrowing Glass
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:44 pm 
Hi everyone,

Recently I have seen some online companies where they let you rent camera lenses to save money. I have never tried or heard such a thing, Can anyone tell my if this is practical, or we shouldn't even bother.

Thanks! :D


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:25 am 
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Renting lenses is a great idea to try something out before you buy, or simply to enjoy something exotic for a few days - a holiday or sporting event for example...

Whenever I've looked into it in the UK, it was only really pro stores doing it, so generally they only rented pricier models - but then it's usually the big fast telephotos or ridiculously wide primes you fancy trying and not buying anyway!

Can anyone recommend anywhere or give ballpark figures on prices?

I think Calumet might do it...

Gordon


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:13 pm 
Cool I will check it out for myself later
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:09 pm 
Gordon Laing wrote:
Can anyone recommend anywhere or give ballpark figures on prices?

In the Washington DC area one can try renting from Penn Camera. I've never rented anything from them (or from anybody else for that matter), but I bought several items from one of their stores (including the 55-200 VR) and I was happy with the purchases.
They list some prices in a PDF file....

Darrin


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:34 pm 
I don't know anything about these places in and near San Francisco area, FYI:

In SF
http://procamerarental.com/
http://www.blueskysf.com/services/equipment/
http://lucamera.com/joomla/index.php

In San Rafael
http://www.photolensrental.com/


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