Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by rodman, Feb 3, 2009.
Do places actually rent lenses?
Here is one place, there are many others.
Nikkor 85 f/1.4D
As low as $9.38/day Nikkor 85 f/1.8D
As low as $6.00/day
I just used www.borrowlenses.com
This is the one I rented It just came yesterday (a day early in fact)
BorrowLenses.com - Camera Rental and Canon/Nikon Lens Rental
Damn....I new you could rent lenses, but I thought the were just at some shops you had to go to. I never knew you could rent them online. Sweet.
A friend of mine has mentioned Rentglass.com - Lens rentals by mail for Canon and Nikon SLR cameras with good results as well.
It's better if you can find somewhere locally, though, because you don't have to worry about shipping costs, which can be pretty steep for some lenses (I rented a 400/2.8, though, so this may really only be an issue for me, haha) .
Re: shipping costs, there are some places that ship for free, so be sure to check into that. Many times the prices on local rentals are 2 or 3 times as much $$, depending on your length of rental.
Even for the places who do have shipping charges, they are generally always cheaper than a local rental.
Don't get me wrong, I think supporting local businesses is one of the keys to a strong economy. But there are some who don't have a local shop close by.
Good luck, and let us know what you decide on!
This is great for those of us that can't afford to purchase lenses at the time.
Canadian visitors may be interested in Lens Lenders for SLR camera lens rentals.
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