I recently had the opportunity to rent a lens through a new camera and equipment rental company, Lenslends.com. I was wanting to try out the Canon 16-35mm lens for a trip I was taking to New Zealand. I knew this would be a great lens to capture wide landscapes but I did not want to invest in a lens (with a $1699 price tag) that I would not use all that often.
Renting the lens through Lenslends.com was so easy. They have a fantastic selection of Canon lenses and cameras (they will be adding Nikon equipment this spring). All you need to do is decide what equipment you want to rent and using the drop down menu to make your selection. Next check the availability calendar and then choose the time frame that you would like to try it out (options range from 4 days to 4 weeks). Add it to your cart and at check out you can choose the delivery type.
The lens will arrive in a Pelican case to ensure its safe arrival along with a shipping label so you can return it once your rental period is over. It is that easy!
As I mentioned above, renting through Lenslends.com was the perfect option for me when I wanted a specific lens that I knew I would not use regularly. It is also a great way to test out a lens you’ve been longing for before you make that pricey commitment.
Whether you are a professional or hobbyist, Lenslends.com is a great way to test out equipment before making a big investment. And we are so excited to partner with Lenslends.com in an action photography contest! The winner will receive $250 in rental credit, the runner up will receive a $50 credit and each of the five finalists will receive $25 in rental credit.
Here’s how to enter: