VENDOR: borrowlenses.com

AndyAndy BicameralNew YorkPosts: 50,151Registered Users Major grins
edited June 22, 2010 in Flea Market
Let me introduce you to some new friends of ours :evil

borrowlenses.com

Want to try before you buy? Need a special lens for a trip, or special shoot? Check 'em out :deal and "stay tuned."

Also a part of the awesome Club Smug :deal
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  • DoctorItDoctorIt vrooom! Posts: 11,940Administrators moderator
    edited September 4, 2007
    Very cool! Thanks Andy, and welcome to our newest Vendor thumb.gif
    Erik
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  • borrowlenses.comborrowlenses.com Major grins Posts: 441Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 4, 2007
    DoctorIt wrote:
    Very cool! Thanks Andy, and welcome to our newest Vendor thumb.gif

    Thanks for the warm welcome! This is the thread to ask any questions regarding our service. Let me know if you have some ;)

    Max
    http://www.BorrowLenses.com
    Your professional online camera gear rental store

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  • Eric&SusanEric&Susan Writing With Light Posts: 1,280Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 4, 2007
    Do you have any plans on getting the Sigma 100-300 F4 in a canon mount? I'm thinking about picking this up but want to try it out first.


    Eric
    "My dad taught me everything I know, unfortunately he didn't teach me everything he knows" Dale Earnhardt Jr

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  • wxwaxwxwax Immoderator Posts: 15,471Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 5, 2007
    Sweet! Welcome aboard, Max.
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  • claudermilkclaudermilk Major grins Posts: 2,756Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 5, 2007
    Another stock question. Any plans to add the Tamron 200-500, Sigma 80-400, or 100-300?
  • photobugphotobug Major grins Silicon Valley, CAPosts: 633Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 5, 2007
    Andy wrote:
    Let me introduce you to some new friends of ours naughty.gif
    borrowlenses.com
    Want to try before you buy? Need a special lens for a trip, or special shoot? Check 'em out deal.gif and "stay tuned."
    Great service! And I only live 10 miles south of their physical location in San Mateo, CA -- which makes it really attractive :D. If it makes anyone feel better, per Google Maps they're located right in downtown San Mateo (not, for example, off in a seedy warehouse district).

    I hope to take advantage of their service sometime -- or perhaps even participate in their consignment rental program, where I can consign a lightly-used lens to generate a little income from it.
    Canon EOS 7D ........ 24-105 f/4L | 50 f/1.4 | 70-200 f/2.8L IS + 1.4x II TC ........ 580EX
    Supported by: Benro C-298 Flexpod tripod, MC96 monopod, Induro PHQ1 head
    Also play with: studio strobes, umbrellas, softboxes, ...and a partridge in a pear tree...
  • DJ-S1DJ-S1 Life is good! Posts: 2,303Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 5, 2007
    ClubSmug sez - 5% off your entire order at BorrowLenses.com! W00t!
  • borrowlenses.comborrowlenses.com Major grins Posts: 441Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 5, 2007
    Thanks for the comments.

    Photobug, thanks for looking us up and giving us a thumbs up on the location. Our UPS store where we get our packages shipped to did pick their spot well. :D In all seriousness, the address you see on the contact page is that of the said UPS store, so please don't show up in person expecting to check out any lenses - you will probably encounter a slightly confused, but very nice UPS store employee - tell Shahade we said hi. :D

    Eric&Susan & claudermilk, we are looking into expanding into the lenses you mention. This will probably happen in a few months. Meanwhile, have you both considered giving Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 a try? It's a pretty amazing lens.

    wxwax, thanks for the welcome.

    DJ-S1, you found that pretty quickly. Yes, we do offer Smuggers a custom discount deal. Enjoy!

    Max
    http://www.BorrowLenses.com
    Your professional online camera gear rental store

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  • hamsterhamster Major grins Posts: 361Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 5, 2007
    This is probably a dumb question, but any plans for Olympus lenses? No? Okay, I'll crawl back in my hole. :D
  • claudermilkclaudermilk Major grins Posts: 2,756Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 6, 2007
    Eric&Susan & claudermilk, we are looking into expanding into the lenses you mention. This will probably happen in a few months. Meanwhile, have you both considered giving Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 a try? It's a pretty amazing lens.

    rolleyes1.gif That was the first longer lens I looked at. The 300mm @ f2.8 is very, very tempting, it would be wonderful for my dance shoots. The $2k pricetag brings reality crashing back in. :cry While I really could use it, I think the others I'm looking at for half the price are more feasible. I might just torment myself and rent it for a show in a month though--I'm getting use of a 1Ds Mk II for that, more reach might make up for the loss of crop factor on the 70-200. :uhoh

    Just for your interest, the contenders I'm looking at right now are the Canon 100-400, Tamron 200-500, Sigma 50-500, and 100-300 (with addition of a 1.4x TC). Possibly also the Canon 400/5.6L.
  • photobugphotobug Major grins Silicon Valley, CAPosts: 633Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 6, 2007
    Just for your interest, the contenders I'm looking at right now are the Canon 100-400, Tamron 200-500, Sigma 50-500, and 100-300 (with addition of a 1.4x TC). Possibly also the Canon 400/5.6L.
    Along with those choices, you might also want to consider the image-stabilized Sigma 80-400 OS f/4.5-5.6 -- $999 at most online retailers (B&H, Adorama, Amazon). I had and loved that lens on my 20D -- only gave it up to get a tele with larger max aperture (f/2.8) for indoor shots. The 80-400's image quality (color/contrast/sharpness) was on a par with Canon "L" glass, to my eyes.
    Canon EOS 7D ........ 24-105 f/4L | 50 f/1.4 | 70-200 f/2.8L IS + 1.4x II TC ........ 580EX
    Supported by: Benro C-298 Flexpod tripod, MC96 monopod, Induro PHQ1 head
    Also play with: studio strobes, umbrellas, softboxes, ...and a partridge in a pear tree...
  • borrowlenses.comborrowlenses.com Major grins Posts: 441Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 6, 2007
    hamster wrote:
    This is probably a dumb question, but any plans for Olympus lenses? No? Okay, I'll crawl back in my hole. :D
    Hahaha, that's right, know your place!:D JUST KIDDING.

    Seriously, I don't think an Olympus expansion is happening quite yet. We are still trying to round out our Nikon line-up, but please stay tuned!
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  • borrowlenses.comborrowlenses.com Major grins Posts: 441Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 8, 2007
    Chris/Photobug, thanks for the suggestions! I will add them to our growing "Lenses people want, but we don't yet have" list. Let me tell you, it's a big one.
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  • claudermilkclaudermilk Major grins Posts: 2,756Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 10, 2007
    photobug wrote:
    Along with those choices, you might also want to consider the image-stabilized Sigma 80-400 OS f/4.5-5.6 -- $999 at most online retailers (B&H, Adorama, Amazon). I had and loved that lens on my 20D -- only gave it up to get a tele with larger max aperture (f/2.8) for indoor shots. The 80-400's image quality (color/contrast/sharpness) was on a par with Canon "L" glass, to my eyes.

    It was on my list, however the stats trailed everything else so I dropped it. Might have to look at it anyway. I know the numbers are getting to the hair-splitting point, but I don't want too long a list of options.
  • binghottbinghott hottographer Posts: 1,075Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 11, 2007
    i just rented the canon 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L is, it should be here next week! i'm considering buying this lens so i wanted to try it out, and it will be great to use for college sports (soccer, field hockey). i'm really excited!

    i had several personal emails back and forth with max, and he was awesome. very helpful and polite, he even checked out my website!

    that's great customer service!
  • anwmn1anwmn1 Wandering the Desert Posts: 3,463Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 11, 2007
    Hahaha, that's right, know your place!:D JUST KIDDING.

    Seriously, I don't think an Olympus expansion is happening quite yet. We are still trying to round out our Nikon line-up, but please stay tuned!

    I would like to second the Olympus requests.

    My top 3 would be:

    Zuiko 7-14mm- retail is around $1500 so I would love to try it before putting out that money

    Zuiko 300mm f2.8
    Sigma 300-800
    Both of those are in the $$$$ category
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  • ob_3ob_3 SI NY Posts: 91Registered Users Big grins
    edited September 12, 2007
    When will the East Coast store open up so we can have a local pickup too ?

    :)

    best of luck, it appears to be a great service
    -say cheese !

    Nikon d200w/ grip, 18-70 Nikkor , 85mm 1.8 , 50mm 1.8, tokina 12-24
    Nikon n80 w/grip, 28-200 Tamron
    Fuji z6900
    old school Olympus OMG-1
    Sony DSC-H3 point and shoot
  • Little TLittle T Major grins Posts: 170Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 12, 2007
    So total nub question here, ive never rented glass much less from a website. If i pay for rental of 1 week say it takes 2 days to get to me and then would take 2 days to get back... that mean i only get to keep it in my person for 4days?
    http://jtrankler.smugmug.com
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  • borrowlenses.comborrowlenses.com Major grins Posts: 441Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 12, 2007
    binghott wrote:
    i just rented the canon 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L is, it should be here next week! i'm considering buying this lens so i wanted to try it out, and it will be great to use for college sports (soccer, field hockey). i'm really excited!

    i had several personal emails back and forth with max, and he was awesome. very helpful and polite, he even checked out my website!

    that's great customer service!

    Thanks for the warm words! I am pretty sure you won't be dissapointed with that lens - all of our customers had nothing but good things to say about it.
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  • borrowlenses.comborrowlenses.com Major grins Posts: 441Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 12, 2007
    anwmn1 wrote:
    I would like to second the Olympus requests.

    My top 3 would be:

    Zuiko 7-14mm- retail is around $1500 so I would love to try it before putting out that money

    Zuiko 300mm f2.8
    Sigma 300-800
    Both of those are in the $$$$ category

    Wow...more Olympus. Thanks for the feedback. I will add these to my "MOST WANTED" list of lenses people want, but we don't carry.
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  • borrowlenses.comborrowlenses.com Major grins Posts: 441Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 12, 2007
    ob_3 wrote:
    When will the East Coast store open up so we can have a local pickup too ?

    :)

    best of luck, it appears to be a great service

    Thanks! Well does going to your front door and opening it up for the postman who is coming with your baby count as local pick-up? :D If so, your wish is already here...
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  • borrowlenses.comborrowlenses.com Major grins Posts: 441Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 12, 2007
    Little T wrote:
    So total nub question here, ive never rented glass much less from a website. If i pay for rental of 1 week say it takes 2 days to get to me and then would take 2 days to get back... that mean i only get to keep it in my person for 4days?

    No, we work a little differently (in a much nicer way for you). Our thought process is that if you rented it for a week, you should get a week to play with it. Thus, the shipping time does not count in your rental time and you are not billed for it. So if it takes 4 days round trip to get to you, we front the bill for that and you only pay for the 1 week you keep it.
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  • Little TLittle T Major grins Posts: 170Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 12, 2007
    No, we work a little differently (in a much nicer way for you). Our thought process is that if you rented it for a week, you should get a week to play with it. Thus, the shipping time does not count in your rental time and you are not billed for it. So if it takes 4 days round trip to get to you, we front the bill for that and you only pay for the 1 week you keep it.

    Awsome deal, i will be going on a vacation next month and i might just have look u all up. Seeing as how all i have right now is a tamron 28-70 ;( .

    Just dunno what i want or what i can even afford now that i had to buy a new car grrr..
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    Canon 60D
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    Canon 70-200 F4 L IS
  • mr peasmr peas Drag that shutter! Posts: 1,392Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 12, 2007
    I've been looking for a retailer to rent some lenses from you came with good timing. :)

    I travel to San Jose once in a while, I'd like to rent me one of your lenses and then ship it back after I'm done. (or just rent it from here, but its nice to pick it up haha)

    Can you cop a Canon MP-e 65mm Macro lens? I'd really like to rent one of them out and go LordV on them little critters. rolleyes1.gif

    Give me a PM when you get one or email me, joel[at]pnoise.com. I really appreciate it.
  • borrowlenses.comborrowlenses.com Major grins Posts: 441Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 13, 2007
    Little T wrote:
    Awsome deal, i will be going on a vacation next month and i might just have look u all up. Seeing as how all i have right now is a tamron 28-70 ;( .

    Just dunno what i want or what i can even afford now that i had to buy a new car grrr..

    There's an easy solution - sell the car and buy glass (or at least rent it A LOT) :)
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  • borrowlenses.comborrowlenses.com Major grins Posts: 441Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 13, 2007
    mr peas wrote:
    I've been looking for a retailer to rent some lenses from you came with good timing. :)

    I travel to San Jose once in a while, I'd like to rent me one of your lenses and then ship it back after I'm done. (or just rent it from here, but its nice to pick it up haha)

    Can you cop a Canon MP-e 65mm Macro lens? I'd really like to rent one of them out and go LordV on them little critters. rolleyes1.gif

    Give me a PM when you get one or email me, joel[at]pnoise.com. I really appreciate it.

    Thanks for the product suggestion. We will keep that lens in mind and you have been added to the aforementioned list. Keep 'em coming!
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  • mr peasmr peas Drag that shutter! Posts: 1,392Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 13, 2007
    The Tokina 10-17mm Fisheye would be a nice toy to rent as well.
  • Eric&SusanEric&Susan Writing With Light Posts: 1,280Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 25, 2007
    I'm going to be in SF at the end of the week so I rented the 10-22. Saved my 5% and will be picking it up. I can't wait to try you guys out.

    Eric
    "My dad taught me everything I know, unfortunately he didn't teach me everything he knows" Dale Earnhardt Jr

    It's better to be hated for who you are than to be loved for who you're not.

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  • borrowlenses.comborrowlenses.com Major grins Posts: 441Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 25, 2007
    Eric&Susan wrote:
    I'm going to be in SF at the end of the week so I rented the 10-22. Saved my 5% and will be picking it up. I can't wait to try you guys out.

    Eric

    Eric,

    I have your order right here. We'll see you on Thursday.

    Max
    http://www.BorrowLenses.com
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  • Eric&SusanEric&Susan Writing With Light Posts: 1,280Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 25, 2007
    Eric,

    I have your order right here. We'll see you on Thursday.

    Max


    Sounds good, I sent you an email with a time.

    Eric
    "My dad taught me everything I know, unfortunately he didn't teach me everything he knows" Dale Earnhardt Jr

    It's better to be hated for who you are than to be loved for who you're not.

    http://photosbyeric.smugmug.com
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