Why not need a few high end 9 stop ND filters 2x,4x are available easily, but the higher stop ones are rarity and cost around 50-100$ depending upon the make, There could be some market for those.
Filters is a good request-- I like that too.
How about also adding the Lens babies and tilt shift lenses. I am sure we are all a little curious of playing around with those!
Not a lens but other things like Ring Flash, teleconverters, & extension tubes could also be good rentals.
If you like these ideas please remember I am an Olympus shooter!!
That's an interesting idea - could you post a couple links to which filters you are talking abou?
this is a 10 stop filter. It costs 45$ for 58mm.
I just had one of Max's (BorrowLenses.com) lenses for a week. Nikon 18-200 VR. I wanted to try it prior to buying. BorrowLenses is a very easy company to do business with. Speedy fast shipping to me - CA to my home in PA! Well packed lens. I'll rent again from Max, I'm sure!
What would you use a 10 stop filter for?
What would you use a 10 stop filter for?
In addition, the prices here seem VERY reasonable. Less than $100 to rent a 500mm Sigma? Contact info added.
Especially long ones? I'd love to have a chance to play around with the 200-400VR or the 200/2 or 300/400 2.8's for a week or so.
Max, it looks like you're well on your way. I hope to be a customer pretty soon, myself.
Aaron, we are strongly considering adding Lens babies and T&S lenses. Would you be interested in renting some if we did wind up adding them?
We do stock teleconverters already and are looking into extension tubes as well. By Ring Flash, do you mean Macro Flashes? If not, please post a link.
Here's a strong endorsement from a very satisfied customer!! I've rented both Canon 300 2.8 and Sigma 120-300 2.8. The process was easy, the service was great and the lenses were flawless.
I will admit it was very hard to part with the 300 2.8 ....
Thanks ... Pat
On more vote for borrowlenses
I recently met Max in the bay area to pick up the canon 10-22 for a three day rental. The transaction went smooth, except Max forgot to meet me for the agreed upon drop off time.:D I called him and five minutes later he was there to pick up the lens and even gave a coupon for a discount next time I use them, which I will definitely do.
Also the lens was spotless and very sharp.
Thanks for such a great service Max
Well Max, while both lenses were stellar, I think it is going to have to be the 300 2.8. A zoom makes my life so much easier, but I just can't ignore the image quality of the 300.
I recently attended the Virginia Tech - UNC football game. We had great seats - 3rd row in the endzone. My wife pointed to one of the photographers and asked me if I was suffering from lens envy. He was wrestling with a 400 (with monopod), 300, 70-200 and what might have been a 24-70. I was commenting that I'd probably hurt myself as he was trying to handhold the 300, when suddenly the 400 shifted and smacked him right on the forehead. Even though he was kneeling, you could see that the blow staggered him. I know his eyes had to be watering. I couldn't laugh at his misfortune though, because I couldn't help but wonder if he had missed his shot.
Guess I'd better check under the couch again for loose change ... white glass isn't cheap!
I've rented from these guys and they are GREAT!!!!
Very professional, they treat you like people and they have great selection of Canon gear.
The prices are very unbeatable specially for local guys around the SF Bay Area.
I dont even know how there making money their prices are so good.
Max & Mark are really cool guys.
would recommend Brorrowlenses.com to my closest friends and family.
Thanks Marvin! When is the next air show coming up? Are you going to get the Bigma again or go for the real big guns?
I give credit when credit is due.
It was my first time at an Air Show and it was fun shooting with the Bigma. I wanted the 300 2.8L but someone else beat to it.
BTW- I really like the addition on the Canon bodies. Great Job!!!
I will be renting the 1D MKII and 16-35mm MKII next month I'm going to Vegas for family vacation.
Here are some photos of the Salinas Internatioal Air Show 09-29-07....
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Yeah I love that parachute one.
Btw, were you guys able to look to see if you can get the Tokina 10-17mm Fisheye Zoom as I requested (I think) a while back?
They're not as expensive at around $600 (in comparison to 700-800 for a Canon 10-22), I'd really like to rent one out in the future.
:poke Still looking for the Sigma 100-300 & Tamron 200-500. :hide Those would be my top picks to try out right now.
I see you have the Sekonic 758, I'll have to give it a spin this December & see if upgrading is worth it (only so far I can get with ZS for film using a 358).
Claudermilk, this one is a bit tougher to fill. I have you written down for this item, but so far not much demand for it :cry I will keep you updated.
You should check out that Sekonic - it's pretty nice....