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  • borrowlenses.comborrowlenses.com Major grins Posts: 441Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 6, 2007
    schmoo wrote:
    I finally got my lenses for my Japan trip next week. Needless to say I was pretty interested in trying a company so endorsed by Dgrin and as far as delivery and communication go, I could not ask for more!

    It was killing me last night having come home from work and seeing the slip from the postman stuck on my door. I knew that the glass was sitting in a box not two blocks away at the post office and I couldn't get them until the morning. :D

    Borrowlenses is my official Tokyo "sponsor." Stay tuned, cuz the Journeys forum will soon be flooded... :giggle

    Oooo...we've never been a sponsor before without having to pay an arm and a leg for it - we'll take it! I am also glad that all you found when you got home was a postman's slip and not the lenses themselves. Although we required direct signature, some postmen decide it's a good idea to leave 3k worth of glass in front of somebody's door - don't get me started on that subject.

    Enjoy the trip and if you want to bring us back something, i am very impartial to hamachi and uni.

    Max
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  • Albert DicksonAlbert Dickson Fear No Chinchillas Posts: 520Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 22, 2007
    Hey Max How about a 600mm F4
    I could realy use a 600mm f/4 to be shipped to me in Kodiak, Ak. next August for a week. Any plans to handle the big Nikon prime stuff? If so let me know so I can reserve with you well in advance.
    Albert
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  • borrowlenses.comborrowlenses.com Major grins Posts: 441Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 22, 2007
    Sure we can send it to you. No need to place an order that far out, but we should not have a problem. Shipping prices also change (FedEx is increasing by 6% for example starting Jan 1) so we can get you an exact quote when the time gets closer.
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  • Albert DicksonAlbert Dickson Fear No Chinchillas Posts: 520Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 22, 2007
    Great, I didn't see this lens in your inventory on your site. Which model do you or will you stock and how early do you recomend I reserve it?
  • borrowlenses.comborrowlenses.com Major grins Posts: 441Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 25, 2007
    Albert,

    It's already listed here: http://www.borrowlenses.com/category/canon_super_tele

    Probably 2-3 months out is how much youwould need on the far side. This thing does not rent all that well because of its bulk and price, so I doubt you would have any trouble with the reservations.
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  • Albert DicksonAlbert Dickson Fear No Chinchillas Posts: 520Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 3, 2007
    Sorry. Perhaps I was not clear. I am hoping to rent a Nikon Mount, 600 f4. VR would be a bonus. thanks. Albert.
  • HarrybHarryb old and lazy Viera, FloridaPosts: 22,701Registered Users, Retired Mod Major grins
    edited December 3, 2007
    I rented from this folks back in October and their service was great. The lenses were in perfect condition and the shipping back and forth was extremely easy and hassle free. Their prices are extremely reasonable. I look forward to doing business with them in the future.
    Harry
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  • borrowlenses.comborrowlenses.com Major grins Posts: 441Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 3, 2007
    Harryb wrote:
    I rented from this folks back in October and their service was great. The lenses were in perfect condition and the shipping back and forth was extremely easy and hassle free. Their prices are extremely reasonable. I look forward to doing business with them in the future.

    Harry, thanks for compliments and I am glad you enjoyed our service. We just picked up the 1Ds III (http://www.borrowlenses.com/product/canon_bodies/1Ds_MkIII), the D300 (http://www.borrowlenses.com/product/nikon_bodies/Nikon_d300) and the Nikon 200-400 (http://www.borrowlenses.com/product/nikon_super_tele/Nikon_200-400) if anyone is interested in crappy product like that :).

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  • Aviator327Aviator327 Big grins Posts: 95Registered Users Big grins
    edited December 3, 2007
    this is great. Been wanting to try out a Canon 24-70mm 2.8L. Kind of like taking a test drive before buying the car.
    CANON 1D 10D 40D
    EF50MM 1.4
    EF50MM 1.8 MKI
    EF28-135MM IS USM
    EF 17-40MM F4L
    EF 70-200MM f4L
    CANON 580EX
  • Aviator327Aviator327 Big grins Posts: 95Registered Users Big grins
    edited December 6, 2007
    Rented me a 24-70mm. Two day shipping from the West coast to the East coast. Great communication. Lens looks like it is new. Time to take it out for a "test drive."
    CANON 1D 10D 40D
    EF50MM 1.4
    EF50MM 1.8 MKI
    EF28-135MM IS USM
    EF 17-40MM F4L
    EF 70-200MM f4L
    CANON 580EX
  • borrowlenses.comborrowlenses.com Major grins Posts: 441Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 6, 2007
    Aviator,

    Glad you like the lens. I don't think it's actually new, but definitely up there. We did spray wit with canned new lens smell for you though. :)

    Mark.
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  • borrowlenses.comborrowlenses.com Major grins Posts: 441Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 14, 2007
    ANNOUNCEMENT and SPECIAL PROMOTION:

    Since BorrowLenses.com will not ship any orders December 24th
    through December 28th, we are extending a special offer for
    folks who want some camera bodies and lenses over the
    Holidays. Rent items to be delivered during the period of
    December 24th through January 3rd, 2008 and we will send them
    out December 21st. If your rentals will come earlier than the
    date requested, you can keep them longer for no extra charge.
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  • mmtorunommtoruno mmtoruno Posts: 183Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 15, 2007
    ANNOUNCEMENT and SPECIAL PROMOTION:

    your rentals will come earlier than the
    date requested, you can keep them longer for no extra charge.

    Aren't these guys THE BEST? If you ever need to rent any equipment do not think twice. Call Max or Mark or better yet, just book it online.

    The equipment selection is growing by the minute, the clientele is growing and they still treat you like you are borrowing a lense from a friend.

    Great job guysthumb.gif thumb.gif thumb.gif

    P.S. For the record this was totally unsolicited!
  • Aviator327Aviator327 Big grins Posts: 95Registered Users Big grins
    edited December 20, 2007
    mmtoruno wrote:
    Aren't these guys THE BEST? If you ever need to rent any equipment do not think twice. Call Max or Mark or better yet, just book it online.

    The equipment selection is growing by the minute, the clientele is growing and they still treat you like you are borrowing a lense from a friend.

    Great job guysthumb.gif thumb.gif thumb.gif

    P.S. For the record this was totally unsolicited!

    I"ll 2nd that. They are top notch in my books.
    CANON 1D 10D 40D
    EF50MM 1.4
    EF50MM 1.8 MKI
    EF28-135MM IS USM
    EF 17-40MM F4L
    EF 70-200MM f4L
    CANON 580EX
  • borrowlenses.comborrowlenses.com Major grins Posts: 441Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 18, 2008
    Awww...thanks for the warm words, guys. Also, thank you to both for being two of our loyal customers.

    I've been meaning to ask this - is there anything SmugMuggers would like to see on our site in terms of inventory that they don't know now?

    Thanks!
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  • mmtorunommtoruno mmtoruno Posts: 183Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 19, 2008
    I've been meaning to ask this - is there anything SmugMuggers would like to see on our site in terms of inventory that they don't know now?


    Since you asked. :confused
    1. Canon 14mm f/2.8 II
    2. Studio Lighting kits

    That's all I can think of for now. thumb.gif

    Best,
  • billg71billg71 Big grins Posts: 56Registered Users Big grins
    edited January 24, 2008
    Awww...thanks for the warm words, guys. Also, thank you to both for being two of our loyal customers.

    I've been meaning to ask this - is there anything SmugMuggers would like to see on our site in terms of inventory that they don't know now?

    Thanks!

    Nikon 200/f2VR, 400/f2.8VR, 600/f4VR! thumb.gif

    And a D3 in a pear tree.......:D

    The stuff that us mere mortals either can't justify or afford but would readily rent for a week or two for a seminar or a vacation.

    If I can afford a Yellowstone trip this fall I'll be booking the 200-400VR and hoping you'll have the 600 by then.....

    Bill

    P.S. And how about an East Coast branch so we don't get hosed by FedEx?
  • ~Jan~~Jan~ Major grins Posts: 966Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 30, 2008
    I'm so happy to have found this! I have a big event coming up in April and I think it will set my mind at ease to have a rented camera body in my bag, just in case. I will definitely be checking you o ut for that, and probably to try out the 35 L I've been oogling! clap.gif
  • ob_3ob_3 SI NY Posts: 91Registered Users Big grins
    edited January 31, 2008
    billg71 wrote:

    P.S. And how about an East Coast branch so we don't get hosed by FedEx?

    +1 for that...
    I would love to be able to have a local pickup also :)
    -say cheese !

    Nikon d200w/ grip, 18-70 Nikkor , 85mm 1.8 , 50mm 1.8, tokina 12-24
    Nikon n80 w/grip, 28-200 Tamron
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  • borrowlenses.comborrowlenses.com Major grins Posts: 441Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 8, 2008
    mmtoruno wrote:
    Since you asked. :confused
    1. Canon 14mm f/2.8 II
    2. Studio Lighting kits

    That's all I can think of for now. thumb.gif

    Best,

    Marvin,

    Thanks for the feedback. 14mm II has been added to the buying list. We have also added *some* lighting equipment. Check it out at http://www.borrowlenses.com/category/Lighting

    Max
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  • borrowlenses.comborrowlenses.com Major grins Posts: 441Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 8, 2008
    billg71 wrote:
    Nikon 200/f2VR, 400/f2.8VR, 600/f4VR! thumb.gif

    And a D3 in a pear tree.......:D

    The stuff that us mere mortals either can't justify or afford but would readily rent for a week or two for a seminar or a vacation.

    If I can afford a Yellowstone trip this fall I'll be booking the 200-400VR and hoping you'll have the 600 by then.....

    Bill

    P.S. And how about an East Coast branch so we don't get hosed by FedEx?

    Bill,

    Well we already have the 200-400 and a D3 is on its way :) The 200, 400, and 600 primes are a little bit harder to justify, but we'll see if we can squeeze that in the budget.

    East Coast branch is kinda hard to set up...I get shivers just thinking of the logistics there.

    Thanks for the feedback! Looking forward to your rental...

    Max
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  • borrowlenses.comborrowlenses.com Major grins Posts: 441Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 21, 2008
    ~Jan~ wrote:
    I'm so happy to have found this! I have a big event coming up in April and I think it will set my mind at ease to have a rented camera body in my bag, just in case. I will definitely be checking you o ut for that, and probably to try out the 35 L I've been oogling! clap.gif

    Great to hear - let us know if you have any questions.

    Max
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  • mmtorunommtoruno mmtoruno Posts: 183Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 21, 2008
    ~Jan~ wrote:
    I'm so happy to have found this! I have a big event coming up in April and I think it will set my mind at ease to have a rented camera body in my bag, just in case. I will definitely be checking you o ut for that, and probably to try out the 35 L I've been oogling! clap.gif

    These guys are the BEST!!!thumb.gif
    Customer service is top notch! When it comes to renting pro equipment, ONLY BorrowLenses.com comes to mind.

    On two ocassions I rented some equipment and they for some reason did not have it in stock (late return, no returned from renters, etc..) they upgraded me for free to the next best thing. You cant get mad for a free upgrade.

    One thing, do take care of their equipment or at least make sure you have insurance in force.
  • tsk1979tsk1979 Major grins Posts: 939Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 21, 2008
    Any chance of you keeping non Can-Nikon bodies like the K20D, E-3 etc., so the mainstream guys can figure out, "whats all the fuss about"
  • photoshowphotoshow Commercial Photographer Posts: 141Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 22, 2008
    Thanks for the heads up Andy, I am really glad to find this service. Having just moved from Ca. where renatl services are available a pleanty to Las Vegas where rentals are all but impossible to find I will be utilizing this service frequently.
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  • bacilonurbacilonur Beginner grinner Posts: 1Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited February 22, 2008
    Hey Max, I notice you guys rent out memory cards, too. Do you zero the data out each time? I'm not sure about any legal implications but it'd sure be a nice gesture.
  • borrowlenses.comborrowlenses.com Major grins Posts: 441Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 4, 2008
    tsk1979 wrote:
    Any chance of you keeping non Can-Nikon bodies like the K20D, E-3 etc., so the mainstream guys can figure out, "whats all the fuss about"

    Sorry, there are no plans for this at this time :(
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  • borrowlenses.comborrowlenses.com Major grins Posts: 441Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 11, 2008
    bacilonur wrote:
    Hey Max, I notice you guys rent out memory cards, too. Do you zero the data out each time? I'm not sure about any legal implications but it'd sure be a nice gesture.

    Hmmm...very interesting point. We do check the memory cards to make sure they are clean for the next customer, but we dont' do military grade format of them. We'll have to look into an automated way of doing that. You have any quick and simple ideas?

    Thanks,
    Max
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  • thorinthorin Big grins Posts: 19Registered Users Big grins
    edited March 12, 2008
    Vote For The Nikon 200mm & 600mm
    Let me add my vote for the Nikon 200mm f/2 - I want to try this lens out so bad, ....

    Also, I would think the new 600 mm f/4 would be big also - receiving rave reviews.

    Let's see, those two lenses would be around $13,000; I can see where your break even point would be out there ...

    But, please keep all these requests in mind.
  • SystemSystem Posts: 8,194Registered Users moderator
    edited March 17, 2008
    thorin wrote:
    Let me add my vote for the Nikon 200mm f/2 - I want to try this lens out so bad, ....

    Also, I would think the new 600 mm f/4 would be big also - receiving rave reviews.

    Let's see, those two lenses would be around $13,000; I can see where your break even point would be out there ...

    But, please keep all these requests in mind.

    Add me to the request for the 600mm F/4 nikon mount!!!!!
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