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  • borrowlenses.comborrowlenses.com Major grins Posts: 441Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 6, 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.

    I promise you we will get these lenses. It's not a matter of if, but mostly "when."

    Thanks!
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  • Phatman113Phatman113 Big grins Posts: 64Registered Users Big grins
    edited April 9, 2008
    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

    You could have a desktop set up with a card reader and just run the 'Eraser' tool every time you get a mem card back...

    http://www.heidi.ie/eraser/

    It's a free tool and does a fairly good job of secure wipes...
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  • thorinthorin Big grins Posts: 19Registered Users Big grins
    edited April 20, 2008
    O Nooooooo!
    They have the Nikon 200 f/2 in their inventory. wings.gif Gonna have to try it out!
  • VycorVycor Major grins Posts: 386Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 20, 2008
    Im not trying to start a war here or anything... but I recently used another site to rent lenses. They were much cheaper then borrowlenses.com

    I think I payd $46 for the first week and then only about $36 for each additional week, for an 18-200mm lense
  • mmtorunommtoruno mmtoruno Posts: 183Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 25, 2008
    Vycor wrote:
    Im not trying to start a war here or anything... but I recently used another site to rent lenses. They were much cheaper then borrowlenses.com

    I think I payd $46 for the first week and then only about $36 for each additional week, for an 18-200mm lense

    You get what you pay for!

    I will only rent from BorrowLenses.com they are the BEST! Hands down.
    I have never had an issue with my rentals. I just rented a 300 2.8/ 1.4 TC/ Epson 300/ Monopod/ an extra slave 580 EXII for a Hawaii vacation, and they always offer to send the equipment a day before my rental period starts at no charge.

    I've rented from a number of online place plus local pro camera stores and the service from BorrowLenses.com is superior. I always say " they make you feel like you are renting equipment from a friend". To me service is worth that $4 difference your talking about. (You mentioned you paid $46 for 18-200 for 1 week. BorrowLenses.com is $50/wk)
  • VycorVycor Major grins Posts: 386Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 28, 2008
    I paid less for each other week they kept giving me discounts. I had no problems with them at all . Originally 1 week rental turned into 3 with discounts each week... i guess both are good services.
  • borrowlenses.comborrowlenses.com Major grins Posts: 441Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 29, 2008
    Hi Everyone,

    Haven't visited the forum in a long time and wanted to pop in and say hello :) Things have been quite busy at BorrowLenses.com as we have been adding new inventory. Please take a look at the latest notable editions:

    http://www.borrowlenses.com/product/canon_super_tele/Canon_800mm_f56
    http://www.borrowlenses.com/product/canon_telephoto/Canon_200mm_f2
    http://www.borrowlenses.com/product/nikon_super_tele/Nikon_500mm_f4_VR
    http://www.borrowlenses.com/product/nikon_bodies/Nikon_d700

    We have also moved into a real full-fledged office, so if you are in the Bay Area, come by and say hello!

    That's all for now. As usual, please let us know if there's a way we can improve our services.

    Max
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  • ian408ian408 More wag. Less Bark. Posts: 21,315Administrators moderator
    edited July 30, 2008
    Nice selection of new stuff Max!
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  • LiquidOpsLiquidOps Here to Learn Posts: 835Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 1, 2008
    Just wanted to let everyone know I had another wonderful experience using Borrowlenses.com

    I rented 2 lenses, and they arrived on time and were in pristine condition.

    This really is a great way to try new lenses, or to use ones you can't afford at the moment.

    Thanks again for some great service.

    Steven
    Wandering Through Life Photography
    MM Portfolio

    Canon 30D | Canon 50mm f/1.8 | Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 | Canon Speedlite 580ex
  • DigitalManDigitalMan SkinzFan Posts: 26Registered Users Big grins
    edited August 6, 2008
    Looking Forward To Testing The Nikon 14-24mm
    Just wanted to say hello to Max,

    Getting ready to head to Las Vegas for a week with the new Nikon D700.

    Decided I really needed a nice wide angle so I rented the 14-24mm can 't wait to check it out. Hope to receive it on August 27th.

    I'll be sure to follow with a review of the lens and the service and even a couple of pictures once I get back.

    Regards,
    Stephen
    Nikon D700, 24-120mm VR, 70-300mm VR, Canon XTi, Canon 10-22mm, Canon G9, Sony R1, Sony H5, Panasonic TZ5

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  • ian408ian408 More wag. Less Bark. Posts: 21,315Administrators moderator
    edited August 6, 2008
    DigitalMan wrote:
    Decided I really needed a nice wide angle so I rented the 14-24mm can 't wait to check it out. Hope to receive it on August 27th.

    The 14-24 so rocks. It's awesome. Sharper than the 14mm Canon in the corners.

    I think you'll be happy.
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  • borrowlenses.comborrowlenses.com Major grins Posts: 441Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 19, 2008
    LiquidOps wrote:
    Just wanted to let everyone know I had another wonderful experience using Borrowlenses.com

    I rented 2 lenses, and they arrived on time and were in pristine condition.

    This really is a great way to try new lenses, or to use ones you can't afford at the moment.

    Thanks again for some great service.

    Steven

    You are quite welcome and I am glad we could come through for you!
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  • Candid ArtsCandid Arts Ear2Ear Grinner Posts: 1,685Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 24, 2008
    I have a couple questions to ask...

    Can I have the lens delivered to me in Oregon and ship it back from Alaska?

    Reason I'm asking is for me to have the lenses before I leave for my trip, It would need to get here on a Friday, and I leave Alaska to come back to Oregon on a Saturday (1 day past the 3 week rental period). So If I need to ship it out from the same state that it was delivered to, I'd have to ship it out on the Monday after I return which would be two days past my three week rental. But if I can ship it from a different state than it was delivered to, I could ship it out on the Saturday I leave in the morning, or on the Friday before I leave (so technically a day early).

    So...Can this be done? Or do I need to ship it out from the "ship to" state? (as it costs a bit more usually to ship from Alaska to the lower 48)
  • Phatman113Phatman113 Big grins Posts: 64Registered Users Big grins
    edited November 24, 2008
    If you're going with BorrowLenses.com I would bet they'd be happy to help you out with that. Either by letting you ship from somewhere else, or just letting you keep it a few days extra. They were extremely helpful when I had questions and concerns, I'd suggest you just shoot them an email and ask. Worst thing they can say is no, and then I bet someone else would be happy to rent you the lens...mwink.gif
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  • borrowlenses.comborrowlenses.com Major grins Posts: 441Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 5, 2008
    I have a couple questions to ask...

    Can I have the lens delivered to me in Oregon and ship it back from Alaska?

    Reason I'm asking is for me to have the lenses before I leave for my trip, It would need to get here on a Friday, and I leave Alaska to come back to Oregon on a Saturday (1 day past the 3 week rental period). So If I need to ship it out from the same state that it was delivered to, I'd have to ship it out on the Monday after I return which would be two days past my three week rental. But if I can ship it from a different state than it was delivered to, I could ship it out on the Saturday I leave in the morning, or on the Friday before I leave (so technically a day early).

    So...Can this be done? Or do I need to ship it out from the "ship to" state? (as it costs a bit more usually to ship from Alaska to the lower 48)

    Sure, that is definitely possible and actually happens a lot of times for us. We'll just generate a label for you and you can ship from wherever you'd like.

    Max
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  • Candid ArtsCandid Arts Ear2Ear Grinner Posts: 1,685Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 5, 2008
    Sure, that is definitely possible and actually happens a lot of times for us. We'll just generate a label for you and you can ship from wherever you'd like.

    Max

    Awesome. That's so great! Thanks!
  • borrowlenses.comborrowlenses.com Major grins Posts: 441Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 23, 2009
    Awesome. That's so great! Thanks!

    You are quite welcome. I am sorry I don't monitor this thread as much as I should, so if any of you have any pressing questions, don't hesitate to contact us:

    http://www.borrowlenses.com/page/contact

    Thanks,
    Max
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  • Luke J. PhotographyLuke J. Photography Sports Photographer Posts: 204Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 12, 2009
    Can you pre-book lenses? So lets say i book now but want it for a week starting april 28
  • borrowlenses.comborrowlenses.com Major grins Posts: 441Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 12, 2009
    Yes absolutely. There is a place during the checkout process where you can enter the date you want the lens. In fact, we prefer reservations, as that gives us more time to schedule orders around each other.

    Looking forward to the order.

    Mark.
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  • Luke J. PhotographyLuke J. Photography Sports Photographer Posts: 204Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 13, 2009
    Yes absolutely. There is a place during the checkout process where you can enter the date you want the lens. In fact, we prefer reservations, as that gives us more time to schedule orders around each other.

    Looking forward to the order.

    Mark.
    Thanks! I love the prices too! I was expecting it to be crazy expensive.
  • borrowlenses.comborrowlenses.com Major grins Posts: 441Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 28, 2009
    Just wanted to let everyone know we have a new pick-up location in SOMA at Rayko Photo Center at 3rd and Stillman.

    http://raykophoto.com/

    We also got the new 100mm Macro L IS USM lens in, and it'll be available in a few days if anyone wants to give it a spin. We also have the new 18-85 IS USM lens as well.

    http://www.borrowlenses.com/product/canon_standard/Canon_15-85

    Feel free to let us know if anyone has any questions or needs any gear. Thanks.
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  • rcheli1rcheli1 Big grins Posts: 63Registered Users Big grins
    edited October 29, 2009
    Just rented a Nikon 24-70 and everything went great!!
  • bloomphotogbloomphotog Major grins Posts: 582Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 4, 2009
    Just found this review thread. I rented a 300mm f/4 for a charity event a couple months back. It was a pleasure to work with them and to hear the support they had for the project. The glass itself was perfect and I had no problems, whatsoever.

    Thanks, Borrowlenses.com

    Here's the gallery of photos from that event/lens
  • borrowlenses.comborrowlenses.com Major grins Posts: 441Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 4, 2009
    Great pics. #7 is fantastic.
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  • Art ScottArt Scott Have PASSPORT will TRAVEL WICHITA, KS USAPosts: 8,959Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 5, 2010
    I have not rented from them yet...but I have put them thru the paces of answering questions and the likes and I have done this with other rental company's and BorrowLenses.com has been extremely friendly answering all my questions even when i said I was just curious ...their answers were friendly and extremely fast responses.......I did not have time to get a lens ordered for the trip to Lexington Ky but as soon as I get back I will be reserving a lens for my Corpus Christi shoot....

    Thanx Borrow lenses for the great customer service
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  • borrowlenses.comborrowlenses.com Major grins Posts: 441Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 5, 2010
    Thanks Art! Very kind of you to do this.
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  • Moogle PepperMoogle Pepper Big picture in the sky Posts: 2,947Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 6, 2010
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  • Moogle PepperMoogle Pepper Big picture in the sky Posts: 2,947Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 10, 2010
    I just got my rental. Phenomenal service by borrowlenses.com. My only qualm is that, I thought the packaging would be in a pelican case like how I am used to receiving my gear rentals. But came in safe and sound!
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  • borrowlenses.comborrowlenses.com Major grins Posts: 441Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 10, 2010
    I just got my rental. Phenomenal service by borrowlenses.com. My only qualm is that, I thought the packaging would be in a pelican case like how I am used to receiving my gear rentals. But came in safe and sound!

    Good to hear it. Regarding the pelican case, what type of gear are you referring to?
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  • Moogle PepperMoogle Pepper Big picture in the sky Posts: 2,947Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 10, 2010
    Lenses. :)
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