Very cool! Thanks Andy, and welcome to our newest Vendor
Let me introduce you to some new friends of ours borrowlenses.com
Want to try before you buy? Need a special lens for a trip, or special shoot? Check 'em out and "stay tuned."
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.
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.
This is probably a dumb question, but any plans for Olympus lenses? No? Okay, I'll crawl back in my hole.
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.
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 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!
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
Both of those are in the $$$$ category
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
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.
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..
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.
Give me a PM when you get one or email me, joel[at]pnoise.com. I really appreciate it.
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.
I have your order right here. We'll see you on Thursday.