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CBPhoto May 4, 2010 3:51 PM

Lens Rental
Has anyone used I am thinking about renting a lens or two to test them out before I purchase them. Can you tell me your experiences? Do they require a full deposit? I read the FAQ and I couldn't find any information on this. It just said they have to verify that you are a legit person.

[EDIT] I read the very bottom of the FAQ. They stated their stance on deposits.

pbjunkiee May 6, 2010 2:29 PM

What lenses are you thinking about renting?

Because once you have them , you will want to buy them no doubt :P

3puttpar May 15, 2010 4:05 PM

I've never personally used, but a friend of mine has and had no complaints. I'd be surprised if they didn't take a deposit that approaches the value of the lens.

You didn't mention what kind of camera you're using, but I have an a200 and rented recently from They deal only in equipment for Minolta and Sony AF products. For the deposit, they authorized a charge that was close to the lens replacement value but didn't actually make the charge. I think his FAQ describes the process. I was very happy with the experience and will absolutely use him again.

Not exactly what you were looking for, but like I said, my friend's experience with the outfit you mentioned was satisfactory as well.

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