On the 10th day of photo christmas my true love gave to meeeeeee…. A gift certificate to BorrowLenses.com!!!
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to use one of those massive telephoto lenses you see lining the fields at every sporting event you attend? Maybe you are headed on a two week vacation to Europe and want to try your skills at some architectural photography using a tilt and shift lens, or lets say you are working on a video project and want to get your hands on a steadicam that will help give you that super cool cinematic look and feel. Whatever it is, all of those things cost money… mulah, scrilla, cash, cheddar, paper, billz, benjamins (I tried to name as many words for money using only hip hop words because me and E-40 have been spending a little more time together, ha!)… and all these things cost a LOT of it. Were talking $6,000+ for that telephoto to buy it brand spankin’ new. Yikes!
Sound off the trumpets, Borrow Lenses is here to save the day! Actually it could save three days, or a week, or a month if you choose to rent the gear that long! Borrow Lenses is a company that lets you… well… borrow lenses! Go figure! Ahem… to be more correct, it allows you to “Rent lenses and any other type of camera gear via the mail” but I think that URL was taken. Anyways… Borrow Lenses lets you shop for camera gear via their website, and then rent it for three days, a week, a month, whatever, and have it either delivered to your door via Fed-Ex, UPS, or you can choose to save a few pennies and pick up your order if you live in the San Francisco, Bay Area.
Borrow Lenses offers a massive selection of professional gear from Canon, Nikon and Sony, as well as lighting equipment, video gear, accessories of all types, and one of my favorites, underwater housings. I mean, 99% of us have no reason to buy a $1000 underwater camera housing… but if you are headed to Belize, you might just think about renting one!
I’ve often gone to Borrow Lenses for rental gear. Whether it be a new super fast lens to try at a wedding, or just some backup gear, it has always been a positive experience. Someone is always available to pick up the phone and answer questions, and ordering is easy cheesy.
So, hit up their gift certificate page and dish out some rental goodness to your best photographer friend: http://www.borrowlenses.com/product/gift_certificate