I was telling some of my students about this today…  Good lenses cost $$$, but you can rent a lens for a lot less if you have a big shoot or want to test drive one before you drop the cash for it.


It’s great – you order the lens, they ship it to you, you use it, then ship it back in their prepaid addressed box.  If you’re in California, they have a LOT of places you can go and pick it up instead.  Also, pick up is available in Las Vegas, Portland and Seattle.

But wait – there’s more!

They also rent cameras, video cameras, lighting equipment, audio gear… you name it.  They also have a small selection of used gear for sale.

The prices seem reasonable.  For example, a Nikon 50mm f/1.4D AF lens rents for $18 for 3 days, $27 for a week up to $71 for 4 weeks.  You can reserve them in advance and the selection is pretty awesome.  Besides Nikon gear, they have Canon, Sony, Olympus, Pentax and Leica.  They also have Sony, RED, Canon, Panasonic and GoPro video cameras.