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07-22-2021, 12:06 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Renting Lens from Online question

I've read, online, that some people rent lens. Unfortunately, I live in a rural area where even the nearest camera store is 2 hours away....


I would love to rent lens to try them out. My question is, are there any online places to rent Pentax lens (that members here have tried/trust) - ?

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many member have reported renting from LensRentals with great results:

Lensrentals.com - Rent Photo > Pentax
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QuoteOriginally posted by pepperberry farm Quote
many member have reported renting from LensRentals with great results:

Lensrentals.com - Rent Photo > Pentax
As said above.

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Yes, lensrentals is a good biz. I've always had good experiences with them. I will say that if you do rent, read the terms of the rental, particularly about returning the rented.

I haven't looked at them lately but I have also rented a lens from them and then bought that lens from them for a somewhat better price than getting a brand new one.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Michael Piziak Quote
I've read, online, that some people rent lens. Unfortunately, I live in a rural area where even the nearest camera store is 2 hours away....


I would love to rent lens to try them out. My question is, are there any online places to rent Pentax lens (that members here have tried/trust) - ?
yes,

contact lensrental.com

Lensrentals.com - Rent Lenses and Cameras from Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Sony, Leica, and more

they are in Tennessee
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Contact Info
Our office is Open

The office and phones are staffed Monday through Friday, 9:15-5:00 CDT. Email and IM are available after-hours and on weekends.

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(901) 754-9100

Email
The best way to reach us, especially after hours.

support@lensrentals.com
I believe they use Fed EX so if Fed Ex delivers to you, you can get it at your door

and if Fed Ex picks up at your house, that is how you return it.

I recommend you get their best " protection plan "


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based on my personal interactions with them they are " good folks "
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I recommend renting high priced gear when possible. I had rented from Borrow Lenses but they no longer rent Pentax gear.

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QuoteOriginally posted by robgski Quote
I recommend renting high priced gear when possible. I had rented from horribleness, but they no longer rent Pentax gear.
from whom?

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QuoteOriginally posted by pepperberry farm Quote
many member have reported renting from LensRentals with great results:

Lensrentals.com - Rent Photo > Pentax
ok, so does one go through a credit check or something to be trusted to rent high priced gear from them - just curious....

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QuoteOriginally posted by robgski Quote
I recommend renting high priced gear when possible. I had rented from horribleness, but they no longer rent Pentax gear.
Horribleness? Is this name universally known to imply or point the finger at a well known business that isn't a good rental business ??
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QuoteOriginally posted by Michael Piziak Quote
ok, so does one go through a credit check or something to be trusted to rent high priced gear from them - just curious....
They take my credit card

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QuoteOriginally posted by pepperberry farm Quote
from whom?
QuoteOriginally posted by Michael Piziak Quote
Horribleness? Is this name universally known to imply or point the finger at a well known business that isn't a good rental business ??
Neither, it's my phone's semi-literate auto correct function demonstrating why I seldom post from my phone
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Neither, it's my phone's semi-literate auto correct function demonstrating why I seldom post from my phone
Was it borrowlenses?
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it would appear from this member's hard work:

QuoteOriginally posted by UncleVanya Quote
A few updates and clarifications:

Lens pro to go: appears to carry a 645z and a few lenses. Rent Cameras, Lenses, and Video Gear ? LensProToGo

Camera lens rentals has changed their website. They also do not offer any camera/lens gear except for Nikon, Canon, and Sony. New site is: Rent Lenses, Cameras, and Drones ? Camera Lens Rentals

Borrow lenses has no Pentax gear as far as I can tell. They list a DFA 70-200 but itís not available with no future availability that I can see. No used gear for Pentax in my search came up either.

Lens giant: no Pentax gear. LensGiant - Nikon and Canon dSLR Camera and Lens Rentals Sony, Nikon, Canon only.

Samyís, Adorama, and others all appear to only rent locally. These two rent primarily to professionals and Adorama requires proof of insurance specific to the job/rental.



In Bozeman MT and Jackson WY you can pickup gear from local shops but none appear to carry Pentax gear at all.

Essentially it appears lensrentals is Nearly the only game in town for renting Pentax gear by Mail. They carry 51 items, including batteries and an AC adapter, 13 items are 645z related (body and 12 lenses) they carry the k1 mk II and the 645z and the K3iii. . . .
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LensRental is the only option to rent Pentax gear nationwide
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Was it borrowlenses?
Yessir! The service and selection was great back in the day, but all good things must end. I will try Lens Rentals soon. I want to do it when I'll have a chance to make the best use of the gear.
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I rented a Pentax DFA 15-30 from lensrentals.com about a year ago and had no problems. I think they do require someone to sign for delivery. The lens was in good condition and packaged well for delivery. They have periodic deals during the year like 10% off.
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I rented a Pentax DFA 15-30 from lensrentals.com about a year ago and had no problems. I think they do require someone to sign for delivery. The lens was in good condition and packaged well for delivery. They have periodic deals during the year like 10% off.
yes, you do sign upon delivery

last time I went to Yellowstone,

I had LensRental deliver to a Fed EX store out west and had the item held for me to pick up

that way I didn't have to worry about how to travel with the lens and tripod between Topeka and Yellowstone

I dropped the item off at the same spot for return to LensRental

no problems at all

they will work with you
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