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Questions about renting equipment such as camera bodies or lenses.

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How do I find cheap photo studio rentals in Vancouver?

In the Czech Republic I am used to being able to rent a small photo studio with a set of lights, a choice of backgrounds, some tripods, etc, for about 20EUR/hour. There were also cheaper offers if you ...
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Lens rental opportunities in the US

Okay, I am trying to edit this question. I am going to New York very soon. I have never been in the US, so I have no clue how lens rental work. There are many sites offering lenses for rental, some ...
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What do you look for when renting a photography studio (uk)

I am currently putting together a business plan for a large photography studio, and am trying to get my head around the dramatic variation in studio day rates in the UK. I have seen day rates from £...
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Are there photo equipment renting companies that I can lease my gear to?

I have been shooting with my T2i for quite some time, and have an assortment of lenses (nothing anywhere near the L's). I recently purchased a T3i bundle (includes the 18-55 IS II and 55-250 IS II), ...
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How about a Photography equipment Lending Business [closed]

Is photography equipment lending business seems to worth doing it?? If so what are the downsides in it? What are do's and dont's and the things to look out when starting a business like this? Will ...
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Equipment rental in Southwark, London, UK [closed]

What reputable stores around the area could rent me a high-end DSLR such as the Nikon D800 and a high quality telephoto lens such as the Nikkor 135/2.0. I will be heading there in a few weeks and do ...
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Do rented lenses usually come with cheap filters attached?

I got the Pentax smc DA★ 200mm f/2.8 ED (IF) SDM from an online camera gear rental company as part of the Photography Stack Exchange Lending Library experiment. (Thanks, Stack Exchange!) This is a ...
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Why are camera bodies relatively more expensive to rent than lenses?

Considering that the lenses often cost significantly more than the body, why does it cost more to rent a body than the lens? For instance, a local rental place in Toronto has the Nikon D7000 body for ...
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What insurance options are available for rental lenses?

I am thinking about renting a couple for expensive lenses ($900+) from Adorama. I'll be visiting NYC from Chicago. They state on their rental page. We do not provide Insurance. We strongly ...
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Where can I rent a camera and lens online within the US? [closed]

I'm considering buying a Canon 5D Mark II camera with Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM Lens. But before I buy, I would like to rent it to try it out. Where can I rent camera gear online, and have it ...
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What would be a good wide angle lens to rent for Nikon?

I have a Nikon D5000, and am looking to rent a wide angle lens for a day. Any suggestions as what should be a good lens to try out?
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Re-attach Canon Speedlite Wide Panel (diffuser)

I am renting a Canon Speedlite 580EX II. I had the pull-out Wide Panel (aka diffuser) out and, and when I went to push it back in I noticed that it was very, very loosely attached to its little black ...
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Reputable Rental Suppliers in the UK? [closed]

In just over a week's time, I'm headed to the northernmost part of Norway, inside the Arctic Circle. I'm hoping to see, and get some photographs of, the Aurora Borealis and to that end, I'd like to ...
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What are the pros and cons of renting equipment?

I have just started out and am learning so have limited kit at this time. I wondered if renting gear like additional lenses worked for anyone or is it always better to buy?
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Renting Gear for a Vacation

My extended family is taking a big trip around Christmas this year. It would be really nice to have some decent camera gear to be able to have some nice photography of this once-in-a-lifetime ...
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Is it problematic to mount a Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L lens on Rebel XSi (450D) body?

I have a Canon Rebel XSi (450D) and I'm going on a two week trip to Argentina and Patagonia where I want to try some wildlife photography. I have the kit 55-250 f/4.5-5.6 lens which I like, but I ...
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What is good equipment to buy/hire for a generalist photographer, new to event photography?

I'll soon be covering an event, and my existing lens set isn't necessarily ideal for low-light people photography. As with many events, this may be both indoors and outside, and runs throughout the ...
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