Friday, December 5, 2008

We're now renting out some pretty nice equipment

You may have noticed that we're now offering equipment for rent. Renting is a great way to get access to equipment that's too expensive, uncommon, or strange to justify a full purchase. For example, everyone wants to play around with a fisheye lens, but not too many people are willing to pay the $500-$900 it takes to buy one. That's where renting comes in handy.

We're starting out mostly with a selection of lenses for Canon EOS and Nikon, the systems for which we've gotten the most requests.

Our Canon lenses include a 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens ($30 a day) and the 100-400mm f5.6 L ($35 a day)- plus the very unique 65mm f2.8 MP-E super-macro lens ($25 a day) that provides magnification starting at 1:1 life-size and extending all the way to 5:1. You have to see in action to really appreciate it.

Nikon lenses include the 80-200mm f2.8 AF-D ED ($25 a day) and the 300mm f4 AF ED ($20 a day)... mostly telephoto choices at the moment, but we're working on finding some good wide-angle lenses.

We've also got a single Minolta/Sony Alpha lens, but it's a nice one: a 16mm f2.8 fisheye lens. It's not an easy lens to find, and it can be yours for $30 a day.

If you need lighting for a shoot, we have available a two-strobe Multiblitz Compactlite outfit with umbrellas and stands. This is a great portable outfit for studio or location work, and it's renting for $40 a day.

And if you're interested in trying out a nice medium-format camera, you can take home a Hasselblad 500c/m for $40 a day- including two film backs and an 80mm f2.8 lens.

There's plenty more available, too. Visit our rentals page for a full list and a downloadable copy of our rental contract- and keep checking back, because we'll have more gear available soon.

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