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Any experiences with Sydney Lens Rental?

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Any experiences with Sydney Lens Rental?

Has anyone had any experiences renting lenses from Sydney Lens Rental (http://www.sydneylensrental.com)?

I like the idea that they do delivery since most of the other lens rental are not located within the Sydney CBD itself but I just would like to know if they are reputable. Thanks guys.

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1. Re: Any experiences with Sydney Lens Rental?

Never heard of them ... but looking at your Avatar I can't help but wonder if you are advertising this service ...

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2. Re: Any experiences with Sydney Lens Rental?

I wouldn't assume that Darran L is advertising this service - he has asked some other questions about Sydney, and seems to be a genuine traveller and regular Tripadvisor user.

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3. Re: Any experiences with Sydney Lens Rental?

I don't know of them and their range is quite limited - I reckon it might just be 1 person who owns a bunch of gear. I can personally recommend Sun Studios:

http://www.sunstudiosaustralia.com/

and The Front:

https://www.thefront.com.au

Both can deliver.

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4. Re: Any experiences with Sydney Lens Rental?

@DougoOz: @Selsy is right, I am not advertising their services in case you are mistaken. Just wanted to get some feedback on them as I am visiting Sydney sometime next month.

@SpencerBenjamin: Thanks for the recommendations. Unfortunately, Sun Studios and The Front do not have the lens I am looking for - the Nikon 80-400mm.

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5. Re: Any experiences with Sydney Lens Rental?

Darran

I was merely wondering ... read my post again ... there was no accusation made.

Why don't you simply buy the lens ? I know they aren't cheap but at least it would be yours.

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6. Re: Any experiences with Sydney Lens Rental?

$1400 on EBay ain't cheap.

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7. Re: Any experiences with Sydney Lens Rental?

I'd buy it if it was what I wanted and was going to last for years.

IMO, if you have a good camera and have spent $$ on it, then get the lens that you need to shoot the photos you want.

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8. Re: Any experiences with Sydney Lens Rental?

Hiring lenses is quite a common practice. Most photographers do buy several lenses to cover subjects they commonly shoot, but may hire lenses to cover the less usual occasions, particularly where the lens happens to be a really expensive one. Ted's price for that lens is just on $2000, a lot to pay if it's not one a photographer would regularly use.

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9. Re: Any experiences with Sydney Lens Rental?

I'm aware of the cost of lens and the price of a "good" camera, and I also know that there is a good second hand market from reputable stores too.

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10. Re: Any experiences with Sydney Lens Rental?

You did wonder why Darran didn't simply didn't buy the lens, and I've attempted to provide an answer above as to why Darran, me, and other photographers occasionally hire lenses. Obviously everybody's financial choices and circumstances are different.