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Your Camera Lens Rental Questions Answered!


Do you have questions about camera lens rental? I answer the how the why and the where on camera lens rental.












**Thank You to for sponsoring this post. They lent me the Canon 24-105 f/4 L Lens in exchange for sharing my thoughts with you on my experience. As always, all thought and opinions are my own. *

It’s no secret that I love to rent a lens when I go on vacation. There are some lenses out there that I don’t necessarily don’t want to buy, but I want to try out. OR as in the case of the Canon 24-105 f/4 L lens: I want to buy it but I had to try it out one more time when I recently took our trip to Jamaica.


Shot with Canon 24-105 f/4 lens

The lens is on my Christmas list…officially.

Every time I rent a lens, I get a lot of questions about the camera lens rental process, so I decided to take the time to answer a few questions for you


Why Should I Rent a Lens?

If you are thinking about buying a lens, but you are not sure if you will like it. Rent.  The Canon 24-105 f/4 L lens is retailing for $999 right now.  I don’t know about you, but I really don’t want to make a thousand dollar mistake. Renting a lens lets you take a lens for a test drive so you can be SURE that it’s something that you will like.

Vacations are also the perfect time to rent a lens.  I rented the Canon 24mm f/1.4 L lens for my Disney Vacation last year because that lens is just not practical for me day to day. But it was perfect for vacation.


How Long Can I rent a Lens For?

Typically, you can rent a lens anywhere from 3-14 days. Depending on the rental company, you may also be able to make a custom rental period.


How Much Does it Cost?

That depends on the lens. The Canon 24-105 f.4 L lens rented for $24 plus s&h for 3 days and $100.03  plus s&h for 30 days. The lens retails for $999. But the Canon 24 f/1.4 L, which retails for $1549,  was $52 plus s&h  for 3 days and the $218.30 plus s&h for 30 days.

The longer the rental, the more you will pay.  It becomes a question of is it worth it to just go ahead and buy it if you rent the lens for longer periods of time.


What Should I Rent?

Anything you want. You can rent cameras, lenses, filters, lighting equipment. Basically anything that has to do with a camera.  But I always suggest either renting items that are simply not in the budget, but needed for a specific shoot or for a trying before you buy type experience.


Where Do I rent a lens from?

My favorite place to rent a lens is  It’s comprehensive, they usually have everything you need.  I love  because I can order and it comes right to my door. ON TIME.  AND, the lens comes to you already in the box that you need to send it back in, along with the pre-paid label. It’s so convenient!  The lenses are always in great condition, tack sharp and ready for you to start shooting! The Canon 24-105 f/4 L lens that I rented was PERFECT for this vacation!

Your camera lens rental questions answered!


your camera lens rental questions answered

camera lens rental questions answered

camera lens rental questions answered.



Hopefully I have answered all of your camera lens rental questions!  The holidays, by the way, are the perfect time to rent a lens to capture all of that holiday magic and family that you don’t get to see that often.  Right now, Borrow Lenses is having a Super Early Black Friday Sale where you can get 20% off of all rentals AND get two days free!!

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Do you have any questions that I didn’t answer? Sound off in the comments!

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Tuesday 22nd of November 2016

What a smart idea to rent your camera equipment before you buy it. It sucks to buy an expensive piece of equipment only to find out it is not for you.

Jessica Scull

Monday 21st of November 2016

This is such a great idea! There are so many lenses I am dying to play around with

Rebecca Swenor

Monday 21st of November 2016

Renting a camera lens is something I never thought of before . My son loves taking photos so I will have to share the information with him for sure. It would be an awesome way to find out if you want to buy one or not. Thanks for sharing the idea.


Sunday 20th of November 2016

Omg I never thought about renting a lense!!!!! I will have to keep This in mind for my canon next vacation!

Iiona V

Sunday 20th of November 2016

I rented a lens for our Disney vacation back in January. Best decision ever, and I plan on renting one again over Thanksgiving. This time it's me trying out a lens I really want to buy but haven't decided between it and another lens...