Sunday, August 23, 2009

Look Into My Lens

Mommytographers (and Daddy's too!), I have some wonderful news to share with you, especially if you are a photography fanatic like myself.

Allow me to introduce you to BorrowLenses.com.

A few months back I decided that if I was going to take this photography business seriously, I was going to have to upgrade my arsenal of lenses. For a novice like myself, browsing lenses and trying to determine what I needed was overwhelming to say the least.

Add to that the price of the lens.

What if I decided on a lens, bought it and then realized it wasn't what I wanted. Maybe it didn't even work with my camera body like I needed it to.

There are so many factors when choosing a lens.

Fear not Mommytographers (and Daddy's), BorrowLenses.com is here for us.


I found BorrowLenses.com through a friend and immediately went to check out their website. It's packed with goodies; more than just lenses. They also rent a huge variety of other photography needs, such as: Lighting, Flashes, Tripods, Filters and the actual Camera Body.

Fabulous Right?! To top it all off, the pricing is very affordable! You can rent most of the equipment anywhere from 3 days to 4 weeks and each item is listed with the cost per time slot. The whole ordering process is simple and user friendly, allowing for a clean cut transaction.

I had the opportunity to rent the Nikon 35mm f/2D AF. I was unsure what type of lens I wanted to rent at first. They were all so appealing, however, my primary focus was to rent a lens that would do what I needed it to and be within my price range should I decide to purchase the lens in the future. After narrowing the list down, I contacted the company and asked for their advice.
I was so happy with the lens BorrowLenses.com suggested for me that I will be purchasing it soon. The people at this company were more than helpful during the entire ordering process. From start to finish, I was comfortable. And when I say start to finish, I have to emphasize that the process took me all of 5 minutes after I figured out what product I wanted to rent.

Alisha | Portrait 4
(This phot0 of myself was captured using the above mentioned rental lens.)

So here's how it works. Go to http://www.borrowlenses.com, browse through their extensive inventory (more is always being added), choose your item, choose your rental period (3 days to 4 weeks), choose to insure the piece of equipment, add to cart, and then check out!

I received my lens in a couple of days. It was packaged safely and the lens was in perfect shape. All packages are shipped and returned via FedEx. Returning the lens was really easy too. Why? BorrowLenses.com packages your rented equipment very carefully to ensure safe travels. They also leave simple yet descriptive instructions with your equipment. When you are to return the equipment, you use the same box and the prepaid return shipping label is in the box and ready to go.

Bottom Line, I was more than pleased with this company, their customer service and their products. I had a fabulous transaction with them and can not wait to use them in the future. I strongly encourage you to hop over and check them out. The possibility of fabulous fun with a new lens awaits you. You can learn more about this company and their policy's by visiting their FAQ page.

Who wouldn't love to try out this baby? The Fisheye is on my list. This would be a great lens to play around with.


And this beauty is on my wish list too. I need an external flash, but I want to try this one out to help determine if it's the right choice for me.

So Ladies (and Gents), let the fun begin! Be sure to tell them Alisha sent you from Izzy 'N Emmy and then share your fun with me. I'd love to see what kind of fantastic photos you can capture using a rented lens you might not have considered before.

9 comments:

Alicia W. said...

YAY! I have been waiting on you to write a post about the borrowed lenses. What a fantastic idea and I'm really looking forward to trying this out. Your pictures are amazing!

Yelena R. said...

What a great idea! When I decide that it's time for me to expand, I will definitely try this service :)

4 Lettre Words said...

First, you are soooo beautiful! Love that capture.

Second, how cool is this? I'm gonna click over now. Thank you!!

Cheffie-Mom said...

Very cool and what a beautiful photo of you!

way outnumbered said...

Borrowlenses is the most fabulous idea!! Thank you for reviewing it, before I even read your post I was gonna check out their site. I'm dying to try the 50mm 1.4...if I do I'll be sure to send pics! Why didn't I think of this????

Tiaras said...

Oh my heck - thank you so much for posting this! What great info!!!!!!!!

WackyMummy said...

Great idea--awesome to check out lenses before committing to a purchase.

Love the pic of you... love the photos of your girls too. =)

lisaschaos said...

I love borrowlenses - they are fantastic to work with!

Honey Mommy said...

That's a great idea. I will have to look into it.