All round fab - could not justify buying the lens which I hired for the week - arrived on time - well packaged and easy to send back as well. Very reasonable on prices - have already re-booked for the next trip - well worth a go
I hired a 14-24mm for commercial use. The lens was delivered in good time, well packaged and in excellent condition. I photographed 29 bedrooms and 29 bathrooms in one day with it so it has proved itself and it's value! I had to change the return option from the courier service to the postal service which saved me money and meant I could take a booking on the day the lens was supposed to be picked up by the courier. Many thanks to Beccy for all your help!
I can't speak about courier hire as I always collect/return equipment in person but that experience has been very good so far. I have used Lenses For Hire four times now with no problems at all. The lenses have always been in excellent condition and collection/return very smooth and quick taking at most, 5 minutes. I have used two other companies and spent ages waiting around. Once they got to know me I didn't even need to get out of my car as one of the staff came out to me. Excellent service.
I live just 15 minutes away from Lenses for Hire, so I always collect and return my lenses in person. Their staff are polite and friendly, the lenses are very well packed when handed over to you and the process is incredibly simple.
I've Lenses for hire several times before, and no doubt I will use them several times more in the future.
I wanted to hire a couple of lenses in order to make a decision about which one to buy. I hired on-line having found LFH through a google search, and I hired the lenses I needed - the prices were discounted on a special offer and I think very reasonable prices too - I might have thought about it a little more if the price was a at full list. I received confirmation the following day and the lenses arrived the day before I needed them, they were well packaged and had a great re-packaging kit and instructions on how to return them after hire. LFH offer a service that could be so complicated but they have made it a simple and pleasurable experience - excellent is the only word I could use. I would recommend and I would use the service again. Thank you LFH
Lenses for hire are a fantastic company, which i highly recommend. The service was painless and i loved the fact they worked around the client, rather than the other way around. The ordering process for the chosen lens was very easy, nice simple to use website, with all the instructions written nice and big and clear, so i knew 100% what i was ordering. It was delivered to my doorstep at a time that suited me, and came packaged perfectly with simple instructions to return.
I'd say the best thing about Lenses for hire, is that the insurance is included in the price of the lens, which is seriously a niche in the market. Many rental places make you seek out your own insurance, but Lenses for hire took away that hassle and i didn't have to wait around for quotes etc from separate companies, which made the transaction far faster. I wish more rental houses would provide there own insurance in with the cost.
Hands down the best service, i shall defiantly be using them again.
Definitely will recommend this website to people! Really good service and reliable. Helps you try different lens that you wouldn't be able to test out unless buying it. Have already booked a lens to try out again :)
It was so easy to book the required lens. Go on line and at the click of a button it is all but done. I required a lens for safari and they had just the perfect lens. The cost of hiring the lens included courier delivery, lens, courier pick up and insurance all for only £141, the best money I ever spent. It bought me days of happiness and incredible pictures to look back on. The deliver of the lens arrived within minutes of their stated time and it was the same with the pick up. 10/10 for service, delivery, quality and timings. I would highly recommend Lens for Hire and will most certainly be using them in the future.
From start to finish the hire process from Lenses for Hire is well run and 'does what it say on the tin'. I needed a 500mm lens for a long weekend trip but as they cost £5800 buying one was not an option - I hired the lens from Lenses for Hire at reasonable cost and wouldn't hesitate to do the same again.
Lenses for Hire have been great for me. As a semi-pro event photographer, it's seriously expensive to get a hold of a 'full set' of lenses, when the pretty much industry standard tele-zoom (70-200 f/2.8) is £1600. to buy. I shoot a handful of events each year where I need that range, and so it's more economic to take a 3 or 4 day hire. LfH's website is easy to navigate, easy to make a selection and easy to put an order in. They've got a massive range of lenses to choose from, whatever purpose you're hiring for. The couple of times I've had to have anything more than the bog-standard automated conversation, their staff have been polite, courteous and helpful. I can't compare on value as I've never hired from anywhere else, but their service and selection mean I probably won't ever need to.
Lenses For Hire provide very cost effective access to all those expensive lenses that you would never buy yourself because they cost a fortune and you might only use them occasionally. In my case that lens was a 24mm tilt/shift. I believe the cost if hiring was very reasonable. In addition the equipment was in immaculate condition, so no question of having to use damaged or battered kit. Also, you do get to use the lens for the full time you have paid for. The lens is delivered the day before your hire period and you return it the day after the period ends. Friendly helpful service on the phone too. Highly recommended.
This is my first time using this company, I gave them a call to find out how I go about hiring the lens and how they get it to me. As I am up in Scotland and they are based in London and I was travelling to London they gave me the option of picking it up form store. As this was the first time using this company, I was worried about the condition if they where reliable.
They Kept to there word and delivered it on time and they lens was in good working order and in great price 3 day hire. As most places do one day hire.
Pleased with the responsiveness of the company as well as the service received - found it an invaluable way to test what could have been a rather expensive purchase! I will be using LfH again and can recommend them
I rented a Sigma 50mm f/1.4 & Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 for my Nikon D3200 to take on holiday to Iceland with. Both the lenses were in perfect condition with all accessories and the box contained clear instructions in how to ship back to them. I could not be any happier with the service, and the value was brilliant during the month of February where they were offering 50% off all lens hire! I hope they repeat this deal in the future!
I hired a Canon 24-70 F/2.8 ii, and it was delivered as stated. It came with a parcel bag to return it and instructions on how to use it. I used the lens for a shoot and it worked perfectly. I decided to post the lens back myself. All in all, I will be using this company again to hire equipment.