I hired a Nikon 80-400 and a 1.4x teleconverter. Happy with the ordering and payment processes.
The (courier) delivery and collection itself went very well, there were no problems with it, but the setup for the courier service was more time consuming than I'd have liked, since I'm not in the UK.
Even so, I'd have no hesitation in hiring again.
I've used Lenses For Hire three times this year and the whole process is very easy and efficient. Don't waste thousands on buying lenses you'll hardly use, get them from LFH instead! No connection, just a satisfied customer.
From the selection of my requirements on the website to the clear and concise communication at all stages of the rental, Lenses for Hire certainly know how to organise themselves and therefore give very good customer service.
Highly recommended and I wish more companies were like them!
Entire experience from selecting a lens to returning it went flawlessly. I have absolutely zero reservations about recommending this company and WILL be using them again. Now if only they rented lighting gear too...
I used Lenses for Hire for the first time with no glitches or hiccups. I will be using them again, as they seem like great value for money.
I had one of those last minute jobs which needed some specialist lenses. Lenses For Hire had what I needed, cheaper than anyone else and delivery was spot on.
Highly recommend this hire company and will be using them in the future.
Recently hired the new Canon EF 200-400mm f/4 L IS USM Extender 1.4x for a safari in Botswana.
The service from LFH was great from the first phone call to the pick up and return service, all went without a hitch.
The lens itself performed better than I could have hoped for in conjunction with my 5D Mk 3, helping me produce some of the best wildlife shots I've ever taken.
With a price tag to buy of £12k, using the LFH service was the very best way to utilise a fantastic piece of kit that I could in no way justify with an outright purchase.
I will definitely use their services again when planning future safari's.
Excellent site and clear instructions about lenses and availability. Courier can be booked both ways including insurance. Well packaged and manual included. Clear instructions about return. Everything taken care of and good communication. A real real joy.
Lenses for Hire were brilliant every step of the way- from customer service at the time of booking to delivering on time. My 12 day hire was incredibly reasonable and meant I was able to use lenses I otherwise wouldn't have been able to afford myself. Will recommend
Brilliant service.....top class equipment...very helpful and friendly staff...will certainly be using them again and would come highly recommended to anyone!
Great service, if your looking to try before you buy or need a special piece of kit for a one off occasion. I hired a top of the range lens for a wedding shoot costing me a tiny fraction of the price to buy the lens
Well let's get straight to the point:
website: very easy to use, very visual which us photographers like
Packaging: again easy to understand, secure
Customer service: very user-friendly, very personable
lens hired: a beauty (this time 24-70mm Canon MKII)
return: very clear instructions; can't go wrong
It's a total pleasure dealing with this company and I won't go anywhere else.
The company provides a model of efficiency and helpfulness, from the clear and easy to use website to the generous solution offered by phone to a delivery problem. Delivery arrangements were exemplary, providing tracking notification and returnable packaging.
A pleasure to do business with.
There are few companies who can't be faulted on their service/systems, but LFH are definitely one of those elite. Simple and clear from start to finish, the process of hiring a lens is a pleasure, and with their excellent communications and reliable deliveries, they can't be beaten IMO.
Top quality range, top quality service, top quality company!
After signing up for a course to photograph birds of prey, my initial problem was to be able to do the course justice. The ideal tool for the job was the Nikon 200-400 VRII zoom, and I found it at Lenses For Hire. This is the third time I have used them, and each time have been impressed with their service - if they cannot supply what you need because it is already in use, their knowledgeable staff call you with suggestions and discuss what else can fill the bill. I've never been let down by them, even at short notice! Hiring the equipment and returning it by courier is a one stop shop - they do most of the work to give me time to enjoy the photography without worrying about packaging, labelling and return arrangements. The equipment comes with copies of the manuals, but their guys are there at the end of the phone if you need any more help. I'll be back!
I've used lenses for hire several times now. Their deliveries are always on time and the day beforehand and hire periods are so flexible, that often you end up with the lens for an extra two or three days for free if you include the weekend. Their range is great and allows those with limited funds to try lenses which cost ALOT.
The website was easy to use, costs and delivery etc clearly explained and with a very friendly human touch - " if unsure, call us, we don't bite".
Very clear explanations about how and when the lenses would be delivered which gave me confidence in the whole exercise. Everything arrived as promised and in excellent condition. For the return, the email reminding me to book the courier was very welcome as I had just come back from an exciting trip and wasn't really thinking about it.
Friendly service with attention to detail gave me confidence that I was dealing with a professional firm who wouldn't let me down. Excellent!
The first lens rental company in the UK to take the lead in deposit-less lens hire, making rental an option for people like me that couldn't afford to rent otherwise.
The entire process is simple, the website system for ordering is solid and well implemented, and the whole process is as easy and painless as it should be - they can't be recommended highly enough.
My first order was a delight and I obtained imagery I couldn't have otherwise achieved, while at the same time giving me an opportunity to work with gear to inform a potential purchase decision. I will for sure be using them again, and won't be looking anywhere else for photo gear hire.
I recently hired a lens for the first time from Lenses for Hire. The whole procedure was very simple and the lens was delivered and collected right on time. No problem with the equipment; it was in great shape. I also had to arrange an extra day's rental which was done easily over the phone with no hassle whatsoever.
I'd recommend Lenses for Hire in a flash, always easy to use and prompt delivery. I'd love to be able to afford all the lovely Nikon glass but their service makes for a much more cost effective way of getting the results I want using the equipment I need.
Only thing i'd say could be improved is - if the lenses were delivered in hard cases. Then they would be perfect !
I am a serious amateur landscape photographer, reluctant to spend money on a wide angle lens without trying one first. I rented a Canon 10-22mm to use on a week-long photographic holiday. It was very easy to use the Lenses for Hire website and a quick call for further information was responded to quickly and efficiently. The arrangements for delivery of the lens were very good; the lens was well packed and in excellent condition. At £65 for the week, I consider the rent was cheap and a very worthwhile investment. I have no hesitation in recommending renting equipment through Lenses for Hire.
I hired a couple of decent lenses for a wedding I was shooting. I ordered them a couple of months in advance. The company sent the lenses out when they said they would, they arrived on time and were in great condition - like new.
When it came to return them, I had paid for the inclusive return by courier. I phoned the courier and the lenses were picked up within a couple of hours
I would definitely recommend and use them again.
A very efficient service they kept me in the loop at every stage, Website is easy to use delivery was on time and cost to hire the equipment was reasonable.
Cecil from Birmingham
My husband took me on safari for my 50th. Although we go every year, I wanted to up grade my lens but didn't want the outlay. Hiring the lens was the next best thing. It arrived on time, well packed, in perfect condition. Paper work was clear and the emails were clear and informative. Prepaid return with even a return bag took all the hassle out of returning it at the end.
I will definitely be doing this again, next year when I go. My pictures were perfect and very sharp and made the whole trip a better experience.
What can I say? Brilliant service, next day delivery, lens was in perfect condition. I'm sure that i will use Lenses For Hire again. My feedback is 10/10. Well done!
Lens came on time. It was a dream. So great to be able to try out a lens to see if you like it before laying out a fortune on a new one. Can't recommend this company highly enough, they offer a professional service at a very reasonable price.
I wanted to try a big lens with view to possible purchases in the future. I hired the Sigma 300 to 800 mm lens Canon fit and got some good results. Renting for the weekend let me realise it is a lens I would hire rather purchase. Lensforhire gave me the opportunity to make an objective assesment. I found the service very good.
They have a great range of equipment, the website is easy to use, with plenty of choices for delivery. Prices are entirely reasonably for the high-spec kit. I've hired big lenses for 2 wildlife trips, couldn't ask for better service.
I needed a lens for a particular job and Lenses for Hire offered the best service at the best price. I couldn't have been happier with them. The lens arrived in good time, well packaged and more importantly with return packaging so sending it back couldn't have been easier.
Initially I had problems negotiating the log-in process on their website, however a phone call to someone who answered the phone (a rarity these days) solved any problems (they were all mine and my computer illiteracy).
I will use them again and again and will recommend them to anyone.
This was my second experience with LFH and this one confirmed all the good impressions from the first. I hired the Canon 100-400 L and the most impressive thing was the one hour delivery window on the day before our African trip which meant we could plan all those other last minute things around it. Bang on time, in a hard case with full instructions for the return. Shame the same thing can't be provided for the pick up, but we were in all day anyway the day after we got back. Needless to say the lens was first rate and any faults were down the one behind it. I have no hesitation in recommending LFH to anyone needing to hire a lens for those special occasions. The only thing is if you're not familiar with the lens, hire it a couple of days ahead and practice. I did this the first time and I'm really glad I did.
Congratulations to LFH and thanks JOC
The customer service from LensesForHire was incredible. I ordered the item, received it within two days of ordering with no hassle and all the necessary documents to send it back when finished. The lens itself was great to work with. It was my first time using a wide angle lens of this nature and i got some great landscape shots with it. I will surey be hiring with the company again.
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