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Old 04-03-2009, 19:28   #1 (permalink)
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Lens Hire Help

Hi Guys!

I'm having a bit of a problem at the moment with lens hire.

I've got an equestrian event on friday morning and was wanting to hire a nikon 70-200 AF-S f2.8 because some of the event is in a particularly dark indoor arena - I would buy one but finances tight at the moment and as my normal lenses usually suffice, I can't really justify it.

I had contacted one company (hireacamera.com) and although they had the lens available and were initially quite helpful, I was told I couldn't hire the lens because I don't have a credit card. The deposit could not be secured against my debit card and to use anyone elses they would require 2 forms of ID from the person the card was registered too. I can understand the security reasons around this but its is a little annoying!!

After that rant, the question I have really is, has anyone dealt with any hire companies that they could recommend? I realise it is quite late notice but any help would be appreciated!!

Thanks!!
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Old 04-03-2009, 19:59   #2 (permalink)
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I have no experience of using them, but have seen these about. Lenses For Hire Ltd.
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Yup, another vote for Lenses for Hire - we've used them a couple of times and found them excellent. Whether they can help with your problem of not having a CC, I can't tell - it's a shame you've not been on here longer as I know they do react well to supportive info. Certainly worth a try.
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Fantastic guys - they have pretty much bent over backwards to help and I'm getting the lens by 9 in the morning! Thanks SOOO much!!!
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Most places need a credit card or a debit card for back up if you hire anything, sometimes if you have neither the company may wonder why, you will be refused and unless you can cover the full amount of the lens or whatever you want to hire I am afraid the answer most likely will be no.
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I have a debit card and enough money for the deposit but for some reason it had to be a credit card - I have never had the need for one so have never had one. It just seemed strange to me as I know I'm not the only person not to have one.

Thanks for all your help!
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