Anyone used http://www.lensesforhire.co.uk?

technoholic

Well-known Member
Im thinking of hiring a lens to try out, as I want to get a feel for the lens before I think about spending any money on it. Anyone used the above company and can provide some feedback?

Thanks
 

twist

Distinguished Member
Very well regarded company, big presence over at TP.

Contact there is StewartR, Ive PMd him your thread.
 

loz

Well-known Member
Yes. Another recommendation from me.
I don't live too far away and so collected in person. Very friendly guy.
 

technoholic

Well-known Member
Oh wow, ive just looked, are they in Maidenhead? If so, im only in High Wycombe, that would be great!
 

loz

Well-known Member
Oh wow, ive just looked, are they in Maidenhead? If so, im only in High Wycombe, that would be great!
When I did it, the guy met me in a local cafe with the lens I was are hiring. They don't like to give away the actual location of their premises.
Then you return the lens to their courier at the address above (who would normally be delivering/collecting them, if you weren't doing it in person).
All went very smoothly when I did that.
 

technoholic

Well-known Member
Great, thanks for your reply Stewart. The only question I have for the moment is if I wanted a Lens for this weekend, what sort of notice do I need to give if I want to collect from you? (provided you have it in stock of course)
 

StewartR

Novice Member
...if I wanted a Lens for this weekend, what sort of notice do I need to give if I want to collect from you? (provided you have it in stock of course)
Place the order online. Receive email confirmation. Come and collect. What's that? Half an hour including drive time from Wycombe to Maidenhead?
 

spyder viewer

Well-known Member
I'm not quite sure what AVForums stance is regarding "commercial" posts from non-advertisers,
All you need to know is in the rules.
 

StewartR

Novice Member
Great, thanks for your reply Stewart.
OK, this is a bit confusing now. I replied to @technoholic, but one of the moderators decided that I was sailing a bit close to the wind with regard to the forum's rules regarding commercial postings, so my reply was removed.

Anyway my understanding is that, as the owner of Lenses For Hire, I'm allowed to reply to specific questions that AVF members might ask - especially if I'm just providing information which is in the public domain and could therefore be provided by other AVF members -but I'm not allowed to promote the business. So let's try again.

Im thinking of hiring a lens to try out, as I want to get a feel for the lens before I think about spending any money on it. Anyone used the above company and can provide some feedback?
There are over 1500 customer reviews on TrustPilot, here. TrustPilot emphasise as part of their terms of business that "companies have to ask all their customers to leave reviews on Trustpilot" and that "no companies can delete or otherwise censor reviews". So it would seem to be reasonable to conclude that these reviews constitute a representative sample.

Oh wow, ive just looked, are they in Maidenhead? If so, im only in High Wycombe, that would be great!
The business is based in Maidenhead. We don't advertise our actual location, mainly for security but also because it's difficult to find and the parking is a nightmare. If customers want to collect or return items in person to save on postage, we meet them at the coffee shop on the corner of the road (Palmieri's) which is easy to find and park at, and does the best cappuccino in Maidenhead.
 

technoholic

Well-known Member
Hi Stewart, didnt realise the original post got removed, but I did see it before it was removed. Not sure where you stand with the rules but either way I got the info I needed, it just turned out that I decided to buy the lens I was going to hire instead (70-200 2.8) so didn't need the services unfortunately in the end. However its great you're only down the road and am sure I will be using you guys in the future
 

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