LensRentals Launches LensAuthority as a Used Gear Outlet


LensRentals is at the height of its popularity and still growing. About a week ago, we shared some stats that more than proved this, showing how a company started by one man and $5,500 dollars in 2006 is now a 42 person operation on track to bring in $13 million this year.

But if you think that LensRentals has reached a point where it is content to rest on its laurels, you would be wrong. The company has just launched a brand new site, LensAuthority, where it will sell off the used gear it is constantly turning over through the main website.

The focus with LensAuthority, as with LensRentals, will be a “laser focus on customer service.” As the exclusive seller of all things LensRentals, LensAuthority will provide photographers with a place to purchase high-quality used gear at “the same reasonable pricing” they’ve come to expect from the parent company.


“At, we strive to always have the newest and highest quality inventory in the business,” explains the company. “That means we constantly have awesome gear that we need to circulate out of our stock and sell.” It makes sense, then, to set up a website where the loyal LensRentals clientele can get the same quality experience when purchasing as they do when renting.

To find out more and check out the items LensAuthority already has in stock, you can head over to the new website by clicking here. And if you’d like to keep abreast of the newest used gear added to the LensAuthority inventory, feel free to follow @lensauthority on Twitter, Instagram or both.

(via Canon Rumors)

  • Christian DeBaun

    Hmmm.. this could be good, because I’d be worried about the wear and tear. Here’s the warranty info (from their website):
    This item comes with a non-transferrable 90-day limited warranty, covering any damage arising from normal use of the item. Additionally, we offer a 3-day inspection period on all sales, during which time you may return the item for a refund of the purchase price, not including shipping.

    So basically, you’ve got 72 hours to make sure the lens is in good shape.

    I might bite.

  • Trythe1

    Very cool, I like the pictures and descriptions included with each lens. I’m so tired of ebay and the sketchy sellers

  • TSY87

    I agree.. this seems like a safe way to buy used gear. though ive had decent luck with FM, this saves the headache from doing research on the seller etc..