LensRentals Announces New Lenscap and Lenscap+ Protection Plans for Rented Gear


Looking to improve their service and entice more people to rent instead of buy, LensRentals has released a new damage waiver program to help take liability off of you, the customer, in the event your rented gear gets damaged.

Cleverly called Lenscap and Lenscap+, these two optional add-ons are protection plans that limit “your liability to the lesser of the cost to repair the equipment or 10% of the replacement cost,” as stated in the LensRental announcement post.

As you can see from the handy infographic below, the standard Lenscap plan protects you from the most standard of accidents, such as drops and spills, while the Lenscap+ plan protects you against a great deal more. It is most definitely worth noting though that both plans cover you in the case a bear gets a hold of your rented gear… something I know we all constantly worry about.


In essence, the standard Lenscap plan protects you in the event that something happens where you are able to return the gear, albeit damaged. The Lenscap+ plan includes everything the standard plan does, but also protects you in the event that something happens where you can no longer return the gear. In regards to the Lenscap+ plan, here’s a few scenarios LensRentals laid out for you:

Was the equipment stolen? You’re covered. Is it at the bottom of the ocean after it fell overboard? You’re covered. Did it get sucked up in a tornado? You’re covered. Did it fall off an aircraft (seriously)? You’re covered.

From looking around at multiple resources, I’m yet to find any definitive pricing, but by adding things to my cart and playing around with various setups I was able to deduce that plans average approximately 15% and 25% of the rental cost per piece of gear for the Lenscap and Lenscap+ plans, respectively.

This is good news all around for those renting gear, as it eliminates much of the worry that comes along with using gear that isn’t yours. It’ll be interesting to see if other rental sites follow suit.

(via LensRentals)

  • troglodyte

    I presume you meant to say “rent instead of buy” in the first line?

  • jrconner

    I’d like to see it cover damage or loss incurred during incidents of civil unrest, riots and insurrections for example,

  • Will

    I just rented from them yesterday and seen the plans were added. I’m glad that they are trying something different.

  • p.rock

    What’s funny is that the sentence still make sense even with the typo.

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  • 写真家

    “Looking to improve their service and entice more people to rend instead of buy”

    I was wondering if “rend” is like new cross between rent and lend.

  • Stephen

    I can’t say LensRentals is *better* than any other rental firm, because I’ve never used any other firm. But I’ve had great experiences with LensRentals.

  • Andri Kurniawan

    Suppose I decided to keep the lens, and lie saying the bear ate my lens?

  • DLCade

    We did indeed, thanks for catching that :) It’s been fixed.

  • Eric Linneman

    I’ve rented from Pro Photo Rental in Boulder, CO and they offer a similar plan. Give me some relief renting a lens that I wish I could afford.

  • Oj0

    Amounts in ACCESS of $100,000 are 100% liable?