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Best Buy to Let You Rent Camera Gear Before You Buy It

Best Buy already does price matching with Amazon, but it'll soon be launching another weapon in its fight against the giant online retailer: a try-before-you-buy program for electronics. For photographers, this will mean you'll have the opportunity to rent camera equipment before you buy it.

How Renting Lenses Has Improved My Photography

Pretty much any photographer will be familiar with GAS: gear acquisition syndrome. As much as I hate to admit it, when I’m holding a new lens or camera body I can’t help but feel an exciting feeling.

CameraLends Launches iPhone App for Mobile Peer-to-Peer Gear Lending

After launching its peer-to-peer camera gear rental network back in 2013, CameraLends is now pushing into new territory: mobile.

The startup just launched an iPhone app that allows photographers to lend and borrow gear to/from other photographers. It's "the first ever mobile app for renting," says CameraLends.

Fujifilm Launches Its Own Camera Lens Rental Service in Japan

Camera equipment rentals is becoming big business. LensRentals proves it: the 7-year-old company was reportedly on track to take in revenues of $13 million last year.

Now it looks like camera makers may want a piece of the pie as well: Fujifilm has announced that it's launching its own lens rental service in Japan.

Gofor Envisions a World Where Drones are an On-Demand Service

It's only an idea, a thought experiment that is equal parts cool and terrifying from a privacy perspective, but the Gofor concept is definitely turning heads. Right now, getting into drone photography is pretty pricey, but Gofor imagines a world where you could rent one right from your smartphone.

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.