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Old 6th December 2012
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Revised e-group hire price list

Remarkably, it is three years since we started the Olympus camera lens and accesory hire service here on the e-group.

With the steady addition of new Micro Four Thirds lenses and camera bodies the old price list had become fragmented and confusing. Now everything is in one document:

E-group hire price list as of 1st December 2012

At the same time, although we have put this off as long as possible, we have increased our prices for the first time. We have tried to minimise the percentage rise for more valuable items and in recognition of the patronage our existing customers we have a special offer for them running until the end of January for new bookings placed for hires planned for any time in the future.

We still believe that Olympus hire through us is excellent value for money compared to commercial hire prices for other brands of camera gear in the UK. And we are pretty much unique in offering this service in the UK. Don't forget that we also hire out gear to clients abroad - contact us for details.

For the UK and Eire specifically, don't forget that you can reclaim the cost of the minimum 3-day hire if you buy the same item or items within one month of the hire - from a genuine Olympus UK-supplied dealer, so you can try before you buy.

There is also a new hire page on the site with basic information and advice - you can find it here:

Besides providing a service that hundreds of clients have found useful over the last three years, the revenue generated help us to continue running this site and keep it free of ads.

If you have never thought of hiring camera gear before - it can make a lot of sense. What about the top of the range Zuiko Digital 300mm f/2.8 super telephoto - 120 for 3 days, or an infra-red converted Pen E-PL1 for 39. Or maybe a Zuiko Digital 70-300mm f/4-5.6 for only 15 over three days. Fancy trying the m.Zuiko 45mm f/2.8 - that's only 17.45 for three days. These prices include VAT but not shipping.

We will soon have the new m.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8 available and we can already offer the new m.Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 macro. And of course we can supply camera bodies and accessories too - for example, hire a lens and get 20% off a camera body.

If you have any questions, just let us know. Advice on choosing the best lens for your needs is of course just part of the service!

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