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Wide angle Lenses with focal lengths shorter than 14mm.

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Old 30th November 2007
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Lens rental

Anybody know anywhere that rents Oly lenses out, pref in East Midlands? I want to have a go with the 8mm fisheye but can't afford it atm and even if I could I'd want to have a play to see if I could justify the expense of what is a somewhat specialist lens. Cheers.
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Re: Lens rental

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Anybody know anywhere that rents Oly lenses out, pref in East Midlands? I want to have a go with the 8mm fisheye but can't afford it atm and even if I could I'd want to have a play to see if I could justify the expense of what is a somewhat specialist lens. Cheers.
I'm not sure if this is of some help.

http://www.3rdeyecamerahire.co.uk/index.htm

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I'm not sure if this is of some help.

http://www.3rdeyecamerahire.co.uk/index.htm

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Looks like a video camera hire outfit rather than stills.

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Re: Lens rental

I was just typing the same thing Thanks anyway Barrie.
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Old 30th November 2007
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Re: Lens rental

Don't know if Calumet do any Olympus gear:

http://www.calumetphoto.co.uk/ctl?ac...eLoc&type=MENU
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I shall have a gander, thanks.
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I was just typing the same thing Thanks anyway Barrie.
I noted this on the site and thought if the camera was not being rented they might let you hire the lenses.

http://www.3rdeyecamerahire.co.uk/ol...lls_camera.htm

Oh well - I tried.

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Re: Lens rental

Calumet used to! But don't any more. Though they only ever had the E1 and 14-54 I think. No real use. If anyone knows any Olympus dealer with rental kit or dedicated hire company please please share! I too would like to hire the 8mm for a few days, and the ability to hire the longer pro lenses would be very useful too. I just can't justify the cost to buy for a couple of weekends a year, but it is also very hard to do without on those odd occasions.
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Re: Lens rental

Ooh! I might just email them about the 300mm to see if they hire it alone and how much.
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Re: Lens rental

I wonder if this could be a viable business proposition?

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Re: Lens rental

Lets hope someone thinks it is! I rekon that there is a significant market for it as lenses only, and more if bodies are included. I would set it up in my spare time but sadly don't have the cash around to aquire any of the lenses really needed... I think anyone with about £10,000 could do it... although of course you could start small and build up to the full collection

Fancy it Ian? I know you have the 90-250 and probably more. Perhaps you could get Oly to team up with you to offer this!

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