It’s time for our 5th annual Black Friday Sale! The sale begins at 8:30 AM CT on Wednesday. At our sister site, LensAuthority.com, we’ll be giving you 10% off all used equipment. We’ll also be having special deals throughout the sale, so keep your eyes peeled on the Special Deals section and be sure to follow LensAuthority on Facebook and Twitter to get announcements of any special deals during the sale period.
Over at Lensrentals.com, we’re giving you are best discounts of the entire year! Place an order for any arrival date before April 1st, 2015, and get 25% off using the promo code BLACKFRIDAY. Been longing to try a certain lens? This is the perfect time to take it for a test drive (and don’t forget about our Keeper program when you fall in love with it).
- 25% off any rental placed at Lensrentals.com using the code BLACKFRIDAY
- Order must be placed between 8:30 AM CT on 11/26/14 and 11:59 PM CT on 12/1/14
- Eligible for any rental with an arrival date before 4/1/15
- Limit – 2 rental orders per person
- Not combinable with any other promotions or coupons
Saying goodbye can be the hardest part of any rental. With our new Keeper program, you can try it, then buy it!
Just rent an eligible item, and then we’ll give you a starting purchase price based on the age of the copy we send you. We’ll even give you a credit for a portion of the rental fees. Even better, you can handle the entire transaction with just a few clicks on our website (although we’d be more than happy to handle it over the phone if you are just dying to talk to one of our friendly customer service agents).
What equipment is eligible?
Almost all of our equipment is eligible. If it is impossible for us to get a quick replacement for a particular piece of gear, either because it is backordered or because our suppliers are slow to get us new copies, it may not be offered for sale. If you see a piece of equipment not offered for sale, just send us an email. In many cases, we just haven’t gotten around to updating the product to be eligible for sale.
Read more at LensRentals.com
LensRentals.com has put the new Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS through IMATEST against Canon’s other wide angle zoom lenses. As expected, it has come out on top when compared to the EF 17-40 f/4L and the EF 16-35 f/2.8L II.
“I set a high bar for new Canon lenses. I expect them to be excellent and generally their recent releases have been. Since this was a wide-angle zoom, though, my expectations were lowered a bit. Canon has always struggled with wide-angle zooms. The 17-40 is a good, not great lens. The 16-35 f/2.8 II is better than the Mk I replaced, but I’d consider it, at best, adequate considering its price.
The 16-35 f/4 IS changes that. It’s a superb optic — as good as anything else available. Of course, a lot of people want an f/2.8 zoom. But for many, like me, f/4 with IS is just fine for wide-angle shooting.”
Once they were done reviewing the EF 16-35 f/4L IS, they decided to take one apart. The LensRentals.com teardowns are a lot of fun, but also give us an idea of how durable the lens is going to be in real world use.
“Now that I’ve seen the insides I’m very optimistic that this lens will be less likely to deteriorate optically over time, and will be more easily corrected when it does. We won’t know for sure until we’ve got a year’s experience with it, of course, but from a design and assembly standpoint it looks really, really good.”
Read the review | Read the teardown | Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS at B&H Photo
LensRentals.com is having a pretty big sale for the busy time of the year. Now’s the time to rent that big Canon glass you’ve always wanted to try.
From Lens Rentals.com
Had your eye on a certain piece of glass for a while? Then take advantage of our best discount of the summer. For one week only, save 25% on any one item rented.
Just use the promo code: 5DAYSALE
- Order must be placed by 11:59 PM CT on June 16th, 2014.
- Order must have an arrival date of June 16th – June 20th, 2014.
- Applies to the item with the highest rental fee on a single order
- Not combinable with other promotions
- One use per customer
Meet Lenscap and Lenscap+
The Lenscap protection plans are optional add-ons that limit your liability in the case of a covered event causing damage or total loss of products on your rental.
Simply, if a covered event occurs to equipment protected by a Lenscap plan, your liability is limited to the lesser of the cost to repair the equipment or 10% of the replacement cost.
What is Covered by the Standard Lenscap Plan?
Effectively, the standard Lenscap protection plan replaces the pre-existing Lensrentals Damage Waiver program and covers accidental damage to our equipment as long as you can return it to us. It even covers bear attacks. In the case of damage, your liability will never exceed 10% of the replacement cost of the damaged equipment, no matter how expensive the repair actually is.
What is Covered by the Lenscap+ Plan?
Lenscap+ offers the same protection as the standard plan for accidental damage to the equipment, but additionally protects you against certain situations that make it impossible to return the equipment that you rented.
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.
Just like with the standard Lenscap plan, your liability is limited to 10% of the replacement value of the covered equipment.