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BorrowLenses Gear Rentals of the Week: 25% Off Discount

Gear of the Week

Save 25% off the following rentals now through Sunday, November 2nd, 11:59 EST. Place any of the following items in your cart for rental. Enter BLDOW in the promo code section at checkout and automatically receive 25% off those items! Good for any future rental period so long as the order comes in before Sunday night. This week’s discounted items are as follows:  (more…)

Win a Phantom Quadcopter and GoPro HERO4s at PhotoPlus Expo

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Visit us along with over 22,000 professional photographers and enthusiasts this year in New York City at PhotoPlus Expo in Booth #159! Get your badge scanned for a chance to win a Phantom Quadcopter or several chances at a GoPro HERO4.

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Stop by our booth anytime between October 30th and November 1st to have your badge scanned to enter to win a prize. You don’t have to be present to win a GoPro! Quadcopter live drawing will be at noon, November 1st.

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While you’re there, be sure to visit our friends over at Phlearn on Thursday, October 30th at 4pm in the food court of the expo convention center. We’ll be there giving away all kinds of goodies, including nice camera straps, monopods, bags, and more. RSVP via the Facebook page today (not required, just handy for planning purposes).

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Winners of the BorrowLenses.com Camera Giveaway

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We’ve been torturing you with posts goading you to “like” and “share” our big camera giveaway of 2014 and 15 of you have been rewarded with one of the many runner up prizes we’ve received from our partners and 1 enviable soul has won their choice of a brand new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, a Panasonic GH4 4K Mirrorless Camera, or a Canon 6D Digital SLR.

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Halloween Special: Free Rental Days

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Gain extra time to grab that fall color with 3 free rental days! Use code PUMPKIN14 at checkout.

If your rental is due back on Halloween (October 31st)  you can keep it for the weekend! Get three free days added to your order when your rental begins on one of the dates below and keep it until Monday, November 3rd:

October 28th  ( For a 3 Day Rental )

October 24th  ( For a 7 Day Rental )

October 21st  ( For a 10 Day Rental )

Create a custom rental period that ends on Halloween and automatically get your bonus days free!

Fine Print: Not eligible for existing orders or For Sale items. BorrowLenses.com rental orders only ship to U.S. addresses and renters must possess a U.S. credit card. This code is for rentals only, is not transferable, is not valid on items for purchase, and cannot be combined with other discount codes. Coupon expires October 31 at 11:59pm PST.

Win a New Camera from BorrowLenses: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, Panasonic GH4 4K Mirrorless Camera, or Canon 6D

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Tired of shooting with the same old camera? Take 1 minute to enter our camera giveaway!

You could win your choice of a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, Panasonic GH4 4K Mirrorless Camera, or Canon 6D Digital SLR with more chances to win runner-up prizes, including great gifts from Cinevate, Zacuto, Think Tank Photo, SmugMug, Videopixie, and many others.

One entry is all it takes for a chance to win a brand new camera and change the way you capture the world around you. Enter now below! (more…)

Join Us On a Paramount Studio Backlot for Cine Gear: Win a GoPro HERO3+

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We’ll be soaking up the sun from our booth on the Paramount Studio Backlot for Cine Gear June 6th and 7th. Please visit us because we’ll have two brand new GoPro HERO3+ cameras burning a hole in our bag to give away! Stop by booth #34 in the New York Street Outdoor Exhibits portion of the expo and get your badge scanned for a chance to win 1 of 2 GoPro HERO3+ cameras. (more…)

Get a Free Pass to NAB and Visit BorrowLenses for $250 off Your Rental

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How to Get $250 off Your Next Video Rental Order:

Get a free expo pass to attend NAB April 7-10th and stop by our booth #12341 for our NAB Show Special: $250 off video rental orders of $500 or more. Stop by, meet the crew, and get your coupon. We look forward to seeing you at NAB!

Use the code below when registering for free entry into the exhibits portion of the show:

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Enter the BorrowLenses Weekly Giveaway

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Win a $250 gift certificate every week in addition to daily discount coupons.

How to win:

• Enter daily for a chance to win.

• Check your email to see if you’ve received an email with a randomly selected discount coupon up to 25% off.

• Check the BorrowLenses Facebook page every Monday to see who won our $250 gift certificate drawing.

Enter today – you could be our next winner!

Fine Print: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. ODDS OF WINNING WEEKLY $250 GIFT CERTIFICATE WILL DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED. ODDS OF WINNING DISCOUNT CODES ARE 1 IN 10. Must be 13+ at time of entry to participate. Eligibility & other restrictions apply. ARV of Prize: $250 (USD). Click for Official Rules. Only one entry per person, per day. Gift certificates and discount codes are for rentals only, are not transferable, are not valid for “for sale” or “education” items and are not stackable. Discount codes are good for any rental duration. BorrowLenses.com rental orders only ship to U.S. addresses and renters must possess a U.S. credit card. 

Free PDN PhotoPlus Expo Trade Show Tickets

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PDN’s PhotoPlus Expo in New York City is the year’s biggest photography industry trade show with previews of unreleased gear, inspiring talks from professional photographers, and free goodies from vendors like us! Attend for free by going through the (admittedly gauntlet-esque) registration process PPE has set up. The registration form is long (if you experience any confusion, see below – we walk you through it) but it is worth it to get the free Expo Pass, which includes admittance to the lounge with Wi-Fi. (more…)

BorrowLenses.com Now Shipping with UPS

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We have expanded our shipping options in order to provide an even better service for our renters. Our primary shipping carrier is now UPS! FedEx is still being supported for those who live in areas where FedEx is the only shipping option. Some of the benefits of using UPS in addition to FedEx include: (more…)

New BorrowLenses Pick Up Location In Southern California

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You can now pick up and drop off rentals in San Diego at Nelson Photo!

Pick Up/Drop Off Advantages

  • Save on shipping: Rent multiple items for 1 flat fee, regardless of weight.
  • Quick turnaround: Orders ship from our California hub.
  • Security without the signatures: No waiting around for delivery trucks. (more…)

San Francisco Area Call for Photographers for Stanford Event

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The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers are hosting a 2-day conference in June at Stanford University titled “Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age”. They are in need of a few volunteer still photographers to document the event and provide the following:

  • Photos of speakers
  • Panel sessions
  • Shots of the general audience

Volunteers will receive the following:

Work 1 day, get free access the second day of the event.
Work ½ day, get free access the other ½ day of the event.

This 2-day conference takes place on the 18th and 19th of June and will be held at the beautiful Stanford University campus. It explores the tech, creative, and biz requirements for delivering a compelling, high quality, monetizable entertainment experience over the web.

Volunteers should contact the volunteer coordination chair, Kellie McKeown, at: [email protected]

BorrowLenses Launches New Education Photography eBook Store

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Technique, knowledge, inspiration – gain it all at BorrowLenses Education!

Visit our Education section to see our newly-launched eBook store, filled with valuable content from professional photographers and educators.

  • Hone your skills and get introduced to new techniques.

  • Discover new and creative uses for gear.

  • Improve your business and sharpen your online acumen.

  • Earn special discount codes and promotions.

Get started at BorrowLenses Education and put what you learn into action!

Our eBooks are for photographers of all levels about a variety of topics including, but not limited to: photojournalism, landscape, lighting, and SEO strategies for photographers. Our eBooks are written by professional, working photographers covering all points of view. Have questions about how to download your first eBook? Please see our handy Education FAQ.

Rent Gear to be Shipped Today and Get a Free ProDot*

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*while supplies last.

Our friends over at Custom SLR gave us a gift and we want to share it with you! Put in an order to be shipped out today* and receive a free ProDot for you to keep (while supplies last). Order soon before we run out! Good for local orders, too.

*May 15th, 2013, before 2pm EST if shipping from our East Coast Headquarters (before 2pm PST if shipping from our West Coast Headquarters).

New Lower Shipping Rate for BorrowLenses.com Renters

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BorrowLenses.com was able to renegotiate shipping rates and we’re passing the savings on to our renters! Note that some bulky items may incur a surcharge. Extra money in your pocket means more resources for gear rentals and your great photo and video projects! (more…)