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Winner of our Bag Giveaway

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Last week, asked the question, “What piece(s) of gear are you most looking forward to renting in 2013?” Everyone who answered here on the blog was entered into our drawing to win a free handmade Inside Line Equipment camera bag!

We selected a winner at random and the winner is: Harris Qureshi! Congrats, Harris! We hope you use your new bag to carry around that Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II rental from us (plus much more during your photographic adventures in 2013).

For those who didn’t win this bag, you can always rent it from us here.

Remember, we’re still accepting your best photo/video of 2012! Click here to enter. Also, we’re still celebrating with our Holiday Special. Rent for 10 days and get 7 days free–details HERE.

BorrowLenses Holiday Hours

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We hope everyone has a fantastic photo-filled holiday! Here are’s holiday hours:

Monday, December 24th, Christmas Eve – OPEN, 9-6 PM (PST)

Tuesday, December 25th, Christmas Day – CLOSED

Monday, December 31st, New Years Eve – OPEN, 9-6 (PST)

Tuesday, January 1st, New Years Day – CLOSED

Pick-up locations have various store hours. Please contact your preferred pick-up spot to find out if they will be accepting rental deliveries on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. See our list of pick-up locations HERE.

Our holiday special continues through the holidays. For more details on how to earn a free extra week on your next rental, click HERE.

Spending the winter break reviewing your photographic work from the past year? Share your best photo/video of 2012 with us! Details HERE.

Need tips on putting together a last-minute party photo booth? Check out our Easy Holiday Photo Booth post!

May your celebrations be merry and your new year bright.

Win a Handmade Camera Bag from

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NewBag-9126We’re giving away one (1) brand new camera bag from Inside Line Equipment, which is handmade in the U.S.A. This bag features a 12″x 12″x 8″ padded, weatherproof camera compartment with a 12″x 8″x 10″ weatherproof rolltop main compartment. The padded, zippered sleeve down the back fits up to a 17″ MacBook Pro. The entire thing measures 12″x 20″x 8″ (30 Liters) and is reinforced with ABS plastic panels to keep your gear safe. Color is as-pictured (pale blue).

We have these for rent here. But this one can be yours! (more…)

Your Best Photo/Video from 2012

BL News Cool Stuff invites you to show off your best photo or video from 2012! Go through your body of work from this year and select your absolute best to share with our audience. Read this post for more details on how to participate.

2012 Mayan Apocalypse Photo Tips

BL News Cool Stuff Tips & Tricks understands that the Mayan Apocalypse is fast approaching. We’d like to make a special announcement to our customers to ensure they are prepared for the inevitable.

New and Sony Partnership: Announcing “Rent, Shoot, Return” Program

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Rent a Sony Alpha or NEX camera/lens from us first and save money off the purchase price! We’ve partnered with Sony Style stores across the nation to provide our customers with a discount when they buy!

Fan Photography Challenge Grand Prize and Fan Favorite Winners

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We are proud to announce the Grand Prize winner and the Fan Favorite winner for our first Fan Photography Challenge. For the last seven weeks, a new theme was presented to our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram community and they were able to participate by submitting or voting on photos for a chance to win prizes. Read more on our blog post, Announcing the Fan Photography Challenge.

The top photos from each theme were included in our “Fan Favorite and Grand Prize Winner” Contest. Our guest judge, Rick Sammon, was asked to select a Grand Prize winner who walks away with a $1,000 gift card to use on while the Fan Favorite, voted on by the BorrowLenses community, will receive a $500 gift card to use on We’d like to extend a thanks to all of our finalists and offer a big congratulations to our winners below.