About Us

A Camera Rental Giant with Small Business-Style Customer Service
BorrowLenses.com's mission is to advance the photographic and cinematic dreams of our customers by delivering superior, cutting-edge gear and providing exceptional customer service. Rent, shoot, return - it's as easy as that. You choose what you want, when you want to receive it, and for how long you want to rent it for. We ship the gear directly to you, or to one of our many convenient pick-up locations. Your specially-packaged gear comes with a prepaid return label for ship-back ease. Our entire rental process is done completely through our website but if you ever have a special request you can call us and talk to a real person working at one of our two main headquarters in California and Massachusetts.

Our Humble Beginnings
Starting with just a handful of lenses in 2007, two best friends - Mark Gurevich and Max Shevyakov - set out to make gear more affordable through rentals. As word spread about our services, Mark and Max made every effort to hire great, local talent who are dedicated to great customer service and deeply passionate about photography and videography. For years since, customers have entrusted the BL team to provide an ever growing selection of cameras, lenses, lighting kits, audio equipment, and production support systems that are suitable for both novices and pros. The most important element of our success has always been our dedicated, passionate, and loyal customers, who we consider to all be “silent partners” of BorrowLenses.com. We have been entrusted by our customers to take us along with them on their photographic and cinematic journey.  

BL's Big Picture
Today we deliver to all 50 states and offer local pick-up at 11 local and independent camera stores in 5 states across the nation. We've grown by leaps and bounds offering thousands of products for rent, enabling everyone to get the most out of their photo and video shoots. We have maintained our small business sentiments and our two main headquarters, located in San Carlos, California and Waltham, Massachusetts, employ dozens of dedicated local photographers and videographers, each maintaining a special expertise. We continue to engage with our customers on social media and it common to r eceive sample images from customers of the great things they are shooting thanks to the availability of our services. As of 2013, BorrowLenses has become a member of the Shutterfly, Inc family of brands. Our focus on providing the right gear for the right job will only continue to grow right along side our selection of inventory.