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    Maxim: Never ever borrow anything (not only cameras) from others if one cannot bear to lend one's stuff to others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Royale With Cheese View Post
    Just say no?

    The only thing I let out on loan is my compact camera, main shooting cams are all not for loan
    I would do the reverse. I keep my compact camera and lend my dSLR and lenses readily.

    Compact cameras are pretty fragile and delicate. Any slight knock on the extended lens - the entire camera is gone.

    dSLR is really more robust that most of us could imagine. And I dun worry about lens damage. We protect the front element with a
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    Friends or relatives, depends on how much I value & trust them over my gears. If I know them well & trust their sense of responsibilty & competence, I do not have the slightest hesitation to lend the gears to them, & I dont need to know why or what they need them for. If casual friends, 'false' friends aka parasites/sponges/cheapos, pure & simple answer is NO. Its the same for lending money or other valuables/precious possessions. Real friends would know the limits & probably the answer even before asking To me cameras are but just equipments that are meant to be used & can be easily replaced, but true friends are hard to find & may never be replaced.
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    Even lending your library card can be dangerous.

    I know someone who lent her friend her library card to borrow some books and somehow chalked up $30+ fine cos he didn't return the book for almost a year.

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    Whatever u lend to other, no one bother to cherish it. My mj cd tio scratched by cousin, my pns come back like been 'abuse' by my sis etc. One thing confirm lugi, which is $. Got go, no return even u chase that person like mad.
    Only Sony device mostly, haha!

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    i always lend my IC when my friend or relative need to borrow money from loan shark.
    Objection !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninelives
    i always lend my IC when my friend or relative need to borrow money from loan shark.
    U need to change ur nick to 900lives, ha ha!
    Only Sony device mostly, haha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion

    May I remind everyone what Lao Zhi who never owns a camera says:

    "Camera can buy but friendship cannot."
    Nowadays Lao Zhi will be surprised

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    I lent $90 to a ex-coach from a sports team. I feel very sad to hear that he died last year (i had lost contact). He still owing me $. RIP.

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    get pentax camera. no one will rent from you liaoz

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    get pentax camera. no one will rent from you liaoz
    Allen, can lend me your Pentax to try try for a few weeks?

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    Allen, can lend me your Pentax to try try for a few weeks?
    Should be no problem bah, he should be busy for this couple of months.
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    Just like the story 'boy cries wolf'. Too many times, u think ppl will believe u? Once bitten, twice shy, ha ha!
    Only Sony device mostly, haha!

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    Haha what a coincidence, after reading this thread, my friend wanted to borrow my macro lens for a paid shoot. I told him straight away that since its a paid shoot, go rent a lens, I'm definitely not lending him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86
    Haha what a coincidence, after reading this thread, my friend wanted to borrow my macro lens for a paid shoot. I told him straight away that since its a paid shoot, go rent a lens, I'm definitely not lending him.
    Oh, unpaid shoot can rent? :-P
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    Quote Originally Posted by fmeeran

    Oh, unpaid shoot can rent? :-P
    Depends on who the friend is, if is girlfriend then no choice

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    If a girl (that we like) ask borrow a lens from us guys, I think most of us will have no choice but to agree

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    Quote Originally Posted by nedy77
    If a girl (that we like) ask borrow a lens from us guys, I think most of us will have no choice but to agree
    Nope. That's like saying if you like a girl and she asks you to carry her around the place most people will agree.

    You always have a choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    get pentax camera. no one will rent from you liaoz
    Then Pentax should be call NoRentax.


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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    Depends on who the friend is, if is girlfriend then no choice
    You still have a choice.

    The choice is between no girlfriend or no lens.


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