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    Seeing as there's no option of renting Pentax lenses commercially, I've decided to open this thread. I know that the Pentaxians that I've met are a jolly, trustworthy bunch and are always willing to lend a helping hand. So how about a lens rental/loan section where we can appreciate the equipment that's out of our reach?

    (In summary, I need to loan/rent some lenses from you guys)

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    UWA (10-20mm or 12-24mm)
    FA 77 or DA 70
    Attached CPL would be a bonus

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    1-11 April 09. But if would be great if I could get it early next week for acclimatization.

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    Too bad i will be travelling during this period as well... but im sure u can find ur lens pretty soon...
    Suggest you put this on the sticky for BnS above or in the BnS section...
    Here more for general discussion...wait kena complaint by Mod...
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    I think we can turn this into a discussion on how we can acquire pentax gear for short term basis.

    One major complain that I ever have with my Pentax (other than the AF in low-light issue :-) ) is there are no rental option available, unlike our N and C counterpart. I'm wondering is there if there's anyone in SG with a well-endowed Pentax gear collection is considering opening up a Pentax rental service.

    It doesn't matter is its only an sideline to earn extra $$$ in these hard times, 'coz I think there are a lot of benefits for Pentax users (or would-be Pentax user) in general if such an option is available.

    If there is such a service, I'll definitely be a supporter.
    Last edited by nouffer; 12th March 2009 at 05:19 PM.

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    You can have my 1224, but make sure you never take off the UV filter. If I see any tiny dust on the front element, you have to keep the lens for a BIG MONEY!

    And of course, come back with a lot of good photos. Otherwise I'd charge your HIGH RENTAL FEE too!








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    Quote Originally Posted by nouffer View Post
    I think we can turn this into a discussion on how we can acquire pentax gear for short term basis.

    One major complain that I ever have with my Pentax (other than the AF in low-light issue :-) ) is there are no rental option available, unlike our N and C counterpart. I'm wondering is there if there's anyone in SG with a well-endowed Pentax gear collection is considering opening up a Pentax rental service.

    It doesn't matter is its only an sideline to earn extra $$$ in these hard times, 'coz I think there are a lot of benefits for Pentax users (or would-be Pentax user) in general if such an option is available.

    If there is such a service, I'll definitely be a supporter.
    nobody will charge you ... u will get free usage.. thats how things works here... unless you damage it...

    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    You can have my 1224, but make sure you never take off the UV filter. If I see any tiny dust on the front element, you have to keep the lens for a BIG MONEY!

    And of course, come back with a lot of good photos. Otherwise I'd charge your HIGH RENTAL FEE too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowerpot View Post

    now then u say...
    i got 1 extra wide lens
    Sorry, didn't see you asking for one, and I don't wanna sell

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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    Sorry, didn't see you asking for one, and I don't wanna sell
    no la.. i dun wan to borrow oso... cos i will be backpacking for a long trip... dun want to potentially damage any borrowed lens, so i buy lor...
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    I find it very difficult to loan someone especially if it's your good friend .. if spoilt, I m sure if it's your good friend, they'll definitely pay up. If it's a few minor scratches, what do you do? Ask them to pay up??

    And some of these lenses aren't exactly cheap ... some even more than a thousand dollars.

    Almost always a difficult decision, so I'll always try to make do with what I have. ;-) If not, do a buy and sell later... that's almost as good as a loan, isn't it?
    Last edited by hjbyeo; 12th March 2009 at 10:35 PM.

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    from the other thread:

    "Going overseas and as i've just dived into the pentax system(besides being a starving student. hahaha), i do not have the lenses i'll like to have.

    if you are willing, i'll like to rent wide angles, cheap fisheyes like the zenitar and fast standard lenses for night time. I am willing to nego rental prices.

    thanks a bunch!
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    lol im flying from 22th to 31st this month.
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    thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hjbyeo View Post
    I find it very difficult to loan someone especially if it's your good friend .. if spoilt, I m sure if it's your good friend, they'll definitely pay up. If it's a few minor scratches, what do you do? Ask them to pay up??

    And some of these lenses aren't exactly cheap ... some even more than a thousand dollars.

    Almost always a difficult decision, so I'll always try to make do with what I have. ;-) If not, do a buy and sell later... that's almost as good as a loan, isn't it?
    Not easy, I agree. Especially if one is the type who takes good care of his lenses and they are in pristine condition. Lending always runs the risk of marring that, or worse, damage.

    For me, I don't care so much about keeping my lenses in mint condition. They're well used and have been with me to some 'rough' places and situations. My philosophy is, they're meant to be used, to take pictures.. and wear and tear is inevitable! And I generally don't mind lending, but what I prefer is a temporary swap, and also to lend only to people I know.

    By the way, I asked to borrow a 50-135 (a temporary swap in fact) for an event in an earlier thread, but no offers. :P So I resorted to borrowing a friend's Pentax camera for a two-DSLR setup. (35/50mm & 70mm mounted for a wide and mid-tele range, cos I lack a zoom in that range.) We make do with what we have, in the end.
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    I think it all boils down to trust. I loaned a new user my 18-55mm without knowing who she was and in the end she took over the lens from me. She had won a K10D in a competition at school but it came with the body only. Slowly but surely, when she gets better at taking pics, she would start posting for more lenses to buy or borrow to try. I have already volunteered my lenses . . . but they are all the manual versions as I do not own the latest DA or FA lenses except for the FA50mm F1.4
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    Quote Originally Posted by nouffer View Post
    I think we can turn this into a discussion on how we can acquire pentax gear for short term basis.
    That's the whole idea for this thread. It would be great if it's stickied for reference.

    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    You can have my 1224, but make sure you never take off the UV filter. If I see any tiny dust on the front element, you have to keep the lens for a BIG MONEY!

    And of course, come back with a lot of good photos. Otherwise I'd charge your HIGH RENTAL FEE too!
    Yes Sir!

    So that's what you were trying to tell me back then. Sorry I couldn't hear you clearly on the MRT. I'll take up on your offer then and put it to use for the upcoming outing. Thanks a bunch.

    Quote Originally Posted by hjbyeo View Post
    Almost always a difficult decision, so I'll always try to make do with what I have. If not, do a buy and sell later... that's almost as good as a loan, isn't it?
    I had considered the idea, but funds weren't accommodating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baracus View Post

    Yes Sir!

    So that's what you were trying to tell me back then. Sorry I couldn't hear you clearly on the MRT. I'll take up on your offer then and put it to use for the upcoming outing. Thanks a bunch.

    Okay. Wish I could go there too, especially after seeing those beautiful photos by Lim (Gengh)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hjbyeo View Post
    I find it very difficult to loan someone especially if it's your good friend .. if spoilt, I m sure if it's your good friend, they'll definitely pay up. If it's a few minor scratches, what do you do? Ask them to pay up??

    And some of these lenses aren't exactly cheap ... some even more than a thousand dollars.

    Almost always a difficult decision, so I'll always try to make do with what I have. ;-) If not, do a buy and sell later... that's almost as good as a loan, isn't it?
    I agree with hjbyeo on this. It is tricky. For me its mutual and I believe it should be: I would not borrow lens from others as much as I would not lend it out. And it really depends on what lens is on loan. Fair enough for the kit/utility lenses. Imagine borrowing a FA31 or 77, I would'nt even bear loan it to my wife (not that she would actually borrow it though).
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    I think if one wants to borrow, then best to be mentally prepared to cough up the dough for it if it gets damaged.
    Personally I don't believe in renting. If I am prepared to lend to someone, I do it on the basis of trust, not to make money.
    Given the fact many people are now selling to raise cash on Pentaxforums or eBay, it's a good time to grab a bargain and own a lens/camera than paying to rent it.

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