Yes but if got scratch mark then next time say no
Yes to all
No. Directly reject their request
i come under others.
lend to a "BRO" my 24-70L.
came back with one of the bayonet thingy that holds the hood clipped.
never bother to offer to make good.
I once lent my D90 to a friend for a day. I only met him on that very day.
D90 came back looking as great as usual.
I do not recommend others to follow suit haha.
Everyone has GF these days. Where to get one?
Let say you say no to your friend.
What would you do if they say:-
i) If you don't lend to me then next time you need my help I won't help you
ii) I'm your best friend and I help you alot. Now I only want to borrow your camera/lens but you don't want to help me.(he is a rude user and you did seen how he handle the camera).
iii) I'm your girlfriend, my brother is learning photography and he just want to borrow for few days.
iv) I just want to borrow to shoot my sister's wedding. What's wrong with you? Even I'm your girlfriend you still won't want to borrow it ( You know her brother etc etc will be handling the camera/lens instead and she herself don't know how to take care of such delicate equipment?
What if they force you into lending to them and then it's scratch? You've well taken the gears for years without any deep scratch.
If you ask them to replace it with a new one then they might say:-
i) It's not spoilt.Why?
ii) Well I took it to to the beach/jungle.Of course it did left some dirt.
iii) Don't pamper you camera/lens. In the website it stated that it can withstand abuse and most reporters are doing that.
Would you argue with them to ask for compensation or just forget it but then would leave a deep scratch on your heart.
I've experienced this twice... Once was some paint or wadever marks on lens which thankfully came off. The other was a quite visible scratch on body. Both times the excuse was "It was already like this when i borrowed it" Two painful lessons before I started to say no way.
everytime i get a request to loan my equipment,
i consult the stars, and all the alamnacs, for the appropriate time to lend..
if the time is not right, i will tell the person who wants to lend that 万事俱备，只欠东风
if he sacrifices a chicken to appease the powers that be, then i will loan him the equipment.
weevil84, if they do compensate, they only willing to pay for the damage and not replacing a new unit and that's why we felt the pain.
And what about the part they threaten you not helping you anymore?
What if that friend really could help you a lot i.e offering sound advice for buying a good share with max ROI, getting cheap stuff etc. Then rejecting them you'd lose these perk.
If someone 'valuable' were to threaten not to help me anymore, I'd go and rent a camera for him/her to solve the problem. Win-win situation. Hopefully the ROI exceeds the rental cost!
I've lend some of my Lense to friends, even L lens..... and my underwater photographing gears.... but with an understanding that it will be 1-to-1 replacement should anything happens.
But of course.... only to close enough friends.
Scuba & Father... For Life
Last edited by Sion; 10th April 2009 at 12:51 PM.
i only lend my equipment to my partners and family members...
of course i hope they take care of my equipment... so if they return the equipment with scratches.. it depends alot.
i wouldnt care too much if its on the lens hoods or caps.. but the main body gotta be in good condition.
afterall, the camera is my working tool, i need to make sure its in good condition when i needed it. so if things that i lend out and it comes back in bad condition. chances is i will tell that fellow to send to the SC and have it rectified at least.