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  • #16
    Re: Olympus E-System lens and accessory hire

    All joking aside, I agree with your point, Joachim. It really is spending money, no matter how it's presented. I too scoff at TV and print ads that promise to save you money by offering a discount on a product because it should be so glaringly obvious that you're really spending money--possibly on something you don't need--just spending a little less than you otherwise might.

    Still, I do think that this lens hiring service has its place and can be very valuable. If you need a piece of equipment for a short time, or are trying to decide if you really want to buy a particular lens, this service could cost you much less than just going and purchasing the item.

    - Hal -
    A Still Mind - Photography, Music, Meditation, Ministry - www.astillmind.net
    Olympus E-M5; Panasonic-Leica DG Summilux 25mm; Zuiko 12-60 SWD, 50-200 SWD; Sigma 105 Macro; Rokinon (Samyang) 7.5mm fisheye; Olympus 8/1.8 PRO fisheye; FL-50R; Giottos MT-8361 tripod with Gitzo GH2780QR ballhead.

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    • #17
      Re: Olympus E-System lens and accessory hire UPDATE

      Interest is slowly picking up even though the service has not yet been publicised widely. A press release will go out tomorrow.

      There are some revisions to the pricing too. The 3, 7, 14, and 21 day rates previously published are unchanged, but we've decided to compute more sensible rates for other days. The price list can be downloaded from here:

      http://www.e-group.uk.net/hire/prices.pdf

      A general information document can be found here:

      http://www.e-group.uk.net/hire/hire_info.pdf

      If you are interested in hiring an item, please email: hire@e-group.uk.net or tel: 01442 242 960

      It's worth noting that we don't have unlimited stocks, so in those familiar word - to avoid disappointment, book sooner rather than later!

      Ian
      Founder/editor
      Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
      Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
      Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
      Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)
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      • #18
        Re: Olympus E-System lens and accessory hire

        Just to let you know, if you are UK-based, we're doing a Christmas special on Top Pro telephoto lens hire for Christmas. Here is what I have just posted in e-group.uk.net:

        Just for Christmas... book one of the following lenses for a minimum 7-day hire and you will get a third off our published prices:

        300mm f/2.8, e.g. instead of 149 for 7 days, just pay 99, saving 50
        90-250 f/2.8 e.g. instead of 129 for 7 days, just pay 85, saving 44
        150mm f/2 e.g. instead of 59 for 7 days, just pay 39, saving 20
        35-100 f/2 e.g. instead of 58 for 7 days, just pay 38, saving 20

        The latest you can book these lenses for courier delivery before Christmas is before noon on Tuesday 22nd December, for delivery the following day. If you wish to collect your lens in person from our Hemel Hempstead office, you can collect on Christmas Eve.

        We'd rather you were using them over the holiday period rather than them being locked away during that time!

        * If you ultimately buy the lens you hired, within a month of hiring it, you can claim the hire fee back (up to 7 days) and this is in addition to any cash back offers that may be running at the time.

        If you have any questions, you can post them here, use the form on our main hire page at http://e-group.uk.net/hire/hire_info.php, or email hire@e-group.uk.net.

        It's first come, first served, so don't be disappointed. We have one 150 f/2 available, two 35-100s, two 90-250s, and four 300 f/2.8s.

        Ian
        Founder/editor
        Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
        Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
        Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
        Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)
        Twitter: www.twitter.com/ian_burley
        Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/dpnow/
        Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ianburley/

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        • #19
          Re: Olympus E-System lens and accessory hire

          All our 35-100s and 150s are now spoken for, for Christmas and the New Year. But we have plenty of 300s and 90-250s!

          Ian

          Originally posted by Ian View Post
          Just to let you know, if you are UK-based, we're doing a Christmas special on Top Pro telephoto lens hire for Christmas. Here is what I have just posted in e-group.uk.net:

          Just for Christmas... book one of the following lenses for a minimum 7-day hire and you will get a third off our published prices:

          300mm f/2.8, e.g. instead of 149 for 7 days, just pay 99, saving 50
          90-250 f/2.8 e.g. instead of 129 for 7 days, just pay 85, saving 44
          150mm f/2 e.g. instead of 59 for 7 days, just pay 39, saving 20
          35-100 f/2 e.g. instead of 58 for 7 days, just pay 38, saving 20

          The latest you can book these lenses for courier delivery before Christmas is before noon on Tuesday 22nd December, for delivery the following day. If you wish to collect your lens in person from our Hemel Hempstead office, you can collect on Christmas Eve.

          We'd rather you were using them over the holiday period rather than them being locked away during that time!

          * If you ultimately buy the lens you hired, within a month of hiring it, you can claim the hire fee back (up to 7 days) and this is in addition to any cash back offers that may be running at the time.

          If you have any questions, you can post them here, use the form on our main hire page at http://e-group.uk.net/hire/hire_info.php, or email hire@e-group.uk.net.

          It's first come, first served, so don't be disappointed. We have one 150 f/2 available, two 35-100s, two 90-250s, and four 300 f/2.8s.

          Ian
          Founder/editor
          Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
          Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
          Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
          Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)
          Twitter: www.twitter.com/ian_burley
          Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/dpnow/
          Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ianburley/

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          • #20
            Re: Olympus E-System lens and accessory hire

            The special Christmas rate for Top Pro tele lens hire has now finished, but you could make a saving by booking and paying for a future hire before the end of tomorrow (Thursday) as VAT returns to 17.5% from 15% on New Years day.

            We also have an E-30 body and E-620 kit (with HLD-5) added to our loan stock. get in touch if you are interested!

            Ian
            Founder/editor
            Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
            Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
            Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
            Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)
            Twitter: www.twitter.com/ian_burley
            Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/dpnow/
            Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ianburley/

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