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All you need to know about renting photography equipment

We show you how to find the perfect rental equipment for your photography project or next adventure with and what to pay attention to when renting photography equipment.

Save big bucks by renting photography equipment. Photography equipment like cameras, lenses, lighting etc. are super expensive to buy, hundreds, even thousands of Dollars in most cases. Unless you fall back to cheap low quality equipment, renting is the only way to go if you want to take great photos on a budget.


FAQ renting photography equipment:

Who should rent photography equipment?

As long as you’re not a professional photographer, you don’t need your own equipment, rather rent it, it’s not worth buying expensive equipment.

Even if you’re a more advanced photographer, you should still rent equipment abroad. Just save the effort (and cost) of bringing your own camera, lense, camera bag, drone to your destination or remote photo spot. Also, don’t risk breaking or losing your precious equipment during transport. 

Rather rent professional gear from other photography enthusiasts or local rental shops and connect to locals by renting their photography equipment.

What’s the most popular photography equipment to rent?

All kinds of photography equipment are being offered to rent online, on various rental platforms and by local rental shops. Mainly cameras and lenses, but also lighting, action cams and drones, everything.

Anything I have to pay extra attention to when renting photography equipment?

Just don’t break it, don’t scratch the lenses, make sure to use the gear in the way it’s supposed to be used. And always make sure to clean the rented gear before returning it.

What websites can I rent photography equipment on?

Photography equipment rentals can be found on various rental platforms and at local rental shops. There are specialized platforms like Kitkarma or Beazy. But you can also find loads of photography equipment on all-purpose rental platforms like Peerby and FatLama.

So there is plenty of choice and 100,000s of offers all around the world.

Is the rented photography equipment insured in case I break it?

Most of our featured photography gear rental websites include damage insurance. So you’re all protected in case you break anything by accident.


Find photography equipment rentals here.

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