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Renting A Lens In The UK Your Help Required  
User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4677 times:

Hi all,

You may or may not know that an incident occurred on my flight back from Germany which resulted in me having to take my main lens in for repair.

It looks like I won't have it back for a while and with the trade days of Farnborough airshow approaching I am going to need to probably rent a lens.

Rez has told me about Fixation which I will probably go with but if any of you know any websites/shops which rent out lenses for a day/couple of days in the UK (pref. South East England) then I would be very grateful.

Many thanks

Ben Pritchard

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User currently offlineAndersNilsson From Sweden, joined May 2004, 419 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4632 times:

Price list for photo gear for rent:http://www.calumetphoto.com/resources/images/pdfs/RentalCat_UK.pdf


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User currently offlineSukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 379 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4619 times:

I wouldnt bother there is sod all at Farnborough!


Paul @ Farnborough

User currently offlineManzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4608 times:

I wouldnt bother there is sod all at Farnborough!

LOL! That reminds me... a couple of weekends ago I was at the Woodspring Wings model air show (working the PSSA Stand) and got talking to this creepy guy... looked like he was trying to make himself look like a vietnam vet... fatigues etc but was failing miserably due to the huge Ray Ban aviator type shades and the Bristolian accent.... anyway I digress. This guy just went off on one and then in very secretive tones claimed to have insider knowledge of a surprise appearance at RIAT and FI2004....

... something that crashed at Edwards last year (he said)... I looked confused so he leans closer (bad breath!) and says..." The Raptor... the raptor is going to make a surprise appearance at Fairford and Farnborough!"

So there we have it folks.... you may just get a surprise after all!  Wink/being sarcastic


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User currently offlineSHAMROCK_107 From Ireland, joined Aug 2001, 185 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4599 times:

LMAO That one made me laugh Rez! I know exactly the type of person you speak of!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy If the Raptor was to show, I would have expected FI to be making a huge fuss over it. At least something to brighten up what's on the current list... I wish I was going to RIAT... Next year maybe, equipped with a 10D! Big grin


[Edited 2004-07-15 02:07:52]

John Massey... Canon EOS 20D - Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM (For the moment)
User currently offlineQantas744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 246 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4574 times:

MSN me Ben, I have a 80-200mm Canon lens lying idle-the Bigma is also available since I got the new lens.

You would have to to get to LHR or somewhere close to pick it up but I've already lent Kevin Cadd the 300D twice and Paul Langfermann used my 75-300mm for a while so its not a problem.


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User currently offlineJon01 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4531 times:

The first 4 days at Farnboro' are strictly trade only (ie: no students) Friday is a special enthusiasts day as well as trade £40 entry. Sat/Sun are the packed public days.

Most of the stuff there this time is the same as 2 years ago.


User currently offlineSukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 379 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4508 times:

Well what was at Farnborough is now at Fairford, the Italians and the F18F departed there today and lready there is the Omega Dc10 Pilatus PC21 and so on.

Static park is over flowing with 4 aircraft when i left tonight


User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4481 times:


Thanks for the offer Matt, I have got my hands on a 75-300 from a friend who lives near me so I have something although its not the gold plated EX lens I am used to Big grin

looks from your shots like you have had some good stuff at the end of the validation week you might even see some blue stuff if your lucky  Big grin

No probs, I have already got my trade tickets. What day are you going on?


Ben Pritchard

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