Photography News 86 Newsletter


Hire ground ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE Buying a new camera or the latest super telephoto lens is not always affordable or practical – and the only option is to rent. One of the UK’s leading rental houses is Hireacamera, which recently won the Photography News Best Specialist Service Provider award. Here’s why…

WHETHER YOU’RE IN NEED of a special lens for a specific project or photo opportunity, or simply want to try out that new flagship camera before taking the plunge and buying it, gear rental is an invaluable service to photographers. Providing excellent service across the UK, Hireacamera ticks all the boxes that we look for in a rental house: leading value for money, massive range of hire stock, ease of delivery and returns, and, of course, great service. That explains why Hireacamera earned the majority of readers' votes and won the Photography News 2020 Best Specialist Service Provider award! From premium compacts for those looking to take something capable but condensed on holiday, to digital, medium format behemoths producing 102-megapixel files with detail that takes your breath away, just about all of the most popular camera models from brands like Canon, Nikon, Sony and Fujifilm are stocked and available to rent at any one time. We counted at least 12 different lens mounts, from 14 different manufacturers, to choose

from the last time we looked on the site – a range not to be sniffed at! There's also all of the studio lighting and camera accessories you could want. Whole sections for videography gear, binoculars and spotting scopes, so that no matter what equipment you're searching for, Hireacamera really is your one-stop shop. Not sure what particular product will help you achieve your aims? An experienced customer team is on hand to guide you through the process and give you advice, should you need it. They will even check your order at every stage for compatibility, making sure nothing gets overlooked. With constant investment in new stock, that latest lens or mirrorless camera is sure to be waiting for you on the site, ready to go for a spin. Rentals from Hireacamera can be for as short as a day or for multiple weeks, with pricing remaining competitive throughout. Thanks to live stock availability on its website (the only rental house to offer this), and the ability to submit your order online 24/7, you can confirm chosen

ABOVE Hireacamera prides itself on many customer-service factors, including extensive stocks of the very latest kit available for you to hire

equipment in minutes. Courier delivery to your door is super speedy, too, with same-day delivery possible (something that could be invaluable in getting you out of a jam), and next-day delivery for the rest of mainland UK. All items are fully checked and cleaned before being sent out and come packaged in padded hard cases, so there’s never a risk of kit arriving damaged. Not going to be at home for a while, or going straight from one job to another? You can even arrange to click-and-collect nationwide at one of 38 retail stores. Courier collection after your rental is also included in the price and, again, can be arranged for an alternative location or drop-off point if desired. Let’s face it, that super telephoto prime for the wildlife trip of a lifetime is a tempting purchase, but it’s hard to justify if it’s only ever going to get occasional use. However, thanks to

rental, you don’t have to wave goodbye to those potential award-winning images. You can still take the lens of your dreams with you and, hopefully, come back with the results! It’s exactly this kind of scenario where good rental houses are indispensable – which is why Hireacamera should definitely be on your radar.

“The customer teamwill even check your order at every stage for compatibility”

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