Jared at Pro Photo Rental (prophotorental.com) just sent me some information about their rental business located in Boulder, Colorado. I’ve used a couple of these services personally (read reviews of Rentglass and Ziplens) and we also have a handy roundup of online rental services.
Pro Photo Rental—offering Canon, Nikon, and Olympus gear—distinguishes itself from the competition with the following features:
- They are one of the few services that takes reservations and the only one that I know of that has an online reservation system.
- You can rent gear for exactly as long as you need it with a 4-day minimum. Everyone else seems to rent in 1-week increments.
- Offer a selection of Olympus lenses and gear (including an E-3 body).
- They offer a good variety of lenses but also rent bodies and speedlights.
- Local pickup in the Denver metro area.
Pro Photo Rental has offered Photodoto readers a 15% discount off of any order over $40 (good through July 2008). Just enter code S-Photodoto08 during checkout. If you take them up on their offer, let us know what you thought of the service in the comments.