Why Photographers are Joining LEAP - Reason #1: The Price - LensLockers

Why Photographers are Joining LEAP - Reason #1: The Price

This post is part of a series that highlight the reason why photographers are joining the LensLockers Equipment Access Program (LEAP). 

When making any decision, one of the most important question to ask is "So, what is it going to cost me?". At the end of the day, for most, you know what you need and the decision comes down to the best rates. So often times, the narrowing down between the options comes down to the prices. 

To help out with this important part of choosing your rental solution, we've put together a quick table comparing the rates of popular items. The "Traditional" week and month rates are based on a major equipment rental company. The LEAP Rate will be the rate you will be paying monthly as a LEAP member to keep the gear as long as you are a member. We recommend that you conduct similar comparison for the gear you need to determine if LEAP is right for you. 

 

Equipment "Traditional" Week Rate "Traditional" Month Rate LEAP Rate "Traditional" Rental Houses
Canon 1DX Mark II
$357.00
$953.90 $385/month Memory card/reader not included

Canon 5D Mark IV

$204.00 $529.02 $295/month
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Canon EOS C100 Mark II w/ Dual Pixel CMOS AF

$345.00 $954.69 $295/month
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Nikon D500 DSLR

$150.00 $374.25 $295/month
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Sony Alpha A7R II $193.00 $490.00 $240/month
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Sony Alpha A7S II $207.00 $504.00 $240/month
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Canon 24-70mm F/2.8L II

$107.00 $237.00 $165/month Does not include lens filters

Nikon 24-70mm F/2.8E ED AF-S VR

$149.00 $401.83 $165/month
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Nikon 70-200mm F/2.8E FL ED AF-S VR

$175.00 $441.67 $165/month
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Sony FE 24-70mm F/2.8 GM

$156.00 $378.65 $165/month
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Sony FE 70-200mm F/2.8 GM OSS

$165.00 $396.20 $165/month
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DJI Ronin-M 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer

$204.00 $408.00 $165/month

 

* Data was collected on 12/19/2018 from a major unnamed rental house. A 30 day period was used to calculate the monthly rate. 

 Conclusion: 

  • In many cases, a weeks rental elsewhere is equivalent to a whole month with LEAP. When comparing month rates, in some cases you will be saving more than 50%. 
  • All cameras you'll receive from LensLockers includes a memory card and reader included with your order. However, most traditional rental houses charge an additional fee of over $30 on top of the prices above. 
  • All lenses we ship out includes a high quality B+W filter UV Haze filter to help get the most out of your lens and also protecting the lens from any damages that would be expensive to repair. "Traditional" rental houses will charge around $30 for filters.
  • The LEAP rate was calculated based on the notion that you would be only renting the individual item on it's own. The savings would be even larger the more items you were to get.

Don't Forget:

  • As a LEAP member you will be able to swap between equipment as you please which is something you won't be able to do at a traditional rental house. 
  • We ship anywhere in the continental US and to top it off, shipping is free!
  • There are no minimum term for your membership, which means you can join and cancel as you please. 
  • Reach out to a rental agent for any needed assistance with selecting or using the gear. 
  • Checkout the reviews from Facebook and Google to see how the Equipment Access Program is the perfect solution for so many photographers and videographers. 

Want to learn more about the LensLockers Equipment Access Program (LEAP)? Contact us at support@lenslockers.com or (800) 658-4009. 

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