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all you need to know about borrowing photography equipment

We show you how to find the perfect rental equipment for your photography project or next trip with ShareSpace and what to pay attention to when borrowing photography equipment.
Save big bucks by borrowing photography equipment. Photography equipment like cameras, lenses, lighting etc. are super expensive to buy, hundreds, even thousands of Euros in most cases. Unless you fall back to cheap low quality equipment, borrowing is the only way to go if you want to take great photos on a budget.

FAQ around borrowing photography equipment:

Who should borrow photography equipment?

As long as you’re not a professional photographer, you don’t need your own equipment, rather borrow it, it’s not worth buying expensive equipment.
Even if you’re a more advanced photographer, you should still borrow equipment abroad. Just save the effort (and cost) of bringing your own camera, lense, camera bag, whatever, to your destination or remote photo spot. Also, don’t risk breaking or losing your precious equipment during transport. Rather borrow professional gear from other photography enthusiasts and connect to locals by borrowing their photography equipment.

What’s the most popular photography equipment to borrow?

All kinds of photography equipment are being offered to borrow online, on various sharing platforms. Mainly cameras and lenses, but also lighting, action cams and drones, everything.

Anything I have to pay extra attention to when borrowing 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 borrowed gear before returning it.

What are popular locations to borrow photography equipment?

Photography equipment is being borrowed all around the world, from Germany to Australia.
You will find photography equipment to borrow at all your favourite photo spots and in all major cities like Los Angeles, Australia, Berlin…

What websites can I borrow photography equipment on?

Photography equipment rentals can be found on various platforms. There are specialized platforms like Kitkarma or Beazy. But you can also find loads of photography equipment on all-purpose sharing platforms like Peerby and FatLama.
So there is plenty of choice and 100,000s of offers all around the world.

Is the borrowed 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.
Check if the platform you want to borrow from shows a green checkmark on ShareSpace, meaning that it offers insurance protection for its users.
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