Borrowlenses lens rental contest. Enter now!

It’s that time again dear photographers. Time to enter the new lens rental contest! I know you’ve been drooling over that 35mm f/1.4L, or the 45mm 2.8 tilt-shift. Or what about a macro/micro lens for those adorable close-up nose and paw (or baby or family feet, or wedding bouquet) shots, or the 70-200mm 2.8L you’ve been debating on buying? What lens would make your pretty little heart sing in this wonderful new year? Think about it!

Up for grabs is a $150 gift certificate to the fabulous lens rental service, who we all know and adore. You know you want it, but you gotta follow the steps below to enter!

To enter, here is what you need to do:

  1. Leave a comment on this blog post* (NOT facebook post). *If reading via rss or facebook, you MUST click through to the Cowbelly blog and leave a comment there. Facebook comments won’t be counted.
  2. List item you would like to rent if you win in your blog comment

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That’s it! Pretty sweet and pretty simple considering it might mean a week spent with your favorite lens!

Contest Deadline: Wednesday night February 8th, 2012 at 11:59pm. This means you’ve gotta get your entry in before midnight on Wednesday! Do it now peeps, do it now.

Best wishes dear readers, and I’ll announce the winner here next week! 🙂

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742 thoughts on “Borrowlenses lens rental contest. Enter now!

  1. Wow, thanks for offering this prize! I’ve rented a number of lenses from Borrowlenses but have never used a fisheye lens before. I would love to try it out on my Canon!

  2. I’d love to win! I’ve rented from once before(picked up locally)and I loved there products and service. The equipment was clean and in perfect condition! I’d do it all over again and will do in a heart beat. If I’d win, I would rent the 70-200mm 2.8L and the cannon 5D!

  3. I would love to try some macro lenses! Or wide-angled, maybe fish-eye? I haven’t gone beyond the regular zoom and primes yet. Thank you!

  4. I really want to rent the Canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS I or II for my trip to china. My first trip side I move to U.S 20+ years ago, using it to take memorable photos.

  5. I would love rent the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM and the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM to compare the two. They are both on my wishlist to purchase and what better way to test them out than by renting them. Oh – I would also love to try out a macro lens too!

  6. I’d love to rent a 500 F4 L for my birthday next week, lots and lots of birds in the area at the moment that are just out of reach. I’d moon a nun for such a gift.

  7. I’d use the Canon 70-200 mark II. I can’t afford to buy it and used it last month at a dog show. I fell in love with this lens. Can’t sleep at night thinking about it…Guess I’ll have to rent it forever…

  8. with a Nikon 600mm f/4G AF-S ED VR I could take photos of the pooches at the other end of the dog park, Maybe as fine as the ones on the blog…

  9. I would rent a Canon DSLR for my dad to take on his trip to Arizona. His current camera died before his trip!

  10. I really want to win this!! I will rent a Nikon D800 with a 24-70mm F2.8 and 70-200mm F2.8 if I do win.

  11. With $150 I’d have to rent the Tokina 11-16 (F mount) again! I know it may not be cool and exotic, but I love the images I captured in Disneyland the last time I rented it (from of course), and we have another trip planned for the end of this month.

  12. I’d love love to win! I would like to rent the Nikon 24-70 f2.8 and some lighting equipment!

  13. I’m shooting my first (all day) wedding next week and very nervous I would love to win this contest, I want to rent a 5d mrk II and use my 7d as scond body and would also like to rent the 24-70 f 2.8.
    Thanks so much!!

  14. Since ALL of my equipment was just stolen a month ago and I feel like I’m missing an arm without a single camera, I have a laundry list of things I need to buy. But I will start with either a Nikon D700 and a Nikon 70-200 f/2.8…or a Canon 5D MarkII with the Canon 70-200 f/2.8. Gotta start somewhere 🙂

  15. I would rent the new D800 and D800E to help decide which one to buy, of course I would do this while I have an important shoot to photograph. 🙂 Cant wait to play with that camera!!

  16. I would put it towards a Zeiss 50mm F/1.4 ZF.2* Planar T* for my Nikon D7000 for an upcoming video shoot for a community college. Thanks Borrow-Lenses for sharing the love!

  17. That would be amazing! I’d probably rent some cool lenses for my T2i. With $150, I could get a whole bagful!

  18. I have a lens already reserved for the upcoming Winter Wings Festival in Klamath Falls, OR but should I be lucky enough to win I would upgrade to some seriously long glass.

  19. When I win I would love to rent the Canon EF800mm f/5.6 IS USM. We just had over 600 bald eagles return to our area and I would love to be able to capture them as natural and undisturbed as possible.So contact me and let me know when I can start shooting with my dream lens.

  20. I so would rent the Canon 70-200mm 2.8L. There is a lot of ecological diversity where I live and would love to have my try at capturing it with a quality lens!

  21. I’d like to try the new Canon 24-70 2.8 ii when it comes out. I’d love to shoot with the 70-200 2.8ii again however

  22. I have been itching to give full frame a spin, so I’d love to rent a 5dII for a week or just a couple days. The only question is will I want to send it back afterwards? Probably not!

  23. The object of my desire, the focus of my existence, my love-hate relationship and total addiction belongs to none other than the Canon EF 300mm 2.8L IS USM. When I have her with me all things are possible. My wrestling shots are enviable, my work is a piece of cake. I cease to exist on the days when I cannot borrow her from BorrowLenses, the best, the ultimate in efficient and user friendly lens rentals. I love her when I have her and hate her when I can’t have her. If I were lucky enough to win, I, like any addict, would keep her until the money runs out…’Sigh’ LOVE YOU GUYS at

  24. Even if I don’t win, I’m glad it brought me to this awesome site! I’ve done some pet and this inspires me to do much more. Wouldn’t hurt to have my old friend the 85MM 1.4 back in my hands. I’ve missed her so…

  25. I have taught myself low light theatre photography using the 70-200, explored action photography with the 55-300mm. I would love to try the Nikon 14-24 2.8 lens, that would be wonderful to use for the winter snowy landscapes and full moon nights in the Sierras

  26. I would rent the 85 mm canon f1.2L II only had the pleasure of woking with this lens once and it is such a beautiful portrait lens

  27. How fantastic! $150.00 rental; credit. What would I rent for my D700…? So many things to pick from. I feel lightheaded and maybe a little flush. I need some water. I am gonna lay down for a spell.

  28. I hope i win the gift card. I am shooting a short film next week and i would love to use the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX for Nikon, Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8D AF-S IF-ED, or the Zeiss 28mm f/2 Distagon T* ZF for Nikon on my Hacked GH2 body!!

  29. I wouldn’t mind renting a fisheye lens, never used one. Might also be interested in a trying Nikon D700.

  30. I would love to try out a Canon 10-22mm. The area I live in is perfect for wide angle shots and it would be nice not to have to stitch images together all of the time.

  31. I’d probably rent a 7D, because if I were to rent a 1D series or 5DmkII camera I wouldn’t be able to use my 18-200mm EF-S lens. Then again, maybe i’d kick some of my own cash in to get a 1D and a lens. woo. fingers crossed!

  32. I LOVE BorrowLenses – they rock. The ONLY rental company I use. I would love to test out a Canon TS lens.
    I would have a LOT of fun testing one (before I decide to buy.). Not sure which mm though – 45?

  33. oh I’m not sure if I was supposed to do one comment or two. If I won, I would probably rent the canon 85mm1.2L Or the 50! I can’t decide! I really want to own both of them, so I’d probably rent both! 😀

  34. If I won I’d rent the the 70-200 vr ii. I fell in love with it the last time I rented it for a weekend of football shooing and hope to get it again for baseball season. Either that or a 300 2.8 would be my first choice of renting.

  35. Oh I would love to rent the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L. I’m thinking of buying it. A macro would be second on my list.

  36. Well here goes, hopefully this will be the first time I win something. Easy for me, It would be the MDB-11 grip and the Nikon 24-70 F2.8 for an up coming vacation. The maybe too the D4 for the trip!!

    Thank you!

  37. This would come in handy since I am trying to figure out what to buy for my second camera. I have quite a few weddings this year and I know I really should have a second camera. This GC would go great towards renting one of the awesome Canon Cameras I’ve been eyeing on borrowed lenses for a while. Thanks for the great contest!

  38. If I could win the $150 gift certificate, I’d definitely want the 24-70mm lens or add it to the funds I’m saving to purchase the Sony NEX-VG20 Interchangeable Lens Handycam Camcorder. Both of this items will be awesome products that will assist in expanding my small media corporation and add a greater professional display to my clients, family, and friends!!! It would definitely scream upper level!

  39. I’ve been trying to get a closeup of this red tail hawk and just can’t manage it with my humble 55-250 kit lens. Must have the 400mm! 2.8f would be nice. Canon. Fast glass with considerable vision.

  40. Oh how I would love to win this. I would rent either the Canon fisheye or one of the wide angle lens!

  41. Need the money for a short to rent equipment! Ne premise, new idea, never been done before! I would need Zeiss Compact Prime lenses, and redrock kits!

  42. Hello! I am a 13-year-old 8th grader that is VERY interested in photography. I have spent OVER $2,000 in my equipment, ranging from a Canon Rebel t2i (getting ready to upgrade to a 7D) a 70-250mm IS f/4-5.6 a Canon 75-300mm f/4-5.6, Canon 18-55mm IS f/4-5.6 and a Canon 50mm f/1.8. I also have a large photography studio in my basement (ranging from large softboxes to multiple backdrops on a support system) and a Canon 580EX II external flash. I would absolutely LOVE IT if I could rent the Canon EF 200mm f/1.8L USM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. Thank you for doing this giveaway. I would like to rent one of the Nikon f/2.8 zoom lenses.

  44. I would LOVE to try anything for my Canon. I’ve got a small photography business (805 Photography) and I’m always looking at ways to improve. and what better way than to TRY before you BUY! 🙂

  45. Why not to enter in this great giveaway, Borrowlenses is the only reason I love doing photography. They keep my hobby cheap instead of pay for expensive lense that skyrocket this great hobby of mine. The $150 gift certificate i would probably would use towards a 1.4 prime for my nikon.

  46. I would LOVE to get a $150 gift certificate to! I’ve rented from them several times, & they never have disappointed! Would LOVE to try out the 14-24mm Nikon or even re-rent the 24-70mm (because I had so much fun with that one). Thanks again! 🙂

  47. I would rent either the 100-400mm L series Canon or the 400mm L series for catching Florida Eagles and shore birds for a birding project!

  48. Have rented many different lenses and each time the pics turned out better than expected. Would like to try either a fisheye or tilt lens on the next rental. Thanks for the great service!

  49. I run a photography class for my city’s adult school so I would rent camera bodies from different manufactueres so I can make better learning materials such as videos. Nikon, Sony, and Olympus would be on my list of DSLRs to rental.

    I would also like to rent lenses I have been considering buying such as the Canon 35L and various manual lenses. I may also desire to rent lenses I could never buy such as the Canon super-telephotos.

  50. I would LOVE to win the Nikon 45mm f/2.8D ED PC-E Tilt-Shift
    I have been very interested in that type of photography and am considering renting first to see if its for me before I invest a lot of $$$ in to it.
    As an alternative, I’d also like to rent one of the Nikon AF-S DX Micro 40mm f/2.8G

  51. Renting lenses is beginning to look more attractive all the time, especially if you want top quality but can’t afford it. It would be a nice start to win the $150 gift certificate to get started. I always look at what you have.

  52. I would love to try the Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro or the Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM! What a great way to try ’em out!

  53. I would definitely rent the Nikon 24-70mm f2.8G lens of I won! But I’ll still rent it regardless 🙂

  54. Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM is most certain the lens I would rent. I’m 16 years old and have huge aspirations to become a film maker and or photographer but without a wideangle lens its hard to shoot in certain scenarios and since I cannot afford such a lens due to my age this is a great opportunity to try it out.

  55. Canon 8-15mm and whatever lighting I could afford to shoot inside a local abandoned movie theater. Or a Zeiss Compact Prime for a short. Or whatever sounds good at the time! Either way, the gift card would be put to good use.

  56. I’m the biggest sucker alive when it comes to telephoto lenses. I’d love to have a few days of one-on-one time with the Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM.

  57. I would love to play with a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM if I win. I’d also like to test out a new camera body as I think I might be in the market for a replacement in the very near future.

  58. I would love to try out the Canon 100 -400 l lens for some wildlife photos. I have been thinking about buying one so this would be a great way to try it out.

  59. In the midst of a debate between Tamron’s 28-75 f/2.8 or the Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8. I know it’s a simple answer, but I’d love to try out the Nikkor before my wedding shoot in June!

  60. hmmm, with $150 to spend i’d prob pick up the 17 & 45mm tilt shift lenses for Canon and hit up Muir Woods for some experimentation.

  61. I’ve given some though to the gear I would rent.
    But all of my money is already spent.

    The combo that would put me right into heaven
    would the 24mm and Sony NEX-7

    What a duo is this camera and lens,
    When’s all said and done, it’s nothing but WINS!!

    Go give me a chance to win such a prize
    I know if I do, I’ll have tears of JOY in my eyes…..

  62. I would love to rent the 45mm tilt and shift lens!! I’ve never had a chance to play with one and think it would be awesome!

  63. I’d love a chance to try Canon’s T&S lenses. Never played with them and I’m really curious to see what I can do!! The voucher would be great!

  64. I would love to get my hands on a NIKON 24-70 2.8 to help me shoot a wedding coming up and the $150 would allow me to do so and maybe I can squeeze in a nice macro lens for some ring shots =)

  65. The Canon 8-15 F/4 fisheye sounds very interesting. And i would love to play with a tilt and shit (always wanted to mess with one to see what its all about).

  66. recently booked for Late Feb. 2012: shooting with the Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T is perfect for capturing the true essence of the Ink different Inc. & Children’s Cancer Association’s charity event, Creating a sharper picture for the future to see.

  67. So many options it’s hard to choose. I’d probably go with the Nikon 105 Macro for the F-Mount or maybe the Panasonic-Leica 45 for my m43. Something Macrorific for sure.

  68. So many to choose from! I’d love to try out the Nikon 105mm f/2.8G or, for something I can afford, the 40mm f/2.8!

  69. I would love to win, I’d rent the newest & awesome Canon 70-200L II … I have some horses in a field at some distance, begging to be photographed 😉 Thanks!!

  70. Would love to win!! Yesterday I sent back the flash I borrowed and what an easy transaction!! Love doing business with them =)

  71. My little brother is getting married at the end of the month and I would love to rent the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM. It’s my dream lens but it’s out of my price range to buy.

  72. I’d rent a Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM to shoot wildlife on a fishing trip I’m taking in Northwestern Ontario this summer. I’d probably also snag a Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM for fun.

  73. Oh my. If you get it in, the new Canon 1Dx or the Canon Mark IV, a fisheye, a lowepro or think tank bag. Shooting festivals and need all I can ;o)

  74. Got a Canon 7D for Christmas and haven’t been able to shoot because of reconstructive knee surgery. Would love to rent a Canon 24-70 mm 2.8 lens, Canon 580 EX II flash, ring flash adapter and an 8 mm fisheye lens…just wanna get back out and shooting again!

  75. Nikon 10.5mm Fisheye. Perfect for capturing group and in-car shots for the 10th annual MINIs on the Dragon this year!

  76. Oh I really wanna win! I have been thinking about trying Borrow Lenses for a while and would love to borrow the Canon 14mm lens for a trip in March as it is also the lens I have my eye on buying.

  77. Wow, it would be awesome to win. But seriously I’m not gonna lie, I have know idea what I would borrow yet. But I know I would have fun with it when I do, and it will come in handy at one of the weddings I shoot.

  78. 5D Mark II. No doubt about it. I’ve shot full time on 40Ds for a while now, ready to start convincing
    myself to make the move up. I have a photo trip along the west coast coming up, that would be the perfect time to spend getting to know a new camera.

  79. I am currently trying to decide between a 100mm macro and a 135mm lens, so I’d love to rent them both! I also want to upgrade bodies by summer so it’d be nice to be able to try one out!

  80. Honestly, I would love to win so I can try Borrowlenses for the first time with no errors. The last time, there was an error with the mailing service and I didn’t get the merchandise so with this, I would gladly like to try again.

  81. Hi! I love borrowlenses and now I love this site, so glad I found it through them. I would love to try out the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G lens. 🙂 Thanks!!!

  82. Hey Guys,
    If I won this certificate, I’d try renting a 200-400 f/4. I’m pretty wimpy and I could use the workout ;P.

    If they rented gear… an exotic D700 or D3x would be nice too.

  83. I want to try the Nikkor 40mm macro before I buy it! As someone who doesn’t have money growing out of my ears, it’s the one I can afford. I just want to try it out first.

  84. I would rent any kind of canon lens. I only have two lens at the moment and there is so many different ones I want too try 🙂

  85. I would love to rent the Canon 500mm. I live like 2 hours away from yellowstone and it would be awesome to get some closeups of the wildlife in the snow.

  86. If i won I would rent both the 70-200f4 and the 200F2.8 so that I could decide once and for all which one I would prefer to own for capturing my kids little league games. So this rental could turn into a purchase.

  87. I’d really enjoy renting a Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM again…it was so much fun to have the wide angle and superzoom…all in one! Fingers crossed!

  88. Oh man…I’d prolly rent a fish eye and head to the local skate park this spring and try to catch some of the action. That or possibly a tilt-shift since I have really no clue how they operate.

    PS: good luck to everyone…but I hope none of you win.

  89. I love what Borrowlenses has to offer!! (*and I love that you are offering a $150 certificate!)
    I would be fanatic to be able to grab the Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift!!! I have been wanting to get my hands on a tilt-shift – How exciting would it be to be able to do that with your gift!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  90. So many to choose!!! A Nikon D7000 – maybe my next purchase, a 50mm 1.4 or a speedlite… oh – please????

  91. Love to get my hands on a Canon 24-105 f/4L for a boxing match I’m shooting in March. A 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USMII would help me reach the far corner between bells with my 7D too! Hook a brutha up!

  92. Wow I have been totally drooling over several lenses the 105mm micro nikkor, the f/2.8 70-200mm nikkor and a ultra wide angle for my D300. rocks.

  93. If I win, I’ll rent a 5D2 and a 50 f1.2. I’d love to do a bunch of late night photography with these in Boston!

  94. Being new to DSLR’s, I could use most any Nikkor lens for a Nikon, that being said, I loved the super wide angle I just rented as well as the SB900 speedlight. I would have to rent a macro lens if I were to win, because I love these types of shots. Also would love to try a fisheye lens, and looking to rent a D700 soon so see if I shall upgrade to a new body! 🙂 Thank you for the chance at this contest! Good luck everybody!

  95. The two lenses I’m in love with are the 50mm 1.2 and the 70-200.
    Would love to be able to use the 50mm in my first birth photography shoot coming up 🙂

  96. I have never used the 85mm L canon prime, but I heard it’s beautiful. or maybe a good Wide angle to do some timelapses I’ve been meaning to for a while now!

  97. nikon d700 because i wanna test full frame and the super awesome iso noise capability (compared to my d5000) or a nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR II

    or i wanna try renting a whole studio like setup with strobes lightboxes and stuff.. never experienced anything like that

  98. I’d give the 8-15mm fisheye a go ’round. Might throw in a fast telephoto prim, as well. I never have call to use them, but love to play with them.

  99. It would make my day if I could win this, but deciding on what to use with the $150 certificate would be a tough decision. I’d love to have the privelage to use the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, or Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM. makes life so much easier for photographers.

  100. There are so many to choose from….but I think the Canon 200mm 1.8 prime would be my choice. Would make catching the Ridgebacks in full run quite easy.

  101. Hmmmm … would definitely love to try out the Nikon 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor Lens and maybe try it on a new Nikon D800? Teehee! 😀

  102. I would love to win so I could put it towards my rental of the Glidecam X-10 Dual Support Arm Stabilizer Vest System + a Glidecam 4000 Pro so I can shoot my next short film.

  103. Borrowlenses are great folks. I’ve used them a number of times. I’ve always wanted to play with the Nikon 85mm f/2.8D PC-E Tilt-Shift. Good luck to everyone and thanks for the opportunity!

  104. It would be so awesome to win this. There’s so much equipment that I’d love to try, namely the Canon 70-200mm, 85mm 1.2 and even a Canon 5D Mark II!

  105. I’d probably would rent a set of lens or two, just to play around with them. I love to play around with what kind of effects I can make with the camera without the help of a computer (despite the fact that I’m a graphic designer- some things are just meant to be left naturally).

  106. If I were to win this, I would be all over the Nikon 35mm f1.4 G. In the market to upgrade and I currently own the 35mm f2 D. Would like to see if its worth the stab at the newer version. My 35mm is my work horse so getting a new “horse” to play with would be right up my alley!

  107. Great for you guys to do something like this!

    The Canon 100mm f/2.8 would be on the list to rent to give it a try. Current macro is an extension tube on a 85mm f/1.8, and I would look forward to seeing if a dedicated macro would cause me to step out of the range I call close up now, or would I spend the money elsewhere (like a Tokina 11-16 which is on the opposite scale in the decision of what to spend money on next!)

  108. Canon EF 24-70 2.8L
    Canon 8-15 f/4 fisheye
    Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L Tilt-Shift
    Glidetrack Hybrid Slider – 40″ (1m)

    probably couldnt do it all, but then again Id list the entire site. hope I win 😀

  109. I’ve borrowed twice from Borrow Lenses now and just LOVE them!!! I think I would either borrow the 24-70 2.8L II USM or the 35 1.4L. OR the 5D Mark II camera body!!! AGHHH!!!!!!

  110. If I win, I want to rent the Canon 70-200 mm f2.8L IS II and Canon 24mm 1.4L II for a week:) PLEASE LET ME WIN, PLEASE!

  111. I would love to rent the canon 85mm 1.8 to take my boxer’s 12th birthday pictures with 🙂

  112. 35 1.4f I have always want to try this lens for portraits. I was told this works great for shots like that.

  113. I would love to try out some lenses before I buy and this would help with the fiscal part of the equation! Craving the EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM for my Canon Rebel T3. I was looking into doing pet portraiture, myself!

  114. I love! Please choose me!
    If I win I will like to rent a Canon 24L or 35L plus maybe a 28-300L. Not only that, I would like to rent a Nikon D700 body just to test out the legendary 14-35G!

  115. I would love to rent the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L or the 1D Mark IV. I’ve been drooling over both of them for a while now and would love to try them so I know what to save my pennies for.

  116. I’d use it to try the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM. Not as new as many of the other lenses commented on here, but I’ve never tried it and have heard it’s fantastic.

  117. I would love to try out the Canon EF-S 18-200 or the 17-55 2.8. I enjoy shooting with my 50 mm and 85mm, but want to give both these a try.

  118. Would love to rent an extra body for a wedding – probably 5Dmii. Or a Canon 70-200mm to play with for myself! Thanks for the giveaway!

  119. Man, I would love to win! I’ve rented the Nikon 24 1.4G before and it was such a beauty. I’d rent that or, an artsy tilt-shift and try my hand! Thanks Cowbelly and BL!

  120. I picked up my first DSLR in December after shooting film for several years and then moving on to other things. But none of my old (Canon FD) lenses work! I currently just have the kit zoom lens. What I’d really love is one day with a normal 50mm lens, camera set on manual.

  121. I would use the gift cert to rent the Canon 70-200mm 2.8L IS Mk. II. I have been thinking of buying but would like to rent one first.

  122. You guys are awesome! If I win I’m going straight for the Canon fisheye lens, and maybe the 24-105mm L lens too 🙂 Pick me!

  123. I really need to try a couple of ultra-wides before I buy one and this would be an ideal way to decide. Plus, I go by their place a couple of times a week so there’d be NO SHIPPING!!! My 7d is in need of some WIDE!!!

  124. I would LOVE to rent the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM for my upcoming honeymoon in Africa! I’m new to photography and can’t wait to take some great pictures on safari.

  125. Omgsh! I would love a fantastic macro lens for all of my upcoming weddings this year… 🙂 I am a newer photog and haven’t been able to try one yet 🙂

  126. ANY Zeiss lens from Distagon to CP-II…ANY!!! The Canon 24-70 2.8 L-series is also pretty sexy too 🙂

  127. I would love to rent, if I won, a Nikon 70-200 2.8 VRII. I have an event coming up that this lens would help shoot!!!

  128. I’ve always wanted to shoot with 35mm f/1.4L! I always played it safe and rented the 24-70mm f/2.8L but since I’ve been shooting mostly with my 50mm, I want something a bit wider to play with but no friends or colleagues possess this lens.

  129. Hoping to win the gift certificate to pay for rental D7000, for use as a second body (already have one D7000) for a shoestring-budget wedding I’ll be shooting at the end of the month. Otherwise I have to borrow my friend’s D50 and cross my fingers! 😮

  130. I would like to rent the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM or the Canon 50 mm f/1.4. I hear they are both incredible. 🙂

  131. I would get a 5d mkii and 70-200 2.8isii I never win this sort of thing. Glad I got to see some of your work with pets!

  132. I would love to check out the Nikon 45 2.8 tilt shift. I love the look of this lens when used for aerials. It makes people look like toys. I think it would be fun to use on a wedding.

  133. I would like to rent the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM. I hear it is INCREDIBLE. 🙂

  134. I would love to win becauses i want to rent the Canon T3i for animal shelter pictures and youtube video shooting!

  135. I would love to rent a Nikon D700 along with the Nikon 35mm f/1.4 lens, great combo I’d love to get my hands on some day!

  136. I’ll need a Nikon 84 f/1.4 for a shoot. I could borrow from a friend but that would be inconvenient as he lives too far away. Eventually will be renting a Nikon D800 for qualification testing.

  137. I volunteer my time every week to take photos for my local animal shelter for in hopes to help find them their furever home! I’d love to try out the Nikkor 17-50mm f/2.8 to get some really fun wide angle shots of them. Thanks so much! 😀

  138. Planning a trip to Disney and would realllllyyyyy reallyyyyy love to have the Canon 24-70 on me… Pretty please 🙂

  139. I would rent some studio lighting to test out new options or I would rent a tilt shift lens. I have never used tilt shift, but love what everyone is doing with them!!!!

  140. I think I’d go with a 35 1.4 and attempt to capture even more cuteness of my hairy buttsniffers on camera! My oh my, those dogs do get a LOT of photographic attention!

  141. If I won I’d love to rent the canon 35 1.4 and 5d mk ii! Or possibly even the 85 1.2! Too many amazing choices!

  142. I would love to rent the Nikon 50mm 1.8 for the D3000, the new G… i hear that it has a motor in it. I’m a newbie and would love to get my hands on one prior to buying it.

    Thanks for running the contest!

  143. Fun! I would looooove to see what the Canon 70-200mm is all about! But I might not be able to resist the 85! So many lenses, so little, well, $$! Thanks for the contest!

  144. Omigoodness omigoodness! I’ve been saving up my pretty pennies for ages and am getting a Nikon D300 tomorrow!!! My DREAM lens? The $2G chunk of AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED wonderfulness!

  145. I thought I posted this earlier, then read about the posting problems on facebook so I came back to check. I don’t see my last post, so here it is! I would love to rent the 35mm f/1.4L to see lovely bokeh behind dogs, compared to my 20mm 2.8, and still be closer to them than my 50mm. My 30th birthday is the day (well, minute) after this contest ends, so this would be a great gift! 🙂

  146. I’m so excited about the possibility of winning this competition! If I won, I would rent a Lensbaby Composer for my Pentax to shoot city photos off the top of my skyscraper job in Seattle. I would also rent a fish-eye and take nose photos at a few local dog parks for a series I’ve been wanting to do for a LONG TIME!

  147. I’d love to rent that 70-200mm 2.8L, but sadly my camera needs to be sent back to Canon for repair and since I’m your typical poor college student I have to wait for my tax return. But if it doesn’t have to be spent right away if love the opportunity 🙂

  148. I have been saving for months to buy myself my very own 35mm lens for my canon t1i! I mainly take pictures of my beautiful Bernese Mountain Dog but I have planned a trip to New York City coming up and planned on renting a 35 mm no matter what! This contest sounded so perfect for me I couldn’t pass it up! I love CowBelly Photography!

  149. I used to rent the 70-200 2.8 all the time, but not that I’ve bought one I need to find a new lens to try out. I think I’d use it to rent the new Canon 24-70 when it comes out.

  150. Sorry if this is a repeat. I refreshed and didn’t see any comments at all. Here is my comment: Thanks for the opportunity to win this awesome contest! I rented an underwater camera for a Hawaii trip a couple years ago, but what I really wanted was a Sport Housing DC-5 Mark II for my Canon 5D Mark II. That’s what I would rent… and then I’d plan another trip to Hawaii! 😉

  151. Canon’s 100mm f/2.8 L Macro – rented twice before and both times shed a little tear when I had to return it – such SUCH a lovely lens.

  152. So many lenses, so little time! I’m headed to Moab in May so definitely a Canon L telephoto lens!!!

  153. I would love to rent the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L! 2 of my friends are getting married soon and I’d love to shoot some extra special photos for them with this lens 🙂

  154. Would love to test out one of the canon 70-200’s (f/2.8 or f/4 is versions) or the 100-400 … One of those three will eventually be in my arsenal, just need to test ’em all out first!

  155. I’d love to take the Zeiss 28mm f/2 Distagon T* ZF or the Zeiss Distagon T* 21mm F/2.8 lens to use on my Nikon D90 in April for my trip to the Smoky Mountains

  156. I think this contest is a great idea. I would rent a Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 DI-II LD for Canon, a Peleng 8mm Fisheye for Canon and Tamron 200-500mm f/5-6.3 SP AF Di LD IF for Canon. All lenses I’d like to try before purchasing

  157. I would love to win this contest so that I can rent out the Canon 70-200 2.8 IS II. Also would like to try my hands on the Lensbaby scout with sweet 16.

  158. I’d like to rent a Nikon D7000 and Nikon 18-200mm VRII. I rented these two items last year and LOVED the images and vids, great results! Your products are THE BEST!

  159. If I was fortunate enough to win… My wife and I would rent the canon 24-70 L for our next wedding shoot!

  160. Ive heard a lot of different things about Sigma so I thought I should find out for myself. I would like to rent the 50-150 II 2.8.

  161. Love everything about this contest, because I’ve been on disability and can’t afford a new lens or even to rent one from and would LOVE a chance to win this gift certificate.
    I would rent the Nikkor 300mm f/2.8 VR II if I had the chance.

  162. Cowbelly, you guys are awesome! I would love, love, love to rent the Nikon 70-200 F 2.8 VR II! Really want to own it, but for now borrowing sounds great.

  163. Would LOVE to rent the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G AF-S ED…I love borrowlenses because I def. cannot afford this lens right now but it is always on the top of my wish list. So, until I win the lotto, I shall continue to use B.L. 🙂

  164. Really wish high schoolers could afford the 70 -200 2.8L to get a headstart on a career in sports photog. 😀
    Would love to rent the 70-200 2.8L IS II but minimum wage can only pay for so much.

  165. Would love to rent the Canon 8-15 Fisheye, to get some really neat close-up shots of my new Siberian Husky.

  166. Crossing my fingers! I would love to rent the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM and the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM.

  167. I love to win the gift certificate. And I’d love to check out the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM!

  168. I’d be going for a Canon fisheye or wide angle (or both!) for our vacation to Niagara Falls and Toronto!

  169. Canon 24-70 2.8L… it and my husband just helped me purchase a turn of the century French hand carved bend with canning to use for portrait sittings. Can not wait to use it with an awesome borrowed lenses lens!!!!

  170. I would love to borrow a 17-55mm f2.8. But why stop there they also rent small light gear. So I would also pick up a couple sb-600’s,sb-800,su-800,Lastolite TriFlash and Lastolite EZYBox Softbox. I’m sure that’s over $150 but the fun I would have shooting with all the gear would make it worth the extra money spent.

  171. Would love to rent a wide angle for our trip to Niagara Falls and to Toronto (ball park shots of the Blue Jays!) this summer! I’d go with the Canon 8-15mm f/4!

  172. I would like to buy a Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM so I don’t have to rent it anymore! I would also like to rent a 500mm lens.

  173. Would love to rent the Canon 65mm 1-5x macro, or 800mm super telephoto, or 17mm tilt/shift, or Sigman 50-500mm. I have a long wish list.

  174. I am so wanting to rent the Canon 70-200mm 2.8L! Believing you will pick my name for the certificate!

  175. Hello! I would love to win this contest. I have two brothers and it would be nice to be able to use the Canon 85mm f/1.2L II lens on my canon 60D. Borrow Lenses rocks!!

  176. I am so wanting to rent the Canon 70-200mm 2.8L ! Believing you will pick my name for the certificate!

  177. There would be alot of purring going on at my house to win this opportunity to rent a Lensbaby 3G for my Nikon camera. Does the rental come with cat tie-ups and leather gloves? Cat’s are not good at holding still, but my Perisan would look lovely through this lense.

    I’d finish a great rental experience with the Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 DI 11 and trip out into beautiful Idaho wildness with some “sit, stay friends.”

    My animal family and I thank you for this contest! Pick us! -Denise

  178. There are so many great lenses to pick from. I’d probably try to wait to rent a 1Dx. Otherwise a nice Zeiss lens or the canon 85mm L lens would be amazin!

  179. I’d love to win this and am already a huge fan of I’d probably rent a wide angle to try out, or possibly an 85 mm as those are the two taht are next on my “potential buy” list. 🙂

  180. Oooh Fun! I’d love to test drive the Canon 400mm f/2.8L IS. And a GoPro setup, I want to mount it to a hang glider 🙂

  181. My Canon 22-105 is my favorite “walk-about” lens so I would love to try the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM… I have two other L series and nothing beats them. The lens would be great to capture shots of my two energetic wheaten terriers…Molly and Dugan.

  182. Got my wife’s sister’s wedding reception next month and would really like to try the Canon 16-35mm 2.8.

  183. I think I’ve just about rented everything Canon from Borrowlenses, which led to many purchases! However, I want to test the waters of the future with that sweet Fuji X-Pro 1 system! I believe that mirrorless technology is the future of photography, and what better way to try-before-you-buy then with BL! That gift certificate will be put to good use. 😉

  184. I’d rent a 70-200mm 2.8 for Nikon. It will be my next lens purchase and I’d love to play around with it a bit to tide me over until I get my own. 🙂

  185. There are MANY lenses I would like to rent (and own,) but I’d probably start with one of the “practical” lenses I want to own, the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8. But I’d also love to try a 105mm macro lens!

  186. I would love to rent some of the higher quality longer Canon lenses for the upcoming baseball season! Something like the 300mm f2.8L would be awesome to play around with. I will never be able to afford buying one myself.

  187. I am wanting to rent for the first time through borrow lenses, been eyeing them for some time!! I would like to try a few lenses this month, since I have a wedding next month I will need to rent again for. The ones on my list are Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 or f/1.4, and then a Canon 70-200 (not sure which one yet) Super Excited!!!! Pick me please!

  188. I just upgraded my camera to an EOS 1Ds Mark II and cant wait to match it with my new lenses as well (24-105mm and 100-400mm Canon L Prime lenses). I love landscape photography so I would love to give the Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 II USM a spin and see what the camera is capable of.

  189. Please, oh please, won’t you make it easier on my pocket book to rent a 5D MkII and 85mm f1.2 this spring.

  190. Ooo! Sweet contest. I’d actually love to rent the 5d Mk II! I’ve got the original 5d, and am really contemplating an upgrade. Would love to try it out before I bought!

  191. Roses are Red,
    Violets are Blue,
    If I win this contest,
    I’ll take a picture of You!

    …with a Fisheye AF Nikkor 16mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens!!

  192. I would love to win this and rent the the 7d and take a weekend on the coast with a camera I can’t afford but would love to own some day soon.

  193. More than anything i’d love some quality time with the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens. I’m working on turning my photography hobby into a business. Being a little younger, i cant just buy a ton of lenses. I want to invest in one great lens, and i think this is the one…i just want to try it! I’ve currently got the basics: 18-55mm, 50mm, 70-300mm, and a 28-90mm. All decent lenses but im ready to take the next step! I truly hope i win

  194. As a constant customer of Borrowlenses, who knows what this would be used for. Perhaps a purchase of a previously loved 24-70mm f/2.8L. We use that lens all the time. I have want to try some of the Zeiss glass, too. Also, the 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM is my favorite. I like to rent that one just for fun!

  195. I already know the 35L is crisp and creamy so I would be renting that along with the 135L I’ve heard that glass is some of Canon’s sharpest 😉

  196. That is AWESOME!!! Honestly, I have never been able to rent lenses due to the cost. I would love to shot and film with some prime lenses both Canon, Zeiss and Sigma. I think I would rent 24mm, 35mm, 50mm.

  197. Im actually shooting a short film and this 150 bucks would be perfect! I would rent Zeiss Compact Primes and a Redrock Kit, if there is more some rigs as well for a car shoot!

  198. More than anything i’d love some quality time with the canon ef-s 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens. I’m working on turning my photography hobby into a business. Being a little younger, i cant just buy a ton of lenses. I want to invest in one great lens, and i think this is the one…i just want to try it! I’ve currently got the basics: 18-55mm, 50mm, 70-300mm, and a 28-90mm. All decent lenses but im ready to take the next step! I truly hope i win

  199. You are right, I would absolutly LOVE to try the Canon EF 35/ f1.4 L lens as I cannot afford to get one myself (yet). So far I have rented my Ultra Zoom lenses from and I couldn’t be more satisfied with the experiences.

  200. I would be honored to win. I could try out some of the amazing Canon cameras you have. And try out some new lenses for my Olympus camera.

  201. I want to tryout the canon 24-70mm. Heard it’s a great lens and I wanna try before ibuy. Thanks for the giveaway.

  202. I’ve rented items from Borrow Lenses a few times last year and loved the service each time. With this gift certificate, I would rent the canon 35mm f/1.4 or the 85mm f/1.2 ii. I have a few lifestyle portrait shoots coming up and would really like to use one of these to add that extra oopmh to the images.

  203. Would love to get my hands on a that Canon 50mm 1.2. Have gotten it from you before and am always stunned at the results. One day I should take the plunge and buy it.

  204. I would love to win and have a chance at renting the Nikon 45mm f/2.8D ED PC-E Tilt-Shift for my trip to Philadelphia!

  205. I’d love to borrow the Canon 100m L Macro lens! I’m too broke to buy my own, and would love to try it so I can see if I want to save for it.

  206. I would love to win this! I’d love to rent the Canon 17-55 2.8 or maybe a body…I’m thinking about a new body to purchase. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  207. I have successfully rented from 3 times and I’m not stopping anytime soon. Great service, great products. What’s not to love. I ADORE the 12-24mm f/2.8, the 70-200mm f2/8 and the 600mm, Nikon lenses. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!! Many the best woman/man win 😉 Anna

  208. I have rented lenses from BorrowLenses before and really like their services. They provide an affordable solution to make photos with professional gears and to get a better hands on experience before investing on a lens or camera body.

    The next lens I would like to rent are the Nikkor tilt shift, the 12 – 24 mm/f2.8, and full frame prime lenses.

  209. This is so exciting! I’d want to rent the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM along with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR 🙂

  210. My browser locked up while submitting, so now I have 2 or 3 duplicates. Sorry! 🙂

    Instead of a lens, I might want to rent a different camera. It would be fun to play with a new D800. I could do a real extensive test on my blog.

  211. I would love to win to try out the Nikon D700. I’ve been dreaming of it for quite a while and want to try it out first. I have senior portraits, and pet portraits and seniors with pets portraits coming up. Thanks for this chance!

  212. This is so exciting! I’d want to rent the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM along with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR

  213. I am planning a Canon 5D MarkII rental this spring for a “budget” wedding I’m shooting…and this would really help (plus it would help me decide whether to make the investment up from my 50D…or switch to Nikon).

  214. For Nikon DX format:

    Nikkor 10-24/3.5-4.5

    Nikkor 200-400/4.0

    Hard to find in any store out here, want to see how they handle on camera. I know they’ll perform well, how they feel is important also. Renting is a great way to vet lenses.

  215. I <3 (they know me by name), and I'd love to spend some time with the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8, and check out a new camera body – D700 maybe? so exciting!

  216. I’d LOVE to try that Zeiss 28mm f/2 Diatagon T* ZF on my Nikon D() during my trip to the Great Smokey Mountains National Park this April!

  217. So many to pic and choose from .. I have loved and re- loved the Canon lenses that I have rented from I have many road trips planned this year and winning a needed gift certificate would make my adventures even sweeter :-). I will be having fun with Lensbaby 3G for Canon, or MAYBE I will put the gift certificate towards the purchase of my favorite lens ~~Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM~~ It never hurts to dream ♥

  218. (Hope this doesn’t double submit – got an error the first time.)

    Oh, I know I’d rent the 7D so I could really give myself incentive to save up for that bad boy!

    I’ve rented quite a number of drool worthy lenses already for photoshoots with them (my favorite lens rental company!) but have never wanted to throw an unfamiliar body into the mix. Now would be my chance. 🙂

  219. OMG I would love to rent so many! I would really like to try out a 50mm f/1.8l I would also really enjoy looking into the macro/mico lense and also a fish eye! Everything looks amazing in wide angle.

  220. For Nikon DX format:

    Nikkor 10-24/4.5-4.5

    Nikkor 200-400/4.0

    Hard to find in any store out here, want to see how they handle on camera. I know they’ll perform well, how they feel is important also. Renting is a great way to vet lenses.

  221. I would rent a Zeiss 18mm wide angle to play with on my Nikon… Would have to wait until I got home from Antarctica, but would be great chance to try it out to see if it would be a great lens to bring down here with me again next fall. ~ Allie

  222. i would LOVE to rent the nikon d700. my little d40 is dying (and im way overdue for an upgrade), so it would be awesome to test oot the camera before i make the leap.
    also the nikon 200-400mm f/4 (if-ed vr II) would be pretty sweet! im going to be shooting coachella this year, so that lens would definitely be handy!

  223. Wahoo! I could really use a Canon 10-22mm EF-S Wide Angle to mess around with. Stock lenses suck mightily.

  224. I would love to rent some lighting equipment to try out some new techniques that I can’t currently with the equipment that I have.

  225. I would be honored to win. This woul give me a chance to try out so camera. Ma.y thanks in of the awesome Canon caumeras you carry. Also try out some new lenses for my Olympus

  226. I would love to try out their Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM just for kicks! Only in a dream would I ever get to play with something as hefty as that!

  227. I love trying out new gear with Playing around with the Canon TS-E 24mm Tilt-Shift Lens could be fun. I like fun!

  228. a Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO DG for Canon. I have been trying to shoot some elk and bald eagles with a 70-300 with poor results. Want to know if this is sharp enough to consider buying.

  229. I would love to win and put that towards renting a Canon Camera body so I can decide which one I would like to purchase!