Howit works

CameraLends is a peer-to-peer lending community for photographers and videographers.

Owners post unused gear to rent out to other photographers

You can rent gear directly from local photographers, faster and cheaper than traditional means.


Request to reserve gear for the dates you need.

Request to rent camera equipment directly from nearby owners for the dates you need, with the price you want to pay.


Find a renter you want to rent from

An owner will accept your reservation request which will confirm your rental.

Pick up

Agree upon a time and place to pick up/drop off the gear

Find a time and place that works for both of you — like a convenient coffee shop after work or on your way out of town.

Camera Rental

Rent cameras directly from local photographers and film makers


My team and I were in a pinch to find a drone to help capture the madness surrounding the Giants' 2014 World Series celebrations. Two days before the Giants won the series, we started looking for possible rental services.

“Within a couple hours we had found CameraLends, made contact with a renter and set up a time to learn how to use the drone!”
Flying the drone was surprisingly easy and fun and we were able to get all the shots we needed. I don't know how we would have done it without CameraLends - we will definitely use it next time we need to rent equipment we don't already have.

Sam S.

Producer, Hungrie Ones and Thurl

After doing research, most drone rentals through companies costed $300+. CameraLends allowed me to arrange a rental with a lender in less than 12 hours before I needed to shoot, at an incredibly reasonable price. I met with my lender at a public park, and was given a very thorough demonstration on how to pilot the device and all proper operations before I left.

“CameraLends opens a new door to budding photographers and videographers, allowing them to rent professional-grade equipment for projects at low prices.”
I highly recommend CameraLends for anybody in visual arts fields. You can make money with your equipment when you're not using it - what have you got to lose?

Bryce N.



Affordable rates

Our inventory is owned by photographers and videographers just like you. Most of the time this gear is collecting dust. Because of this, lenders are often willing to price lower than rental shops.


Flexible pickup

Have a last-minute request? Don't worry, that's our forte! When traditional shops are closed, our lenders can still help you out.

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