Photojojo, a shop popular for its unique but sought after photography accessories, has come a long way since its beginnings as a simple newsletter for photography enthusiasts. Riding a wave of success, the company has announced plans to expand their offerings and jump into the rental industry. Unlike the current big players in the market – LesRentals and BorrowLenses – Photojojo will rent out a mix of “crazy gear” that goes beyond basic camera bodies and lenses, according to a recent story in TechCrunch.
Here is a list of examples, courtesy of TechCrunch:
- Photography drones
- Ultra high-speed cameras
- Vintage Polaroid cameras and the required rare film
- Custom built photobooths
- Time lapse cameras
- 3D cameras
- Large format cameras
- Rare or yet-to-be-released Kickstarter photography gear
- Google Glass headsets
- Lifelogging cameras
To help promote their products, Photojojo will pitch potential renters with projects rather than just providing the specs for a particular piece of equipment. The idea is to show potential renters the type of cool stuff you can do with say, a Drone and then ship one to you complete with on-the-go project instructions and everything you need to make the project a reality.
Photojojo will launch the rental service on May 15 and nearly all rentals must be picked up locally in San Francisco. Some gear, such as the Drones, will also require a one-hour one-on-one tutorial session before you take it out for a spin. Rates are expected to vary depending on the piece of equipment and will range from $10 per day for a vintage camera to $100 per day for a Drone.
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