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Lensrentals, the online photo, video and lighting equipment rental company, has announced two new purchase programs. The company has created the Keeper and Keeper Test Drive programs to help people purchase used equipment directly.

Keeper Program

Through the Keeper Program, you can buy pre-owned equipment from Lensrentals’ inventory. According to Lensrentals, it refurbished, tested and graded everything it’s selling. Plus, the company’s sales team determines the item’s prices. 

The company is also updating all the pages on their website with a ‘Buy’ button. When you click on that button, you can see the equipment that is available for purchase.

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Graded products

You can also check stock levels, the price and ratings for the products’ quality. Lensrentals grade every item available for purchase based on cosmetic appearance, performance and glass quality. This means you can be confident of what you are buying before placing an order.

Technical data

For ease of use, the company has designed the website to look similar to the rental pages at Lensrentals and LensProToGo. You can also check product details and the schedule of items included with the product. In addition, there are links to technical data and manuals, technical specifications and an in-house summary of the technology.

Keeper Test Drive

With Keeper Test Drive, you can rent equipment in the usual way from Lensrentals. However, if you like it, the program allows you to keep it. You simply contact the company and they will offer you a price to buy the equipment. Lensrentals bases your quote on the age and condition of the equipment. In addition, the company will deduct up to seven days of rental fees from the price you pay.

Peace of mind

“We’ve maintained the highest reliability of video and photo gear, with the lowest equipment failure rate in the industry, by making our techs work incredibly hard to inspect, clean and repair equipment before and after each rental, and that now extends to purchases from Lensrentals through the Keeper programs,” said Drew Cicala, vice president and co-owner Lensrentals. “Consumers want peace of mind that the used gear they’re buying has been well maintained and suits their purpose. And this is exactly what Lensrentals Keeper Test Drive was built for”.

Stock list

Lensrentals stock cameras and lenses from all manufacturers. They also have audio equipment, lighting, drones and all the accessories you need for video. Currently, Lensrentals sell their used equipment via its sibling company, LensAuthority. However, the Keeper and Keeper Test Drive programs bring everything back under the Lensrentals brand.

You can access Keeper and Keeper Test-Drive via the Keeper page or the product pages for equipment on Lensrentals.com.

Pete Tomkies is a freelance cinematographer and camera operator from Manchester, UK. He also produces and directs short films as Duck66 Films. Pete's latest short Once Bitten... won 15 awards and was selected for 105 film festivals around the world.