What you need to know about renting camera gear

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Renting a camera is a great way to save money in the long run. Whether you’re an enthusiast or a professional, there’s no denying that photographic kit is expensive. And there are some excellent cheap cameras out there, but for high-end models it can often take many paid shoots to reap back the initial spend, and any purchase you make needs to be carefully considered.

You can also save money by using creative solutions on a shoot – for example, choosing to use a kit zoom lens over a premium prime – but when you’re producing high-end content for clients, you really do need the best tools for the job.

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Lauren Scott
Freelance contributor/former Managing Editor

Lauren is a writer, reviewer, and photographer with ten years of experience in the camera industry. She's the former Managing Editor of Digital Camera World, and previously served as Editor of Digital Photographer magazine, Technique editor for PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, and Deputy Editor of our sister publication, Digital Camera Magazine. An experienced journalist and freelance photographer, Lauren also has bylines at Tech Radar, Space.com, Canon Europe, PCGamesN, T3, Stuff, and British Airways' in-flight magazine (among others). When she's not testing gear for DCW, she's probably in the kitchen testing yet another new curry recipe or walking in the Cotswolds with her Flat-coated Retriever.