AV Janus: I see insurance is covered more easily in US than the old world.Still I can't see how the insurance company is willing to risk battling the Lost claims from lenders damaged by scamming users claiming lost gear?
Also like mos US business, I can't seem to find the main ingredient. How much does it cost? Whats the agency's cut or income?
Or are they just financed from insurance business and keeping the money in escrow?
Yeah, You are correct.
Thank you for the info.Although 5% sounds like a lot to me.I don't see photo gear being at risk as much as car.
AV Janus: Great composite!How did you move the focus?
Oh I see!What threw me off was the fact that it seemed to glow by itself, when in fact it is a macro lens hood! I love it.So macro in fact that it became reversed into a reducing cone! LOL!
KodaChrome25: Doesn't say where ShareGrid extracts their fee.
If you have the time could you explain a bit more on this:
"We also subsidize the rental fees for renters to ensure the best rates depending on location and demand"
AV Janus: OK great concept, but who insures is on behalf of the lender? Since the company doesn't own the lenses why should its insurance pay for damages and to whom?Whose rate goes up, when scamers come to play? Private insurance for your private gear? Does it cover the loss if you rented out, or do you have to withhold that fact?Also how can private persons rent anything? Are they a small business? Where I come from you have to make pretty complicated contract if you wish to rent something private for income followed up by a tax report in the end of year....
Who vouches the lens will work? If it doesn't my assignment might be destroyed.
Thank you for the reply.I hope you guys build a community of honest people willing to make each others lives easier and cheaper in the process.
Are you insured as a private person or a business?
Here in Croatia we used to have only business insurance and that coverage stopped as soon as you exited your studio with the gear. LOL!I am sure it's better now since we are in EU. (nothing else really is)Gotta check, since I am starting my own photo business soon
I had a feeling it was something DIY and precisely thought out by the way you precisely written focus differences. LOL!
I was going about it my way with macro setup idea, only to find out you cant really have smooth precision for little money.Gotta find something that will slide it better than a 10$ china focus rail on the cheap.
What is that light cone thing you have on your macro lens?http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/5806865940/photos/3021478/photomacrography-5
Hi!What is that "light cone" thing taped to the front of the macro lens?Looks interesting. :-)
I see insurance is covered more easily in US than the old world.Still I can't see how the insurance company is willing to risk battling the Lost claims from lenders damaged by scamming users claiming lost gear?
ShareGrid: Thanks, these are all valid concerns. Imagine when AirBnB asked people to let strangers sleep on their couch! That sounds scary, but people are now embracing it more and more. We have seen this same type of reception so far. In just a few weeks, users have uploaded more than $1.7 million in gear.
We are photographers and cinematographers ourselves, that’s why we have taken extra time and precaution to make a safe and trusted community. On top of reviews, ratings and social verification, we have made our community private. Not everyone who applies get in.
We offer an affordable damage waiver, and for the first time ever, you can buy insurance online in real time at the best rates. If you were to rent a high priced item from most online rental shops, they would require third party insurance. Its up to you to call a insurance broker, compare prices and fax back paperwork.
Our goal is to make ShareGrid feel more like a community of trusted artists vs. a rental house.
This is a great concept and one that has been around from forever among friends and colleagues. It has also destroyed many friendships and good business surroundings.Mix a legitimate business that claims responsibility for things to go as planed and you potentially have a big PR and legal bomb on your hands.The TOS qouted above prove it somewhat. And that is OK.
In friend based loans people willingly take the risk knowing that when SHTF they are mostly on their own.
The service here can hardly be any much different in that respect because that would make it prohibitively expensive to maintain in full legal accountability falling to the lending middleman (service) I hope their potential clients outweigh those facts with the fact that they suddenly have a huge pool of friendly gear they can easily rent.
One thing's for sure, people are crooks! You guys should count that into your equation 2x.Legally distance yourselves visibly, not just in small print. :-)
OK great concept, but who insures is on behalf of the lender? Since the company doesn't own the lenses why should its insurance pay for damages and to whom?Whose rate goes up, when scamers come to play? Private insurance for your private gear? Does it cover the loss if you rented out, or do you have to withhold that fact?Also how can private persons rent anything? Are they a small business? Where I come from you have to make pretty complicated contract if you wish to rent something private for income followed up by a tax report in the end of year....
Great composite!How did you move the focus?
AV Janus: This article is in some strange loop.DPR says see more on cactus page, thaz page shows a few pixs an "view more details" link redirects here??
Where is the info that this supports wireless radio TTL?
Ahh, through the transmitter, not camera menu.Maybe even better.Thanks for the explanation.
There is a similar setup from Yongnuo, where you can manually set the power on their YN-560-III and IV flashes that have built in RF receivers.The commander unit is called YN-560-TX.
PhotoBurg: Got this lens 5 months ago. Since then, didn't take it off my Canon 100D and didn't use any other lens as my all around gear. Sure, IQ is not near premium lenses, but it's Ok for me. I try to remember that photography is about moment, composition, feelings, Light, etc. ant not about sharpness on the upper right edge in a print sizing as large as a football arena, and even not about sensor size/latest camera model.If you can enjoy A3 size prints - this lens will be great for you and more than that.Yet, I speak as an amateur and not as a pro.
Great point of view.One that many on here should adopt.
For 90 percent of actual photographers the point of diminishing returns in todays photo gear has long been reached.But we all want the best 50% because we are geeks the other 50% because the competition has it and steals your uneducated clients.
Oh I seeee!So you can control remote flash guns outputs via flash exposure compensation menu?Individually or just one setting for all of them?
So it does what any other 3rd party trigger does for 1/3 of the price, 3 yrs to late.
This is news just because its Cactus. Like that means something.Firmware specific for each flashgun just so it can fire it... LOL!1 pin on the hotshoe...
Seriously, they would have sold a ship-load to the US sheeple-girls if they partnered up...It would have raised Casio from the dead in the exes of modern consumer.
This article is in some strange loop.DPR says see more on cactus page, thaz page shows a few pixs an "view more details" link redirects here??
I thought Lensbaby was a quality US firm striving for quality products.Whats with the over priced china style toy gear?Even Chinese make better stuff now.
1500Lumes means total light emited. Other parameters are missing. And this is not a light bulb!Why are they not telling the LUX numbers at 50cm, 100cm, 2m distances.Those are the real numbers that ate comparable to others. Anybody has the lux info?
Are these mountable on top of each other?