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?
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....
Who vouches the lens will work? If it doesn't my assignment might be destroyed.
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?
So which internal codec is used by the camera for those 100Mbit 4k samples?
SirLataxe: Very nice - but lacking in two essentials: no articulating screen and no facility to mount a wide angle conversion lens.
An articulated screen would make the camera so much more useful, especially for close-ups, street photography and video, where taking the pictures from waist or lower level makes such a difference.
A high quality add-on WA lens would make the camera an ideal tool for landscapes taken during longer walks in difficult terrain, where the weight of a larger camera and lenses would be tedious.
It is essential if you want more flexibility and ease of use in many situations.
AV Janus: Have you guys try the x265 codec video?What bitrat does it do under 1080p and 4K ?
Thank you is that a in camera screen grab as photo or a screenshot done on a computer after?
Holy! That looks like its 90 - 100MBit x265 video! Nice!Are there other settings? Which mode was this? the highest?
EVF would be nice...But that would require licencing and or R&D = mission impossible for them
Just a Photographer: Meaby it would be better if Queen Elisabeth accepts the fact that the UK isn't a worldpower anymore and that the days of colonization are over....
When it comes down to these pictures better to be humble then to show off, of how it once was...
The old pillars are still there. Just hidden from the rebellious crowds.Leased freedom...
Someone should stay true to their name and don't think to much about world order.Or maybe look up founding contracts of your own country and who authorized signed the lease on it.
Nothing in this world is simple, I am afraid. But life is to short.
Gunnlaugur Gudmundsson: Bad photos, the first one shows a definite softness in the corners, photo nr 5, blown highlights, my Gawd ... and, what's totally unacceptable, sharpness across the frame is absent in all of them!
Why on earth post this crap?
Joking of course ... ;-)
They look more like drawings than photos.Are those taken with PaperCamera Android app?
I mean Instagram sure doesnt have filter this bad!
AV Janus: Why is it so expensive?Just because it is from a video gear brand or is there some advanced super feature?
Camera specs are P&S at best. Is it non interchangeable= Not very user, and future, feature proof thinking.
Can't wait these go even more mainstream and more long distance capable and kids start to go drone hunting for fun...
Thanks for the repl. I am not a drone or video guy so I apreciate the insight.I was just surprised a bit cause I know there is 1001 and one option for drone videography.If you want a prepackaged product with video background company I guess it makes more sense.
It just surprises me how expensive all the video gear is. Even the simple rails cost hundreds.American and EU companies...
Wonder if the Chinese make their own stuff, or buy the overpriced US-EU gear.