C&A Marketing, the company that bought photo retailer Calumet's US operation when it closed its stores in May, has announced that Calumet Rentals is now available online. Cameras, lenses, accessories video and lighting equipment are available to rent through calumetrentals.com

Creating an account is required, but comes at no cost to the user. Rental equipment can be shipped to any state in the US, and Calumet plans to add a local delivery option soon for customers in New York City. For those who plan to use the service frequently, an annual subscription of $75 will mean free UPS and FedEx Ground shipping throughout the contiguous US.

Press release:

Calumet Photo's Popular Rental Service Re-Launches With New Online Program, Calumet Rentals

Latest extension of the Calumet Photo Camera Chain brings rental program online to provide photographers and videographers all over the country with high-quality imaging products

Ridgefield Park, NJ, October 30, 2014– Calumet Photographic, a leading name in the photo and video industry for over 75 years, marks the reopening of their high-end photography and videography rental business with the launch of http://www.CalumetRentals.com. The new website brings the rental business Calumet is known for online, providing professional photographers and videographers nationwide access to the most up-to-date, high-quality equipment on the market. The comprehensive website has all of its equipment neatly categorized for ease of use, as well as technical information and images for each item.

No matter how small or large the job, Calumet Rentals will offer the finest photo, video, audio, lighting, studio and stage equipment for any need. Customers will be able to consult Calumet's staff of technical experts on all their projects to ensure they find the rental equipment that best suits their task. Once customers select their rental equipment, it will be shipped directly to their front door, with one to 90 day rental periods, and shipping labels will be provided for easy returns. For Customer service and technical support, customers can call 888.375.6700 and speak to a support person Monday-Thursday 9:00am to 6:00pm or Friday 9:00am to 2:00pm EST or email Info@CalumetRentals.com.

"We knew when we acquired Calumet in May that it was vital to get the rental business back up and running since so many professionals rely on the high-end equipment and expert staff for their photography and videography needs," explained Chaim Pikarski, C&A Marketing's Executive Vice President. "By moving the program online, we not only are serving the loyal Calumet customer base, but we've now opened this unique service and expert guidance to the photography community across the country." 

Calumet Photographic has reopened two Chicago area stores, one at Oak Brook and one at Northbrook, with plans on opening a third in downtown Chicago in the next couple of weeks. The stores are open with the type of inventory that photo pro's are looking for and with a familiar knowledgeable staff. Calumet's stores are open Sunday from 11am-5pm and Monday through Friday 9am to 7pm. For customer service and sales please, call 1-800-Calumet.