Camera Rentals: A Simple Way to Create Your Passion Project

Photography is an expensive hobby. From the tourist on the streets of Sydney to the professional shooting weddings in Melbourne; camera equipment doesn’t come cheap.

As a prosumer, equipment can be sought and purchased on a relatively-cheap budget. You can buy dated or second hand equipment and still get the great-looking shots that your Facebook friends will love.

As a professional, however, your equipment is the lifeblood of your career. As a result, it has to be in perfect working order and up-to-date so it’s ready to be used when you need it most.

Taking the plunge and attempting to make a living as a professional photographer can be a costly gamble, and may be too expensive for some people to afford. However, there is a way you can get your hands on the newest equipment without forking out the cash upfront; through equipment rentals.

Get the Job Done with a Rental

Camera rental is a great option if buying camera gear isn’t yet a possibility. Apart from offering you a great opportunity to rent your way into photography, there are a number of other benefits of equipment rental:

You get to try before you buy.

When you rent equipment, you have a certain amount of time to familiarise yourself with its features. Whether you decide it’s to your liking or not, you can work with it until you are comfortable as well as confident enough to move in with the purchase.

Find out which accessories work best with the camera.

Aside from renting out a camera, most companies also offer lens rental as a service. This means that you can rent a number of lenses for your street or studio shoot and see which works best for the type of photo you’re trying to create. Aiming for the perfect shot can be tricky, so having a variety of lenses to try out allows you to find the ideal one suitable for achieving the scene you have in mind.

Try out gear you might never otherwise buy.

Renting out highly specialised equipment you only need for one shot is an ideal solution to buying it and letting it sit idle after you’re finished with it. For instance, renting a special wide angle lens or underwater housing for specific shots you want to take means you cut back on the budget drastically and can mean more profit for you or your company.

Borrow gear for a second shooter.

If you’re shooting a wedding, for example, which requires a second shooter, simply rent their gear. You get to obtain all the necessary shots you need without fully investing in a full second set of equipment.

Say goodbye to buyer’s remorse.

Perhaps the best thing about renting is that you don’t get buyer’s remorse when you decide to actually secure the camera you’ve rented. Once you know you like certain gear and you’ve managed to test it out, you know you’re making the right choice. The best part is that ‘rent before you buy’ options, such as the one offered by SUNSTUDIOS, let’s you do just that; take the product for a test drive before you commit to the purchase.


If you are looking for a reliable company to work with, SUNSTUDIOS offers a great selection of high-quality and branded stills and motion equipment for rent and for purchase.

We have a selection of equipment you can rent out to deliver high quality images or HD film. You can also find different accessories you need for any project.  The company has a multitude of lenses, cameras, microphones, carts, trolleys and studio lights for rent.

If you want to go all out, you can even rent out the Sun Motion Studio for your project.

SUNSTUDIOS is a company dedicated to helping you achieve your dreams. We fully support the local industry by being a top supplier of lighting and camera equipment necessary for any type of stills or motion shoot. We offer studios for hire in both our Melbourne and Sydney branches. Apart from that, we provide a world-class rental service with amazing deals everyone can benefit from.

If you are ready to transform your dream into reality, call or email us today. You can find our contact details here. Both our Sydney and Melbourne studios are available to help you get started.