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Rental / “Try Before You Buy” Equipment

 

We offer a wide range of hire products, from lenses, DSLR's, lighting and even studio hire at our Liverpool Store.

 

Hire / TBYB equipment is only available in-store, not online. Southport and Liverpool have the largest selection hire products, closely followed by Preston and Carlisle, but our Try Before You Buy / hire equipment is available across a range of our stores*

Click on a logo below to see the range of hire equipment available.  

 

 

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Profoto Lighting Hire  Sony      
   
 
   

 

Try Before You Buy
Our Try Before You Buy offer applies to any hire equipment. We will refund your hire charge if you decide the buy the same item new. This way, you can take a lens, DSLR, etc. out and fully test it, ensuring it's the right fit for your photography, before you invest. If you decide to buy the lens within 30 days of your hire period, we'll refund the hire charge.

 

Hire Charges
A full deposit as detailed below must be paid by credit or debit card on collection of the equipment. When the goods are returned the hire charge will be deducted from the deposit with the balance being refunded to your credit / debit card. Please note that the monies may take up to 3 working days to appear in your account (this is the banking system NOT Wilkinson Cameras).

 

The same card must be used for the deposit and the refund.

 

All prices include VAT. Insurance is available as an optional extra. Transfer fees may be applicable up to a maximum of £20 depending on when the equipment is needed and its current location, as detailed earlier on the page.

 

 

Hire rates & times:

As detailed below, daily rate means a full 24-hour period, goods must be returned within this time to avoid additional charges. Goods can be collected from 4 pm on the previous day and must be returned by 10 am. Rental can start and finish any day of the week.

 

Example: You wish to hire a Canon EOS 5DS R Body for the duration of Tuesday May 11th. You can collect this on Monday May 10th from 4pm, and return it on Wednesday May 12th before 10am. This will result in a one day charge. Failure to return the item by 10am will result in a second full day hire charge.

 

What to bring with you:

When hiring any equipment from Wilkinson Cameras you will be asked to complete a simple hire agreement contract, we will also require two forms of identification one of which should include a photograph (Driving Licence or Passport is ideal). If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

*If you are not local to a store where the item is stocked as standard, we can easily arrange to transfer it to your local store. Please allow extra time if a transfer is required so we can transfer it internally at no cost to you. If you require an item quickly then please note that an additional, non-refundable, £10 courier fee may be incurred for both transfer to and from your local store (maximum total of £20.) We will always inform you of additional charges, if applicable, when you arrange the hire and wherever possible we will transfer items internally, to minimise the chance of additional fees.

 

 

Canon logo

On 7 days consecutive rental there is a 20% discount

 

Item

Deposit

Daily Rate

Location

(see Key below)

1DX Body (Full frame)

£5,000.00

£130.00

Sp, Lp

5DS R Body (Full frame)

£3,200.00

£180.00

Sp, Lp, Pr, Ca

6D Body (Full frame)

£1,200.00

£60.00

Sp, Lp, Pr, Ca

7D MK II Body

£1,500.00

£75.00

Sp, Lp, Pr, Ca

70D Body

£750.00

£30.00

Sp, Lp, Pr, Ca

 

     

Speedlite 600 EX RT

£450.00

£18.00

Sp, Lp, Pr, Ca

 

 

 

 

EF-S 10-22mm F3.5/4.5

£450.00

£18.00

Sp, Lp, Pr, Ca

EF-S 17-55mm F2.8 IS

£550.00

£20.00

Sp, Lp, Pr, Ca

EF-S MACRO 60mm F2.8

£350.00

£15.00

Sp, Lp, Pr, Ca

 

 

 

 

Extender 1.4x MK III

£350.00

£15.00

Sp, Lp, Pr, Ca

Extender 2x MK III

£350.00

£15.00

Sp, Lp, Pr, Ca

 

 

 

 

EF Fisheye 8-15mm F4 L

£1,000.00

£30.00

Sp, Lp

 

 

 

 

EF 24mm F1.4 L II

£1,250.00

£24.00

Sp, Lp

EF 35mm F1.4 L

£1,250.00

£35.00

Sp, Lp

EF 50mm F1.2 L

£1,100.00

£25.00

Sp, Lp

EF 50mm F1.4

£250.00

£19.00

Sp, Lp, Pr, Ca

EF 85mm F1.2 L II

£1500.00

£40.00

Sp, Lp

EF 16-35mm F2.8 L II

£1,200.00

£20.00

Sp, Lp, Pr, Ca

 

 

 

 

EF 24-70mm F2.8 L II

£1,500.00

£30.00

Sp, Lp, Pr, Ca

EF 24-105mm F3.5/5.6 IS STM

£380.00

£20.00

Sp, Lp, Pr, Ca

 

 

 

 

EF MACRO 100mm F2.8 L IS

£700.00

£20.00

Sp, Lp, Pr, Ca

 

 

 

 

EF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS II

£1,600.00

£35.00

Sp, Lp, Pr, Ca

EF 70-300mm F4/5.6 L IS

£1,000.00

£25.00

Sp, Lp, Pr, Ca

EF 100-400mm F4.5/5.6 L IS

£2,000.00

£20.00

Sp, Lp, Pr, Ca

 

 

 

 

EF 300mm F4 L IS

£1,000.00

£15.00

Sp, Lp, Pr, Ca

EF 300mm F2.8 L IS II

£4,800.00

£50.00

Sp, Lp, Pr, Ca

EF 400mm F5.6 L

£950.00

£15.00

Sp, Lp, Pr, Ca

EF 500mm F4 L IS II

£7,000.00

£90.00

Sp, Lp

EF 200-400 F4 L IS extender 1.4X

£8,500.00

£160.00

Sp, Lp

Location Key:

Sp - Southport

Lp - Liverpool

Pr - Preston

Ca - Carlisle

 

 

 

Pentax Camera and Lens Hire

 

Item

Deposit

Daily Rate

Location

(see Key below)

K3 with 18-55mm WR

£1199.99

£30.00

Pr

K50 with 18-55mm WR

£599.99

£15.00

Sp, Lp, Pr, Ca, Ke, Wa

K-S2 & DAL 18-50mm F4-5.6 WR Black

£499.99

£15.00

Pr, Lp

 

     

SMC D FA 50mm F2.8 Macro

£329.00

£15.00

Pr, Ca, Lp

SMC DA 35mm F2.4

£119.99

£15.00

Pr, Ca, Lp

SMC DA 50mm F1.8

£99.99

£10.00

Pr, Ca, Lp

SMA DA 50-200 F4-5.6 ED WR

£199.99

£20.00

Pr, Ca, Lp

Location Key:

Sp - Southport

Lp - Liverpool

Pr - Preston

Ca - Carlisle

Ke - Kendal

Wa - Warrington

 

 

 

Leica Hire

Item

Deposit

Daily Rate

Location

(see Key below)

M (Typ 240) Body (Colour may vary)

£5100

£90

Pr, Sp, Lp

 

     

M 28mm F2 Summicron

£3150

£35

Pr, Sp, Lp

M 50mm F2 Summicron

£1750

£25

Pr, Sp, Lp

 

     

M (Typ 240) Kit - Includes body, 28mm & 50mm Summicron lenses (Colour may vary)

£7500

£140

Pr, Sp, Lp

Location Key:

Sp - Southport

Lp - Liverpool

Pr - Preston

 

 

 

 

Profoto Location Lighting Hire

Item

Deposit

Daily Rate

Location

B2 Lighting Kit* (see full description below)

£2850

£60

 Liverpool

*Remote not included, hired separately

Air Remote

£225

£5

 Liverpool

Air Remote TTL-C for Canon

£318

£10

 Liverpool

Air Remote TTL-N for Nikon

£318

£10

 Liverpool

 

B2 Lighting kit consists of the Profoto B2 250 Air TTL Location Kit and related accessories as listed below.

 

B2 250 Air TTL Location Kit

Includes: 1 x B2 250 AirTTL battery pack, 2 x B2 Heads, 2 x Li-Ion batteries, bag, battery charger

 

Accessories

B2 Air TTL Extension Cable 3m, Bag, Flash bracket Boomerang, 492 Micro Ball Head, Gorillapod Hybrid Manfrotto Mini Compact Light Stand 1051BAC, Related Fixings

 

 

 

 

 

Tamron Hire

 

Item

Deposit

Daily Rate

Location

90mm F2.8 Di VC Macro EOS

£399.99

£15.00

 Liverpool

24-70 F2.8 Di VC Macro EOS

£809.99

£18.00

 Liverpool

 

 

 

 

Sony Logo

 

 

Item

Deposit

Daily Rate

Location

A7R II & FE 24-240mm OSS

£3363.00

£150

 Liverpool

 

 

 

 

 

 

Olympus Test & Wow Hire

 

Olympus Test and Wow

 

To test the latest equipment FREE of charge for 3 days, simply visit the Olympus Test & Wow website, choose your camera, kit, or lens and book it through our Liverpool store. Please note that this service is currently only available at our Liverpool store (listed under Merseyside on the Olympus T&W website). Please contact us if you require more information.

 

Things to note:

  • You will need to sign up to a myOlympus account (there are no charges associated with this) if you don't already have one.
  • You can only book out an item once. This is a test service provided by Olympus, rather than an equipment hire service.
  • If you want to book out two separate items, they will need booking completely separately. The Olympus website does not allow two to be selected at once and be handled as a single booking.
  • You will be asked to leave credit card details, and we will take a copy of your photo ID (passport or driving license) and a copy of a recent utility bill. You will also be required to sign a contract upon collecting the goods. Full Terms and Conditions available on the Olympus Test & Wow website.

 

 

Item

Deposit

Daily Rate

Location


OM-D E-M5 Mark II Silver & 12-50mm

N/A - Must be booked via Olympus website as above

Liverpool

OM-D E-M5 Black & 12-50mm

 N/A - Must be booked via Olympus website as above

Liverpool

OM-D E-M10 Silver & 14-42mm EZ

N/A - Must be booked via Olympus website as above

Liverpool

OM-D E-M1 Black & 12-40mm

N/A - Must be booked via Olympus website as above

Liverpool

 

 

HLD-6 Power Grip for OM-D E-M5 (not mark II)

N/A - Must be booked via Olympus website as above

Liverpool

HLD-7 Power Grip for OM-D E-M1

N/A - Must be booked via Olympus website as above

Liverpool

 

M.ZUIKO Digital 40-150mm F2.8 PRO & MC 1.4 x teleconverter

N/A - Must be booked via Olympus website as above

Liverpool

M.ZUIKO Digital 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 Mk II Black

N/A - Must be booked via Olympus website as above

Liverpool

M.ZUIKO Digital 17mm F2.8 Black

N/A - Must be booked via Olympus website as above

Liverpool

M.ZUIKO Digital 25mm F1.8 Black

N/A - Must be booked via Olympus website as above

Liverpool

M.ZUIKO Digital 60mm F2.8 Macro Black

N/A - Must be booked via Olympus website as above

Liverpool

M.ZUIKO Digital 75mm F1.8 Black

N/A - Must be booked via Olympus website as above

Liverpool

 

 

EF 24-105mm F4 L IS