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  • Review History & Profile See full Rating history

    Product & services pricing Rating 9.00/10 9.00/10
    Chance of future purchase: Rating 9.75/10 9.75/10
    Shipping & packaging: Rating 10.00/10 10.00/10
    Customer service: Rating 10.00/10 10.00/10
    Return/Replacement policy: Rating 10.00/10 10.00/10
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Rating 10/10

"Lensauthority.com is the only place I buy used lenses. When you shop at other websites, their used lenses cost more, and you really are rolling the dice when it comes to quality. Lensauthority gives very detailed descriptions of the condition of each lens, and they have personally tested it and maintained it, as part of their parallel lens rentals business, so there's no risk that some vague description like "lightly used" is masking some more specific flaws. Their customer service is also great and friendly, and they are fast to respond with any questions, as well as resolve any problems."

Rating 10/10

"I've ordered multiple times from LensAuthority, and before it was LensAuthority, LensRentals. I've never once been disappointed with the equipment, and in the rare instance I needed something from them, their customer service is 100% top notch. Deal with confidence with these guys - they're as good as it gets. "

Rating 10/10

"Shipping was a little slow but overall the experience was good. "

Rating 10/10

"I always recommend Lens Authority to individuals looking for quality equipment and for reviews. I have purchased multiple lenses and they have all been flawless. I've received nothing but the best customer service from the team there, and again, I will always recommend them as a source for quality gear and information. "

Rating 10/10

"excellent service--fair prices"

Rating 10/10

"Earlier this week, I purchased on-line a Canon 24-105mm f4L lens from Lens Authority. I had agonized for several weeks over purchasing this new or used. New, it was an expensive lens. I had not purchased a lens from LA previously. Were they a reputable company? Was their inspection comments to be believed? I had heard great things about their sister company LensRentals. I then decided to give LA a try since their return policy was commendable.

The next day, I received an order confirmation, and shortly afterwards, a shipping confirmation. Boy, that was quick! Maybe this company was to be believed. Shipping was included, and there was no Texas sales tax ( at 8.25%) added to the cost. This was looking like a great deal.

About 48 hours after order confirmation, FedEx showed up at my door with the lens. I immediately inspected the lens for any use and/or abuse. The lens mount was snug as it should be. The focusing and zoom rings were solid and firm without any sloppiness or wear. No dents or scratches on the lens body. The LA inspection comments stated that there were faint scratches on the front lens elements. My inspection showed no scratches anywhere. Maybe the LA inspector's reading glasses were dirty? The IS and AF/MF switches and functioning were flawless. Was this lens really used????????

In summation, I feel like I received a "NIB" lens that showed no wear or flaws. And I had bought a lens with 38% savings over a new retail Canon "L" lens, which are pricey to begin with. Will I buy my next lens from Lens Authority?....Yes! Would I recommend LA to another serious photographer?....Yes! To Lens Authority, I want to say thank you, you have vastly exceeded my expectations. Looking forward to my next purchase from you.

Bill B.

Rating 4/10

"After deciding to make a $1700 purchase (on a Saturday night) AND spend the $35 for overnight shipping (for it to ship out on Monday for Tuesday arrival), I expected that my order would ship overnight on Monday for arrival the next business day. What happened was the item did not ship because they wanted to 're-verfify' who I am. So Monday afternoon I did verify CC info (that they had previously verified with approval from AmEx) was a match to billing and shipping. So when I learned at the end of the day on Monday that they missed the shipping cut off because they wanted more verification, I was very disappointed that my Next day shipment was now 2 days - And I would miss my urgent use on Wednesday. When I explained this to the CSR, he was apologetic, said I would not be charged for the next day shipping.

So what did they do, they shipped it the next day via GROUND! Seems like a $1700 purchase, and a shipping mistake on their end, should not further delay the shipping. Yes, I expected faster shipping at their expense. Instead I got Free shipping, via FedeX ground and that will take 10 days due to the long holiday weekend. Should have shipped Monday for Tuesday Delivery. Instead Shipped Tuesday for delivery the following week, Wednesday. That is not cool. or keeping the customer in mind.

Lesson- If you need it fast, better call them and make sure they have all the details they need because the online order processing failed to deliver the automation.

Rating 10/10

"Really great site and shipping.
Item received in great packaging and was exactly as described.
I have bookmarked Lensauthority.com for future purchases of cameras and equipment.

Rating 10/10

"I honestly don't know why anyone would buy camera gear anywhere else. Now that I know how honest and inexpensive Lensauthority.com is I will never shop anywhere else A+++
They also have a great sense of humor =) much more human than the the big 2.

Rating 10/10

"Lens Authority delivers with great service and products that exceed what was promised and expected.

When buying used gear, there is always a concern about the condition or quality of what you are getting. After numerous purchases of used gear from Lens Authority, the condition of what I ordered has never been worse than described and has usually been much better than their ratings. I have bought refurbished gear direct from manufacturers (e.g., Canon) and I prefer to buy used from LensAuthority because the condition is at least as good and the prices are better. In short, a good value.

Best of all, their service is pleasant, responsive, and helpful. I have emailed with questions about gear and received quick, informative answers. When ordering, I usually require special shipping instructions. A simple email request to them after ordering has always been met with happy accommodation of my request with a very prompt response.

Rating 10/10

"I ordered two used SSDs from these guys and I could not be happier. They shipped quickly and the drives came exactly as described. I happily recommend this site to anyone.

Rating 10/10

"Canon 28-300 3.5-5.6 L IS USM just as described. Very prompt shipping. Extremely pleased with Lensauthority."

Rating 10/10

"Why would anyone buy a lens from anyone other than LensAuthority,com? The only reason I can think of is that THEY WOULD HAVE TO BE STUPID. :-)

Seriously, fast service, great products, and friendly folks. It doesn't get any better than this, IMHO.

Rating 10/10

"I am a first-time customer and I am very satisfied with my experience with Lensauthority. Found a new NEW Canon camera bag for 40% less than on Amazon. Received the following note:

"We carefully plucked your gear from a shelf that's deep in the heart of our camera & lens playland, and we wrapped it up in copious amounts of soft foam and bubble-wrap. Then, we sealed it in a box with the stickiest packing tape we could find, and finally shared one last warm embrace with the package, just before the delivery guy pried it from our grasp. We'll miss the little guy, but we know he's going to a good home."

All the above was done in packing (much, much better than Amazon), the shipping was quick and free, and I was notified when shipped. All in all, I cannot think of anything that could have been done better and I will definitely be checking future wants to see if Lensauthority can fill them. THANKS FOR AN EXCELLENT JOB!


Rating 10/10

"I just received notice that my lens has shipped. You Guys are a trip, you have the best price and so far Your service has been top notch! I'm looking forward to trying it out on my camera! I'm assuming it's coming by truck cross country to my lean to in the Southern California desert!
And not by camel!

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