Lensrentals, the largest online renting service of photo and video gear, announced that they’re adding of drones and virtual reality (VR) equipment for rental across the US. Starting from today, you’ll be able to rent Mavic DJI Pro, DJI Phantom 4 Pro and DJI Inspire 2, along with the additional equipment. As for the VR gear, Orah 4i and Nikon gear and accessories will be available through Lensrentals.
Lensrentals Co-owner Drew Cicala says in the press release that their goal is to ensure they’re “maintaining [their] high standards for providing ‘like new’ equipment to enable our customers to capture the best quality imagery.” He adds that the drone technology has improved and VR gear quality has increased, so they’re now more confident that they “can maintain an inventory of professional equipment that can be rented repeatedly throughout the U.S.”
If you want to buy or rent out a drone, it’s good to know that the FAA registration isn’t required, “though is certainly encouraged to ensure safe and responsible flying.” However, if you need the drone to shoot for commercial purposes, you’re required to hold a remote pilot airman certificate, and your drone must be registered with the FAA. On their official blog, Lensrentals give the guide and rules for renting the drone, as well as some general flying tips.
As for the prices, you can rent Orah 4i Live Spherical 360 Degree VR camera for $269 for seven days. Nikon KeyMission 360 Action Camera can stay with you for a week at the price of $57. When it comes to the drones, you’ll pay $213 for a week of flying DJI Mavic PRO, $293 for DJI Phantom 4 Pro and $640 for DJI Inspire 2.