Some girls like to shop for shoes, some love clothes. I am mad about gadgets and photo gear.
If it wasn’t for the mistakes I made in the past which cost me a fortune I would be spending most of my income on cameras and lenses and collect vintage photo gear to fill my house with. But after working off a camera I don’t really love last summer I decided to always rent what I fancy before I commit to buying it. I am downsizing my camera bag yet I have shot with more fun cameras in the past few months then ever.
A friend introduced me to Lumoid and as soon as I googled their page I fell in love. The company is full of people you would love to grab a cup of coffee with. They are innovative and incredibly customer friendly. They have the neatest cameras all packaged in fun kits that beg to be tried and tested. I decided to give Fuji X100s a go because I have been eying it for a while not sure if it is the camera for me or not. I was really chuffed when it arrived because in the box I found everything one needs to start shooting including fully charged battery, memory card and even card reader! So it was ready for me to test it straight up.
I had fun taking photos with this little rangefinder style camera until my six year old decided he must try it and confiscated it for the next couple of days. Lumoids completely understood the significance of my photography mad kid having to test my gear and they let me keep it even longer! Everyone, including my dogs were sad when the time came and we said goodbye to Fuji but we got an email a day later offering us a great deal on the Fuji if we decide to buy it after all. Clearly this is meant to be.
There is a lot of stuff that I think is rad about Lumoid. For me I will always rent the next gadget I am dreaming of and then buy if I really like it. I also love the idea that I can have photo gear shipped to my destination, shoot while on vacation and ship it back to them before I return home. Pretty fantastic right?
For the record this is not a sponsored post! Lovely ladies at Lumoid send me the camera and were genuinely interested in my work. In fact they wrote a lovely post about me and featured some of the photos I took with the Fuji. You can read it HERE.
And then they gave me a little code for you to take $5 off your first rental too: NWM5off