London camera and lens rentals in new Leica partnership with Pro Centre
Rental of Leica equipment in London is now easier following a new partnership arrangement between the German company and the Pro Centre in Union Walk, E2. Although the emphasis is on serving professional photographers, amateurs are more than welcome. The “try-before-you-buy” facility will be especially attractive. If you buy within 30 days of the hire you will receive a day’s rental refund—but only on orders over £500, a restriction that shouldn’t be too onerous after a glance at the Leica price list.
Stock includes S-System, SL and M ranges and charges are reduced for rentals of over three days. Between four and seven days the bill is capped at four days' rental while for a rental of between 22 days to 30 days you will pay only ten times the daily figure.
Borrow a Leica SL, M-P or Monochrom and the daily charge is £114, including VAT, or £456 per week. An SL 24-90 zoom costs £28.80 per day while a 50mm Summicron-M is only £18 or £72 per week. A number of accessories are also available, including the SL/M adapter, the M multifunction grip and, even, a spare M battery for £6 a day.
Pro Centre offers free delivery to all London postcodes for orders worth over £250 plus VAT.
Leica press release
Leica partners with Pro Centre for professional equipment rental & sales service
Leica Camera has announced a partnership with Pro Centre in the UK, providing a rental and sales service for its professional product portfolio, including the Leica S (Typ 007) medium format system and range of S lenses, the Leica M rangefinder system and lenses, and the new mirrorless Leica SL system.
Professional photographers will be able to hire Leica’s wide range of equipment with full confidence, thanks to Pro Centre’s fast and efficient service. Delivery is free for rental orders over £250 + VAT within the London area.
Renny Lee, managing director, Pro Centre, said, “We’re thrilled that Leica has chosen Pro Centre as its rental partner for its premium S-System, SL and M ranges. Having served the pro community for 28 years, customers know that they can count on our reliability and efficiency. The addition of the Leica portfolio gives our customers the opportunity to rent the highest-performance camera and lens technology available on the market, while benefitting from the ultimate service and support from our expert team.”
Colin Johnston, professional product sales manager, Leica, added, “We’re very much looking forward to working with Pro Centre to offer customers Leica’s reliable professional system range. The Pro Centre team has unrivalled expertise and experience in the pro market. Photographers will receive the highest quality service to match the highest quality products on offer, as well as any support and training required to ensure the best possible experience in using Leica products.”
Pro Centre offers advice, demonstrations and training on all the equipment it rents, and also provides a ‘try before you buy’ service, refunding a day’s rental charge if the item is purchased within 30 days of hire (for items over £500). Leasing options are also available.
Pro Centre is located at: 14 Union Walk, London, E2 8HP Tel: 020 7729 8822
The full range of Leica equipment available to rent from Pro Centre can be found at: www.procentre.co.uk