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two of my friends are renting from there this week for graduation use. one renting a 17-55.. one renting a 70-200 vrII.. the one renting a 70-200 got an email asking for picture of ID, credit card, and some other form of ID...

is this correct? ive never rented before and i know some of you guys have.. so thats why im asking. just to make sure the email is legit xD
 
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Yeah, its normal for them to attempt to verify your identity. I went through lensrentals.com and they asked me some questions and stated that if the answers I gave them didn't meet their needs and give them enough information about me, they would shoot me an email.
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Very normal. Just think how you'd respond if a perfect stranger borrowed your $1k+ hunk of glass. Certainly it's a business, but they want to make sure it gets back to them (or they can find you when it doesn't).

Having said that, I've used quite a few rental groups and never had a problem. And it's fund to shoot with things my wallet can't afford at the moment
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