You’ve seen our recent announcements about our partnership with LensRentals.com and the exciting value they bring to the content of Photofocus.  LensRentals.com was the very first photographic rental company to offer an optional damage waiver program to its customers. Since then, they have continued to develop innovative options for renters.

LensCapToday, they announced the exciting Lenscap and Lenscap+ protection plans that limit renters liability in case of a covered event causing damage or total loss of products on your rental.

And now to celebrate their new optional add-on plans, LensRentals.com will be giving away a hot new camera to one lucky winner!  This winner will get the chance to choose either a brand new Canon 5D Mk III or a brand new Nikon D800.


Welcome to the next Photofocus contest. This contest starts April 16, 2014 and ends June 30, 2014. The winner gets the choice between a brand new Canon 5D MkIII or a Nikon D800.


Here’s how to enter.

Click on the buttons below to follow LensRentals and Photofocus on Twitter!

  1. On Twitter,
  2. On Twitter,

While you’re at it, please like our new Facebook page (not a requirement, but good karma, and they’re might just be a bonus coming there).

If you are already following an account, there’s no need to unfollow and refollow – doing so repeatedly will get you permanently blocked and banned from our contests.

Tweet the message you see highlighted below!

Please keep track of your own entry. We can’t (and won’t) respond to requests asking about entry status. Twitter has changed its policy to no longer allow disabling of link shortening – so if you need to use a different link to get to the same exact contest page that’s fine. As long as people end up on this page – that’s all that matters. The rest of the Tweet must be identical to the one below.

Enter to win chance at a brand new Canon 5DMkIII or Nikon D800 from @lensrentals & @photofocus. Please RT. Info http://wp.me/pu7xa-alc

Official Rules

All general Photofocus contest rules apply. Photofocus Contest Page. In addition: No purchase necessary to enter or win.

  1. You must be 18 years or older to enter
  2. You must be following Photofocus (http://www.twitter.com/photofocus) and LensRentals.com on Twitter (http://twitter.com/LensRentals)
  3. You must send out the above tweet EXACTLY as it appears. A failure to do so will disqualify you.
  4. The prize will be announced by July 5, 2014 by @Photofocus via Twitter and on Photofocus.com.
  5. US residents responsible for any taxes (if any) incurred as winner. If you live outside the US you are responsible for any taxes, custom duties and shipping in the event you win. We will only ship the prize to a US address. Foreign winners must be able to retrieve the prize from a US address to be eligible to win.
  6. If users make lots of Twitter accounts in order to enter a contest more than once, they’re liable to get all of their accounts suspended. Anyone found to use multiple Twitter accounts to enter will be ineligible.

We will keep a record of each tweet in a database and then a random number generator picks the winner. Due to the volume of requests we receive, we cannot and will not answer ANY questions about the contest on Twitter or via e-mail. The information you need is all right here. We are proud to be working with LensRentals.com to produce top reviews of gear and products.  LensRentals.com is a great service to be able to rent gear before you buy.   As always, if you are not a fan of these contests, please don’t participate. For the tens of thousands of you who do enjoy the contests, we’ll continue to try to find new contests and new prizes that will make it fun and interesting to be a part of the Photofocus family. Thanks for your support. *We reserve the right to substitute a different camera of equal or higher value in the event the manufacturer cannot meet demand or to offer a cash equivalent paid in U.S. dollars to any winner.


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Join the conversation! 47 Comments

  1. good luck to all who enter :)

  2. The tweet is bigger than 140 Chars? :/

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  5. I’ve tweeted. Sure hope to win one of these cameras. Thank you so much for these contests.

  6. I tweeted. Thanks for the chance to win one of these beauties, a Canon 5D Mark III is my dream camera!

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  8. I would love to win this for my daughter, photography is her hobby.

  9. Enter to win chance at a brand new Canon 5DMkIII or Nikon D800 from @lensrentals & @photofocus. Please RT. Info http://wp.me/pu7xa-alc

  10. Wow, Thanks for this fantastic opportunity. I am sure if I can get hold of any one of these two camera, I shall be able to live off my art.

  11. Done ^.^ excited :))


  12. too bad it’s only for twitter-not a follower and never will be-bummed!

  13. I do not use Twitter! Think it is for teen agers.

    • That’s a shame. Because some lucky twitter user will get a new camera…more than likely not a teenager :)

  14. Woo Hoo! Done and done :-)

  15. How many times can you retweet the tweet? Just once or multiple times?

  16. Just a tweet to win a big boy camera

  17. All finished…just waiting now.

  18. I really don’t want to add Twitter to what I already do…ugh, next time can’t you just do a Facebook something or other?

  19. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the contest, it’s just that one more account is not what I need in life.

  20. Enter to win chance at a brandnew Canon5DMkIII or NikonD800 from @lensrentals&@photofocus.PleaseRT.

  21. What about those of us who do not have a Twitter account?

  22. Good luck all! I’d love the 5DMkIII, I promise I’d put it to good use!! :)

  23. Good Luck everyone.

  24. Hopefully this works out! I’m tired of using my broken Nikon! Good luck everyone!

  25. There must be a way to enter without having a twitter account. I feel discriminated against.

    • The rules of our contests are posted here. A twitter account is absolutely free to set up. You can choose to never use it. But its our contest and our rules. Seems like there are bigger problems to solve than winning a free camera.

  26. Thank you! Tweeted @MaryWithrow1 – https://twitter.com/MaryWithrow1/status/468986566275526656 – I would love to have the Nikon D800 for my jouneys!

  27. Just want to check, is the following message EXACTLY the message required? There is an open quote hanging out to the left of the following message, is this a trick where if the open quote is not used, the entry is disqualified or is the following message as I typed it the EXACT text required to participate?

    Enter to win chance at a brand new Canon 5DMkIII or Nikon D800 from @lensrentals & @photofocus. Please RT. Info http://wp.me/pu7xa-alc

  28. Hoping to win a Canon 5DIII, I already have a Nikon D800… my fourth one.

    It took three bad ones to get one good one.

    Bought first from Best Buy locally here in Vegas, tested it on my LENS ALIGN focusing tool… to get a Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8, Nikkor 85mm f1.4 and my Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 to focus accurately, I would have had to set the AF Fine Tune adjustment in the camera to from -4 to +18 on respective lenses.

    Entirely UNacceptable!

    So I took it back, thanks to Best Buy’s SUPER DUPER 15 day no questions asked return policy.

    Second one. EVEN WORSE! 70-200mm f2.8 was +21, which is not even available on the camera. Took it back.

    Third one had to be the charm… STUCK PIXELS GALORE! So bad, they visibly showed on the images.

    Decided to switch stores, took #3 back to another Best Buy on the other side of town.

    I asked right off the bat what the serial numbers of the cameras they had in stock were. The previous three cameras were all within three or four units of the same serial numbers… ie; same production batch, so… the salesman gave me their list of serials, they were 1,100+ NEWER in production time, so I figured they were likely from an entirely different production batch. They were.

    D800 #4 turned out after testing to be dead on with focus, except for my Nikkor 85mm f1.4 which was +4 (I even tested fellow photographers lenses on the previous three bodies, none of their lenses focused without correction either.)

    So, it took FOUR (4) Brand New Nikon D800 bodies for me to FINALLY get one that actually worked. I have been shooting exclusively Nikon 35mm cameras since 1973, have owned $164,000 in Nikon gear and I never had any piece of the 21 Nikon film systems I owned fail, in one case, even after my D3HP was submerged in a swimming pool while hanging around my neck, I did a fresh water purge and it still worked.

    Digital? Been a bit more of a headache… back when the D300 first came out, I bought one a week after it was introduced… the first one, STUCK PIXELS, the next one just would not focus at all, the third… PERFECT!

    Sold it the moment the D700 came out, owned two D700s, never an issue, they worked flawlessly, D3 worked great, D800… NOT SO MUCH!

    So, I am a tad disappointed in Nikon, whom I have supported for 41 years as my sole 35mm format camera provider.

    Perhaps if I win the Canon 5D MKIII I can see how many Canon’s I have to buy to get one that works correctly.


    GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE! (I sincerely hope if I do not win it… ONE OF YOU DOES! How is that for diplomacy?)

    Odds are, I will already rent a few Canon 5D MKIIIs by the time this contest is over and may even own one by then, but…. TWO WOULD BE NICE!

  29. This is great! Thanks!

  30. All done, would like to win. Thanks for the chance!

  31. awesome!!!


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