[CLOSED] Win A $100 BorrowLenses Gift Certificate From Cosplay Photographers

November 20, 2011

That’s right, we’re giving away a $100 BorrowLenses Gift Certificate to one lucky winner! This is our first ever giveaway here on and we’re super excited! We’re always looking for something to add value to the cosplay photography community and what better way than a gift certificate to the world’s best photography equipment rental site Is your 18-55mm kit lens creatively holding you back because of lackluster color quality and so-dull-can’t-cut-warm-butter sharpness? Have you’ve been wanting to try out one of those professional, low-light f/2.8 lenses? How about one of those super pretty prime lenses like my all time favorite, the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM? You can see all the goodies on Borrowlenses’s website here.

Winning couldn’t be any easier, just do the following:

Contest ends on November 20, 2011 at 5:00 PM PST, then we’ll then select a random person and announce the winner here on our blog, Twitter, and Facebook. So If you’re already a fan on our Facebook page and following us on Twitter, you’re already two-thirds done and just need to leave a comment on this post. If not, well then you have your work cut out for you! Don’t delay, act now before it’s too late!

What’s more awesome than winning this giveaway and getting a free lens rental for Anime Los Angeles (ALA) taking place on January 6-8, 2012? Nothing says you have to spend it right away, you could save it for a bigger convention like AnimeExpo (AX) or Fanime. But who knows, by then, we might have a bigger and better contest!!! And just to make this deal a bit sweeter, the winner will also receive one of our signature Cosplay Photographers t-shirt for FREE ($15 value)!

Don’t forget to share this on your Facebook and Twitter so your friends and fan can get a chance at it as well!

To our international fans: We’re truly sorry, our original intention was to open this contest up to our international fans as well, but speaking to our legal team, that’s not possible at this time. There are many laws governing contests, giveaways, and sweepstakes and they vary in complexity depending on what country, state, or province you live in making it extremely difficult to offer something simple as this to the international community. But is all about community, whether U.S. or International, and we will continue tirelessly working with our legal geniuses to find a solution so we can offer our contests, giveaways, and sweepstakes to you guys as well. The best way to keep apprised of future contests, giveaways, and sweepstakes is to bookmark our website here, fan us on Facebook, and or follow us on Twitter.


Official Rules (The Fine Print): No purchase necessary. reserves the right, in its own discretion, to substitute any prize with one of equal or greater value. Winner may not request prize substitution.  You must be at least 18 years old to win and a legal United States resident. This contest is void where prohibited by law. All taxes are the responsibility of the winner. The decision by the staff of is final. Winner will need to sign a release and affidavit of eligibility. Winner will also agree to release and hold harmless, its affiliates, sponsors, subsidiaries, employees, and agents from any and all liability and injuries, loss, or damage of any kind that may arise from in connection with this contest or prize. Failure to conform to all contest rules, or any fraud or other illegal or inappropriate conduct on the part of the contestant, will result in the contestant’s disqualification and forfeiture of any prize won. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.


At Cosplay Photographers, we believe that cosplay is an art form to be celebrated. We believe that epic cosplays are about bringing your favorite fantasy characters to life and, through the latest mediums like digital photography and videography, sharing that with the world. We seek to foster a community of talented individuals who wish to promote the art of cosplay and photography.


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    Awesome contest.  I can’t wait! I want a 85mm f/1.2. Is it wrong to want two?

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      Not at all! Always good to have two in-case one breaks, so you have a backup 🙂

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    Awesome site. I need to move away from my kit lens. Nikon shooter, so 70-200 f2.8G VRII or 85mm f/1.4G for some bokehlicous shots.

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      I love the 85G, probably one of my favorite lenses! Excellent choices!

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    Horray! 🙂 Good luck to everyone! ^__^

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    Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L just to hold a L lens XD if i could rent it for 3 weeks, i’d like to take it with me for when i go to japan :]

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      I highly recommend the 16-35mm f/2.8 over the 17-40. The 17-40L is actually one of the “cheapest” feeling L-lenses (not to mention the lightest). The 16-35mm will give you that extra stop of light meaning you can take better low-light shots. Another lens you might consider for more versatility is the 24-70 L.

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    Nice contest. I’m looking to upgrade from my kit lens, still undecided but the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD (Canon) is 1 of my top 3 choices to try out before I buy.

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      Thank you! We hope the community will enjoy it so we will bring more! Honestly, I would save the money towards the 24-70. I’ve used Tamron lenses before and while they are decent, their build quality isn’t always up to par. Here’s a common method I live by, what is the lens you really want? If it’s the Canon 24-70mm, it’s better to save and wait a bit longer than settle and then upgrade later. You’ll be much happier and it’ll cheaper in the long-run.

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      Awesome thanks for the tip, I’m in no hurry to upgrade so I can live with the kit lens for another year while I save up for the 24-70 f2.8 L. Also with the Canon T2i not being a full frame camera, would you recommend an 85mm f1.8 or just to stick with the 50mm f1.8 for portraits?

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      50mm and 85mm are my two favorite focal lengths. One thing to consider is that on the crop sensor, the 50mm is more like 80mm and 85mm is more like 136mm, so the answer depends. I think you would get more versatility out of the 50mm and be able to do couples at 80mm. With the 85mm at 136mm it’s more of a long range zoom or single portraits.

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      Awesome, thanks! 🙂

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    Awesome dedicated photographers at Cosplay Photographers

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      Thanks! Don’t forget to tell us which lens you’re interested in!

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      I wonder if they have tilt-shift lens, would always want to try one but of course 
      24-70mm f/2.8G is always so sweet.

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      Yes they do. I love those tilt-shifts.

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    Hmm I want to win this. Need to upgrade to the new Nikon 85mm F1.4. So i want to try this lens out first before making decision. 🙂 Let me win, please.

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    Definitely a 24-70 because it’s the only lens my friends don’t have so I can borrow it from them. However I would also like to put it towards renting a underwater housing since a bunch of my friends want to get some of their costumes shot in the water. 

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      Niiice! Underwater housing! I can’t wait to see pics from that.

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    COMMENTINNGGGGG AHHHHHH now shoot with me, Bui. =|

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      You have to do more than just reply, you have to specify which lens and why!!!

      And yes, I’m trying to shoot with you, you’re the one that doesn’t want to.

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    I’ve always wanted to rent a 85 1.2L actually, as much as I love my 50mm 1.2L, I wish it had more range at times =)

    I dream of creamy bokeh – I hope that didn’t come out wrong. 

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      Oh yea, the 85mm is awesomesauce.

      LOL, creamy bokeh! Bokehlicious.

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    I want to try out the Canon 24mm 1.4L cause I’m not going full frame yet and want to try it out as a wider prime that I might buy.

    Or maybe the Zeiss that came in not too long ago…

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      The 24mm f/1.4 is awesome! I love how sharp, contrasty, and fast it is.

      I’ve only used the Zeiss 85mm and I love it! It’s an amazing lens. Great choices!

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    If I have the chance, I would like to try out Canon 24mm f/1.4L II USM. I’m a prime lens lover, but because I’m still a student, I can only afford a Canon 50mm f/1.8 II lens. I’m passionate in cosplay photography and I start photography for cosplay photography. I usually rely on my 50mm and if I have the chance, I would love to try a wider prime lens for cosplay photography due to inspire by my friends who has a wide angle prime lens for their photography. I always hope that my cosplay photography can bring out a story and emotional in it. Even my level is not there yet, I hope that one day will reach there someday.

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    I would love to rent Nikon 70-200mm 2.8f. I tried it once from my friend’s and I was totally in love with it! That lens is gorgeous! The color and sharpness are unstoppable. XD I am planning for its sake I am going to rent 70-200 for Fanime for sure, along with my 50mm 1.4f. 😉

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    I’m looking to get a higher-end walkaround lens as an upgrade from the stock 18-55mm on my T2i… would love to try out the EF-S 15-85 because of the great wideangle-to-telephoto range!

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    As I’ll be looking to make a purchase with all my (hopefully!!) Christmas Gifted B+H giftcards, I’ll be checking out & renting both the 24 1.4L and the 8-15mm fisheye!!

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    i’ve been wanting to rent the Canon 24mm f3.5 tilt and shift lens for a while now.  A friend of mine uses one for bridal portrait and regular portrait shots and i really love what he’s been able to do with it.  Would love to look at adding it to my bag of tricks.

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    just wanna show some support!^^ i use nikon <- not a photographer :p trying to learn about taking photos so i know better when cosplaying.

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    Cool stuff! Always wanted to try out some lenses from that website…

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    Just heard about you guys thougt I would show some support. . When it comes to what I would use the rental for, that would be a toss up between the 85 1.4 or the 24-70 2.8 both on the Nikon end. The bokeh on the 85 is absolutley gorgeous (shot with it at fanime back in may) but the 24-70 allows for more wiggle room.

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