Welcome to the Philadelphia Lens Library

The Philadelphia Lens Library is a Canon lens and camera rental resource for photographers in the Philadelphia area and Delaware Valley. We offer a large selection of top shelf Canon lenses for rent for professional photographers and hobbyists, competitive flat-rate pricing that covers up to 3 days of use, flexible pickup times and friendly advice by professional photographer Conrad Erb.

The basic info you should know

We are located at the Cedar Works Studios at 4919 Pentridge Street, Phila PA.
Pickups are by appointment only and are typically available outside of regular business hours. Walk-in service is not available. However, for after-hours/emergency/rush pickups, call Conrad immediately at 215-821-7161.

You can schedule your pickup here or by call Conrad at 215-821-7161 if you need to arrange a late/early or last minute pickup time.
You can pay for your rental via the online checkout, or via a Square invoice that will be sent to you.


You can also read the Frequently Asked Questions, and hire Conrad for project consulting.
First time customers will want to read our Welcome Guide.
You can also check out our reviews on Yelp.

Why rent from the lens library?

• large selection of over 20 Canon L series lenses (and over 30 Canon lenses in all, ranging from 10mm to 500mm, plus Canon camera bodies)
• competitive pricing with a flat rate for up to three days
extended business hours for pickups and dropoffs (typically 9a-7pm, including weekends), with emergency-only hours slots for very early and very late pickup (5am-11pm)
• informal answers and advice or formal consulting from professional photographer Conrad Erb

Rental process

1) Review our catalog of Canon equipment for rent. For advice, consult our FAQ or contact Conrad. You can pay via the check out system, or have Conrad send you an invoice via Square if you prefer. You can also pay when you pickup via major credit card, cash or business check.

2) Schedule a pickup time Please note that all hours are by appointment. If you need pickup within 36 hours, or prefer to schedule on the phone, contact Conrad here or call 215-821-7161.

3) Pick up the equipment: Cedar Works Studio, at 4919 Pentridge Street, Philadelphia PA 19143.


Schedule a pickup

Please schedule your pickup/dropoff here:


Questions? First time Customer? NEED to talk?

Feel free to read our FAQ, learn about Conrad’s consulting services or read about Conrad.

First time customers, please review the Welcome Guide. If you don’t like to use the internet to read things, give Conrad a call at 215-821-7161.

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