Photo equipment & rental:
Helix Photo – The selection of rental gear can’t be beat, especially when it comes to exotic equipment. Check out their special-purpose cameras, and their special releases!
Pro Gear Rental – A good source of modern equipment in good condition. They also have a sweet rental studio!
DPReview – Comprehensive and up-to-date news and reviews on digital equipment.
A Photo Editor – Maybe the only place where the business of photography is discussed – you’ll not find any gearhead arguments here, only sober discussion on industry issues.
Filmwasters – A steadfast bulwark against the relentless tide of digital – the forum for film photography, with a community of passionate and talented photographers.
Lensrentals.com – The place to get lenses and equipment you can’t find locally. The blog also has interesting technical articles.
Mophorentals.com – The only place I know of that rents out Leica R lenses, with Canon adapters already built-in. Yes, they will ship.
Tokyo Camera Style – a showcase of film cameras found on the Tokyo street. Seriously lust-inducing for the film camera aficionado! Be sure to look at the links to Japanese street photographers that come up now and then, too.