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lens rental

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by paulski915, 19 Feb 2006.

  1. paulski915

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    is there anywere online that rents lenses for a canon 20D
    i would like to buy a lens but dont know what to get so would like to spend some time trying it before i buy and also depend how much i spend on my holiday (off to see mickey mouse in florida :D )so after i brought the compulsory 10 Tshirts,10 pairs of jeans and 4 pairs off trainners i will have to see what money is left
    what would your recommendations i have a sigma 18-125 f3.5-5.6 dc
    as it will be used by hand i think i will need IS
    i was looking at the canon EF70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM
    paul
     
  2. Ghost in the Shell

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    get a canon 28-135mm IS USM you wont regret it (the bay for approx £200-£250)

    whats the budget?
     
  3. paulski915

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    the buget is unknown probley around £400-£500
    the 28-135 would not be much of a benefit from what i got
    paul
     
  4. Ghost in the Shell

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    i dunno what you got! however i think the 70-300 is a good investment from what ive seen and read
     
  5. SDK^

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    I would also go for the Canon 70-300 IS, it seems the telephoto lens of the moment :)

    Read his original post ;)
     
  6. Ghost in the Shell

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    doh no wonder i thought he was asking for opinions on the sigma and didnt post anything that he had... <gets coat>
     
  7. rG-tom

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    you won't be able to rent such low budget lenses i'm afraid mate :(

    Tom.
     
  8. paulski915

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    what type of lenses can you rent then and who from
    paul
     
  9. xolotl

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    Typically you will only be able to rent professional lenses so L, EX and such.

    As to where from we cant say as the only one I know of is a competitor.
     
  10. Darryn

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    Location: Colne.... Up Norf.

    I was planning on hiring a Canon 100-400L last year (for the BGP) and it was going to cost me about £150 for the week iirc. I instead bought the lens, however this year Im thinking about hiring a Canon 500mmF4L Prime and at the moment buying that outright isnt an option, im however struggling to find somewhere to hire it from. Anyone one know of a hire centre online or North West Based that has it in for hire.
     
  11. Leigh

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    you can buy the Sigma 70-200 f2.8 if you import for about £450. Depends on what reach you want
     
  12. Psilonaught

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    dreeder I notice you also own the 17-85IS USM - I just wanted to know what you think of it, especially in terms of sharpness.

    I have this as my only lens and range wise it is perfect for me, since I never feel like I need more than 85mm and the 17mm is perfect for all the architectural and landscape photography I do.

    Some days I love it, some days I feel like I should be getting more sharpness for the money it cost
     
  13. AdWright

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    I have it also. TBH, it does seem a bit soft at the wide end but I find 24mm+ to be pretty good. Stopping down the aperture also helps
     
  14. Darryn

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    Ive found it a very good lens, and sharp enough throughout the range for me not too have any concern, the IS is very good. At the moment ive only been using it on my 300D and maybe that has hidden the sharpess issues slightly being only 6mp iirc, when I manage to get a 30D I will be using the 17-85 on my 20D and might see problems then.