Discussion in 'General Shop Talk' started by BuZzZeRkEr, Jul 7, 2008.
So where do you guys go to rent your lenses?
depending on what you're shooting with, but most people have camera shops in their areas that will rent gear, otherwise there are some online places that i dont know of off hand. I shoot sony so its a little harder to come by places that'll rent sony gear. Luckily (if i ever need it) theres a guy in my state that rents sony gear. he's one of the only people in the country that does it right now
I'm thinking of renting a 300mm 2.8 prime for a sports shoot.
well , as long as you shoot canon or nikon, you shoudl be able to find some place nearby that will have rentals, i'd think
Local camera shops here rent them ... I'd feel safer doing it that way then dealing with shipping.
I'm lucky enough to be in the NYC area, so I get my rentals from Adorama.
Yeah I'm thinking of going the local shop route. the 300mm 2.8 runs 50 bucks a day....not too bad!
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