Can I Borrow Your 70-200 2.8 lens?

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  1. iflynething

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    I'm 19 and still trying to save up to get the Sigma 70-200 f/2.8. I shoot for my sisters dance studio and have been able to get by once last year by using a friends 80-200 and I used my works Sigma one but I don't have the money quite yet to get one.

    Right now, we are sold out and I was going to do a 10 months financing to get some credit started and to be able to get the lens.

    Well, a guy from my work bought the last one and I can't get any 2.8 lens for a Nikon mount.

    I was hoping there was someone one here either around the Charlotte, NC area that I could use it like twice. The weekend of April 25-27th and for our nationals dance in North Wilkesboro June 25-29th.

    I know I"m pushing it but if there's anyone gracious enough to let me use theirs for these two times, it would be greatly appreciated.

    Asking people on here is my last resort until I can get one.....

    If you would like to speak to me peronally you can call. PM me for my phone number or e-mail me at xpviper at yahoo dot com.

    Thank and I hope I can find someone.

    ~Michael~
     
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    Great Mike. Didn't even think about that.

    Thanks

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    Are you buying it from your work? and if so who do you work for? and if not where are you buying it?.
     
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    Wolf Camera. We well it for $889.

    ~Michael~
     
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    You should watch ebay for the older tamron 70-210 f2.8... you can typically pick one of those up for less then $400.

    [​IMG]

    I bought one for $350, and absolutely love it... built like a tank... sharp throughout entire range... only downside is a bit of chromatic aberration when opened all the way.

    The specs:

    http://www.dyxum.com/lenses/detail.asp?IDLens=189
     
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    Thanks for that imformation.



    By the way, I ordered the Nikon version and for 4 days, it was only $71.60. If anyone some across this thread looking for a place to rent, I would NEVER hesitate to rent from Jared at Pro Photo Rental. I JUUUSt missed the free shipping. The system though it couldn't get it to me in the three days it takes but I sent an e-mail and Jared Called me, left a e-mail. Personal contact number (I'm sure the business phone) as well as dropped those shipping charges.

    Thanks for point this out Big Mike as well

    ~Michael~
     
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    djacobox372 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    djacobox372 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I looked into renting a 500mm F4 for a trip to yellowstone, but it would have cost me $400 for the week.

    Then I got thinking, why not just buy a used one and sell it after the trip... picked up one on ebay for $2100, and sold it a month later for $2200!

    Of course there's some risk involved, but I think it's pretty unlikely that a used lens is going to drop $400 in value over a week. The biggest risk is falling in love with the lens and convincing yourself not to sell it. ;)
     
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    That's EXACTLY what the Nikon VR one did. The only thing is, I don't have to worry about getting it because I don't have $1,800 for it anyways. No rick in that :)

    ~Michael~
     
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    In Charlotte, try Biggs Photo for anything you can't find. They also rent I think. Great deals on used equipment.
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    I'm back. That pro photo rental has the D300 body booked for almost 3 weeks and I need it for next week. Any other places that rent? I can get away with my D80 but the 300 will have far better quality. I'll be using it mainly for the great high ISO and low noise and the speed

    ~Michael~
     

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