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Jul 26, 2010 17:43 |  #16

I rented a Sigma 30mm and sent it back, wishing it good riddance! It was just so horribly unreliable on my 7D (I understand it's likely sample variation). I'm also glad that it didn't persuade me to buy one, as I'm now switching to FF to seriously pursue my landscape and travel photography. So, didn't miss it, but every time I borrow my friend's 35L, I miss it.


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Jul 26, 2010 17:45 |  #17

k-lo wrote in post #10606327 (external link)
Just wanted to know who among you rented a lens, loved it and ended up purchasing your own copy.

Rented the 100-400 for an African safari. Bought it within months of getting home.


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Jul 26, 2010 17:52 |  #18

I rented the 85Lmk2....I cried when shipping it back...Just memories of the lens bring me to tears *Runs to the corner and cries* WHHHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYY​YYY!


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Jul 26, 2010 19:36 |  #19

When I rent a lens to try out and I like it, my wife usually talks me into buying it after the rental period. She's pretty much sold on good glass.

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Jul 26, 2010 19:41 |  #20

SiaoP wrote in post #10606558 (external link)
I haven't rented the 400mm f2.8 cause I know life won't be the same for me after using it.

Exactly! Don't want to touch that lens because then it will be even more of a draw to own it and I know that will NEVER happen. ;-)a


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Jul 26, 2010 19:46 |  #21

I've never rented but I got to shoot with a 300mm f2.8 IS L once - after I got over the shock of "OMG this is really heavy!" I got hit by the shock of "OMG its so bright and sharp and fast and oooh!"

It was hard to give it back and its left a hole in me ever since! It's not just a Lens its an addiction!!


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Jul 27, 2010 16:17 |  #22

I have rented the 70-200 2.8L IS (original version) several times and it has always been a dud. Very soft images at f/2.8. I don't miss that lens one bit. Thank goodness Canon finally updated it.




  
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Jul 27, 2010 16:30 |  #23

Jon Foster wrote in post #10607881 (external link)
When I rent a lens to try out and I like it, my wife usually talks me into buying it after the rental period. She's pretty much sold on good glass.

Jon.

You have a good wife.


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Jul 29, 2010 04:14 |  #24

thanks for all the comments guys, i'm really hoping i get my own 17-40 copy soon


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Jul 29, 2010 06:20 as a reply to  @ k-lo's post |  #25

Should get my canon 35mmL lens today-for 3 weeks! Recently bought the 5D2 and need this focal length. Very excited- prime and hopefully this focal legnth will work well in the home studio. I have listened to everyone assess this lens and want to check it out before I drop major cash!

I could get used to this!




  
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