Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
Thread started 11 Jul 2008 (Friday) 07:19
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

To rent or not to rent a 70-200 F2.8 USM for a quick trip next week......

 
mmartinfan
Member
Avatar
163 posts
Joined Aug 2004
Location: Ohio
     
Jul 11, 2008 07:19 |  #1

Next week I am taking a quick trip to Rapid City, SD. I've not been there so I'm taking everything 17-40 my Tamron 28-75F2.8 and this is where I'm confused at. I have a great 100-300L F5.6 lens I love but........... Midwest Photo Exchange has a 70-200 F2.8L USM (not the IS) lens I can rent for $90 for the week. I have never used this type lens before.

I played around with it at the store for 15 or so minutes the other day and loved how sharp it was. But I love my 100-300L also as it is very sharp also. I'm not sure if I need the extra 100mm lens coverage or not and I'm trying to do this quick trip on the cheap.

So should I rent the lens and keep my 100-300L at home or save $$$ and take my 100-300L with me?


Thanks
Kevin


Here are some test shots with the lens I would rent

http://www.flickr.com …h/sets/72157606​097684467/ (external link)




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
KirkHMB
Senior Member
677 posts
Joined Mar 2007
Location: SF Bay Area
     
Jul 11, 2008 18:00 |  #2

I'd not rent. If you do, you'll want to buy, then you'll be out $1000 or so.


shooting club VB and club soccer, hoping to get back to landscape work soon.

Gear List

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
ForzaF1
Member
Avatar
133 posts
Joined May 2007
Location: Nashville, TN
     
Jul 11, 2008 18:12 |  #3

I think you'll be fine without the 70-200. However, I'd recommend checking out the Black Hills, the Badlands, and maybe even Mt. Rushmore while you're there, as I was really bored with Rapid City when I went there last year.


span style="font-weight: bold;"JohnBurrowPhotography@​gmail.com (external link)
My Flickr (external link)
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

1,388 views & 0 likes for this thread
To rent or not to rent a 70-200 F2.8 USM for a quick trip next week......
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is PhotoManiacs
333 guests, 174 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.