March 11th, 2011, 08:32 PM #2231
Nope, I blew my money on the 50mm F/1.2 prime instead.
Originally Posted by SmytheKing
March 27th, 2011, 12:43 PM #2232
Originally Posted by Fisch
All I hear is great things about that lens. It is supposed to be the best bang for your buck lens in the line up. It's gotta be fun for low light shots.
March 27th, 2011, 02:34 PM #2233
Bang for the buck, I don't know...it's still ****ing expensive compared to Canon's non-L series 50mm primes. haha.
Originally Posted by rinkrat
I figure the place to put the money investment is the glass so I don't consider non-L series when I'm buying Canon's own product.
March 30th, 2011, 07:12 PM #2234
April 6th, 2011, 11:10 AM #2235
April 6th, 2011, 01:49 PM #2236
April 20th, 2011, 08:39 AM #2237
So I stumbled onto borrowlenses.com.... which seemed almost too good to be true, except I looked up the reviews on it and it got very positive reviews. Basically you can rent all sorts of camera equipment WITHOUT paying a security deposit or having a hold on your card for the full amount of the equipment.
Yesterday I rented a Nikon 24-70 f/2.8 for a week for $85. Its scheduled to arrive tomorrow, and I'll report back post haste.
Basically, you go online, pick your equipment, rent, and your rental period starts on the day it shows up. I'll let you know if its as good as it sounds.
April 20th, 2011, 08:52 AM #2238
Careful! You're going to REALLY like that 24-70 f/2.8!! That's my main lens these days.
Hell I'd have let you play around with it for a day for free.
EDIT: Oh wow! They've got both the 105 and 135 F/2 AFDC lenses for rent!!!! I've been thinking of picking up one or the other of those for portrait work. I might try one out!
EDIT 2: Interesting to note that, for an additional courier fee, they can have the lens available for you for pickup at a couple different camera stores in the LA area (Hooper Camera locations in Chatsworth, Woodland Hills, and Thousand Oaks).
Last edited by FBJ; April 20th, 2011 at 09:05 AM.
Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Bullets are cheap. Life is priceless.
April 20th, 2011, 09:09 AM #2239
April 20th, 2011, 09:10 AM #2240
almost too good to be true right? If you "like" them on facebook or follow them on twitter, you're privy to some other discounts as well. IE, this week only, take 30% off the rental of a nikon 14-24 f2.8 AG
Thats pretty cheap.
And yes, my fear is I'll fall in love with that lens and have to convince the wife to help me pony up the cash to buy it.