so mad...lens rental

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so mad...lens rental

We're taking a trip in Sept (driving out to the east coast for a wedding) and we're going to do things like whale watching, drive along the cabot trail (google it, very pretty) so I thought about renting a lens. I put in my city and found that the 70-200 2.8 was something like $80 for two weeks which is AWESOME. Then I realize that it the search was a US site and I'm in Canada, so I find a Canadian one and it was $300 for the same lens, same time

argh !!!!!! wtf

Joined: 03/16/15
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YIKES!!! Warning - that lens is H E A V Y!

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Warning...that lens is AWESOME!!! I don't know that I'd be able to use it and give it back. I'm just sayin'. (thankfully I didn't have to - phew!)

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Yup, that lens will give you a work out. But it's fabulous... loving mine!

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hahaha well unfortunately I don't have the $$$$$ to buy this lens (nor am I good enough to justify buying it sigh)

This trip is going to be an amazing trip for photography which is why I'd consider it. Is that what you would recommend if I did rent or is there another one? I think it's going to be quite the nature trip

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Hard to say..you may want to think about the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM

200mm isn't really that far away, and the 100-400 is just a touch more flexible. Though...you are on a crop body, so I dunno....

Check out the 100-400 here:
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-100-400mm-f-4.5-5.6-L-IS-USM-Lens-Review.aspx

Joined: 03/16/15
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wow! what a jump in price! I dont understand how they can do that. I hope you find something compareable in your price range. Im excited to see photos from your trip!

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Lens rental in Canada SUCKS!! I'm borrowing a 70-200 right now from my mentor and it is soooo amazing Smile

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