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Try Renting Photography Gear First....

by Dave Kallaway

I get a lot of requests from people who are trying to buy that new lens..that new camera..They asking me what to buy. I always ask them if they've "ever thought of renting photography gear first?" Why?? What you're thinking of "buying" might be pretty expensive. A lens I rented recently to shoot pictures of Bison in the Black Hills out in South Dakota costs $5000 to buy, but only about $200-300 to rent..depending on how long you want to rent it. See the cost difference?? LOL. I have rented cameras, lenses, and tripods from this company in this video, but there's others online. I highly suggest trying renting before you buy...it's a perfect thing for the expensive world of photography.