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Lens rental advice

Unread postby badprop_za » Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:55 pm

Hi guys,

so planning for our camping trip have commenced for August. 7 nights of bliss staying at Berg-en-Dal.


So I am looking at what options I have in terms of renting lenses. Current kit is D3000, D7000, 18-55VR, 18-105VR, 70-300VR and 50 F1.8

Prices are very similar for the following 4:

- Nikon 200-400 VR1 (I have rented it on my last 2 trips)
- Tamron 150-600
- Sigma 150-500 (About R1k cheaper to rent)
- Nikon 80-400VR (Just adding it as it is similarly priced as Sigma)

I must add that this lens will be used on my D7000 while the 70-300Vr is on the D3000.


I was planning on the Nikon again, but thinking about potential future purchases the Tamron or Sigma might be the way to go.


If it was your money, which route would you go?
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Re: Lens rental advice

Unread postby xXxPhotonikzxXx » Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:57 pm

badprop_za wrote:Hi guys,

so planning for our camping trip have commenced for August. 7 nights of bliss staying at Berg-en-Dal.


So I am looking at what options I have in terms of renting lenses. Current kit is D3000, D7000, 18-55VR, 18-105VR, 70-300VR and 50 F1.8

Prices are very similar for the following 4:

- Nikon 200-400 VR1 (I have rented it on my last 2 trips)
- Tamron 150-600
- Sigma 150-500 (About R1k cheaper to rent)
- Nikon 80-400VR (Just adding it as it is similarly priced as Sigma)

I must add that this lens will be used on my D7000 while the 70-300Vr is on the D3000.


I was planning on the Nikon again, but thinking about potential future purchases the Tamron or Sigma might be the way to go.


If it was your money, which route would you go?


Hi badprop_za

Personally I'm planning to rent the Sigma 150-500 on my next trip to Kruger so that would be my recommendation but you get a little bit extra with the Tamron so it depends what you prefer. I've heard good reviews about the Sigma's hand held capabilities whereas I struggled with the Nikkor 200-400 when I rented it previously. I'm hoping the 150-500 is a bit more easy to handle when it comes to weight extra and it is considerably much cheaper to rent than the Nikkor! I advice you to check out lensrental.co.za they seem to have the best rental prices that I can find! :thumbs_up:
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Re: RE: Re: Lens rental advice

Unread postby badprop_za » Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:31 pm

xXxPhotonikzxXx wrote:[quote="badprop_za"]Hi guys,

so planning for our camping trip have commenced for August. 7 nights of bliss staying at Berg-en-Dal.


So I am looking at what options I have in terms of renting lenses. Current kit is D3000, D7000, 18-55VR, 18-105VR, 70-300VR and 50 F1.8

Prices are very similar for the following 4:

- Nikon 200-400 VR1 (I have rented it on my last 2 trips)
- Tamron 150-600
- Sigma 150-500 (About R1k cheaper to rent)
- Nikon 80-400VR (Just adding it as it is similarly priced as Sigma)

I must add that this lens will be used on my D7000 while the 70-300Vr is on the D3000.


I was planning on the Nikon again, but thinking about potential future purchases the Tamron or Sigma might be the way to go.


If it was your money, which route would you go?


Hi badprop_za

Personally I'm planning to rent the Sigma 150-500 on my next trip to Kruger so that would be my recommendation but you get a little bit extra with the Tamron so it depends what you prefer. I've heard good reviews about the Sigma's hand held capabilities whereas I struggled with the Nikkor 200-400 when I rented it previously. I'm hoping the 150-500 is a bit more easy to handle when it comes to weight extra and it is considerably much cheaper to rent than the Nikkor! I advice you to check out lensrental.co.za they seem to have the best rental prices that I can find! :thumbs_up:[/quote]
Thanks Photonikz.

I have used Lensrental in the past. Very happy with the service I have received from Paul at the Joburg branch.

Saw the Tamron at ODP. Most likely I will be renting the Nikon again. Paul suggested and supplied a monopod in the past which worked like a charm.
Why do time fly when you are having fun?

KNP - May'14 done and dusted :cry:

KNP - 14 Aug'15 to 21 Aug'15 :dance:

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Re: Lens rental advice

Unread postby badprop_za » Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:38 pm

So after much deliberation, I have gone for the Nikon again. :D

With the Nikon, I carry my monopod with. So far it has catered for 99,9% of my situations. In need, I have a 70-300VR on a second body for handheld shots.


Another item ticked off from my to do list. :dance:
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