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Suzz
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Re: Equipment hire?

Unread post by Suzz » Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:54 am

There is also a place in JHB
Lensrental.co.za - 011 475 0922
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Re: Equipment hire?

Unread post by Karl Jaacks » Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:44 pm

Hi Guys

Thanks alot for the links.

Cant believe how expensive it is to hire. :(

Karl :cry:
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Re: Equipment hire?

Unread post by Suzz » Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:59 pm

Yes it gets more expensive according to the type of lens you want to hire. But you have to remember that the nice lenses that they charge R500 a day for or whatever the amount is they quoted you, costs about R60 000, and they have to pay those lenses off in this century sometime. So it might sound expensive, but your quality will be great and it still beats buying your own lense for that price. :huh: Just my opinion..... One of our friends rented one from lensrentals the other day, was quite a monster of a lense, and it only cost him I think R250 a day for 4 days.
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Re: Equipment hire?

Unread post by Karl Jaacks » Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:04 pm

Hi Suzz

Do you know were they rented it from? :hmz:
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Re: Equipment hire?

Unread post by Suzz » Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:19 pm

Karl Jaacks
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Hi Suzz

Do you know were they rented it from




Suzz
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There is also a place in JHB
Lensrental.co.za - 011 475 0922




It was a monster of a lense to me because I could hardly lift it. Not sure if it was only heavier because it had a lower fstop (2.6? I think) but he still got excellent photos. And the price really didn't sound that bad to me for the photo's he got that weekend.
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Re: Equipment hire?

Unread post by Suzz » Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:27 pm

Just got confirmation.
It was a Sigma 120-300 F2.8. You don't always need to hire the more expensice Canon and Nikon lenses, you also get good quality Sigma lenses for cheaper.
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Re: Big lense for Canon 450D

Unread post by DuQues » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:22 pm

Hedrus has good pricing indeed, as well as a good forum.
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Hiring a lens

Unread post by Umar_Daya » Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:49 pm

does anyone know where you can hire a lens? and prices etc? i have a Nikon D5000. also can anyone please explain to me what a tele-converter is and how does it work? i currently have a 55-200mm lens. what would the next step be for me in terms of wildlife photography?
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Re: Hiring a lens

Unread post by DuQues » Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:58 pm

Outdoorphoto has a rental section.

You don't say for which wildlife photography you need a lens... So:
Macro (insects and such) asks for a 100mm macro lens.
Walking around in many parks you could work your 55-200mm.
Kruger, KTP and many other parks, where distances are greater you should think of a 400~500 mm lens.
Birding... Well, the longest you can get.

A teleconverter is a bit of glass you put between the lens and the camera. Depending on brand and type you get a 1.3 to 2.0 times longer lens. This is not without penalty though, it will cost you one to two stops of light, and may degrade the quality of the photos.
The light is the largest problem, the smaller converters cost you one stop, so a f/5.6 lens will become f/8, the 2x converter costs 2 stops.
On your camera you can not get autofocus with a lens slower than f/4 + a small converter.
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Re: Hiring a lens

Unread post by Switchback » Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:41 pm

If you do a quick search with Google you will also find places like RentALens and LensRental - compare prices and insurance between the 3. Of course it depends on your budget what you want / can rent, but I would recomend the Nikon 200 - 400mm F4 lens with a 1.4 TeleConverter. That lens has NO rival!! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Hiring a lens

Unread post by Massimo » Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:19 am

There is also a place called wild-eye that rent out. Spk to a guy called Gerry he will help.
info@wild-eye.co.za
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