Wide angle zoom for Cannon

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Wide angle zoom for Cannon

Postby Glen » Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:17 pm

Is there anyone out there with a wide angle zoom lens for a cannon DSLR (60D) that would be willing to rent it to me? I am going to be attempting several peaks in Peru this May-June and was looking into a good one-lense for mountaineering. Thanks!
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Re: Wide angle zoom for Cannon

Postby DanR » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:40 pm

If you don't find someone, I've been pretty happy renting from Pro Photo Rental in Boulder in the past.
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Re: Wide angle zoom for Cannon

Postby Kane » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:57 pm

Heres my honest response. Most that shoot a dslr will likely pass on renting a lens with decent glass to you for an extended mountaineering trip. Mountaineering is not "gentle" on a lens . My recommendation is too buy a used 16-85 off Craigslist. You can post a wtb (want to buy) 16-85 on Craigslist and you will get a few desparate sellers.
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Re: Wide angle zoom for Cannon

Postby Glen » Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:47 pm

Thanks for beta guys!
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Re: Wide angle zoom for Cannon

Postby nyker » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:27 am

Check these guys downtown (NYC) - maybe they can arrange to ship it to you:

http://www.adoramarentals.com/Cat/Context_56/DSLR_LENSES/53.html#!1
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Re: Wide angle zoom for Cannon

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Re: Wide angle zoom for Cannon

Postby Kapelmuur » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:02 pm

I rent stuff a few times a year to augment my own gear for various assignments. I almost guarantee you the cost to rent--assuming a couple weeks?--will be prohibitive.

My suggestion, if you have the $$$ to spare in the short-term, would be to try and swing a screaming deal on a used lens on eBay, use it for your trip and then resell it on eBay for probably as nearly as much as you bought it for in the first place. It's some leg work and a bit of a gamble but it just might end up costing you nothing in the end.
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Re: Wide angle zoom for Cannon

Postby MuchosPixels » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:54 pm

This would be my recommendation:

http://www.lensrentals.com/rent/canon/lenses/wide-angle/canon-ef-s-15-85mm-f3.5-5.6-is-usm

With that lens you are ready for anything. Extremely versatile high quality lens on a 60D

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