Rent vs. Buy

It’s a question many of us struggle with from time to time. For me, this was an easy one. I have an engagement shoot coming up this weekend with Shirley & Chris which I’m very much looking forward to. I’ve spent some time thinking through the various locations we’ll hit in NYC and the types of shots I want to get throughout the day. During my pondering, and I decided earlier in the week that I wanted to try out a lens that I would love to own but can’t – really – buy – right – now. It’s, only $2,000 but somehow I don’t have it in my camera bag. So, for now, I’ll rent the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S, and just dream of owning it one day. I can’t wait to see what this baby can do for the type of shots I wouldn’t be able to get with my current set of lenses I would depend on. Stay tuned for samples..

Update: I wrote the first part of this just before I went to the store to rent the lens.  When I got there, they suggested I consider the 17-55mm f/2.8.  I was not disappointed.  Here's what it looked like on the camera. 


Looks pretty mean! :-)