Photo Tip: Rent Before You Buy

So you have been thinking about upgrading to a Canon EOS 7D, perhaps you need a long lens for the Kruger this holiday on your Nikon, say the 200-400mm f/4 AFS. These are not cheap choices to make and sometimes its hard to really try before you buy… or is it?

Companies like Lens Rental, Glow Hire, Spacelight and Outdoor Photo offer a number of products to hire which can greatly save you from making a costly decision. Hire the gear you thinking of buying and try it out before you shell out.

While these service are often viewed only as an answer to not having to buy gear you wont use often, you can use it to find your next purchase and make comparisons like whether you need a 70-200mm f/2.8 or will you be fine with the f/4?

So, try before you by.