As I have mentioned before, I am currently in the market for a new lens. I have tried out a bunch of Canon L series lenses, like the 70-200 f/2.8 L IS, 24-70 f/2.8L, 16-35 f/2.8 L, and many more. However I have yet to try any third party lenses. Next week I will be shooting my Uncle’s wedding and thought I might give BorrowLenses.com. I just put in my order to try out a third party 70-200 f/2.8 Lens. Though I have heard that one should choose Tokina or Tamron over Sigma, I would rather choose to try one out for myself.
Now both of these lenses are at a reasonable price compared to a Canon L listed at nearly 1800 for one with image stabilization and 1200 without, you can get a decent lens like the Tamron or Sigma for a fraction of the price. So in my recent order, I am going to rent the Tamron 70-200 for one week and see how it goes. Reasonable priced at $37 plus tax it came out to roughly $40 to rent the lens. Which is fair considering Adolph Gassers is much more just for a day. I will put another post up with how well the shots came out. Though reading through many reviews many have said that the Tamron does the job for a fraction of the price. Since I am not a pro-photographer yet. I just think this lens will serve me well until I can get more cash flow towards buying lenses and other gear.
Check back for an update on how well the lens works out for me, and check out BorrowLenses.com for all your photo needs. It’s a good place to rent a lens, flash, or body for something that you may not want to shell out just for one time use.