I have to rave on a new site that I found from my friend's blog. It's http://www.borrowlenses.com/
, and on this site you can rent cameras, tons of lenses, flashes, etc. for a very reasonable price! I have been eyeing a Canon 50mm 1.4 lens, which retails for around $400-$500 depending on the store, for some time now. I asked for this particular lens for my birthday (not sure if I'll get it or not), but I decided to rent it for three days and play around with it before my birthday. It only cost $14 to rent it for three days (however, I must note that the shipping plus return shipping was $28)...but it gives a chance to try before you buy. It's also good for one time photo shoots (I'm think going to attempt several of my own newborn photos with a super-fancy lens when Alli comes), and this site makes it so you don't have to spend $$$$ to actually buy these expensive lenses.
I still have two more days to play around with my borrowed lens, but here are some photos that I took so far playing around with the 50mm 1.4 lens:
playing a tune on the keyboard
kisses for her baby doll
taking out her hair bow
checking it out
handing it to me
sweet baby booties
Best site ever! Cute pics too :)ReplyDelete
For some reason I thought you were a Nikon girl!ReplyDelete
Either way - cute pictures! I love my 50mm f/1.4 but it is definitely my "challenging" lens since mine doesn't autofocus!
I just ordered a Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 and it will be here tomorrow!
Thanks for this link - I think I might rent a find lens like a fisheye for our Hawaii trip!!
I love my 50mm Nikon lens...it's definitely my go to lens! I'll have to check out that site since I've been wanting a macro lens!ReplyDelete
That's such a great idea!! Thanks for the tip ;) I LOVE my 50mm. It's actually the only one I shoot with because I love it so much hahahaReplyDelete
Great website! I rented a 70-200 f/2.8 last December from there for a wedding I shot. No way I could have afforded buying that monster!ReplyDelete
I love my 50mm 1.4. It's great for indoor photos with no flash. But it takes some getting used to shooting a prime where your legs = zoom. Regardless, I doubt you'll regret purchasing it! It's a great addition to your arsenal.
And if you want some help with newborn pics, just holler! I'd love to help you out!