Renting cameras to test before purchase?

Started May 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Renting cameras to test before purchase?
May 17, 2013

I've been considering an Olympus OMD for a little while now. The only thing really preventing me form doing so is because I bought my 7D less than a year ago (upgraded from my old but reliable xTi). I love that thing and have no plans on giving it up.

But the OMD seems to really be loved by it's owners as well but I'm not sure I can take another plunge in the $1000 camera range. I *can* but my practical side says no. Practical me is no fun. Practical me also hates lugging the 7D around for the every day shooting scenario.

Anyway, is it worth it to rent for a few weeks to play around with or is that a total waste of $? I've never rented a camera before and just wondering if others have prior to purchasing said camera and felt it was worth the cost.

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