Buy or rent a telephoto lens for my 60D

Started Jan 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
bronxbombers4 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,387
Re: Buy or rent a telephoto lens for my 60D

jmiller2032 wrote:

I'm going to Alaska in early April to (hopefully) see the northern lights / whale watch / experience the utter awesomeness of Alaska. Right now I don't have a telephoto lens and honestly I don't really feel the need to have one most of the time. When I go hiking, mtn biking, etc, I don't want to lug a lot of gear so I just take my RX100 along. In town my X100 is the go-to. But I DO want a telephoto for this trip, especially for whale watching and for the train ride that goes past Denali.

So should I buy a 75-300mm ($150) or 70-300 ($500), or rent a 100-400 ($78/week)?

How long are you going for? If it is for a while the rental might cost more than buying and selling, especially if you buy used.

Tamron 70-300 VC might better than canon 70-300 non-L.

Canon 70-300L is really nice.

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