Yep, I’m going to blog some snapshots of relatives. Why? I rented a lens on Friday and I want to get the most bang for my buck!
The lens I rented is a pricey one. It retails for $2,300. It is expensive. I don’t have a lens that expensive in my arsenal of lenses. I am not about to buy a lens that I haven’t tried out and put through its paces. So far so good, it has been sharp and it is a workhorse kind of lens. It could do everything.
Why create snapshots? And not use it on a paid assignment? No one should ever use new gear, or unfamiliar gear on a paid assignment. You don’t want to buy new lights, pop them up in front of a client and then realize you don’t know how it works.
Fortunately, my cousin has some kids that usually don’t cooperate with the camera. So, trying to get a good photograph was part a challenge and a great way to test out the lens rental.
Giovanna is a bundle of energy, and I’m almost surprised she paused for this photograph. Gary constantly looks surprised. He has big round eyes that just look like he was scared by a ghost or something. Yes, I am constantly trying to scare him. In a fun way.
As for the lens? Is is meeting all my expectations. I have it till Friday morning so I’ll keep trying it out.
By the way, the 2 locations I recommend for renting lenses and other gear are Acme Camera Company (they’re local and based in Salt Lake City) and BorrowLenses.com (They have multiple locations across the country and a large selection).
I’ve used both services and they have always been great with speed, selection, and service.