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    Default Canon lens - rent or buy?

    Hello,

    I will be travelling for 21 days to Europe (Greece & Turkey) and will like to consider buying a second hand or renting a UWA lens for the trip. (Probably Canon EFS 10-22mm will be great)

    I am not entirely new to DSLR but not a frequent user. Mainly use my DSLR for travelling purposes (maybe twice a year).
    Will it be more cost efficient to rent or buy a used lens? What are the rates like?
    Also can i know where to find lens rental in Singapore?

    Hope someone can help!

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    You can check out the rental rates at http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/forum...rvices-Offered

    One more option is to actually get a new one. Then at the end of the trip, you can decide if you wish to sell it off or even keep it if you really liked it.

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    You should consider the 17-55mm f/2.8 IS instead.

    Wide-angle everything gets boring after awhile; especially since you're travelling for a good 3 weeks.

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    21 days trip?
    of course, it'll be worth it if u buy...
    hehhe

    @Fragment : it depends on your preference.
    i use more on my 10 22 rather than 17 55 once i travel around. (Australia, Thailand, Europe)

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    i suggest you buy one instead of renting.

    Say if the lens' rental is $10/day.... 20 days means $200. You won't lose $200 if you sell a 1-month old lens.

    Best still, buy import sets to save even more.
    Fujifilm X-Pro2 Graphite, X-Pro1
    XF 14/2.8, 18/2, 23/2, 35/1.4, 56/1.2, 60/2.4, 55-200/3.5-4.8

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    Or get a used copy, and sell it later at the end of the trip. The loss made will be much less than total rental incurred.

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    i concur with the rest above, buy a second hand and sell off later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    i concur with the rest above, buy a second hand and sell off later.
    +1, as long as TS don't overpaid the 2nd hand lens, he is likely to be able to sell it at his cost.

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