Hi wanted to rent this lens from camera rental centre. Want to seek advice on is it best I rent it or straight go for purchase. I'm using prime lens all this while. Planning to test shoot on her indoor birthday party.
Yes..its your money..and its your decision. You can just buy it..use it..dont like it. Sell it. Or just rent for afew days then decide later. Either way...As long you have money. Its no problem. But the latter might be a better choice.
Unless you are very certain you will like it keep it or use it for a long time.
If you have the money and you don't mind spending it, then buy it. Reason: if you like the lens, you can keep it. If you don't like it, you can sell it off. Whereas if you rent, if you like it, you can't keep it and still have to buy it.
A word of caution though: This method works better if you want to try it over a week or a month before deciding. If you really just intend to shoot for a birthday party and then decide, then maybe renting would be a less costlier option but this is likely a lens you'll enjoy using.
Hope this helps. Sorry I seem to be sitting on the fence on this one. haha
Used 24-70L is going around 1.5k for good copies. You can grab a used one, use it for a month or 2 then sell it off at 1.5k or slightly lesser. Assuming lens rental is $20 per day; 2 weeks will cost you $200 already...