HAHAH its cheaper in Houston... d2x goes for $200 USD a day. But unless you are familiar with the controls... otherwise its not worth renting and spend 1 day trying to get familiar with the camera controls and setting those custom settings to suit your needs. On the other hand, camera shops here allow you to bring your own CF cards and/or lens to the shop to try out camera bodies before you buy. Just like when pple wanna buy lens I would bring their camera body to the store to borrow the lens to take some test shots... so to answer the question... my answer is no... cos i dun know how to use it and dun want to spend 100/day and spend a few days learning.... that money I can go for photography class liao... hehe
nope. the only requirement, if u can call it 'requirement'(of course there are exceptions), is that u should be a professional photographer working in a professional studio, if i remember correctly.
however, u're required to submit a list of Nikon equipments that u possessed so that in the event of equipment breakdown, the stated equipments will enjoy a 20% off on labour fee. they'll send u a newsletter when there's one available. but there's no exclusive 'members only' update on any news with regards to latest equipments, technology etc etc.
i was hoping Nikon's requisite for membership would be more niche(exclusive), catering to only professionals in respective fields or perhaps being more firm on member acceptance-ship(well, no hard or fast rules here, perhaps anyone can try).
i understand that Canon's membersip criteria is not as rigid as Nikon's.
sorry but that's the biggest misconception about joining as an NPS member. u need not own any Nikon cameras or equipments in fact, in order to qualify as one. when they started out, the main criteria was that the applicant has to be a professional photographer in a studio.
obviously Nikon has bended its rules and regulations as more and more free lancers are members too.