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Testing the Canon 60D from BorrowLenses

LOGOtaglineAs you know, I just returned from Vegas in CES not too long ago. Before the trip, I was asked to participate in a photo challenge with BorrowLenses.com during Pepcom. Borrow Lenses is a company that specializes in rental photography and videography equipment. This is a great way to rent extra equipment for large jobs, rent additional lenses, or even try out your first DSLR camera. Or, you can do what I did, rent and test a camera that you have even thinking about purchasing before you decide to upgrade.

Unfortunately, my schedule kept me from attending Pepcom at all, so I did not participate in that particular challenge. However, I was able to browse the Borrow Lenses rental inventory and choose a camera to try out during the week. So, I left my own Canon T4i DSLR camera at home and instead tried out the Canon 60D. Yes, that’s right… I still went with a Canon. When it comes to DSLR cameras, I am stuck on Canon. I have owned the original Rebel, Rebel XTi, Rebel T1i, and now Rebel T4i. I have been thinking of upgrading to a Canon 60D so I wanted to try it out. I consider that making the jump to a big girl camera. 🙂

 

It’s not that I don’t like other DSLR cameras. I just know that I do like Canon. It’s what I have had since the start of my DSLR life, so it’s what I’m use to. However, I am more than willing to try another brand’s DSLR. In fact I am very, very curious about the new Samsung line of DSLR cameras. The main reason that I stuck with Canon for this test is so that I could use my existing lenses. I loved the 60D. Below are just a couple of my favorite shots taken with the 60D.

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I used my own 28mm – 135mm lens on the Canon 60D. I did not want to pack too much, so I just took only that one lens. I also opted to leave my external flash at home. I knew that the convention center would be super bright anyway, and I would not need it for what where I planned to be. ces_2014_60d-91

If I had the time I would have roamed the streets of Vegas snapping pics all day and night! But it was chilly, and there was just way too much going on.

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It was also cold the whole time with a bright white overcast sky. This photo was taken from a moving bus.

Besides the Canon 60D BorrowLenses offers a wide range of equipment from Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Olympus and Leica. There is photography, video, and lighting equipment available. You can rent whatever you need for a reasonable price. There is also used gear for sale. That is a great way to add to your arsenal, or even get your first DSLR without spending full price.

Check out BorrowLenses.com for more information, or to rent some gear.

Disclosure: BorrowLenses loaned me the Canon 60D in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.

Kris McDonald is Chicago mom to 2 sets of twins, photography nut, gadget addict, travel addict, and tech blogger who has worked in IT for over 16 years. Kris figured out a while ago that she was destined to be really busy (hence the 2 sets of twins), and she has found peace with that. Read More
  • Nice shoots.. I can examine the camera lenses quality. 🙂

  • Well, I’m not into cameras and photography. I either use my cell phone camera or my Nikkon. But these pictures look great and crystal clear. I’m loving the jewelry on your wrist as well.