As 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.
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.
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.
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.