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Nikon D-100 Vs. Canon D60, Which To Rent?  
User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9664 posts, RR: 68
Posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4573 times:
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I am heading for YVR in the next couple of weeks, staying @ The Fairmont, and I plan to take some more shots from the 14th floor. Anyone know which would be a better rental, the D-100 or the D60? Both are $100 for the weekend, without a lens...

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User currently offlineCraigy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 4533 times:

Depends on what lenses are available. If the right lens is available in Nikon mount, go with the D100, if the Canon lenses are better, go with the D60.
Dows the $100 include enough storage media for the trip?
Craig.


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9664 posts, RR: 68
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4528 times:
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thanks Craig.

They offer a 1GB Microdrive as part of the rental package. Their lens selection is huge, I count 100+ diffrent options. I was thinking something like a 80-400mm f4.5-5.6 ED VR Nikor...but am solicting opinions!


User currently offlineAKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 45
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4527 times:

If you have the option, rent both cameras and then you can compare side by side which one is better and which one you might buy.

Just an idea!

Ask yourself this, what do I want to achieve?

Do I want a combo that offeres me new opportunities, then I would rent the 300mm f2.8 plus a telelconverter. whopping 900mm for the Nikon and 960mm for the Canon.

If that is out of the question, go with the 80-400mm VR, nice lense...

Vasco G.



User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4475 times:

the 80-400VR is an excellent lens, and now the lens of choice of many wildlife photographers (aircraft aren't much different from birds, just larger). If you can afford to, you might add a 35-70 f/2.8 AF-S and/or a 600mm f/4.0 AF-S (with maybe a 1.4x TC) depending on what you want to do.



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User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5521 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4441 times:

Where do you rent cameras? I want to rent a SLR to try one out! Where DO YOU RENT EM'!?

Continental


User currently offlineDSMav8r From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4432 times:

You honestly couldn't go wrong with either setup...

The D100 with the 80-400mm VR would be a great choice or maybe a 80-200mm f2.8 (one of the sharpest zooms made).

If you decide to go with the D60, a 100-400mm IS is an awesome lens, very similar to Nikkor 80-400mm, except it comes in that dreadful Canon WHITE.  Big grin

Just see which package can get you more bang for your buck.


Aric Thalman
Omaha, NE



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User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5521 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4420 times:

Where can you RENT em'? !!!

Continental


User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5521 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4404 times:

No one knows?

Continental


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4399 times:

In most larger cities there are stores renting out cameras. Mainly Nikon but Canon as well these days.
Look in the yellow pages (or maybe the importer can give addresses).



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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 4387 times:

Yeah, I'd like to know somewhere in England where you can rent cameras, I wouldn't mind renting one for a day or two, just to test!

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