Renting the Canon 600/4???

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by =?iso-8859-1?Q?Rita_=C4_Berkowitz?=, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. OK, I've tried the usual places like and and
    they don't even list it as available. Who offers this lens as a rental?

    =?iso-8859-1?Q?Rita_=C4_Berkowitz?=, Apr 12, 2007
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    ASAAR Guest

    I don't know if they have it, but you can see what Adorama has.

    Nope, the biggest they have is Canon's 400mm f2.8 L USM IS. At
    f/2.8 you should be able to get good results with a 1.4x extender
    and it's a bargain at only $150/day. If you're strapped for cash
    and are able to use a Nikon body, Adorama will rent you one of
    Nikon's 400mm f2.8 D EDIF lenses for only $100/day. :)
    ASAAR, Apr 13, 2007
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    dwight Guest

    I can't imagine any shop renting a $7,000 lens. Especially over the

    But IF a place like rentglass DID rent such a lens (and using their pricing
    on other lenses as a guide), the weekly rental rate would be close to

    (I know where you can rent a sweet little 50mm f/1.8 prime for less than
    dwight, Apr 13, 2007
  4. Thanks.

    =?iso-8859-1?Q?Rita_=C4_Berkowitz?=, Apr 13, 2007
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    JohnR66 Guest

    What's wrong with you Berkowitz?
    You wanting the inferior Canon product?
    What about that "incredible Nikon bokeh"?
    JohnR66, Apr 13, 2007
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    Skip Guest

    Calumet, but that would depend on your location. Actually, all three major
    camera retailers in San Diego (George's, Nelson's, Calumet) offer it, but
    that probably doesn't do you any good.
    Skip, Apr 13, 2007
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    Eric Miller Guest

    No 600, but has the 500 f/4L if that will do.

    Eric Miller
    Eric Miller, Apr 13, 2007
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    Annika1980 Guest

    PPR rents it for $80/day.
    Annika1980, Apr 13, 2007
  9. Thanks Skip and to all that made suggestions. This is going to have to be a
    weekly rental for me since I now see that I'm burning up two days of
    shipping no matter what I do. I just checked Calumet in NY and they only go
    as high as 300mm from what I see in their PDF file. I'm going to keep
    looking on the East Coast and see what turns up. Thanks again for all your

    =?iso-8859-1?Q?Rita_=C4_Berkowitz?=, Apr 14, 2007
  10. At the moment I'm fighting a respiratory infection and a mild case of gas.
    Other than that I'm fine.
    I've had them before, but Canon kicked me in the ass when they dumped FD. I
    have no problems giving Canon a second chance if the offer what I need.
    Nikkors still fit on the old 5D.

    =?iso-8859-1?Q?Rita_=C4_Berkowitz?=, Apr 14, 2007
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    dwight Guest

    dwight, Apr 14, 2007
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    Annika1980 Guest

    No, you were pretty close. Their weekly rate is 4 times the day rate.

    Check out their rates on the 1DsMKII. $250/day. Ouch!
    Maybe they need an hourly rate for that?
    Annika1980, Apr 14, 2007
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    Skip Guest

    Funny, Calumet LA shows the 600 f4 at $285 per wk. Even funnier is that the
    San Diego/Escondido store doesn't show the lens, only the 500mm, but I've
    seen the 600 in the store's rental dept...
    Skip, Apr 14, 2007
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    Skip Guest

    Get the 1Ds mkII from Calumet, it's only $225/day there... ;-)
    I asked, once, about an hourly rate on that body, there. I think they're
    still laughing!
    Skip, Apr 14, 2007
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    Paul Rubin Guest

    You're in the SF bay area, right?
    in San Francisco lists it available at $100 a day.
    Paul Rubin, Jun 17, 2007
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