I put the finishing touches on our late year vacation earlier today – I’ll wait a few weeks to discuss details but it will be much different from our vacation in three weeks when we are off for Africa.
Castles in Punta Cana (Punta Cana, Dominican Republic)
I looked into renting a lens today for the safari part of our trip. My longest lens is a Nikon 18 – 270 which is an AMAZING walk around lens in the city and in places where you can walk to get in a better position. However, my understanding of safari trips is that you (wisely) spend the entire day in the vehicle taking pictures from the jeep so you are unable to position yourself better for pictures so the longer focal length is needed. Borrowlenses.com has a 150mm – 600mm for around $225 for the 21 days. The lens itself is around $1,000 purchased off of the street so the $225 isn’t a minimal amount relative to the purchase price. However, since I mainly do landscapes I don’t think I have a use for it past this vacation so while I don’t think the ‘value’ is there in just renting the lens I also can’t justify straight out purchasing in and then leaving it in the closet for the next three years thinking I might use it at some point.