Photo tip: Try before you buy

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Photo Tip – Try before you buy: In today’s ever changing, and very fast changing, world of photography it is sometimes a good idea to try out equipment, especially lenses, before you lay down the dollars to buy new. This is where a service such as that offered by Photo Hire comes to the fore. Photo Hire is a company in Cape Town renting out photo equipment to the film and stills industry. They do also offer equipment to the man on the street though and offer really good service. –  that classic small company service we all love.

Although I use them to rent extra lighting when I require some extra punch, they are a great place to hire a lens, or other equipment, for a weekend allowing you to test the kit prior to making an outlay in buying it new from your favourite retailer.