Heavy sigh. This is the camera lens of my dreams. I would love this to be my everyday, all purpose lens. Since it’s average starting price is right around $1000.00 dollars, chances are slim that it will ever be mine. But that doesn’t mean I can’t ever use one.
Hawaii Camera of Honolulu rents camera and camera equipment. I can rent that little baby above and use it to my heart’s content. If I ever want another long lens I am likely going to have to rent it. The one Amoeba bought me last year died a very painful death when it encountered a heavy, swinging door.
Amoeba is taking me to Hawaii in July. He has a business trip to The Big Island. I am certain I’ll want a long lens for the trip, and I am just as certain I won’t have saved enough pennies to buy one, but I can easily save enough pennies to rent.
Hawaii Camera has everything anyone could ever want or need in the way of camera supplies — both Nikon and Canon — plus lighting equipment and assorted accessories from memory cards to tripods. One can rent video equipment and accessories, waterproof camera housings (for snorkeling), and even work station equipment from Hawaii Camera. Their inventory is mind boggling.
To help better serve their customers, Hawaii Camera has opened Maui Camera for the convenience of Maui visitors. If you are visiting any other island, Hawaii Camera will ship the rental equipment to your residence or hotel. Please be certain to read the instructions for that service.
So, to ensure I have the lens for our entire stay, I could order it and have it awaiting our arrival. The lens that just died was an 55-100mm — this one would provide me with even more incredible close ups. Hurry up, July!