« on: June 15, 2012, 05:29:48 PM »
You can rent very cheaply these days. Depending on the item, it takes between 20 - 30 rentals before you would have owned the item outright. For professional purposes, everything you buy should be bringing you additional profit either by doing something you couldn't otherwise or saving you time, etc..
That's certainly true for added lenses like some primes or an ultrawide, but as far as I understand it and what my (now professional) approach would/will be, I have to get the basic gear for myself and use it a lot so I am accustomed to it - and that would include at least the camera body and flash I asked about as well as the basic zoom lens.