The Girl at the National Arboretum
Another shot from my weekend with the rental ultra-wide lens.
The rental was well worth it to me. It sufficiently satisfied the "ultra-wide" itch that I've been having, so that I don't quite feel that unbearable longing. It also introduced me to the rental process -- I can have a $1000+ lens for the weekend for only $40! It's easy! And lastly, it told me that the 18mm end of the kit lens (I bought my DSLR body only and have been using it exclusively with lenses made for 35mm film cameras) will likely be sufficient for much of the wide-angle shots I'd like to take. I highly recommend renting equipment that is beyond your immediate budget.