A few weeks ago, I posted about a new rental lens service called Ziplens. Unlike Rentglass, Ziplens had the two lenses in stock that I was hoping to try, so I placed an order to rent them for a couple of weeks. The lenses have come and gone back, and I must say, the whole process was amazingly simple and effortless.
The two lenses I tried were the 60mm 2.8 macro and the 24mm Tilt/Shift... both are quite pricey lenses. The 60mm was a nice lens, but for some weird reason I found it had a bigger noise problem than any of my other lenses. The 24mm Tilt/Shift lens was a different story. This is a brilliant lens, and I really fell in love with it. Here's an example shot:
But, I really need something a little less wide for my food shots. You can't tell, but I'm about as close as I can get to the glass here. Since returning the 24mm, I'm borrowing the 45mm Tilt-Shift from a friend, and it's pretty much ideal. While I'm still trying to figure out the whole tilting and shifting thing, it's fun to play with. More on that lens in future posts.