Renting Some Gear for Maine

June 17, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

I've been thinking about renting something for this weekend's trip to the coast of Maine but haven't been able to decide on anything. It would have to be enough different from lenses I have to make it worthwhile and yet I didn't want to go over $100 for the week long rental period. 

My decision came to me last weekend as I was, again, trying a work around for the fact that my Canon software is not running on my MacBook's newest software so lens corrections don't get applied to RAW files. The decision was not to rent a lens but a camera body. Canon's 6D Mark II has the same sensor as my RP bodies but creates the older .CR2 RAW files rather than the newer .CR3 files. My HDR software can not read lens information from the .CR3 files in order to apply its own lens corrections. This is not a problem with the .CR2 files so the software recognizes the lens and applies the corrections.

I only have one lens left which will work with DSLRs but it happens to be my best landscape lens and my only weather sealed L lens, the 16-35mm f/4L IS USM. I was out with the combination this morning testing it out and here are some results.


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