Right now we are teaching our online bird photography class, and we have been talking a lot about using long telephoto lenses. Being so expensive, most people probably don’t have one sitting around the house! But here is some good news. Renting lenses are a great way to go, and right now LensRentals are 30% off! If you are photographing around home, or in the local park, this is a great time to try out a big lens before you go on that Africa safari. Try out a 500mm F4, or see if you really want to buy a 300mm F2.8. And if you are feeling really bold, rent that 600mm F4 and give it a try. We photograph birds in our backyard everyday using these lenses, and the results are impressive (its the lens, not us!). Give yourself a holiday break, rent that big lens, and go stalk local wildlife for a week!