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Old 10-01-2012, 10:01 PM   #8 (permalink)
Kermit
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Renting equipment is OK if you just need a piece of gear for a certain job. I've rented a few lenses in the past, but I'm pretty sure that you don't want to pay $80 every week to rent a camera that you're just learning to use.

And $1200 is pretty steep for a T3i. I got my 7D with a 28-135 for $1400.

Edit: Sports on a budget? Get a used 70-300 for a couple hundred bucks and you'll get a good feel for what you need should you decide to upgrade.
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