Renting a camera and/or lens is a great way to try out gear before you commit to buying your own, or for special situations where buying that $8000 lens for a week abroad just doesn't quite make financial sense. Rent it baby!
I've used LensProToGo for trying out new cameras and borrowing fancy lenses – like the 200-400mm f4 that I took to Africa for Safari. They have incredible service and a vast selection. We like them. Apparently, they like us a little too and have given any reader of my blog a 10% discount code for your next rental. Just use: KUBOTA10 when you check out. Thanks LensProToGo!