Cameras are used on a daily basis all over the world and since the inception of smartphones, the sales of cameras has taken a knock in a massive way, especially digital cameras. A lot of “quality photo” loving people are caught up between buying and hiring camera equipment. Renting or buying camera or video equipment both have their advantages and disadvantages, it all comes to what you need the camera to do for you.
There are two types of camera enthusiasts:
The commercial camera man
This type of a camera user uses the equipment for business purposes, so getting state of the camera equipment is a must. In this case, buying is not an option for the commercial camera man, because events are bound to differ and this means each event is going to require specific camera equipment. So people who use camera and video equipment for business purposes are highly advised to rent or hire instead of buying, unless if you are a multi millionaire camera man then this does not apply to you because you definitely can afford any equipment on the market.
The leisure camera man
The leisure camera man is that individual that loves documenting every eventful action into pictures or video. For this type of people, buying is highly encouraged since the equipment is for personal use. In this case you can upgrade once in a while since technology is forever changing and if you are passionate about photography equipment then keeping up is a must.
At the end of the day it’s all about the love of photography. An individual that’s using the equipment for fun might want a top of the range camera and opt to rent instead of buying. There is no written rule that advocates for the above mentioned.