I'm going to Alaska 7/23 thru 8/8. I can't afford or at least justify right now even a Tokina 12-24. So I'll looking for someone that might be willing to let me borrow or rent their 12-24 for the trip. I would need it on 7/20, the Friday before we leave, and would ship it back so it would be back in your hands by 8/13. Ok, that is the borrow or rent, now for the something else. I can't be the only one in this position and I thought of another option. Is there anyone out there that would be willing to commit to renting a Tokina 12-24? By comminting I do mean paying now and not later. This would have to be done soon, but I figured I'd give it a try. What I was thinking was maybe $50 for 2-3 weeks (not per week). This would including one way shipping but you would pay to ship back. The other thing to think about is this would be a you break it you own. If you damage the lens you would be responsible for buying it. Yes I thought about just renting myself from an online or local place, but Most are in the $100-150 range and I could probably buy the 12-24 and resell it for the same cost. If anyone thinks this is a good idea or bad idea please feel free to let me know. I was actually thinking about the same thing for things like an Epson P-5000, but I'm thinking that has too many moving and more easily breakable parts.