Pros and Cons on renting Camera equipment vs buying

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Craig Busch, Aug 8, 2003.

  1. Craig Busch

    Craig Busch Guest

    I would appreciate hearing some pros and cons of renting camera
    equipment as opposed to buying it.
    Thank you,
    Craig
     
    Craig Busch, Aug 8, 2003
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    Larry Jandro Guest

    Basic rule: If you can't make enough money with it to pay for it in a
    year's time, then rent it.

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    Larry Jandro, Aug 9, 2003
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    Chris Fewer Guest

    My one concern when renting equipment as opposed to owning equipment is that
    you're never 100% sure what you're getting when you rent it, you don't know
    it's maintenence history, you don't know that the batteries haven't been
    used 1000 times over, etc... this can usually be circumvented by working
    with a select few rental houses that you trust, but the danger can never be
    completely removed.
     
    Chris Fewer, Aug 9, 2003
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    MSu1049321 Guest

    OTOH, when you rent, you always have the latest, and you can get exactly what
    you need for the particular job.
     
    MSu1049321, Aug 9, 2003
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