Jump to content


Photo

Looking for Advice on what equipment to buy to rent out


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 Alain Lumina

Alain Lumina
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 115 posts
  • Director

Posted 31 October 2017 - 10:50 AM

Peer to Peer rental is becoming pretty widespread and I'm thinking of buy something to rent out

in the 4-15K $ range. 

 

I understand there's risks and competition from established brick-and-mortar, but there's insurance and I have zero overhead. 

 

I'm thinking obsolescence is a big factor, maybe digital cameras or film too at this point could be the worst with a 2 year window, lenses might be closer to peak development and maybe still rentable in 3-5 years. 

 

Maybe something a little oddball but useful like an ultra-wide PL mount, which might not be worth it to own for an operator but useful on certain shoots? 

 

Open to all ideas. "Give up and don't do it" is not a big help. 

 


  • 0

#2 Macks Fiiod

Macks Fiiod
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1160 posts
  • Director
  • Og from DC, Now in NJ

Posted 31 October 2017 - 06:26 PM

You might want to be a little more specific with what you want the suggestions to be. No one knows what you already have in your arsenal.


  • 0

#3 Alain Lumina

Alain Lumina
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 115 posts
  • Director

Posted 01 November 2017 - 02:07 AM

Good idea, now thinking

1) something I will be using myself for micro budget ( so if rental doesn't work not a failure)

2) something relatively portable ( I want to shoot on location for some scripts I have) 

3) As stated before lower obsolescence quotient OR low price ( XC-10 will obsolete but not hi $) 

 

Things I could use and could rent out for less or more.: 

 

for micro budget people. -XC-10 with cards, fast card reader, Zoom recorder and maybe wide angle 

adaptor, cage .  $2000

 

for mid budget who wants really nice prime Zeiss CP3 50mm prime with the alternate mounts available. $5k

 

For people who need to temporarily beef up editing capability  Upcoming iMac Pro 27" Retina 6k$

 

thanks


  • 0

#4 Macks Fiiod

Macks Fiiod
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1160 posts
  • Director
  • Og from DC, Now in NJ

Posted 01 November 2017 - 03:18 AM

You can straight up buy an F900 with Miranda for like $1600 on eBay right now. Pair it with an Atomos, probably won't even need a Zoom recorder.

http://https://www.e...ut/132325759469

 

Just needs a battery plate. Use atomos as the VF if in a pinch.


Edited by Macks Fiiod, 01 November 2017 - 03:19 AM.

  • 0

#5 Adrian Sierkowski

Adrian Sierkowski
  • Sustaining Members
  • 7118 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Los Angeles, Ca

Posted 01 November 2017 - 12:31 PM

Get a set of anamorphic lenses in PL Mount to start--- that'll be something which should hold value for a long time, and is still pretty specialized. But, anything beyond lenses and camera support (good tripods and matte boxes with filters etc, basically all the AKS will go out of date very quickly.)


  • 0

#6 Dom Jaeger

Dom Jaeger
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1604 posts
  • Other
  • Melbourne, Australia

Posted 01 November 2017 - 08:14 PM

I would think about what lens options you yourself want to have permanent access to, a cheap set of primes maybe, or a zoom with a range you would like to use. 10K will get you a decent lightweight Zeiss zoom like the 21-100 for example. I don't think a single prime lens would generally get much rental demand, if you want to make some return on this investment, unless it's something a bit specialised that isn't normally a part of a kit. You could ask local rental houses what they get asked for that they don't have, one of the newer full frame cine zooms, or a small set of high speed primes. Those new Atlas anamorphics would probably get rented (though who knows when they'll all be available).

Otherwise grip and lighting are always handy to own and should find some demand.
  • 0

#7 Adrian Sierkowski

Adrian Sierkowski
  • Sustaining Members
  • 7118 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Los Angeles, Ca

Posted 01 November 2017 - 10:56 PM

Lighting wise I'd be a little worried; as things are changing rather quicker than normal; but an LiteMats, or SkyPanel (though those are expensive) as well as Quasar tubes all seem to be in high demand.

LIte mats (2 S4s, 2 S2 Longs and maybe a S1, the tiny guy with c stands) cane make for a handy on the go "interview kit" for a lot of clients who do industrials etc, as well as interviews and short films.


  • 0


Visual Products

Wooden Camera

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Paralinx LLC

Willys Widgets

CineTape

FJS International, LLC

Metropolis Post

Rig Wheels Passport

Technodolly

CineLab

Aerial Filmworks

rebotnix Technologies

Abel Cine

Glidecam

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Tai Audio

Opal

Ritter Battery

The Slider

Willys Widgets

Aerial Filmworks

FJS International, LLC

Technodolly

Tai Audio

Glidecam

Ritter Battery

Opal

Paralinx LLC

CineTape

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Visual Products

Metropolis Post

rebotnix Technologies

Rig Wheels Passport

Wooden Camera

CineLab

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Abel Cine

The Slider