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#1 Jeff Hayford

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 02:49 PM

Does anyone know where to rent a Sekonic 700 Dualmaster light meter in or around Boston, MA?

Boston Camera doesn't have the digital ones, but suggested a photography house in town.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Posted 12 March 2007 - 03:44 PM

Does anyone know where to rent a Sekonic 700 Dualmaster light meter in or around Boston, MA?

Boston Camera doesn't have the digital ones, but suggested a photography house in town.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.


It's pretty rare 'round these parts to find a place to "rent" a light meter. Are you serious enough about it to buy one for yourself?
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Posted 12 March 2007 - 03:50 PM

It's pretty rare 'round these parts to find a place to "rent" a light meter. Are you serious enough about it to buy one for yourself?


I am eventually but last I checked they were in the 2-300 range and I just need something quick for this weekend shoot I'm doing. I'm gaffing this film and they are using color reversal and cross processing and I want my readings to be fairly accurate because the DP wants to underexpose a lot of stuff for high contrast. Do you know anyone I might be able to ask that could point me in the right direction, a photo house etc?
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Posted 13 March 2007 - 11:07 AM

I am eventually but last I checked they were in the 2-300 range and I just need something quick for this weekend shoot I'm doing. I'm gaffing this film and they are using color reversal and cross processing and I want my readings to be fairly accurate because the DP wants to underexpose a lot of stuff for high contrast. Do you know anyone I might be able to ask that could point me in the right direction, a photo house etc?


Jeff, there's a place in South Boston within the Boston Design Center, a big complex
on Summer Street just down from the Boston Convention Center.

E Philip Levine Incorporated - (617) 951-1499 - 23 Drydock Ave Fl 2, Boston

They sell reburbished meters and lots of serious people go there. I
bought a three temperature Minolta color meter for $500.00 that worked great and it
retailed above a $1000.00.

They may be able to help you out.
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#5 Jeff Hayford

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 12:02 PM

Jeff, there's a place in South Boston within the Boston Design Center, a big complex
on Summer Street just down from the Boston Convention Center.

E Philip Levine Incorporated - (617) 951-1499 - 23 Drydock Ave Fl 2, Boston

They sell reburbished meters and lots of serious people go there. I
bought a three temperature Minolta color meter for $500.00 that worked great and it
retailed above a $1000.00.

They may be able to help you out.


I called EP, they do have some amazing prices on stuff although their rental catalog is a bit slim. I was able to score a Sekonic L-558 at Calumet in Cambridge for $25 a day (weekend = 1 day) they require a $500 credit card deposit but I think that will work for now. Course now that I said that everyone is going to want to rent it from there. They only have 1 Sekonic digital light meter for rental but they take reservations months in advance. I'm going to keep searching for a 758 or at the very least something for this coming weekend.

Thanks for your help, let me know if you stumble on anything.
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