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#1 Scott Imler

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 11:48 AM

Need a small package consisiting of some c stands a few lekos and some blacks. We want to rent this as we are flying with other gear. Does anyone have a list of some rental houses in New York that they could recomend. Want to get the stuff in one place . Some places do not always carry the lekos but have everything else.
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#2 Ross Neugeboren

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 07:43 PM

Need a small package consisiting of some c stands a few lekos and some blacks. We want to rent this as we are flying with other gear. Does anyone have a list of some rental houses in New York that they could recomend. Want to get the stuff in one place . Some places do not always carry the lekos but have everything else.
Thanks guys Scott


A smaller house that would be great for this job is a newer house called Elefant films. They have C-stands and lekos, the former at $7 and the lekos at $3, plus whatever solids you need. They keep there gear in good condition, and have good sub-rent connections if you need more gear than they have in house (elefantfilms.com). Next in line is a larger NJ based house (outside your radius, but might be worth a shot) that has the C-stands for a dollar less and wider selection of lekos for less. Check them out at shadowstone.com. Next up you've got xeno lights which has the C-stands but brings the lekos way up. That's all I can think of off the top of my head. Hope this helps.
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#3 Scott Imler

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 11:03 PM

A smaller house that would be great for this job is a newer house called Elefant films. They have C-stands and lekos, the former at $7 and the lekos at $3, plus whatever solids you need. They keep there gear in good condition, and have good sub-rent connections if you need more gear than they have in house (elefantfilms.com). Next in line is a larger NJ based house (outside your radius, but might be worth a shot) that has the C-stands for a dollar less and wider selection of lekos for less. Check them out at shadowstone.com. Next up you've got xeno lights which has the C-stands but brings the lekos way up. That's all I can think of off the top of my head. Hope this helps.

Three dollars for a Leko Light is that a typo that seems super cheap to me??
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#4 Rob Vogt

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 03:53 AM

Don't double post. If you're in NJ, The Light House, if Manhattan Handheld, Brooklyn Eastern Effects, Long Island- Thomas Cestare Inc (TCI).
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#5 Ross Neugeboren

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 09:07 AM

Ah, yeah, $35 for a leko. Totally missed EEI, wow.
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#6 Scott Imler

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 10:51 AM

Don't double post. If you're in NJ, The Light House, if Manhattan Handheld, Brooklyn Eastern Effects, Long Island- Thomas Cestare Inc (TCI).

Thanks Rob for the info. Was not a double post but a reply to the cheap leko reference(:
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#7 timHealy

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 08:10 PM

Panavision, Camera Service, Xeno, Broadway, Eastern, Goblin, Shadowstone. They all have their strengths and weaknesses.
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