Got a question for everyone familiar with NYC rental houses.
I'm putting a feature together and we're budgeting for a small 1 ton type package. Does anyone know of any rental houses in the NY, NJ area that have already embraced LED fresnels and that are not charging a FORTUNE for them?
Some places have Arri L10DT at like $275 pday! Why? Brand new it's $5,400
I can get an Arri 575 watt HMI for $200pd and the HMI costs $10,000 new and it's way brighter.
This is the challenge. LED's are less money new than HMI's but they're renting for more than HMI's. They cost a lot less, they should rent for a lot less. Period. Does anyone know of a rental house that operates on this basic principle with LED fresnels?
There has to be a rental house out there that is charging a day rate that makes sense in that regard. That is not gouging people for a product just because it's new. So if anyone knows of a good one in NYC, I'd love to get a recommendation.
Thanks again for any recommendations.
Edited by Michael LaVoie, 30 January 2017 - 09:14 PM.