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Old October 16th, 2006, 08:54 PM   #1
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Calumet Photographic - Yea or Nay?

Can anybody recommend or not recommend leasing a video camera from Calumet? Or recommend someone else to lease from?

My situation: I live and work at a small government television station in a rural county on the eastern shore of Maryland. I can get some sidework doing local commercials and sports events but I have to get my own camera set up. I can't use the government's equipment for these jobs because it would violate the ethics policy and I could loose my day job. And I'm about 2 hours from the nearest rental house...

I just need access to a high-end prosumer camera, a few mics and i'll be good to go.
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Old October 18th, 2006, 11:32 AM   #2
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Can anybody recommend or not recommend leasing a video camera from Calumet? Or recommend someone else to lease from?

My situation: I live and work at a small government television station in a rural county on the eastern shore of Maryland. I can get some sidework doing local commercials and sports events but I have to get my own camera set up. I can't use the government's equipment for these jobs because it would violate the ethics policy and I could loose my day job. And I'm about 2 hours from the nearest rental house...

I just need access to a high-end prosumer camera, a few mics and i'll be good to go.
I haven't dealt with them in a number of years but Calumet has had a very very long history as a reliable vendor in the professional photography market. Whether you're getting the best deal or not compared to, say, B&H I couldn't say nor do I know anything about their leasing terms etc but from the general standpoint of whether they're on the up and up, I wouldn't hesitate to deal with them.
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Old October 18th, 2006, 12:53 PM   #3
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I've bought some stuff in their showroom, but haven't rented. They were all-pro as far as I could tell.
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Old October 18th, 2006, 04:02 PM   #4
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as far as i can say for calumet in the uk and the "pro"(haha) video department is... i only brought from them, so i cant comment on rental, but really, comeone people, when a customer comes into a shop to buy expensive stuff, have the right answers to the questions if you want me to come back. it fills me with anger thinking about them.
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Old October 18th, 2006, 05:33 PM   #5
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Might want to edit that post, Charles, before someone does it for you...
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Old October 18th, 2006, 05:56 PM   #6
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Too late. Already edited. No profanity on my boards please -- thanks in advance.

At any rate, the question referred to Calumet in Chicago Illinois, not in the UK.
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