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Old October 16th, 2004, 12:12 AM   #1
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Lighting Equipment - Chicago Area

Can anyone point me to places in the Chicago area that have DV lighting equipment on display and are knowledgeable in the area?

For instance if I wanted to see a Lowel Rifa up close and maybe compare it to a Photflex Silverdome while talking to someone experienced in the field... Actually I would like that very much.

Rental house maybe? Thanks
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Old October 16th, 2004, 12:40 AM   #2
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Fletcher may be able to help you.

I have both a Rifa (1K) and a Photoflex soft box. Perhaps I can answer questions you may have.
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Old October 16th, 2004, 10:10 PM   #3
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Thank you for the Fletcher link. It's good know there's a place in the area to rent lights for a day; that would let me try some equipment. I guess they'd rent to me even though I wouldn't nearly be in their target group of "high-end professionals ... in the industry."

Thanks for the offer to answer questions. I'll start a new post to keep things on topic.
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Old October 17th, 2004, 01:04 PM   #4
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I had a really good experience renting from them for a day. They even have a handy drop off system so that you can return the lights after they've closed.
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Old October 17th, 2004, 07:54 PM   #5
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Thanks Ryan, that's good to know. I had been mentally pricing in an extra day or partial.
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Old October 19th, 2004, 10:57 AM   #6
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The drop off thing really came in handy on my last shoot in Chicago. Our shoot ran long (in fact, we almost missed our flight out) and it was a life saver. Very quick and painless. Just ask them about it when you're picking up your gear.
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