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Old November 15th, 2004, 09:23 PM   #1
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$900/month rental; Too high?

The company down the street from me (fullcompass.com) has an XL2 for rent for $900/month. 1 week is $350.

Does this seem high?

Their Dvx100 rental is 220 for a week or 550 for a month.

www.fullcompass.com/rentals/items.aspx?rcatid=32
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Old November 15th, 2004, 10:44 PM   #2
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Seems reasonable. Maybe a teensy bit high. The DVX rental sounds cheap.
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Old November 16th, 2004, 12:46 AM   #3
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Here in Australia you can borrow $21,000 for a full XL2 kit (Cam, tripod, 3x wide lens, Matte Box, Rails, 2 IDX V-mounts batteries, radio mic kit, camera light and pay only $420 AU per month.

Mind you, you are then committed for 5 years!

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Old November 16th, 2004, 04:37 PM   #4
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Re: $900/month rental; Too high?

<<<-- Originally posted by Jed Williamson : The company down the street from me (fullcompass.com) has an XL2 for rent for $900/month. 1 week is $350.

Does this seem high?

Their Dvx100 rental is 220 for a week or 550 for a month.

www.fullcompass.com/rentals/items.aspx?rcatid=32 -->>>

I was going to make mine available for rent to a friends company that rents high-end studio cameras, since I only use it occasionally and they are renting cheaper then what I needed to do in my area (south-eastern Virginia) given the demand (low, but occasional). So that seems like a bargain. If I knew I could rent it frequently, I could do it for about that price.
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Old December 9th, 2004, 03:53 PM   #5
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Now, how is 30.00 / day a bit high for a 5000.00 system? Even if you rented it on a 4 day week at 250.00, 200.00 or even 100.00 / day that's the best rate I could image being given. They are giving it away at that rate!
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Old December 10th, 2004, 07:09 AM   #6
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That seems like a decent price. $900/month. The closest (and only, I believe) rental company to me is renting out the canon xl2 for no cheaper than $1400/month.

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Old February 2nd, 2005, 05:07 PM   #7
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Wait a minute...I know nothing about rental prices but how come the only 3 rental houses I can find in Dallas all charge around $250 a day for their XLs and DVX100s? I'm talking about:

http://www.mayovideo.com
http://www.mpsfilm.com
http://www.mldvideo.com

Anyone know of any other rental houses in Dallas?

Also, how does renting from an out of state company work, like Birns and Sawyer?

I'm going to be shooting a short film in March for one day and need a DVX100 or XL2 and would also like a mini35 (w/ lens(es), follow focus), boom/mic, and tripod/head. I've got a budget of around $700. Is this feasible, and what would be the best way to rent?
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Old February 2nd, 2005, 07:03 PM   #8
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Xiaoli. Did you not notice that those rates were for a month. That 250.00 rate is typical for the DVX and XL-2 for a day or two, even here in the ATL. Some places will do 3-4 day weeks. When you divide the number of days of a month into those figures in the above post those are some great day rates.


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