Jump to content

Recommended Posts

What's everyone's thoughts on consigning a camera at a reputable camera house?
I'm considering purchasing for the first time and I want to hear your experiences with it: the good, the bad and the ugly. 
I have a good relationship at this place and I've been chatting with a trusted rental agent (and friend) for a few weeks as we've looked at the data: it seems like cameras will generally pay themselves off in about 2-3 years, including a standard 50/50 profit split.

Is this a wise way to pay off a large investment? 

Thanks in advance, appreciate you all. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

2-3 years sounds about right but of course now the danger is that new camera models are being released more frequently and you don't want to get stuck with an obsolete camera that producers and directors aren't asking for anymore. That said, I'm still using a Red Epic MX and have no intention of upgrading. 

Buying used is the way to go with the pricier cameras, I'd say, especially given the lesser lifespan of cameras as of late. I would expect a reputable rental house would have maintained and restored a sale item to 100% prior to sale.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



  • The Original Slider



    Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS



    Ritter Battery



    Rig Wheels Passport



    Tai Audio



    Wooden Camera



    Abel Cine



    Glidecam



    FJS International



    Gamma Ray Digital Inc



    Just Cinema Gear



    Serious Gear



    New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment



    Broadcast Solutions Inc



    CineLab



    Paralinx LLC



    Metropolis Post



    G-Force Grips



    Visual Products


    Cinematography Books and Gear
×
×
  • Create New...