Looking for a place that rents digital cameras.
February 26, 2006 3:18 PM   Subscribe

Hello all, I am having trouble find a place that rents out digital cameras. I am looking to either rent a Nikon D50, D70, or D100 or possibly, a Canon Digital Rebel XT. (Renting time-frame, 2-3 days.) I am wondering if anyone had any experience with renting high-end digital cams such as these and which place I should trust. I called up a couple of places where I live (Boston, MASS) and none of them offered this.
posted by cheero to Technology (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I would use EP Levine.
posted by bshort at 3:50 PM on February 26, 2006

You could be an unethical jerk and buy one from Wolf Camera / Ritz / Local Equivalent, then return it as "unsatisfactory." I'm not saying it's the best answer, but it would work.
posted by ZakDaddy at 3:51 PM on February 26, 2006

Try Calumet Photo. They have a store in Cambridge which shouldn't be too far from you. Most pro places will work with you through Fed-ex so it really isn't necessary to be in the city. Prices aren't cheap but it's the industry standard. In the past I have rented from Helix Photo when they had a store in Milwaukee and was very happy with them. Their Chicago store rents lots of different stuff and they are very good.
posted by JJ86 at 4:42 PM on February 26, 2006

If you, or a close relative, are in college, you might try borrowing one from the college. My college has a "media center" in the library that allows students to borrow digital cameras, tape recorders, video cameras, and the like.
posted by fvox13 at 4:54 PM on February 26, 2006

In Boston, you're pretty much talking about either EP Levine or Calumet both of which offer high end equipment for rental.

The problem is that the cameras you mentioned (D50, D70, D100 and Rebel XT) are not exactly high end professional cameras.
posted by eatcake at 7:09 PM on February 26, 2006

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