Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 70,708   Posts: 1,548,600   Online: 1120
      
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Camera rentals?

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Hong Kong
    Shooter
    Large Format
    Posts
    67

    Camera rentals?

    I'm looking to test-drive a hasselblad 500cm (or perhaps a 503cm which would be more current) before i get sucked into the hassie disease.

    have anyone had any experience with the following?
    http://www.headshotsrentals.com/Rentals.aspx
    http://www.vistek.ca

    or do you have another suggestion where I can rent one around the GTA?
    (Currently i'm still torn between a hasselblad 500cm and a mamiya c330) So i'm looking for test-drives

  2. #2
    CGW
    CGW is offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    2,797
    Quote Originally Posted by Dikaiosune01 View Post
    I'm looking to test-drive a hasselblad 500cm (or perhaps a 503cm which would be more current) before i get sucked into the hassie disease.

    have anyone had any experience with the following?
    http://www.headshotsrentals.com/Rentals.aspx
    http://www.vistek.ca

    or do you have another suggestion where I can rent one around the GTA?
    (Currently i'm still torn between a hasselblad 500cm and a mamiya c330) So i'm looking for test-drives
    Will you be in the GTA? Check price, terms and availability of what you're after. Henry's bought Headshots. Not sure if rentals are handled thru their many outlets around the GTA. Vistek will move stock out to Mississauga. Not sure what range of Hasselblad film gear they still rent.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Richmond VA.
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    6,867
    At one time I have thought about rental, but I saw the prices and I decided against it!

    Jeff

  4. #4
    segedi's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    344
    Images
    2
    Might be cheaper to buy and resell if you don't like rather than rent. But I don't think you will part with a Hasselblad once you shoot with it! I bought a 503CW, 80mm, 150mm and winder... Got a good deal and it's a keeper. My thoughts:
    1. Shutter is a lot louder than I was used to but doesn't bother me.
    2. Lots lighter and more compact than a mamiya rb/rz. Can handhold easily.
    3. Square format is pleasing.
    4. Just a fantastic camera system and a pleasure to use - has some quirks and peculiarities but once learned, easy.
    -----------------------

    Segedi.com

  5. #5
    David William White's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Hamilton, Canada
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,182
    Blog Entries
    1
    Images
    32
    FilmPlus in the Dupont/Lansdowne area has the best rental selection and prices. 35mm, H-503, Fuji, and Mamiya medium format, and even 4x5. By the day or week.

    Much more reasonable and easier to deal with than Vistek. Their price list is online, and it's definitely worth renting before you buy. Or just renting when you need one.

    www.filmplus.ca
    Last edited by David William White; 06-05-2011 at 08:36 PM. Click to view previous post history.
    Considerably AWOL at the present time...

    Archive/Blog: http://davidwilliamwhite.blogspot.com

  6. #6
    CGW
    CGW is offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    2,797
    I like filmplus, too. The only glitch is inventory depth relative to Vistek/Headshots, but these days film stuff is thinning out. I'm no fan of Vistek/Headshots and rec'd them only for selection. Try Guy at filmplus first.



 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin