major equipment purchase in Houstongreenspun.com : LUSENET : Shooting DV Films : One Thread
Within the next month I am buying a canon xl1, Bogen 3036 3066 head and tripod, 2 wireless mics(lav) and receiver, a shotgun mic, an onboard camera light a dv stedicam, the fujinon lens for this camera. ma100 for the xl1. WHO WANTS MY MONEY?? I expect a discount of some type for this large(to me) purchase. I want to buy new because I'm sorry I don't trust used. I checked with a large company here in Houston and they said they could not give any discount. I could not buy under these circumstances. I am anxious and am willing to buy through the mail, I want some kind of customer service if I have a problem. The above mentioned company told me to use it a lot for a week and if I have a problem they would replace it. After a week I would be on my own. mike @ stinkydog firstname.lastname@example.org I'll probably add the Dv studio for editing in a couple of months.
-- mike marston (stinkydog email@example.com), November 09, 1999
Hey mike, have you talked to B&H? they've always been able to hook me up with good deals, and even suggestions on compatible equipment. but they're located in NYC so shipping might be a little costy. try www.bhphotovideo.com, pretty intuitive web site, huh?
anyway, sounds cool that you're buying all this stuff in houston. i just relocated to the houston area and if you need any help with your stuff, let me know. i shot a couple docs with the xl1 last year. pretty good stuff, but i could never find a reasonably priced steadicam unit for it.
-- Teddy Chao (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 18, 1999.