Pro Moviemaker March/April 2024 - Web


Camera gear you can trust Kit that’s MPB-approved means you can save serious money buying used – and get a free warranty for total peace of mind T he benefits of buying used equipment aren’t just limited to the obvious cash-saving advantage – although no

“In-house technical specialists check every item based on 40 criteria to make sure it’s in fully working condition”

sensible business owner would ever turn down a potential saving of 30% compared to new kit. Recycling is a more sustainable and mindful way of avoiding the trap of full-on consumerism that’s not great for the planet and doesn’t align with the more modern way of thinking. Once you’re sold on the benefits of buying used, it’s crucial to avoid the pitfalls of auction sites, social media groups or buying from friends. Investing in faulty, misdescribed or stolen gear – and negotiating prices afterward – poses risks for any serious filmmaking enterprise. As a professional, securing the right equipment at the right price is key, alongside ensuring its accuracy and functionality. A broken camera purchased used can swiftly damage one’s reputation on-set, often with very little comeback. Dealing with professional video and cinema equipment requires experts who understand the market and the gear, not just for stills-based cameras and

MPB-APPROVED When you buy a used camera or lens from MPB, you know it’s been thoroughly inspected and will be exactly as described on the website. You won’t be in for any nasty surprises; all buys have a six-month warranty

With headquarters in the UK, USA and Germany, supported by a user-friendly website, customers can browse a huge range of fully tested and guaranteed kit. Each item is meticulously photographed from multiple angles on the website, allowing for thorough inspection, complemented by detailed descriptions of the gear’s condition and included accessories. That’s the beauty of buying MPB-approved equipment. In-house technical specialists check each item against 40 criteria to ensure it is reliable, fully functional and equipped with the latest firmware. Precision is paramount, with accurate shutter speeds, fungus-free viewfinders, scratch-free lenses and properly functioning aperture and focus rings. The six-month guarantee with every purchase eliminates concerns of unpleasant surprises, making the process both easy and risk-free. With over 300,000 satisfied customers and a five-star rating on Trustpilot, buying MPB-approved is a trusted and hassle- free experience.

lenses. That’s why MPB, the world’s leading used camera business, employs professionals trained in photography and cinematography. They provide invaluable assistance and advice to customers in selecting the appropriate tools for their projects. At MPB, it’s not solely about selling equipment; it’s about ensuring the buyer’s specific requirements are met. The customer experience team, based across three branches worldwide, comprises passionate people dedicated to image making and the equipment that facilitates it. Since much of MPB’s stock revolves around stills cameras and lenses, many staff members are keen photographers. However, given the rapid expansion of the video sector – coupled with the increasing popularity of hybrid shooters and cameras capable of handling both mediums – MPB now boasts a larger team of moviemakers than ever before. Consequently, the selection of equipment catering to filmmakers’ needs has never been higher.



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