Talk:Equipment Loan Procedure

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Renting equipment[edit source]

It might be worth thinking about covering the costs of renting equipment for specific activities - for example, Calumet offer a lot of photography equipment to rent. I suspect it's better to do this via microgrants rather than having a standard offer, though - particularly as the costs mean that this is mostly best suited to bespoke equipment that won't have regular usage (e.g. Calumet quote £66/day for use of a Canon 60D, which is only cost-effective if it doesn't need to be used for more than ~10 days). I'm suggesting this because I noticed Wikipedia:WikiProject London/Wiki takes the Tube where WMUK's SLR was booked relatively quickly. Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 19:53, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

New Equipment?[edit source]

We are looking for input on volunteer equipment. Specifically photography and AV equipment.

Here is a list of current equipment we have:

https://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/Equipment_Loan_Procedure#Multimedia

We’d ideally strive for some kind of balance between quality and quantity, but are not averse to a big ticket item if it will facilitate a specific piece of work. But ideas suggested to me by volunteers and other Wikimedians so far have been:

  • More lapel microphones (to record panel events etc)
  • Shoulder rig
  • Video light box.
  • Filters.
  • Extra batteries and memory cards.
  • A bigger telephoto lens
  • A handy audio recorder
  • A camera drone
  • A selfie stick

We have a budget of £1000. If as part of the suggestions, people could also look at prices and possible good value vendors, that would be helpful too.

Thanks Stuart Prior (WMUK) (talk) 13:33, 21 July 2016 (BST)

I don't have any additional ideas off the top of my head, but I've linked this from the engine room, and you might want to make a posting about it on facebook/other social media and in the next newsletter (if the question is still open then). Thryduulf (talk: local | en.wp | en.wikt) 11:46, 22 July 2016 (BST)