Early Mitchell BNC Blimp "Logos"
Posted 14 December 2007 - 12:44 PM
My first thought was that sometime in its life, someone polished the name area for "looks" or they needed to bring down the clearance area for some unknown device that fitted too close to the viewing tube bulge. I was considering repainted the area and milling the name groves back to original factory condition when it occurred to me that this may have been a short lived feature that was eventually dropped and they moved to the black/deep grooved logo for future runs.
So I'm wondering if we have any DP's or camera operators who might have worked with very early BNC cameras that might be able to speak as to if this was ever part of the standard BNC appearance. Thanks in advance!
Posted 14 December 2007 - 01:14 PM
Is the camera still a rackover and not reflexed?
What does the little plate under the follow focus / viewfinder parallax's helical thread say?
Does the movement number match?
Where did the camera come from?
Sorry to answer your question with more questions.
Posted 14 December 2007 - 04:55 PM
There are a number of working features that I thought I would share with interested BNC collector members such as the FOX optical blooper "take number" feature and a built-in heater. I'll be posting a thread on this with detailed pictures. It's quite a wild looking BNC. I thought about buying a camera box and racking it in but the strength of this unit is as a display (because of the non-matching numbers).
Still trying to decide if I should return the milled logo name area to original. Any thoughts on this from fellow members would be highly appreciated.
Posted 05 January 2008 - 07:19 PM
Here's a shot of the corduroy interior of the door. It has that old "been there, done that" smell.
The Buckle Release plunger comes with the whole affair but none of the follow focus is attached. When I first looked at it to figure out how it came apart, the follow focus rods and gears are so tightly packed that I was surprised it all stayed in place and the blimp door came off around it.
Wish me luck,
Posted 28 January 2008 - 03:02 PM