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#1 jeroenvanderpoel

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 07:38 AM

Hey guys what do you think about this deal, iam a film student in amsterdam, and i would love to buy a s16 mm camera,
is this a good deal, and what questions should i ask to the seller?
thanx
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#2 jeroenvanderpoel

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 08:18 AM

sorry forgot to place a link
http://cgi.ebay.com/...E:X:RTQ:US:1123
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#3 Tom Hepburn

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 08:57 AM

I would ask:

When was it serviced, by whom, and is there a receipt?.
Who did the conversion to Super 16? Is there documentation?
When was the last time it was used? Can you see some footage or stills?
What a the available frame rates? If you're in Amsterdam you may want to make sure it will run at 25 fps.
I would also, check into the cost of shipping there on my own (given the wieght). I'm not sure if there is a tax specific to your country, but that will add to the cost.

I wouldn't get too excited about the filters, closeup "filters" or the film short ends, just make sure the camera itself works well. However, having done the same thing, I would send it to a camera tech and have it checked out and make sure it's ready to go. I wish I would have done it that way, as I spent unnecessary money on finding out that my camera needed a tuneup.

I would start there. Good luck,
Tom
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