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#1 Andrew Evans

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Posted 02 March 2006 - 04:27 PM

Hello, I am looking into buying a film camera. I was looking at a few different Arri S packages and was wondering a few things. Can the S be converted into super 16 and if it can what kind of expenses am I looking at. Also, one of the cameras is an older model that does not have a bayonet mount and I was wondering if that would cause me any problems if I was planning on converting to super 16? Also, any advice about buying a camera in general would be appreciated.

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#2 Nathan Milford

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Posted 02 March 2006 - 05:27 PM

Upgradin an ARRI S to S16 is not an easy matter. The guys at Du-All are working on a process, last I heard it'd be like $2500.00 or so, but it might have changed.

And yes, you would want the SB, because most S16 lenses (that aren't already in PL mount) are in Arri Bayo mount.

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#3 Andrew Evans

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Posted 02 March 2006 - 08:08 PM

Is it possible to convert a lens mount on the older Arri S to a bayounet mount, then to super 16 from there? If I did this would I absolutely have to get new lenses?
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