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#1 Matthew Buick

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 06:25 PM

Does any one know which camera of any format was the most expensive to buy ?
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#2 Chris Keth

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 06:34 PM

Does any one know which camera of any format was the most expensive to buy ?



I don't know purchase prices of everything, but a new Arricam ST hovers around 100k for the body. Panavision stuff, of course, you can't really price since they aren't sold.
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Posted 03 August 2006 - 06:54 PM

Why do you ask? Just morbid curiosity?

I've got a Kodak Instamatic in the attic I'll sell you for $2.5 Billion dollars... you want it with or without the Peace Symbol sticker on it? :P

I'd imagine that 65mm, IMax and Cinemascope cameras would be very pricey, because they are used only on a comparatively few, hugely expensive productions.
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#4 Chris Keth

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 07:09 PM

Why do you ask? Just morbid curiosity?

I've got a Kodak Instamatic in the attic I'll sell you for $2.5 Billion dollars... you want it with or without the Peace Symbol sticker on it? :P

I'd imagine that 65mm, IMax and Cinemascope cameras would be very pricey, because they are used only on a comparatively few, hugely expensive productions.


I suppose he did say any format. My vote goes to this guy:

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;) :P
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#5 Stephen Williams

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 02:21 AM

Does any one know which camera of any format was the most expensive to buy ?


Hi,

I would guess something like a Photosonics 4E. Only made in tiny quantities, I am not sure if they were all rental cameras through.

In the 1930's a Mitchell NC was around $3750, anybody know what that is inflation adjusted today?

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#6 David Sweetman

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 02:26 AM

In the 1930's a Mitchell NC was around $3750, anybody know what that is inflation adjusted today?


What cost $3750 in 1930 would cost $40517.64 in 2005.

(http://www.westegg.com/inflation)
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#7 John Pytlak RIP

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 09:42 AM

I suppose he did say any format. My vote goes to this guy:

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;) :P


And repairing that Hubble camera cost quite a bit too!
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Posted 04 August 2006 - 09:59 AM

And repairing that Hubble camera cost quite a bit too!


Next time they'll purchase the Hubble Care ™ package B)

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 10:14 AM

What cost $3750 in 1930 would cost $40517.64 in 2005.

(http://www.westegg.com/inflation)


---One can get it a lot cheaper.
Devaluation due to wear and tear and obsolescence can counteract inflation.

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#10 Matthew Buick

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 12:47 PM

Why do you ask? Just morbid curiosity?

Twas indeed morbid curiosity.

I've got a Kodak Instamatic in the attic I'll sell you for $2.5 Billion dollars... you want it with or without the Peace Symbol sticker on it? :P

WHAT !!! :blink: :blink: :blink: :blink: :blink:

I'd imagine that 65mm, IMax and Cinemascope cameras would be very pricey, because they are used only on a comparatively few, hugely expensive productions.

When were these around ?
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Posted 04 August 2006 - 01:04 PM

Why do you ask? Just morbid curiosity?

Twas indeed morbid curiosity.

I've got a Kodak Instamatic in the attic I'll sell you for $2.5 Billion dollars... you want it with or without the Peace Symbol sticker on it? :P

WHAT !!! :blink: :blink: :blink: :blink: :blink:

I'd imagine that 65mm, IMax and Cinemascope cameras would be very pricey, because they are used only on a comparatively few, hugely expensive productions.

When were these around ?


65mm 15-perf (IMAX format was introduced in the late 1960's), 65mm 5-perf (Todd-AO introduced in the mid 1950's), and 35mm cameras with anamorphic lenses (CinemaScope introduced in 1953) are certainly still "around". :)

Kodak sells lots of 65mm and 70mm film, primarily for the special venue market (like IMAX theatres). Many still prefer the "look" of anamorphic 35mm to Super-35 for shooting the wide 2.39:1 aspect ratio.
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#12 Matthew Buick

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 04:51 PM

Wow, I love super widescreen. Is there any way to achive that with a ARRI 16S/B ?
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Posted 04 August 2006 - 07:06 PM

And repairing that Hubble camera cost quite a bit too!


Do you think that Hubble was sold "as is"?
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#14 Chris Keth

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 07:28 PM

Do you think that Hubble was sold "as is"?



Certainly not for our Space Program...if you look clsoe you can see the go-fast-flames paint job and shiny rims. :D
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Posted 04 August 2006 - 08:27 PM

Wow, I love super widescreen. Is there any way to achive that with a ARRI 16S/B ?


Sure, either crop... or put a standard 2X anamorphic (CinemaScope) lens on the camera.
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#16 Matthew Buick

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 09:31 PM

How much will that kost, bekause I kan't afford a really Kostly Kamera.
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