Posted 11 January 2007 - 08:04 PM
I want to buy an Aaton LTR Super 16 and this action looks great.... but maybe to great
guys take a look
Posted 11 January 2007 - 08:24 PM
edit: the auction was just removed. I think the ebay account was hijacked, and he didn't want you to use "ask seller a question" because then the fraudulent auction would have been noticed.
Edited by David Sweetman, 11 January 2007 - 08:29 PM.
Posted 12 January 2007 - 12:01 AM
You got to watch out for the multiple scams on eBay, especially with high dollar items like cameras. They are rampant.
It's a good idea to do exactly what you did this time, post a link to the auction to have others look it over. I follow the auctions on Arriflex and Aaton cameras, as I am sure others do, and I am pretty familiar with the pictures and descriptions that keep popping up over and over again. Usually they have been stolen from another auction.
For a decent LTR in Super 16 on eBay, expect to pay anywhere from $4500 to $8000. Anything below or above that range I would be suspicious of. Or you could buy a completely refurbished/rebuilt one from some place like Abel Cine Tech for something in the neighborhood of $10,000 to $13,000 that you would know was in great shape.
They are really nice cameras and if you get a good one, they are quiet as a mouse.
Posted 12 January 2007 - 02:22 AM
When I decided to buy my first 16mm camera, I looked at an old B&H 240EE in a camera store here in L.A. for $500. I then hit eBay and bought two identical cameras, plus a super-8, for $150. I resold the super-8 and effectively got to start tinkering with 16mm for the cost of film and processing. But, those cameras were bought through the proper eBay channels, which are designed to keep you from being ripped off.
Always engage brain before buying. If the deal won't be there tomorrow, it's not real.
Edited by Jim Keller, 12 January 2007 - 02:23 AM.
Posted 12 January 2007 - 06:56 AM