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#1 Mehran Haq

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 02:54 PM

Hey guys whats the standard or most used 35mm camera for commercial use? Thanks!



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#2 Max Jacoby

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 03:30 PM

Arri 435

Unless you need sync sound of course.
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#3 Mehran Haq

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 04:01 PM

Whats the biggest significance between a Aaton III 35mm perf-3 and the Arri 235 and Arri 435, I mean besied the 1-150fsp on the 435 will the Aaton III 35mm perf 3 have the same look feel and quality of the 435?


Also does the Arri 235 have a better look,feel and quality then the AatonIII? Thanks guys!

Edited by Mehran H, 28 February 2007 - 04:03 PM.

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#4 Alex Lindblom

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 04:12 PM

Hi first of all you probably should post this in the first time filmmaker section.

But here we go...

There is no visual difference between the cameras.

If you are using the same lens and filmstock, there is no difference in the final look, no matter which camera you use even an Arri IIc.

Edited by Alex Lindblom, 28 February 2007 - 04:13 PM.

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#5 Jon Kukla

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 06:56 PM

You pick a camera based on the applications you need it for (as well as your budget). The 435 is an excellent all-purpose camera that can do almost anything except run at sync sound, so it has more general usage than anything else. The Aaton III was designed specifically with handheld operation in mind, and also is the only 35mm camera with quick-change mags, so those factors tend to be its attraction. The 235 is a more basic stripped-down camera with what we'd now consider "standard" electronics and video tap, but it also is an MOS camera; its body is also created with lightweight handheld/Steadicam usage in mind.

If you want Panavision lenses, for instance, you are locked into Panavision cameras (or the Pan-435), so lenses will also determine your camera. The Moviecam SL and Arricam LT were specifically designed to be versatile across all usage, be it studio, handheld, or Steadicam. People wanting 35mm sync cameras who are on a budget may also use slightly-older but reliable models such as the Panaflex G2, Arriflex 535, or Moviecam Compact.

At the end of the day, though, it comes down to: what are you doing? and how much can you spend?
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#6 Mehran Haq

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 11:39 PM

Awesome thanks guys!
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