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#1 Jizhong Zhang

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 09:48 AM

do An Arri II A or II B door modifie to work as a finder on a Arri II C??, will it leak light???
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Posted 17 March 2007 - 01:02 PM

do An Arri II A or II B door modifie to work as a finder on a Arri II C??, will it leak light???

Sorry Zhang, this answer is a bit late. The 2C door is different than the 2A and B doors. The viewfinder port was enlarged on the 2C door so that a full aperture gate with (for instance) an anamorphic lens on the camera would be completely visible in the viewfinder. This is the one absolute incompatibility between the 2C and earlier cameras. The only other real compatibility problem is that flat base motors and converters are slightly different because of the different shape of the gear they drive, but a 2C gear can be installed easily in a 2A/B to use newer flatbases.
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Posted 18 March 2007 - 11:59 AM

Sorry Zhang, this answer is a bit late. The 2C door is different than the 2A and B doors. The viewfinder port was enlarged on the 2C door so that a full aperture gate with (for instance) an anamorphic lens on the camera would be completely visible in the viewfinder. This is the one absolute incompatibility between the 2C and earlier cameras. The only other real compatibility problem is that flat base motors and converters are slightly different because of the different shape of the gear they drive, but a 2C gear can be installed easily in a 2A/B to use newer flatbases.

thanks all the same :)

you mean 2c` view door fit 2B&2A but a 2Aor 2B view door not fit 2C?

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#4 Hal Smith

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 07:53 AM

thanks all the same :)

you mean 2c` view door fit 2B&2A but a 2Aor 2B view door not fit 2C?

No, the incompatibility goes both ways. The problem is the square viewfinder opening on the door is a different size between a 2A/B and 2C so the matching opening cast in the camera is a different size.
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#5 Jizhong Zhang

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 02:19 PM

No, the incompatibility goes both ways. The problem is the square viewfinder opening on the door is a different size between a 2A/B and 2C so the matching opening cast in the camera is a different size.



thanks

and canyou tell me where can I buy a single ARRI IIC view finder?
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