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#1 Zachary Vex

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 11:46 PM

item 120100361667

From the listing (and yes, that's the actual hacker's email address):

PLEASE DO NOT BID AS I WILL CANCEL YOUR BID !!!

CONTACT ME FIRST AT MTCN10@CS.COM !!!

BUY IT NOW PRICE FOR THIS ITEM IS 1000 GBP

CONTACT ME AT MTCN10@CS.COM !!!










I am selling my Super 16mm film kit. It has served me well (never rented) and I am sad to see it go. However as I really only shoot 35mm these days, it seems a shame to have the unit sitting around doing nothing. Some freelance / independent film maker would love this. I put this kit together and used it mostly for short films and dozens of music videos.
INCLUDED IN THIS IS KIT IS THE FOLLOWING:

1 x Aaton LTR 7 Body
2 x Magazines
3 x on board batteries
1 x Super 16mm Zeiss 10-100mm Zoom
1 x Canon 7-56mm Zoom (S16 above about 11mm)
1 x Follow Focus Unit
1 x Matte Box
1 x Leather barney
1 x Customer rods for MB
1 x Aaton extended view finder
3 x Filters and filter holders
1 x Customer Pelican Case designed specifically for this Kit.
1 x Sachtler High Tripod Legs
1 x Sachtler Splitter
1 x Sachtler 100mm Fluid Head smooth
1 x Aaton manual and various misc paperwork
-- Selection of misc cables, fuses etc etc


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#2 Dennis Kisilyov

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 12:02 AM

I am sick of eBay scammers in the Cameras -> Movie - category. I don't get it. Do they think that DP's are made of pure $$$$.

I've reported 22 listings so far.

This type will be removed quickly as per ebay rules it asks the person to conduct the transaction outside of ebay . Those are deleted quickly. It's the real scams that take 96 hours to remove.


And call me a pessimist but the only reason eBay takes those types of listings down quickly is cuz they don't get their 5 percent cut if the deal is legit.


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#3 Martin Yernazian

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 03:11 AM

hey what you guys think of this one ?

http://cgi.ebay.com/...1QQcmdZViewItem
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#4 Zachary Vex

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 03:24 AM

Suspect. I never buy from anyone who hasn't sold at least 10 pieces of film gear before. Unless it's obvious there are other factors involved.
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#5 Martin Yernazian

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 03:28 AM

yeap ....
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#6 K Borowski

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 03:51 AM

Bid $100000 on it, then contact the actual seller and become INCENSED whne he/she doesn't know what you are talking about. Just make *sure* it's a fake though ;-)

Or you could just contact ebay. . .
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#7 Stephen Williams

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 04:11 AM

Suspect. I never buy from anyone who hasn't sold at least 10 pieces of film gear before. Unless it's obvious there are other factors involved.


Hi,

You risk missing out on some great deals. I have traded with Digital Domain, Aardman Animatrion & Michael Bullhaus. All had between 0 - 3 when I traded with them. DD is still at 7!

Stephen
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#8 Tim Carroll

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 07:38 AM

hey what you guys think of this one ?

http://cgi.ebay.com/...1QQcmdZViewItem


That's an interesting auction. Have not seen that package before, so unlike the auction that started this thread (which was made up of stolen pictures and description from a camera that a guy in Austrailia sold last year) the one you linked to seems to be new.

As far as the camera goes, someone has installed either a PL mount or a Panavision mount on it, the pictures are so small I can't really tell which it is, but it is not the Aaton mount. Would love to know who did the conversion, especially since the seller says the "Modificatiion has left top edge of frame uneven in spots".

But hey, at $300 it's a bargain. I say, go with it Martin.

:D

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#9 Dennis Kisilyov

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 02:25 PM

Oh yeah, the formel listing was put into Coins-Collectables-PreWar, not cameras, it's a 100% scam.
True, some people just put their gear up with 0 feedback, trying to sell it. But those usu get 0 bids.
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#10 Mitch Gross

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 08:48 PM

That's gotta be the ugliest Arri PL mount modification I've ever seen! It looks so chunky I find it hard to believe that the depth is correct. I guess anything is possible and for $500 how wrong could you go?

It is very, very old.
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#11 Zachary Vex

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 10:19 PM

I just turned the guy in to eBay last night and got his fake listings taken down, and here he is again!

item number 160098754737

PLEASE DO NOT BID AS I WILL CANCEL YOUR BID !!!

CONTACT ME FIRST AT allsmaster@gmail.com !!!

BUY IT NOW PRICE FOR THIS ITEM IS 1000 GBP

CONTACT ME AT allsmaster@gmail.com !!!




Sachtler tripods are top sellers for good reason.The ENG 2 stage carbon fiber is extremely lightweight,solid and stable.Double extension triopds are ideal for a much wider variety of applications,due to their expanded height range,i,e lower bottom and higher top positions,in addition,their transport lengthis even shorter.

Like New

Payload 99 lb

Head fitting 100mm

The Tripod come with midle spreader and set of 3 rubber feet.

The head Sachtler 18P is in Excellent condition,there are few scratches on the camera plate . Bubble lever illuminating Payload 39.5 lb,Counter balance 5 step,Balance plate 110mm/4.4" sliding range,Grades of drag 7+7. Also includet camera plate with 2 screw,big and small,pan handle Right(telescopic) and Original Sachtler soft Case.





PLEASE DO NOT BID AS I WILL CANCEL YOUR BID !!!

CONTACT ME FIRST AT allsmaster@gmail.com !!!

BUY IT NOW PRICE FOR THIS ITEM IS 1000 GBP

CONTACT ME AT allsmaster@gmail.com !!!

on edit:

Gahh, and he's even using his previous email address to steal too! Here's one more he's got going:

item number 160098759996

PLEASE DO NOT BID AS I WILL CANCEL YOUR BID !!!

CONTACT ME FIRST AT MTCN10@CS.COM !!!

BUY IT NOW PRICE FOR THIS ITEM IS 1000 GBP

CONTACT ME AT MTCN10@CS.COM !!!






A once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase a beautiful set of :

8 Cooke speed panchro lenses series II and III. With A Pl mount adapter.

lens set consists of:

18mm f2 / T 2.2

25mm f2 / T2.2

32mm f2 / T2.3

40mm f2 / T2.3

50mm f2 / T2.3

75mm f2 / T2.3

100mm deep field panchro f2.6 / T2.8

150mm telepanchro f3.8 / T4

PL mount adapter

Fitted flight case for 18 - 75

100 & 150mm packed seperately.

All optics in excellent condition no cleaning marks or scratches.



The PL adapter was engineered especially for cooke lenses, normal arri standard to PL adapters will not work on these lenses becasue of the nature of how they focus.

These lenses cover 35mm, Super16, and 16mm. Cooke lenses are an english made optic of the highest quality, The series II and III are renowned for the inherant romantic and emotive feel of the images produced. In 1960, Director of Photography Russell Metty, ASC, used Cooke lenses with a Delrama anamorphic adapter to film "Spartacus" in Technirama. The 35mm negative was converted via Panavision printer lenses to a 70mm print.

It really pains me to let this lens set go, but I have to raise some more cash for another project.





PLEASE DO NOT BID AS I WILL CANCEL YOUR BID !!!

CONTACT ME FIRST AT MTCN10@CS.COM !!!

BUY IT NOW PRICE FOR THIS ITEM IS 1000 GBP

CONTACT ME AT MTCN10@CS.COM !!!

Edited by Zachary Vex, 21 March 2007 - 10:20 PM.

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#12 Zachary Vex

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 10:36 PM

It's so easy to spot this guy... just type in any expensive film gear brand and look for something that is in a rush to sell for under a dollar. This particular ploy is really amazing! He actually got a form onto his ebay listing where you email him directly and he's claiming that his ebay email is 95% full! Astounding that ebay would allow this type of code on their site!

item number 140099474191
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#13 Martin Yernazian

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 10:28 PM

But hey, at $300 it's a bargain. I say, go with it Martin.

:D

-Tim


F*ck yeah....
and then it gets here and is made out of cardboard and the mount is a mix of a can and couple of wires
hehehe

this is what the seller of the Aaton had to say about his camera

It is a really nice camera. I should caution you it is worn-
looking, as I have not painted it. Serial on the camera is C346.
Magazines are M861 and 858. The lens No. is 6223995.
Registration is very good, very steady. It's steadier than the
telecine we have used. The uneveness in the frame is at the top
AND bottom, but is clear of the 16x9 frame. The batteries need
re-celling. We have used a Bauer 14v battery which provides
better power than the Aaton cells for time lapse. The lens does
not cover the Super16 frame at its widest: 10mm. We rented
wide primes for wide shots. The viewfinder prism may need
adjustment. The mags are quiet and work well. Note that the
package inclues an outboard speed control and intervalometer,
which was made by the same dp/inventor who converted the
camera. I purchased the camera package used in December
1996.



aaaaa helll noooooooooo
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