I have recently come across an early Arri 35mm camera. Is it a IIA?
Some differences from the 2B are:
-The claw is steel
-The round plate on the side of the camera has only Arriflex and not IIB or IIC engraved on it.
-The turret has the focal length of the lenses engraved in the turret levers so that you can see what lens is used.
-There is no cover over the claw (I don't know if it is just missing or was never present).
Some other miscellaneous info.
-An Arri 2B door fits OK...not perfectly but 98%
-The serial number is near the turret at the bottom
-The turret is all Arri standard mount.
-The motor drive gear is the same as a 2B
Is it a IIA?
Edited by Henry Titchen, 21 May 2007 - 06:55 AM.