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I got a Mitchell 1200 foot mag for my CP16R. Pro's & Cons?


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#1 Matt Pacini

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Posted 13 June 2007 - 04:54 PM

I got a good price, and it's mint, so I figured, what the hell?

It seems to make sense to me:
1. Being able to shoot 33 minutes of footage without a reload.
2. (I'm guessing) cheaper film prices at bulk.
3. Easier to edit longer cips of film.

Anyone here actually used one of these?
Has anyone order 1200 foot film from Kodak? (I think Fuji only makes 800 footers...)
Am I being dense for thinking I'll save money?
Shoot me down if you have info that I don't. Other than the giant mag, I can't see the downside, other than never being able to get short ends, (if I decided to do that).

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#2 Kenny N Suleimanagich

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Posted 13 June 2007 - 05:49 PM

It's cool you found a mint condition one for cheap. They have some at Alan Gordon Enterprises but im not sure theyre for sale. Buying film in bulk is moreso when you get multiple rolls instead of just a bigger roll. It's still handy to have that large roll capability. I know TV shows sometimes use larger mags to get more run time without a change. Some music videos too.
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#3 Ian Marks

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Posted 13 June 2007 - 09:41 PM

Hey, Matt - a while back I picked up a 1,200 foot mag in great shape too, and it was very, very cheap. At the same time I picked up a trashed PLC4 magazine just to salvage the little nipple for mounting on my CP. I haven't figured out the take-up belt thing yet. The mag is huge on the camera - it pretty much screams "I'm makin' a movie here!" You're sure not going to be inconspicuous with this rig. I haven't looked into ordering any film yet, but I've told you have to order several rolls. Please share whatever you find out, as I'd like to try out my giant set of mouse ears too.
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#4 Patrick Neary

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Posted 13 June 2007 - 10:09 PM

You could just run 400' loads and then use the rest of the space inside for snacks.
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