Posted 15 June 2007 - 04:15 PM
I don't think it fell off the back of a truck, and I agree that on the surface it seems like a fantastic deal, but let's look at the package a little bit closer.
It is an LTR 7 in regular 16. Never heard of a "german" motor on an LTR that he is claiming, the motor looks exactly like the one on my LTR. That camera is going to be very expensive to convert to Super 16 if done properly. And it's service history is nonexistent. An overhaul for the camera and mags would run about $2200 at Abel, possibly cheaper somewhere else.
The lens he is selling with the package is a so-so Angenieux, nothing special in my opinion and not a lens I'd want to own.
As far as the PortaDat, I don't really know much about that. I used to own a PortaDisc miniDisc recorder by HHB and it was a really good unit, so I would assume the PortaDat would be nice too, if it has been cared for properly. Otherwise it could be dodgy.
The mic, the tripods, and the light-meter are nothing to write home about. And the film stock would be very questionable.
And it will probably go up to $2000 to $3000 before the auction is over, maybe more. So it may turn out to be not "a fantastic deal" after all.