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#1 foreignfilm

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 06:22 AM

Hi,

I plan to shoot a MOS film. Which camera should get between these two? I know the NPR can do sync sound but the Arri S can't. I used the Arri S before and liked it. But in terms of image-quality, ease of use and weight, which one would better. Thanks.
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#2 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 08:57 AM

If you're shooting MOS the Arri would make more sense if you're worried about size and weight. A NPR is a lot heavier, it's also more fiddly to thread and load.

Assuming both cameras are operating correctly, the lenses are going make the main difference in image quality.
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#3 chuck colburn

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 10:06 AM

Some Arri S models were made with a 60hz pilotone generator built in that would allow for "jam" syncing a Nagra or other types of recorders. Not elequant, but doable.
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#4 Tim Carroll

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Posted 15 July 2007 - 03:28 PM

You can also slap a Tobin TXM-22 into the Arriflex 16S and shoot crystal sync all day long.

The Arriflex 16S is light, extremely durable, and very comfortable to hand hold. And if you get an S/B model, you can use the Zeiss Super Speed Mk1 prime lenses. My personal favorites are the Cooke Kinetal lenses for the 16S, which I find a bit more "snappy" than the Zeiss glass.

Hope that helps,
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