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#1 william mintz

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 10:31 PM

I'm thinking about buying an Auricon pro-600 camera...but I want some information on my choice of lenses that have a reflex side finder and can cover super-16?? Can anyone help me

http://cgi.ebay.com/...I...A:IT&ih=006 this is one of the ones i was looking at....also is the lens that camera comes with any good?
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#2 Patrick Neary

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 09:31 AM

Hi there-

Auricons are funny old cameras, and as you probably already know, their guts are the same as the CP-16. The Pan Cinor lens is poop, and your other lens choices are severely limited. The Angenieux 17-68 with a finder might be slightly better, if the finder doesn't bump into the camera. It may partly cover S16, but I don't know. Good luck trying to find extra mags!

But if you want to cut an Andy Warhol-ish figure while shooting, go for the auricon. :)
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Posted 28 August 2007 - 10:23 AM

$600 sounds like a lotta money for a camera like that. I bought a "chop top" Auricon cinevoice a few years back for about $150, and it came with a Nagra 3 in the deal. The 600's are reputed to be quite heavy. That Pan Cinor lens is one of the really early ones, I used to have one like that and wasn't crazy about it. I'd pass and wait for a newer (and lighter) camera or a better price.

Edited by Robert Hughes, 28 August 2007 - 10:24 AM.

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#4 Patrick Neary

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 10:30 AM

$600 sounds like a lotta money for a camera like that. I bought a "chop top" Auricon cinevoice a few years back for about $150, and it came with a Nagra 3 in the deal.


wow, $600! :blink:

I also had a "chop top" a long time ago and traded it for a baloney sandwich or something...
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#5 Charlie Peich

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 10:55 AM

William,
Check out this Yahoo group Auricon Optical Sound Users Group .

There's a lot of pictures, sales brouchures showing the different configurations, and historical info.

I've shot hours of film with the Pro-600 and it was my favorite Auricon model (I was very, very young). The footage of that Pro-600 was rock steady. The steadiness was compareable to footage that I shot with an Arri S (I used to check frame line steadiness on the telecine). We had other Auricons (converted Cine Voice's) that were not quite that steady; it just depends on the individual camera. The Pro-600 in it's prime was exteamly quiet. Yes, very heavy, no hand holding, it kept you in shape when moving around! But, production style was different back then, but I didn't realize that then because I was so young.

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