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#1 kevin jackman

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 01:21 AM

does anybody know who does 2 perf, claw and shutter conversions? i think ive got a 2a and want to make some changes...
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#2 Charlie Peich

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 08:59 AM

does anybody know who does 2 perf, claw and shutter conversions? i think ive got a 2a and want to make some changes...


2 Perf I think it would be easier if you started with a 2C instead of a 2A. The ground glass and viewfinder being the main reason.
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Posted 23 September 2007 - 09:55 AM

does anybody know who does 2 perf, claw and shutter conversions? i think ive got a 2a and want to make some changes...


Hi

Alex Georgioy England I thing does techniscope but i iam not sure about 29.

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#4 Hal Smith

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 10:28 AM

does anybody know who does 2 perf, claw and shutter conversions?


Bruce at Aranda Film in Australia does 2-perf conversions. http://www.arandafilm.com.au/
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#5 kevin jackman

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 09:54 PM

has anybody here spoken to alex ever???
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#6 rob spence

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 03:27 AM

Yes...i've spoken to Alex...he still has a 2 perf arri for sale that I was interested in.
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#7 kevin jackman

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 09:20 AM

rob...when have you spoken to him? i left two messages and at least 5 emails and have heard nothing. its driving me crazy! is there a better time to catch him on the phone?
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Posted 28 September 2007 - 08:56 AM

rob...when have you spoken to him? i left two messages and at least 5 emails and have heard nothing. its driving me crazy! is there a better time to catch him on the phone?


Hi Kevin,
it was a couple of months back...the number I used ( London ) 0208 8572431.
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#9 kevin jackman

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 09:28 AM

yeah if thats the number on the website its the one i dialed. did you or anybody you know get some work done by him? im trying to figure out how good his reputation is.
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#10 John Sprung

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 11:52 AM

does anybody know who does 2 perf, claw and shutter conversions? i think ive got a 2a and want to make some changes...

Also pencil out the option of selling what you have and buying one that's already 2 perf. It may work out better that way.



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#11 kevin jackman

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 05:24 PM

well im not happy that i didnt get the high speed conversion kit on ebay when i saw it, but then i dont know if it would have fit. im guessing the 2 and 2a look alike? im also wondering if i could retrofit a variable shutter. and then where do i get a sync motor..it all adds up!
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#12 John Sprung

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 08:03 PM

... im guessing the 2 and 2a look alike? im also wondering if i could retrofit a variable shutter. and then where do i get a sync motor..it all adds up!

They look alike, but there are design changes. Exactly what they changed at what model I don't know. It's hard to derive from cameras in the field, because a lot of things could be retrofitted. The B to C finder and door changes, though, couldn't be retrofitted.



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#13 Tim Carroll

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 08:05 PM

and then where do i get a sync motor


Sync motors are getting hard to come by for the 2A, 2B, and 2C cameras. Cinematography Electronics still services their sync motors, but hasn't made one in six years because the parts for the motor inside the unit have become so expensive that they would have to sell the whole unit for over $10,000.

And Clive Tobin no longer makes his crystal sync motor for the camera either. And they rarely show up for sale, even on eBay.

You can, on rare occasion, find a Thoma crystal motor, Visual Products had one a year or so ago. But that's about it. A real shame.

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#14 Leo Anthony Vale

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 01:51 PM

im guessing the 2 and 2a look alike? im also wondering if i could retrofit a variable shutter. and then where do i get a sync motor..it all adds up!


This has been gone over too many times before,
the IIA looks so much like the IIB, that some people call actually the II the IIA.
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