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#1 Tennent McCabe

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 08:03 PM

I'm very familiar with s8mm camera's but have never used a 16mm before. I just need something that is a fair price and performance. Any ideas?

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#2 Charles MacDonald

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 08:56 PM

I'm very familiar with s8mm camera's but have never used a 16mm before. . Any ideas?

search the forums where this topic has been discussed at great lenth over the last few years, and then come back with some specific questions..
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#3 Sean Morris

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 08:59 PM

I'm very familiar with s8mm camera's but have never used a 16mm before. I just need something that is a fair price and performance. Any ideas?

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Please look at the forums before posting, this has been discussed about a billion times before on this forum

http://www.cinematog...showtopic=26706

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#4 Matt Pacini

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 05:15 PM

"fair price and performance" is so general as to be no help at all in answering the question.

For one person, that may mean $900.
For someone else, $20K
And for performance, you have to state your specific needs.

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#5 Michael Lehnert

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 11:25 AM

Read through those threads which were just on the second page of this sub-forum:

http://www.cinematog...showtopic=26788

http://www.cinematog...showtopic=26836

http://www.cinematog...showtopic=26706

http://www.cinematog...showtopic=26851


To cut it short:

Speaking from a Super 8 perspective, if you want a morph between a Panavision Panaflex 16 "Elaine" and a Beaulieu 4008 ZM II, I recommend to go on the quest to track down a Bolex 16 Pro. Great camera, utterly underrated, superior to Arriflex 16 SR-series excl. the Advanced (which isn't too difficult, after all ? oh, I see anger in the eyes of many readers already...).
The Arriflex 416 is greatly inspired by several design aspects of it which are still now new to Municams.

An Aaton X-series is probably out of your budget, but should be the starting point for a modern 16mm production camera (even the one three decades old L-series qualifies somewhat for that).

Furthermore, re. shoulder cameras: Eclair ACL, then Aaton LTR, then Eclair NPR, then Arriflex 16 SR-series. Also consider: Cinema Products CP-16 or GSMO.

Furthermore, re. handheld cameras: Arriflex 16 BL, Arriflex 16 St, Bolex H16, Beaulieu R16. Also consider: Bell & Howell.
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