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#1 Justin Bendo

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 11:19 AM

not trying to stir up any waves here...

The 2004 Panavision acquisition of Technovision France merged the two largest companies in the anamorphic lens-rental field. Panavision also acquired Joe Dunton's rental division of Anamorphic lenses, which were used to film 'Return of the Jedi', among other films.

This leaves only Hawk and Power Broker as rental competition. The Panavision mergers account for (estimated) 90% of the anamorphic lenses rentals in the world.

I know this is not a legal website, and opinions may be strong about this issue, but... doesn't this consitute a monopoly ?

Edited by Justin Bendo, 27 March 2008 - 11:20 AM.

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#2 Mitch Gross

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 12:42 PM

Hardly.

If it were impossible to make movies or distribute them or otherwise restrict trade, then perhaps.

BTW, Clairmont, Elite and a few other places have their own anamorphics as well. And a number of rental houses have said lenses available for rent outside of Panavision.
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#3 Henri Titchen

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 06:29 AM

Cameraquip here in Australia have a selection of anamorphic lenses for rental.

They offer Hawk, Lomo, Cooke and Ultrascopes.

http://www.cameraqui...tm#35Anamorphic

Henry.

Hardly.

If it were impossible to make movies or distribute them or otherwise restrict trade, then perhaps.

BTW, Clairmont, Elite and a few other places have their own anamorphics as well. And a number of rental houses have said lenses available for rent outside of Panavision.


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