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#1 David Cavallo

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 09:57 PM

Can anyone tell me if Arri SR magazines are compatible with the SR2 body? They seem to look the same as the SR2 magazines, but I know looks can be deceiving.

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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 10:08 PM

As far as I know they are, but it would depend on whether they or the camera were S-16mm modified. I don't think you can use non S16mm mags on a S16mm camera.
With the SR3 this is more of a non-issue as that camera itself is R16 or S16mm. I'd give a call to Arri NY really fast to double check me.
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#3 Chris Keth

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 11:16 PM

All SR series mags are mix and match except for high-speed mags (recognizable by the grey rubber). They should only be used on high speed bodies. Regular mags can be used on high speed bodies but they won't run as fast.

I don't think there is any reason a S16 converted mag couldn't be used on a R16 body, but it might be prudent to avoid it just in case.

If you have a R16 mag and a S16 body, you may have problems. ;)
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#4 Tim Carroll

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 04:53 PM

The Arriflex 16SR and Arriflex 16SRII mags are interchangeable. Except as Chris said, I would not interchange High Speed mags and regular mags.

I don't think there is any reason a S16 converted mag couldn't be used on a R16 body, but it might be prudent to avoid it just in case.

There is no reason an S16 converted mag cannot be used on a R16 body. All the S16 conversion does is remove material in the film channels that may scratch the film in the "new S16 area" when shooting Super 16. The film is still fully supported if the conversion was done right.

If you have a R16 mag and a S16 body, you may have problems. ;)

This can be an issue because of the film scratching mentioned above.

Best,
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#5 Chris Keth

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 05:17 PM

This can be an issue because of the film scratching mentioned above.

Best,
-Tim


About the R16 mag and S16 body:

I was thinking more of the fact that, if you have a S16 body, you probably have single perf film to load into that R16 mag. :blink:
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