Question about 16mm cameras
Posted 31 July 2008 - 05:58 AM
Posted 31 July 2008 - 08:36 AM
this has been discussed a lot, just try the search function.
For S16mm at 2000 though you may be hard pressed, normally I'd aim for around 5000 (good Eclair camera) but steals often pop up.
Posted 31 July 2008 - 03:13 PM
Posted 01 August 2008 - 03:00 AM
.... Lately I was seriously considering about purchasing a 16mm camera rather than renting one every time I have a project.....
.... I was thinking about less than $2000 ....
Russian professional Kinor-16 SX-2M and you will have money for upgrade of electrical motor on crystal sync speed version.
Posted 01 August 2008 - 04:45 AM
I bought a Beaulieu 16R and a B&H 240EE for our film school because although the Beauleiu is fragile and have a reputation for breaking down a lot, it's about the cheapest 16mm reflex out there with an interchangeable c-mount lens turret that on the later models, can use a 200ft external film mag. It can also has a port to be fitted with a sync cable or can be used with an external sync unit (but those are EXPENSIVE). They have been used to shoot a few feature films in the past though they are NOT blimped and are somewhat loud so if you ARE shooting sound sync with one, you'll either have to set it back a ways, wrap it in a blanket of figure out how to barney it. They're kinda designed for using hand held but will work on a tripod with a cabled battery. They never had a matte-box made specifically for them as far as I know but it wouldn't be too much trouble to adapt one to it. I'm actually using a Cokin A matte-box and filters designed for 35mm still cameras. It screws right onto the Angenieux 17-65 zoom that came with it. The 20-120 Angenieux zooms that many people use are actually too heavy for the turret to support un-aided so be aware of that if you're thinking about buying one.
Edited by James Steven Beverly, 01 August 2008 - 04:50 AM.
Posted 01 August 2008 - 11:29 AM
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