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#1 Tim O'Connor

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 10:32 AM

Shooting with an Arri 16BL, 12-120 Angenieux, when camera, lens are all level, ground glass is high on right. Haven't touched that before? Is it an installation issue?

Not referring to viewfinder being non-orientable. This is different.

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#2 David Rakoczy

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 11:34 AM

Shooting with an Arri 16BL, 12-120 Angenieux, when camera, lens are all level, ground glass is high on right. Haven't touched that before? Is it an installation issue?

Not referring to viewfinder being non-orientable. This is different.

Thanks.


I would pull the GG and reinstall and see if it sits differently. Is it a 'real' GG or one with 'Scotch Tape' on it (say for 1:85) .. that could definitely be it.

Edited by David Rakoczy, 18 August 2008 - 11:34 AM.

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#3 Saul Rodgar

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 12:45 PM

Yeah, it seems the GG is sitting crooked in place. I am no BL expert but if it is, the risk is that there is pbly too much wiggle room and a tech may be needed to put it and secure it in its right place. Maybe not but the last thing you want is for it to continue moving around, especially when you are shooting. ;)

I had not seen it happen on Arris but other usually much cheaper cameras/ optical devices.
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#4 Tim O'Connor

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 07:46 PM

Thanks guys!

After first set-up today camera stopped running so put it aside and just got an SRII as replacement. Would like to check it out but haven't had time.
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Posted 19 August 2008 - 08:00 PM

Thanks guys!

After first set-up today camera stopped running so put it aside and just got an SRII as replacement. Would like to check it out but haven't had time.


What a blessing.. you'll love the SR2!!!! ;)

They are die-hard , work horses...

Edited by David Rakoczy, 19 August 2008 - 08:01 PM.

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#6 David Auner aac

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 01:44 AM

After first set-up today camera stopped running so put it aside and just got an SRII as replacement. Would like to check it out but haven't had time.


Hi Tim,

you're the lucky one. Shouldn't you normally get the BL as a replacement for the SR2? Be careful if the BL is your personal camera. You might not like it as much after shooting the SR2! :D

Cheers, Dave
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#7 Tim O'Connor

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 06:34 PM

Yeah, SRII is so much easier too use/operate! BL is unwieldy but it is cool looking. Not enough justification to choose using one but if I ever have money for a camera collection I'd love to have one!

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