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Arri SR1 vs. Pro8mm 16mm camera?


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#1 Nick Centera

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 10:38 PM

Hey, I was wondering for those who have had experiences with both 16mm cameras, which do you prefer and why? I like the SR1 a lot, but it seems like it may be to pricey. Let me know your thoughts please. Thank you
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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 10:46 PM

SR, though i'd look at an SR2 or 3 if you can find it. Easier access to parts as well. Then again, I'm very biased as I own an SR!
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#3 Chris Keth

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 11:10 PM

The SR, hands down. They're great cameras.
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#4 Fran Kuhn

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 02:38 AM

Hey, I was wondering for those who have had experiences with both 16mm cameras, which do you prefer and why? I like the SR1 a lot, but it seems like it may be to pricey. Let me know your thoughts please. Thank you


Hi Nick,

If you're talking about Pro 8mm's modified Beaulieu R16, then honestly, IMO those cameras are not even on the same planet. Any SR will be a much better camera investment, and it is part of a true professional camera system.

I like those little Beaulieu R16s, but they are just not anywhere the level of quality of the SR series. And the Pro 8mm starting price of $3500 is a little high, even with the Max 16 modification. I'd much rather get a regular 16mm Arriflex S/B than the Pro 8mm Beaulieu if the price of the SR1 is too high.

-Fran
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#5 stephen defilippi

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 11:09 AM

DITTO,

be careful with the SR, make sure its not made in France. I have an SRII and love it.

cheers
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#6 Andres Pardo aka Gral Treegan

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 01:20 PM

Hi!!

i love SR cameras but are quite expensive if youre planning to buy one. check ebay, theres som aaton, eclaire and kinor that cost less than the sr.

most of kinor dont have video pickup and not too much people could repair this cameras in case it need it.

best wishes!!
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