Arri SR2 BROKEN CARRYING HANDLE
Posted 27 November 2008 - 10:42 PM
Well, on set we recently had an SR2 fall and hit the floor from a very small height. Luckily the angle at which the camera fell was odd as the carrying handle took most of the hit and broke the fall. No other internal or external components were damaged, however the end piece (part with the 3/8" thread) of the Carrying handle broke off.
What do you guys recommend I do to attach the piece of the handle back to the camera where it can hold the camera weight? Super glue, (rhino, gorilla), some special epoxy, or soldering?
Posted 27 November 2008 - 11:54 PM
Posted 27 November 2008 - 11:57 PM
I wouldn't trust any of the above for a handle. Replace it where it bolts onto the top of the body. If it is the same hole spacing and everything, try to get an SR3 handle. They are a bit larger and nicer to grab.
Hey, thank you! Do you know where I could purchase another handle?
Posted 28 November 2008 - 06:55 AM
As I mentioned in the PM you sent, after any fall like that, where the camera is damaged to that degree, you really should have it inspected before you shoot a project with it, especially if there was a lens attached at the time the camera fell. Even without a lens attached, I've seen spindles inside SR magazines sheer when the mag was loaded with 400 ft on one side and the camera was dropped. Dropping a motion picture camera can be a very damaging thing. You should have the FFD checked, the ground glass checked, and the movement inspected, as well as any magazine that was on the camera at the time.
Posted 29 November 2008 - 07:08 PM
Posted 04 December 2008 - 08:52 PM
Posted 05 December 2008 - 04:05 PM
I'm not sure how this attaches to the camera, but if the whole part is simple enough, you might consider making a custom one. Somebody with access to a trade school machine shop might be able to make one. Ordinary aluminum like 6061 would be even better than the original casting. It would bend rather than break.
And, of course, have the whole camera checked out and tuned up before you use it again.
Posted 05 December 2008 - 09:42 PM
I actually called Bernie O'Doherty, who fortunately had a spare SR3 handle lying around. The SR3 handle is much more comfortable and easy to grip. The camera was inspected by a local tech and everything registered as o.k. thank god!
Those Arri's are built like a tank.
Thanks again, happy shooting!