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#1 Paul Bruening

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 11:46 AM

For all you 16'ers there's a CP on Ebay. It has an unknown reserve but the start price is low:

http://cgi.ebay.com/...-...93:1|294:50
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#2 K Borowski

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 11:49 AM

That's OK Paul. I'm waiting to buy a "hot" 35mm from Panavision Paris instead ;)
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#3 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 11:58 AM

Where on earth could you get it serviced, Karl ;) Panavision? eh?
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#4 K Borowski

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 11:59 AM

Where on earth could you get it serviced, Karl ;) Panavision? eh?


Umm, no. . .
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#5 Bruce Taylor

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 01:23 PM

For all you 16'ers there's a CP on Ebay.


Hmmm. Paul, what are you keeping an eye out for, an XR35 with a full set of superspeed CP primes? I have to admit, if I had the cash one of those or a full-on BNCR kit would be fun to have in the garage.

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#6 Alain Lumina

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 04:00 PM

I just bought it. I think serial # > 5000, which I hope means half-moon, not bowtie shutter.

Screenwriter with hardly any movie experience, quite a bit with 35mm still cams.

Recommendations /Advice on:

1) books,
2) service locations, ( Batteries need recelling, pretty sure )
3) poss Super/Ultra conversions?.
4) duh, I think I need a light meter too
5) How not to destroy it.

Do these work underwater? ( Just kidding.)

TIA

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#7 Ian Cooper

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 03:09 AM

Congratulations on the new purchase.

This thread has some information about servicing locations and general care, belts etc.

This thread mentions about super-16 conversion.

This thread gives a link to a technical manual for the camera

This, this, this, this, and this, form five online youtube tutorials on basic things such as how to load the camera with film etc.

I'm sure if you have any specific problems or questions there'll be people on the forum here with knowledge of the camera to offer further advice and opinion.


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#8 Freya Black

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 09:26 AM

I just bought it. I think serial # > 5000, which I hope means half-moon, not bowtie shutter.

Screenwriter with hardly any movie experience, quite a bit with 35mm still cams.

Recommendations /Advice on:

1) books,
2) service locations, ( Batteries need recelling, pretty sure )
3) poss Super/Ultra conversions?.
4) duh, I think I need a light meter too
5) How not to destroy it.

Do these work underwater? ( Just kidding.)

TIA

Dr. Lumina


Wow! Quite a score! It comes with the power adaptor too (what I need!) so you are sort of good to go although it probably needs lubricating after all this time!

The only problem is that it weighs something like a lead brick.

This camera is fairly easily converted to S16 apparently although it comes with 1.85:1 markings in the viewfinder, so if you don't mind a bit of extra grain you are already good to go on that score too!

Good luck.

love

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#9 Alain Lumina

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 08:27 PM

ACtually , 5xxx was the MAGAZINE serial number, the cam is in the bow tie range at 15xx.

But it was next to nothing and it looks cool, which is more important than everything else anyway.

The things that has a sucking quality is that there is no power cord to run from the adaptor, it looks oddball,
exotic and expensive..... ooops
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