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#1 Scott Pickering

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 02:44 AM

I'm watching for now some auctions on Ebay to see what pricing is for 35mm Arri cameras. An inexpensive way to get into 35mm seems to be the Arri 2C camera. I'd really like to get something like a Arri BL2 or BL3, but pricing is much more for those and the cameras aren't often for sale. Anyway with both the 2C and BL2, which lens mount should I be looking for to use anamorphic lenses on these cams? I've seen the 2C with a few different mounts, one being a PL mount. Any ideas of what anamophic lenses I could use with either of these cameras? And where to purchase?

Im not ready to buy yet, just gathering info now. Any word on using anamorphics with Arris? And is there a way to unsqueeze the image in the viewfinder, or should it just be left squeezed and live with it?
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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 10:08 AM

The most common mount in the rental world is PL, so if you plan on renting anamorphic lenses, I'd get that for your 2C.

I don't know of any de-squeezing anamorphic viewfinders for a 2C -- you're just going to have to get used to framing a squeezed image.
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Posted 27 April 2009 - 10:37 AM

The most common mount in the rental world is PL, so if you plan on renting anamorphic lenses, I'd get that for your 2C.

I don't know of any de-squeezing anamorphic viewfinders for a 2C -- you're just going to have to get used to framing a squeezed image.

I operated b camera on this movie called "Blast" and If I remember correctly I had a BL-3. Not only was the imaged squeezed, it was out of focus. It was just a guessing game.
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#4 Bruce Taylor

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 06:44 PM

I don't know of any de-squeezing anamorphic viewfinders for a 2C -- you're just going to have to get used to framing a squeezed image.


...which is easier to get used to than you might think. Also, if you have a video tap you can run a 16x9 display on your monitor and it's close enough to get a feel for what it's going to look like unsqueezed.

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#5 Bruce McNaughton

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 03:06 AM

The Arri 2C has had an unsqueezing element available since 1965. That was one of the changes that occurred from 2B to 2C. The larger, circular section at the front of the camera door houses this element. It can be swung in and out as well as serving to close the viewing tube.

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#6 Scott Pickering

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 02:39 PM

The Arri 2C has had an unsqueezing element available since 1965. That was one of the changes that occurred from 2B to 2C. The larger, circular section at the front of the camera door houses this element. It can be swung in and out as well as serving to close the viewing tube.

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I would guess finding such an element may be difficult. Most of these cameras seem to be used with spherical lenses. I checked pricing on some anamorphic lenses and wow- they go for some real money used. Way more then a 2C kit would cost.
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Posted 09 September 2009 - 03:33 AM

I operated b camera on this movie called "Blast" and If I remember correctly I had a BL-3. Not only was the imaged squeezed, it was out of focus. It was just a guessing game.


try arriflex d21 hd with the use of MSCOPE.
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#8 gavrosh haxhihyseni

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 08:58 AM

Hello Mr.Mullen

Can you give me any idea on how to upgrade my IIC with PL mount and video assist.What could be the prices?

Thanks

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The most common mount in the rental world is PL, so if you plan on renting anamorphic lenses, I'd get that for your 2C.

I don't know of any de-squeezing anamorphic viewfinders for a 2C -- you're just going to have to get used to framing a squeezed image.


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#9 Bruce Taylor

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 04:57 PM

Can you give me any idea on how to upgrade my IIC with PL mount and video assist.What could be the prices?


I think your best bet would be to contact Bruce McNaughton at ArandaFilm.com.au for that. He does this work all the time.

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 06:17 AM

hi
can anyone tell me the diff b/w arri 435 standard and arri 435glow???
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#11 Kevin Masuda

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 04:11 PM

hi
can anyone tell me the diff b/w arri 435 standard and arri 435glow???


First off if you want to be answered then please use your real name.

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#12 learner

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 04:18 AM

First off if you want to be answered then please use your real name.

Thanks,
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i m kamran.
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#13 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 03:00 PM

i m kamran.


You have to use the forum controls to change from learner to your full real name.
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