Attn: Ambitious Machinists....Expensive Paperweight!
Posted 07 May 2009 - 01:48 AM
Somebody buy this for me because it's awesome and I think I would just stare at it every day.
Yes. This IS what I do at 3 in the morning when I can't sleep, so I just thought I'd share the love. Good night, my fellow camera geeks! <3
Posted 07 May 2009 - 02:41 AM
If this excites you you would have more fun than you can handle in any of my cupboards...
This is the guts of a BL16
Wait until you get a peek at a BL35...
Posted 07 May 2009 - 09:52 AM
Posted 07 May 2009 - 11:28 AM
Posted 07 May 2009 - 06:01 PM
The seller also has tons of other random Arri parts including spare castings from different bodies, it's really weird. Who wants to build a Frankencam? :-P
Those 16BL guts have quite a bit of rust on them. I would steer clear.
Heck, if you love the mechanics of the cameras, buy yourself a 16S, 16M (which are going really cheap these days) or a 16BL and take it apart. Taking them apart is pretty straight forward. Then you can set the different sub-assemblies all around your room and be in ARRI GEEK HEAVEN. It's a lovely place to be.
Posted 07 May 2009 - 10:42 PM
That reminds me. I'm putting together some reference photos for my tattooist of the 16S from various angles of uber sexiness. We were talking about adding a battery because, you know, you can't have a camera without a battery, especially if it's tattooed on your arm. I mean, he's planning to draw up the camera first and see how it looks, then add the battery...it might work, it might not. But I was thinking of using a battery belt which would then go on the inside of my arm. So then, the power cable would wrap around the back of my arm. If anyone has any really cool, retro-looking battery belts lying around, feel free to send photos my way!