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#1 Ed Sieb

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 03:46 PM

I recently acquired a couple of Arriflex cameras and now need a suitable tripod.
Question: How much do the Arri 16BL , and Arri 16M weigh?
This will tell me what kind of tripod I need.

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#2 Ian Cooper

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 05:18 AM

I recently acquired a couple of Arriflex cameras and now need a suitable tripod.
Question: How much do the Arri 16BL , and Arri 16M weigh? ...



Whilst avoiding the temptation to suggest you put them on the bathroom scales to weigh them... :lol:

...the visual products website states that the Arri 16BL weighs 17lbs with magazine.
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#3 Ed Sieb

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 09:52 AM

Whilst avoiding the temptation to suggest you put them on the bathroom scales to weigh them... :lol:

...the visual products website states that the Arri 16BL weighs 17lbs with magazine.

Yeah... I was allowing about 20lbs for the camera, mag and film. I will assume that the 16M is lighter, as it has no blimping. Unfortunately, a bathroom scale will do me no good, as I don't have these Arris in my possession yet!

I have chosen a suitable tripod that will handle these cameras:
http://www.bhphotovi...deo_Tripod.html

The tripod will handle up to 33lbs and costs about $600. which is well within my limited budget.

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#4 Ian Cooper

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 11:08 AM

I'm guessing there are more qualified people to answer the question about the 16M than I, but as I understand it, that camera is basically the same as an Arri 16S but without the capability to use the internal 100ft loads. On that basis I suspect it'll weigh much the same as a 16S with 400ft mag.

Edited by Ian Cooper, 12 November 2009 - 11:09 AM.

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#5 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 12:14 PM

My attitude to tripod manufacturers' claims about how much they'll support is rather similar to my attitude to radio link manufacturers' claims about how far they'll transmit.

Divide by two or three to find what they'll handle well.

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#6 Ed Sieb

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 12:27 PM

My attitude to tripod manufacturers' claims about how much they'll support is rather similar to my attitude to radio link manufacturers' claims about how far they'll transmit.
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:lol: In my professional life, I'm a communications engineer! When I spec a link, it better be accurate or I get to re-do at at my cost! And my cost may include any new equipment to reach point-to-point!
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Posted 12 November 2009 - 12:39 PM

Think it's a case that the tripods won't fall apart at that weight on board rather than you'd want to actually operate a 33lb camera on that tripod. Often the tripods that people used with the Arri 16 BL when in general professional use could take 60lbs (although not never used for that).

You could check out good used 100mm bowl ENG tripods. They tend to have a much longer life than these cheaper tripods anyway.
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