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#1 Charles Boileau

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 09:12 AM

Hi,

I'm looking to buy a special gear I need for a set of lenses I have.

It's a Arri pitch 3 inch long gear. It's usually used with zoom lenses or Hawk Anamorphics.

I need it for my Lomo anamorphics (35mm in particular)

Any idea where I could this? Or maybe get one built?

There was only one in Montreal, but Trudel (the rental house) lost the only one they had (after I offered to buy it from them). Weird....

Anyways any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Charles Boileau
Montreal, Quebec
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#2 Charles Boileau

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 10:58 AM

Here is a picture of what I'm looking for.

Thanks!
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#3 Hal Smith

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 11:25 AM

Have you tried one of the NY and/or LA rental houses like Abel? http://www.abelcine.com
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#4 Oliver Christoph Kochs

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 05:37 PM

try Les Bosher for building it.
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#5 Dom Jaeger

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 08:44 PM

I've manufactured a few of these for our 35mm Lomos. It requires modification of a normal Arri follow focus gear - basically adding an extension tube and machining a longer locking screw. If you have a standard Arri gear any machine shop should be able to modify it. Just make sure the extension is centred properly.. the longer the gear the more a small deviation will cause it to wobble. I also make sure the locking screw is captive, because in the rental world if anything isn't locked and secured you can guarantee a crew will lose it!
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