Well, I brought an Arriflex 16BL and i really love it. But Im now wishing I'd brought a Konvas 2M. The reason? Im shooting a lot of background plates and as Daniel lee rubbed in. ITs hard to work with 16mm and digital. :-(
This is the mission. I have been communicating with one of the DONS of Konvas, a man who needs no introduction, the genius Olex Kalynychenko!!!
What I need is this.
- A Konvas 2M body that has been serviced.
- A 17 motor that has been serviced
- One 400ft mag, that has been serviced
- Olex's special battery box/charger.
This gets me sturdy foundations. There was an option to go for Olex's genius electronics upgrade but that adds 550 euros onto the price of a motor. I won't ever need to go at 6 frames per second and I'll always have a firm eye on how much im shooting, so thats not an issue. Of course it does so much more but to me it seems like I can skip this luxury.
A good lens. I've read people talking about Zoom Animorphics. I'm not sure I can be arsed with that...yet. SO, I'm thinking a decent 35mm lens and a super wide.
What are my options here? And what kind of money are we talking.
I'm looking forward to dealing with Olex. Anyone have any thoughts on my mission?