Need 16 S/B part(s)
Posted 03 August 2011 - 12:48 AM
Missing: looking for the body top cover plate. It came with the 400' Mag but there was no top cover plate for when you want to run 100' daylight spools.
Missing: Core adapter for the take up reel in the 400' mag.
Now the core adapters I have seen on eBay (for ridiculous amounts at times) so I can likely find one there eventually but the top hatch? How can anyone loose that? I mean I can see how you could physically loose one but really, it's sort of vital in one's kit I should think. So there you have it. If anyone has these guys for a reasonable price, I'm listening.
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Thanks all. The sick lens is going to be attempted to repair by any one of the shops I have contacted and the camera and mag will likely go in for a tuneup as well. Looking forward to using the critter.
PS, before you scoff too loudly at the 12-240, have you seen this?
Posted 03 August 2011 - 07:54 AM
Thanks Glenn for finding that on eBay though. I had been looking but I didn't word the search correctly I guess. I had been searching for Arri or "Arriflex parts".
Posted 17 August 2011 - 04:50 PM
Also came with a slightly fungused (yeah, probably not a real verb) 12-240 B type.
I'd pitch that lens, or if you do keep it, keep it far away from the rest of the camera. Problem with that fungus is that it can spread to other optical surfaces (of which the Arriflex 16S has quite a few).
Those magazine port covers are quite expensive, and rather difficult to find these days. They were quite expensive when new even. Keep looking on eBay, but I doubt you will find one for $50.
You got your camera for $600, which seems like a good deal, but to have it fully serviced so it makes great images could run you that price again, and maybe more.
There is really no way to do motion picture film "cheaply" unfortunately. The initial price of the camera pales when compared to costs of film, processing, and telecine.
They are alot of fun though. Best of luck with it.