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#1 Peter Char

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 10:53 PM

I'm looking to see if anyone knows of a good place that does lens mount conversions for the Arri 2C. I'm having trouble finding one to buy that has a Nikon F-mount.

Anybody have any leads or info? Or even a converted camera they are selling?

Thanks,
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#2 John Sprung

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 02:30 PM

Try the major rental houses in your area, the ones that have machine shops. If they have the time, it would be to their advantage to take on paying work. Here' I'd ask Clairmont.




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#3 Peter Char

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 04:01 PM

Thats actually a great idea. Thanks john.

ill def post back with what i find to have archived on the site
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#4 Peter Char

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 01:23 PM

So it's been a while. But I have found 2 people capable of this conversion.

Les Bosher in the UK, is willing to do it.
http://www.lesbosher...k/cameracon.htm

As well as a Gentleman named Jim Meade out in LA.
http://local.yahoo.c...eering-lakeport
(I could only find sites like this listing his info, That is the correct phone number which I used.)


FYI:Places like Visual Products and more are willing to do PL conversion but they are not equipped to do the Nikon Conversion though. I called around to a variety of places, the two gentlemen above are the only ones still capable and willing. Its a very un-sought after request. Jim Meade said the last time he did one was at least a few years ago.

The reason I found the Nikon Conversion to be desirable over a PL mount, which seems to be far more common, is the Nikon Mount can easily be adapted to fit PL lenses. But the reverse does not work. So the Nikon lens collection I currently own would be usable for 35mm work and I would be able to easily purchase/rent modern PL lenses. Any Arri Standard Mount Lenses can be PL adapted so I don't lose out on those I own either.

Personally it would give me a lot of fire power for such a simple camera. Now the costs Involved.

Your ganna be looking at $1,500 at least for the front face replacement as well as alignment and testing. (This is not a quote this is just a ball park figure I was told.) The other expense incurred is a camera disassembly fee, which would require the camera to be sent to a different person altogether to make sure all parts are clean and disassembled properly. This would run a couple hundred dollars on top of the conversion. So approx $2,000 all said and done. This is not an inexpensive venture. If I was getting more use out of my Arri I think I would do it for the flexibility and convenience. It opens a world of great glass.

Ill shoot a few shorts and commercials and maybe I can balance out the viability v. cost.
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#5 Sean Morris

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:31 AM

Contact Bruce McNaughton at Aranda Film in Melbourne
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