PL mount adapter for Bolex
Posted 14 October 2012 - 02:20 PM
Posted 14 October 2012 - 02:55 PM
While the PL system will work ok for the Bolex (make sure you get lens support as some of your primes may wind up too heavy to hold on the C mount) the use of just 100' daylight spools and the wind-up nature of the camera can be rather limiting. Hell even with a 400' mag I'm often wishing I just had a few more seconds of runtime on a S16mm camera. (assuming you're talking like a Bolex REX 4 or 5. )
The Sr2 by the by, is vastly similar to the SR3. A lot of people also like the Aatons for when you're doing to be doing a bit of hand-held work. Lord knows I hate having to throw my SR3 up on my shoulder sometimes.
Posted 14 October 2012 - 04:53 PM
Posted 14 October 2012 - 05:07 PM
There are also ACLs and NPRs which may have been converted to S16mm and PL mount which is what the Aaton originally evolved from. ACLs being the more recent of those two (and hell you canbuy an ACL sometimes for under $1000 on ebay).
Also have you considered renting and having them drop-ship it? It might be another possibility. I'm not 100% sure where you're located, but on the east coast there are plenty of options as on the west coast and in the mid-country you can look into a lot of rental outfits out of Chicago.
Posted 14 October 2012 - 08:32 PM
Posted 14 October 2012 - 09:13 PM
You do know you don't need a video tap @ all to shoot on those cameras. It's a nicecity; but you can look through the viewfinder. I have a tap for my SR3 which I hardly ever use 'cept when it's on steadycam or somewhere else unreachable (or the director needs it).
Posted 14 October 2012 - 11:19 PM