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#1 Paulo A

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 02:38 AM

I am shooting a film this year (planning for the summer) and planning on shooting it on 35mm. I found this package being sold nearby for 6k, what do you guys think about the price and the contents included with it? is it a great price? what should I inquire when looking at it. I have never shot a film before but I have no desire to shoot my movie on digital and if it takes a bit longer to save up to shoot on film so be it. 

 

1. Arriflex 35 BL III Camera Body
a. 4 Perf (modified by Clairmont (L.A.) to accept 3 Perf Block)
b. PL Mount
c. Original regular lens ring housing included
d. Prepped for feature by Clairmont Camera 2011
e. Lens Port Cap
f. Mag Port Cap
g. 25mm Eyepiece
h. 25mm Heater Eyecup
i. 12" Extension Finder w/ front and rear caps
j. Variable Speed Control
k. Right Hand Grip
l. Balance Plate Top
m. Balance Plate Bottom
n. 2x 8" Rods
o. 2x 17" Rods
p. Low Bridge
q. Eyepiece Leveling Rod
r. 2x 12V Heater Power Cables
s. 2x Heater Pigtails
t. 2mm Allen Driver
u. Spare Fuses: 75amp & 15amp
v. Flight Case
w. 12 volt 7.0 Amp battery w/case, charger, and 4-pin cable
2. Arriflex 35 Manual (Jon Fauer)
3. Arriflex 35 Parts Book
4. 1x Schneider-Kreuznach 50mm
a. Xenon 1:2/50
b. Coveted diamond fluorite lens
c. No scratches / light dust in elements / no image effect
5. Ground Glass
a. 1x 1.85 TV in camera
b. 1x Super 1.85 TV Arri Glow
c. 2x TV Glass
d. 1x TV Title Safe
e. 1x 1.66 TV
f. Arri Oil / Syringe / Extra Oil
g. Extra Fuses (.75 amp and 15 amp)
h. Pull Down Claw
i. Hirschman Ground Glass Puller
6. Film Mags
a. 2x 1000' BL 35 Mags w/ Loop Protectors
b. 2x 400' BL 35 Mags w. Loop Protectors
c. All mags are scratch-tested
d. Flight Cases
7. CEI Color 4 Tap w/ CEI Elbow
a. Battery Charger & 4 Pin Battery Cable
b. BNC Connector
c. Flight Case
8. Arriflex FF3 w/ Speed Arm & Fixed Focal Length Gear
a. Flight Case
9. Arriflex Standard to PL mount Lens Adapter w/ Allen Wrench
10. Arriflex 6x6 Matte Box
a. Various lens ring cutouts
b. 25 / 35 / 50 / 85 Factory Mattes
c. Homemade Matte Box shade
d. Flight Case
11. Filters
a. 6" 85 ND.9
b. 6" 85 ND.6
c. 6.6x6.6 ND.9
d. Polarizer
12. O'Connor 100C Fluid Head
a. Well used but in excellent shape -- no leaks
b. Worn handle
c. 2 x 22" Rods
d. Flight Case
13. Tripods (O'Connor 100C's)
a. 1x Baby
b. 1x Junior
c. 1x Standard
d. Hi-Hat
e. 2x Spreaders ( 1 needs spring adjustment to fit properly)
14. AJA Computer I/O Box and cables
15. Trango Wireless System
a. 2x Batteries and Charger
16. Sony PVM-8045Q Color Monitor
a. PortaBrace Case & Power Cord
b. BNC Cable
17. Aspen Nicad Battery Charger
18. 2x IDX Nicad Batteries
19. XL Harrison Film Changing Tent
20. Mag Footage Gaff Tape

 

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#2 Mark Dunn

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 03:24 AM

6k what, please? USD? Sterling? Euro?


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#3 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 03:31 AM

I am shooting a film this year (planning for the summer) and planning on shooting it on 35mm.

 

You need to use your full real name, it's one of the forum rules. Unfortunately, you need to contact Tim Tyler, the site owner to make the change for you..


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#4 Mark Dunn

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 04:43 AM

From the dialogue box which pops up from the website hosting the image, it's Paulo Arellano.


Edited by Mark Dunn, 10 April 2014 - 04:44 AM.

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#5 Paulo A

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 10:13 AM

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It is $6k USD


Edited by Paulo A, 10 April 2014 - 10:16 AM.

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#6 Matthew W. Phillips

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:30 PM

Nice kit. Owner lives 15 minutes from me as I also saw it on craigslist. Originally they were asking $9k so I passed. At $6k, it becomes interesting. I still dont have that kind of cash...yet.


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#7 James Jeffrey Cotter

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Posted 04 October 2014 - 06:24 PM

If you don't want it after the finish you could certainly recover your investment either as a package or breaking it up, I would say it's priced right. Who is your operator and DP?
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