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Behold, the $4,000 Scoopic?


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#1 Ian Marks

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 07:14 PM

I just watched as an Ebay auction for a Canon Scoopic ended with a winning bid of ... egads!... $4,050. Granted, this may have been the nicest Scoopic on the planet (an MS with crystal sync), but for that much money the high bidder could have had his pick of Eclair NPR's, ACL's, Arri BL's, or CP16R's. Maybe Canon should dust off the tooling and start selling Scoopics again...

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#2 Rik Andino

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 08:00 PM

You gotta be kidding me!

Do you have the link?

What person could be so ignorant?

Seems there might be a lucrative business
Finding cheap Scoopic and reselling them highly overpriced. :)
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#3 Brian Wells

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 09:30 PM

I've met several girls who collected these Super8 cameras in college are now into their careers and have more money to blow.. I don't actually think they're being used for taking pictures.

Kind of a geeky girl thing I think. That's my theory.

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#4 Matt Pacini

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 01:09 PM

I don't think so.
(First of all, these are 16mm Scoopics, not 8mm Scoopics).

I've been watching Scoopics on ebay for about 3 years now, and nice MS models go for high dollars (usually $1000 - 41,500-ish), but I agree, this is stupid.

I got my M for $331, and I could get it crystal synced for $500.
This guy's camera isn't going to make any better images than mine (same lens).

I wonder what a Scoopic modified to a PL mount would fetch?
Hmmm...
I wonder if it's even possible?

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#5 Patrick Neary

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 03:58 PM

>nice MS models go for high dollars (usually $1000 - 41,500-ish),

that must be one fine scoopic! :)
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#6 John Pytlak RIP

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 03:59 PM

>nice MS models go for high dollars (usually $1000 - 41,500-ish),

that must be one fine scoopic! :)

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It must be gold plated with platinum sprockets! :lol:
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#7 Josh Hill

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 08:19 PM

No, it's a Scoopic package. It comes with an XTR Prod, a full set of Zeiss S16 primes, matte box, rods, video assist, monitor, film, processing, telecine...

Oh, and the Scoopic.
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Posted 04 May 2005 - 11:45 PM

Somebody paid a lot, that's for sure. I just bought a beat up CP-16R for a tenth that, but I'll probably spend my bottom dollar getting it refurbed.
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#9 Josh Hill

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Posted 05 May 2005 - 11:58 PM

Paul Hillman at Visual Products will do a refurb (with lens collimation) for about 1200. EXCELLENT work too.
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#10 Matt Pacini

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 02:41 PM

I highly recommend Paul Hillman. also.
I think the Scoopic MS models go for so much, because people get all excited about the possibility of using the mag adapter & being able to shoot 400ft loads.

In reality, that rig makes it an unwieldy beast, negating the whole 'run & gun" aspect of the Scoopic.

The only reason I'd want one, is that it has the behind the lens filter slot.
I'm always on the lookout for an MS gate, so I can do that with my M.

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#11 robtags

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 02:55 AM

Why do people seem to like this camera so much? It seems to me the inability to switch out lenses is a major downfall. How good is the lens?
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