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#1 Michael Althaus

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Posted 25 May 2005 - 04:41 AM

I never owned an Arriflex ST so I don't know what I have to look after if I want to buy one. Does this one look ok to you? Is there any damage that can be seen in the picture? What might it be worth?

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Michael

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#2 Rik Andino

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Posted 25 May 2005 - 03:13 PM

It looks alright at first glance...
But the thing about cameras is
That pictures aren't as informative as they should be.

It's just like a car--it can have an awesome paint job...
But the motor could be f**ked to hell...

You're gonna have to run that baby to see if it's in good condition.
You'll probably have to do a scratch test as well.

You really should work with an Arri S or at least know a bit about it
before you go and buy one...
Because you run the risk of getting ripped off
Because you don't know enough of your product.

The good thing about an Arri S is that it's a rugged yet simple mechanism
So one--it doesn't break down so easily
And two--if it breaks down--it doesn't cost that much to fix or overhaul...
You can probably get an overhaul for around $500US.
So if you find a real good bargain it might be okay to get it
Cause even if you have to fix you'll probably still save money.

But I recommend you see one up close first...
And you research more about it--
Including places to service it and how much it cost to maintain
What accesories you'll need to get and how much it cost and etc...


Eitherways
GoodLuck
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#3 Sam Wells

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Posted 25 May 2005 - 07:10 PM

All I can tell from the picture is that it's a very old one (no cover over the belts and the casting not ribbed).

You have to see it, have to run it. As he said.

-Sam
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