Alan Gordon here in LA sold out some old rentals (this one was ex-Panavision) and I picked one up for a song and a dance. I shot with them a bit early in my career and always liked them. Slightly painful to load the mags, but once you got a hold of it it wasn't that bad. Very quiet, very light and nimble little 35mm camera. Perfect for handheld or run and gun shooting. In the kit I got 3x Mags, 4-perf, Color Video assist and the ubiquitous wooden handgrip. Seems to be working fine. Unfortunately didn't come with any batteries, but managed to locate three online. However, I would eventually like to locate a few things:
1. Anamorphic viewfinder? Does anyone know if they made one for the 35-III?
2. Full frame (big TV) groundglass. I know they made this, but does anyone know where I could find one?
3. Aaton Cha-3 charger. It's the one where you can charge the onboard batteries. Anyone know where I could get one?
4. Loop tool. There's a distance tool that makes the loop the correct size - anyone know where one could be found?