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#1 Henri Titchen

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 05:40 AM



Hi,

I hope someone can help me with this.

What is the mystery Arri item in the attached photo?

Is it a Matte box support? For what camera?

It is black "crinkle" painted aluminium.

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Henry.
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#2 Christian Appelt

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 05:31 PM

It's a support base for UltraScope anamorphic lenses. Any Arriflex IIA/B or IIC can be mounted on the plate like this:

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#3 Christian Appelt

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 05:44 PM

The second pic is from an Arri brochure from 1958, it says (in German):

"The support base is necessary for ULTRASCOPE anamorphic lenses 50mm and 600mm. Prime lenses from 85mm to 400mm lenses can be used without it, but use of support is still recommended because during tilts and pans, the nodal point will be centered when you use an Arri tripod/pan head."

If you ever need a second one, don't hesitate to ask me... :D

Do you have an UltraScope anamorphic lens to go with it?UltraScope_support_small.jpg

Edited by Christian Appelt, 07 September 2005 - 05:49 PM.

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#4 Henri Titchen

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 04:15 AM

Thankyou for the replies. It sounds like it is a lens support.

I don't think the one I pictured in the original post is for an Arri2b or c as it doesn't have a hole for the handgrip motor.

It must be for another camera.

I would however like to buy one for an Arri2b or c, please e-mail me with a photo to:

radioencryption@hotmail.com

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#5 Sam Wells

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 06:21 PM

I don't think the one I pictured in the original post is for an Arri2b or c as it doesn't have a hole for the handgrip motor.

It must be for another camera.

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You would use it with the flat base adaptor.

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#6 Henri Titchen

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Posted 13 September 2005 - 04:33 AM

You would use it with the flat base adaptor.

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It is possible that it could be used with a flat base adapter however this might create problems where the lens is too high above the support. The lens support is located below the level of the mounting base. It would be further below when a flat base adapter is added.

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#7 Leo Anthony Vale

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Posted 24 October 2005 - 03:30 PM

Thankyou for the replies. It sounds like it is a lens support.

I don't think the one I pictured in the original post is for an Arri2b or c as it doesn't have a hole for the handgrip motor.

It must be for another camera.



---THen it would be for the Arri 16S and 16


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