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#1 Christopher Guerrero

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Posted 27 September 2005 - 01:33 AM

Is there any inexpensive 16mm cameras with a low shutter perhaps under 75 degrees. A good price range would anything less than 1000 dollars. Thanks
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#2 daniel mahlknecht

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Posted 01 October 2005 - 10:52 AM

Hi,
the Pentaflex 16 or AK-16 is a ceap (because old) but great camera. it has an shuterangle from 180° to 0° which you can set to any angle you desire even wile shooting. it has quickcange magazines for 30m or 60m (120m mags are very rare and I have seen only once on).
it has a 3 lens turret and komes with a 12mm a 25mm and a 50mm lens. it is not for sound film.
an operating set costs at ebay between 255$ and 500$

some bolex cameras have a changable shutterangle as the SBM (from 135° to 0°) but they cost more and you can fix it only at 3 steps.
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#3 Christopher Guerrero

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Posted 01 October 2005 - 01:52 PM

Oh thanks for the info man, I really appreciate it. I wasnt aware that bolex cameras had variable shutters all the way to 0 and back to 180 degrees. Only that it had two shutter variables. Which models is it exactly?
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#4 Stephen Williams

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Posted 01 October 2005 - 02:48 PM

Is there any inexpensive 16mm cameras with a low shutter perhaps under 75 degrees. A good price range would anything less than 1000 dollars. Thanks



Hi,

A Mitchell has an adjustable shutter. Not ideal for hand holding, being rackover. It's very steady. What do you want to film?

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#5 daniel mahlknecht

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Posted 03 October 2005 - 06:15 AM

Oh thanks for the info man, I really appreciate it. I wasnt aware that bolex cameras had variable shutters all the way to 0 and back to 180 degrees. Only that it had two shutter variables. Which models is it exactly?


Hi,
I have the Bolex SBM and there the shutter starts from 135° and can close to 0° but you can not fix it at every position you want unless you use a tape to fix the lever.
I belive that also the EL has a variable shutter but I belive that it starts at 170° .
The difference between the cameras is, that the el has an built in electric motor while the SBM has a springdriven motor and an optional external elecrtic motor (bot cameras can be synced and can take 400ft loads). they have bolex bayonet mount. I'm not sure if c-mount bolex cameras like the RX5 have a variable shutter, for sure the Bolex M has not.
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#6 daniel mahlknecht

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Posted 03 October 2005 - 01:42 PM

hi,
correction of my last mail, I have cecked out the features of the different bolex modells (on the AMERICAN CINEMATORAPHER MANUAL), the EL and the EBM have a fixed shutter at 170°.
Only the h-16 REX5, the h-16 SBM have a variable shutter and it can be fixed at 135° (open), ~100°, 67,5° and closed.
the SB is like the SBM but can not take 120m (400ft) mags.

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#7 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 03 October 2005 - 02:38 PM

The 16mm Eclair NPR has an adjustable shutter angle.
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