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#1 Eugene Lehnert

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Posted 03 October 2005 - 02:00 PM

Does anyone know where to rent a 35mm camera in NYC that can shoot timelapse? What camera should I be looking for?
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#2 Joseph White

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Posted 03 October 2005 - 02:56 PM

hey there -
the 2 camera houses ive had the best luck with in new york are CSC (camera service center) and Panavision new york. both houses would rent you an Arriflex 435 which is what i'd reccomend for time lapse as you can dial in really specific frame rates and its a rock solid camera. csc also has the new Arriflex 235 (Panavision might too, not sure) which is an even smaller version of the 435. anyhow, either house will serve you really well. i like Abel Cine Tech but they generally only rent Aaton cameras and i wouldn't necessarily reccomend using the Aaton 35-III for time lapse work, but depending on how you are posting, i guess it could work.

best of luck shooting in my home city!
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#3 Eugene Lehnert

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Posted 03 October 2005 - 04:23 PM

Thanks! Is it easy to dial in different frame rates for the 235?
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Posted 04 October 2005 - 02:03 PM

http://www.arri.com/entry/products.htm

check it out - i think its a wonderful camera - not as fast as the 435x, but still a heck of a camera. you can check out all of their specs here.
happy shooting!
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#5 Dan Salzmann

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Posted 04 October 2005 - 03:04 PM

I'll second Panavision and CSC in New York. The 435 is great for time-lapse and will probably be easier to rent than a 235.
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#6 Stephen Williams

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Posted 05 October 2005 - 02:04 AM

? What camera should I be looking for?



Hi,

Arri 435 is fine if you've got the budget. Depending on the time delay you may need one with the capping shutter option.
However most specialist time-lapse shooters use Mitchell's. There cheep, if the focal plane shutter is still in place there totally light tight between between exposures. The only drawback is PL mounted lenses can't be used.

Stephen
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#7 Eugene Lehnert

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 02:28 PM

Who rents Mitchell's? How heavy are they?
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