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#1 Ryosuke Kawanaka

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 02:54 PM

Hi,

I have a basic question about Arriflex SR. I see people using eyepiece extension, but how is that thing different from normal short eyepiece? Does it help setting the diopter for those who have real bad eye sight? Or does it have some other cool functions?
Sorry that it might be a silly question, but I cannot find any answer...
Thank you.

Edited by Ryosuke Kawanaka, 07 October 2005 - 02:56 PM.

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#2 Andy Sparaco SOC

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 05:05 PM

Eyepiece extension allows you to stand to the rear of the camera. You have more of a range of motion with the eyepiece.. So if the camera is above your head on a tall tripod you can pull the eyepiece down or actually get to it from an off axis ladder. Reverse is true when camera is on a hi-hat or a sandbag -you do not have to lay down. If you are on a dolly you have a more natural comfortable position. The standard eyepiece is designed more for over the shoulder shooting.
Also makes room for an assistant.

If you have never used one you may not miss it but may be working harder. Once you use one you will miss it.

Also you will look much more majestic standing behind the camera making sweeping gestures to the crew and director as you move imperseptively to peek down into the eyepiece.
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#3 Rod Otaviano

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 05:32 PM

I saw the other day an Arri 16 BL with an Arri SR eyepiece extension. I'm wondering if it requires some kind of customization or it's simply plug and play. Would this eyepiece extension work on a S as well ?
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#4 Mitch Gross

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 06:03 PM

Yes, it is the same mount. It works on the old Arri-35BL 1,2 & 3 cameras as well.
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#5 Jon Kukla

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Posted 22 December 2006 - 04:22 PM

It also can come in handy for the focus puller, as the extension tube includes a magnification switch that allows for more critical eye focus. The manual rather offhandedly mentions that one can use two of them mounted in sequence, although that's a configuration I've never heard anyone ever use...

Edited by Jon Kukla, 22 December 2006 - 04:24 PM.

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