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Tyler Purcell

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In Topic: So many quality Russian kits for sale...

14 January 2019 - 02:51 PM

Depends on your definition of cheap. You can get a refurbished Super 16 K3 for $220 on ebay. Even though it's not the most stable camera in the world, it is a mirrored reflex camera with a decent lens.

For around $400 you can get a Canon Scoopic, where it's not much of an upgrade, it is for sure better than the K3, but not super 16.

For around $600 - $800 you can get a Bolex EBM which is a world of difference from any of the russian cameras in stability and build quality.

Some of the Russian lenses are good, but not all of them. I personally like my Optar MKII set and SOME of the Lomo's are pretty amazing too. The housings are just poorly designed and require a real good technician to keep working. For the amount of money I've spent keeping my Optars calibrated properly, I could have gotten a set of Super 16mm Zeiss Superspeeds. I didn't know any better when I got into it so, live and learn.

The SP-16 listed in the ebay ad, is a real hunk of junk. I've seen them work before and they're tin cans. It would need A LOT of work to even function like new, let alone be worth the price of admission.

KSR 2M in the ebay ad is just a copy of the Eclair Cameflex in a lot of ways. I know the movement isn't the same, but if you look at the two cameras side by side, you can see the Russians just copied it. The Cameflex was already a difficult camera to use, very loud, heavy and not well designed. I can't fathom how the Russian counterpart would be.

In Topic: 35mm ARRICAM LT 3-Perf Camera Test with Kodak Stock

14 January 2019 - 02:39 PM

That was really nice. Of course being a film lover and dog lover hehe :)

In Topic: Roma (Alfonso Cuaron)

14 January 2019 - 03:06 AM

You can see a bit of it in this BTS:

In Topic: Roma (Alfonso Cuaron)

14 January 2019 - 03:04 AM

The waves were fake! That explains it!


I mean they were still in the ocean, but the big waves that brushed the lens were fake yep.

I think they built a ramp out onto a sand barge and ran the dolly shot that way. It was a magnificent shot.

The waves wiped the camera to go between different takes.

In Topic: So many quality Russian kits for sale...

14 January 2019 - 03:00 AM

They're just poorly made and pretty damn old as well. Kinor's are just copies of the German cameras in many cases (not all). Where the Kovacs were more like the Eclair's which were hard to copy and even the Eclair's didn't work well.

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