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Charles Pickel

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  1. For Sale: DoP's personal set of classic Zeiss T2.1 Standard primes. Very complete 9-lens set in excellent condition: 16, 24, 32, 40, 50, 85, 100, 135mm T2.1/PL + rare 180mm T3. Asking US$ 44K.
  2. Hi Steve, my own opinion is to avoid those cheap $25-50.00 aluminum adapters. I have yet to find an accurate one. Fotodiox makes a respectable adapter, but they vary in accuracy by up to +/- .03mm. This means you must shim the lens to the adapter in the case of high speed lenses. I quality control them using gage blocks & a precision height gage on a granite surface plate. I send back the ones that are more than .01mm out. Right now, I have a dead-on Les Bosher stainless B to PL quick-release adapter ($ 285.00 + shipping) and a QC'd Fotodiox unit that is also dead-nuts zero ($ 195.00). PL rear caps: $ 18.00. Let me know if these interest you. Thanks !
  3. Offering for sale: Aaton 400' DX mag for all XTR type cameras. Magnetic designations are A, B or C. Amazingly fresh original factory finish, no noticeable scratches or dents. This is an XTR-Plus era mag with one-way sprocket mechanism. Freshly overhauled by yours truly: clutch mechanisms serviced to factory specs, cracking spindle hubs replaced with custom machined/anodized aluminum parts (note close-up pic of our machined hubs, which mimic the ribbed surface of the originals). Stainless steel film guides. Scratch tested. Includes rubber nose guard. Asking USD $1850.00 They don't come any cleaner. DM me or email: info@seriousgear.com
  4. What lens mount is offered ? Does it include a support/cradle. Lens is not really usable without a cradle.
  5. Price reduction for this kit: US$ 27,250.00
  6. Selling on behalf of a client, a nearly-new condition (approx 18-24 mos. old) set of Sigma Cine FF pirmes plus a short high speed zoom. All lenses cover Full Frame (24x36) sensor format. The zoom is effectively unused. SIGMA Cinema primes : 14mm T2/PL 20mm T1.5/PL 24mm T1.5/PL 35mm T1.5/PL 50mm T1.5/PL 85mm T1.5/PL 135mm T2/PL 18-35mm T2/PL Zoom lens fitted cases (zoom in separate case) Price US$ 28,450.00 + shipping (and taxes, if applicable from Canada)
  7. These are sold, but others may be available. Drop me an email if interested: cp@seriousgear.com Thanks !
  8. Now Listed on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/304266828141 Cinematography.com users can buy direct from me at a modest discount. THANKS & HAPPY HOLIDAYS
  9. Selling a nicely maintained set of Zeiss T2.1/PL standard primes for 35mm/S35 format. Set includes: 16mm T2.1/PL modified for close focus, 24mm T2.1/PL Close Focus, 40mm T2.1/PL, 50mm T2.1/PL, 85mm T2.1/PL & 135mm T2.1/PL. Lenses are all MK-II style EXCEPT the 40mm which has no iris drive gear, just a knurled ring (M K-I style). Glass is clean: No scratches beyond micro cleaning marks here & there, no fungus. No major barrel dings. All focus rings secure. Contained in fitted shipping case. Lenses will be service checked prior to delivery for proper lubrication & back-focus collimation. Asking US$ 26,500.00 or best offer. PM me for more photos.
  10. Hi Joel, we have good used units in stock: Arri Bayonet/Std to Aaton (set-screw type) lens mount adapter: $ 185.00 + shipping >>> These also accept old-style Arri standard mount lenses Aaton rear cap: $ 20.00 Nikon F to Aaton adapter: $ 195.00 Arri Bayonet to Aaton (quick-release type, bayonet only): $ 195.00 PM me or email: cp@seriousgear.com
  11. Offering for sale a good clean used Optimo short zoom: 28-76mm T2.6 in PL mount. Nice shape but not a new lens. Some tiny paint separation dots around front element are visible reflected in glass from the front, but do not affect photographic image. Tracks straight, holds focus all clean internally. Tested on projector & collimator. Price includes fitted case as shown. Price: US$ 16,500.00 obo
  12. I think I can help. Also have Oppenheimer handles undergoing rebuild. Email: cp@seriousgear.com
  13. The 40mm Cooke lens has sold. Thanks to everyone who voiced interest.
  14. Offering for sale an amazingly clean Cooke Speed Panchro Series II 40mm lens in original Arri Standard mount. Ready for your re-barrel. Lens is pristine, almost as new, minimal wear on focu tabs and rear of barrel around rear element. Glass is clean with a few tiny coating scuffs barely visible to the naked eye. No scratches. Color is warm but not excessively yellow. Hard to find focal length. Price: $ 2950.00 Next Item is a first gen. Zeiss Arri 9.5mm super `16 T1.3 super speed in original Arri Bayonet mount. Condition is Excellent + with no discernable barrel wear. A few tiny scuffs on coatings. No scratches. Crystal clear images. Included is an Arri B to Aaton adatper (set-screw type), and a rare Arri Aspheron (made by Kern, Swiss) that converts the lens to an astonishingly sharp and low-distortion 5.5mm with no light loss. Lens has accessory 80mm front for Arri system compatibility. Price: $ 2250.00 for the kit PL mount adapter or Quick--release style Aaton adapter available at additional cost.PM me or email: cp@seriousgear.com Thanks for looking
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