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Charles Pickel

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  1. Offered for sale is an excellent used Canon Super-16 format 11.5-138mm T2.5/PL mount zoom lens. Lens in very fine used condition, service checked for back/front focus, image & focus stability, zoom tracking, focus marks. Glass is free of scratches, but there is a very small coating mar (rub mark) on the rear element which will not affect photographic results. It is visible in the attached photo at about the 2:00 o'clock position, halfway between the center & edge of the element. Very versatile focal length range, yet lightweight & compact. Includes factory PL mount, and original Canon 2-stage 4x4 filter holder/sunshade (95mm clamp-on). Fitted plastic case also included. This is a superb lens, you will not be disappointed. Price: $ 4250.00
  2. Offered for sale is a very clean used Aaton XTR Plus super-16mm camera system. The camera had a top-to-bottom overhaul at the Aaton factory in Grenoble approx 15 yrs ago and has been maintained by Abel Cine Tech since then. It has been stored for a few years and will get a service checkout in my shop prior to sale. At present it runs very quietly and draws .5 amp at 12.8 Volts without a magazine, which is right where it should be. This is a personal DP unit that has never been in rental service AFAIK. Package Consists of: Aaton XTR Plus camera body (# 16xx) w/PL mount , 1.66/ TV viewing screen, time code, hand grip, thread-in support rods. 1-Custom integrated B&W video assist with interchangeable cameras (included camera is B&W SD composite video). Mount is C-mount. Video tap has manual controls for image size, focus, centering and iris. 2-400' DX magazines 1-Media Logic Xtal speed control (6-54 fps in .001 frame increments) 1-Oppenheimer Np-1 battery adapter 4-NP-1 Ni-Cad batteries (power cycled and tested, may need replacement soon) IDX 4-place charger for NP-1 1-Aaton 16V battery for frame rates btwn 37-54fps (new cells) 1-16V charger Camera power cable for external batteries (XLR 4-pin) Aaton Origin-C time code clock w/cables Canon 8-64mm T2.4/PL mount Super-16mm zoom lens Canon 2-stage 4x4" clamp on 95mm filter holder sunshade for 8-64mm Tiffen 4x4" filters: 85; 85ND3, 85ND6 Cases for all Price: US$ 10,500.00 + shipping (Equip is located in Seattle WA USA) Email for more photos etc.: cp@seriousgear.com Charles Pickel www,seriousgear.com
  3. Thanks for your comment. I am indeed an equipment broker and make no secret of it as the banner ad to your right indicates. If there were any Arri 416' s on the used market, I'd certainly be happy to offer one. But if that were the case, I would still mention the following caveats to any prospective 416 owner: -The camera is rare, probably fewer than 100 units in service. This means your only source of parts & service is Arri. -The camera is highly complex, with a lot of embedded computing, RF transceiver for Arri LCS, multiple drive motors for movement & magazines etc.. It doesn't seem to like external power sources like Steadicam sleds. Go to the Steadicam Forum for discussions on this. -The camera, rightly or wrongly, has a reputation for termperamental behavior, if not outright fragility. -Many of its "innovative" features were grafted from Aaton (e.g. spring loaded side rail in aperture plate). My questions for people wanting this system are: "Why" and "Do you really need it " ? Some small rental companies are ill-prepared to maintain this advanced a camera, so it holds special challenges for individual owner-ops. A good solid late-model Aaton will deliver most of what the 416 offers, without its needless complexity, expense and extra headaches of a permanent marriage to the mfr. Aaton no longer assembles cameras, but parts and service are available and there are independent technicians around the world who know how to work on them. So the discussion ranges farther than: "Hey, buy my camera". I find I do a better business with informed customers who feel secure in what they chose long after the deal is made. If you'd like to continue this discussion directly Isaac, feel free to contact me off list. Charles Pickel Serious Gear Co. Seattle USA cp@seriousgear.com
  4. Hello Dan, Would like to have a brief discussion w/you about S16 camera systems and why the Arri 416 may or may not be an optimal choice for you. I have 30+ yrs experience with this stuff and may be able to shed some light on options. You are welcome to email me: cp@seriousgear.com. Tel/txt: 206-285-4776 Thanks ! -CP
  5. Now Listed on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/303074554594 Will gladly accept offers from Cinematography.com users.
  6. I have an Arri eyepiece heater unit that fits the 80's -90's era wide angle eyepiece common to late 35-III, BL-IV, 435 cameras. Will email you with photos later today. - Charles <cp@seriousgear.com>
  7. Evan, Got both items in stock. Swing arm is new, dual 15mm/19mm mounting. Also have Preston Y-cables for Arri, Aaton or Digital (D-tap) We use & recommend the Lentequip SafeTap with polarity/voltage/overheating protection. -USED Heden M26T motor with medium cine gear (.8 metric module) US$ 400.00 -NEW CineMeade Eng. dual 15/19mm swing arm for Heden: $ 125.00 Package: $ 500.00 ...such a deal. contact me by email for photos etc. <cp@seriousgear.com>
  8. Salut, Paul-Anthony, Please email me for medium res. photos. Only the 25mm is marked "Illumina" as it was a replacement for a lost lens. All lenses will be inspected/serviced in my shop prior to delivery (some time must be allowed for this). They can be delivered in either Arri bayonet ("B" mount) or PL mount at your option (no difference in price) You are welcome to email me at <cp@seriousgear.com> Thanks -Charles
  9. Also included in the Aaton XTR Plus package above: -Aaton XTR Plus user manual -Aaton to Nikon lens mount adapter Other used items available at additional cost -Set Optar/Illumina S16 high speed prmes: 8mm, 9.5mm, 12mm, 16mm, 25mm & 50mm T1.3/B mt or PL (Note: Arri B to Aaton adapter incl. w/ camera above) Price: US$ 6500.00 (ask about pkg pricing w/camera) -Chrosziel single-sided follow focus unit: $ 450.00 -ScubaCam rain cover: $ 150.00 NEW aftermarket PL mount for Aaton XTR Plus: US$ 995.00 (installed) 2-week lead time.
  10. Offered for sale is a very clean, high serial number (19xx) Aaton XTR Plus camera with Aaton (AA) mount. It includes a number of useful accessories including a custom video assist integrated into the camera top (allowing for easier update of the video sensor than traditional Aaton units). Also included is the famous Canon 8-64mm 16 format zoom lens. One of the best S16 zooms ever made and among the first of a new generation of compact high resolution, high contrast lenses built specifically for the format. Here's the kit: USED Aaton XTR Plus (# 1948-C) with 16x9 viewing screen, Updated PBX, Aaton time code, Aux 6-pin LEMO accessory power socket. Superb condition. Maintained at Abel Cine Tech. -Custom top-mount video assist w/Sony XC-73 b&w SD video camera w/cables -time code jam-sync cable (for jamming to digital audio recorders) -2x 400' DX film magazines -Aaton hand grip -2 pair 15mm threaded support rods -Media Logic digital speed control -Aaton to Arri B lens mount adapter -Oppenheimer NP-1 battery adapter -PAG charger for NP-1 batteries -2x IDX NP-1 batteries (Ni-Cad), >>>functioning but likely near the end of their useful life -12v power cable (4-pin XLR) for use with battery blocks/belts/power supplies -Canon 8-64mm T2.4 S16 zoom lens in Aaton mount -Canon 4x4 clamp on sunshade/filter holder w/2-4x4 filter trays -Set 4x4 85-85ND filters Cases for all Price: US$ 9500.00 Other items: -Aaton 400' DX magazine (overhauled) $ 450.00 -Custom mini amphenol splitter box w/run switch (splits Amphenol mini D 9-pin plug on PBX panel into 9-pin + Lemo 6 + run switch for right side) $ 175.00 -Kinoptik 5.7mm T2.2 wide angle lens, Arri std mt. w/Aaton adapter: $ 795.00 -Zeiss 9.5mm T1.3 super speed lens B mt (16mm format >> covers S16) w/Aspheron converter (lens becomes 6mm). The kit: US$ 1450.00 -Zeiss 50mm T1.3 Mk-II (S16 format lens) B mount: US$ 3500.00 -Century image transformer: Permits use of 2/3" format B4 mount broadcast video lenses on S16 film camera. Aaton or PL mount. US$ 500.00 contact Charles Serious Gear Co. cp@seriousgear.com Tel (206) 285-4776
  11. Hello David, I remember YOLK ! We have a complete late-model system in stock. The video assist will be NTSC only (Aaton VSA). email contact: <cp@seriousgear.com> Charles Pickel Serious Gear Co. Seattle , USA
  12. Hello Bucky, We have new aftermarket units with thread-in rods. email me at <cp@seriousgear.com> for photos & details.
  13. My recollection may be imperfect, but I believe Arri produced only a limited number of 200' magazines for the Arri 16M, not the 16S. As these are gear-driven by the body, they are not interchangeable and also quite rare. Charles Pickel Serious Gear Co. Seattle USA
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