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David Szurmiej

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  1. Kinor 35H (9KCH-M2) - Russian Professional 35mm Movie Camera Set Most of you probably know the story of the Kinor. This unit is in perfect working order. It has been well maintained and upgraded. The upgrades electric rewiring to work with standard XLR plugs, rewiring of the interior electronics, adding a video tap, adding a BNCR mount. The camera has been and is regularly serviced by a qualified technician. The buyer will receive a fully working, colimated kit that will be serviced by the technician prior to the sale. The camera has worked on quite a few gigs recently, but as we own another 35mm kit, the time has come to sell as we can't justify two kits. So this isn't your typical Russian "I don't know if it works kit", but a much loved and well maintained unit. PM me with any questions. Here is a link to the ebay auction: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kinor-35H-35mm-Movie-Camera-/182497662948?hash=item2a7db557e4:g:pygAAOSw2gxY0QPB During the '84 Los Angeles Olympics the Soviets were boycotting the games, but they sent camera crews. Moviecam Super America cameras were being used there by American crews. It was the first time those cameras had ever been seen by the public. Right in the middle of the games one of them vanished. They were $200,000 cameras. The missing camera was never found. A couple of years later the Soviets introduced the Kinor 35H, which certainly seemed to be inspired by the Moviecam. Though they never admitted to the theft, most people suspect that the Soviet crew stole the Super America and reverse-engineered it. This particular unit was bought from Cannon Films and the word is that it was used on various movies produced by them in the Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus era, including Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection, Ninja Trilogy and Cyborg amongst others. The camera comes fully kitted and modified to modern standards. It has two lens mounts - BNCR & OCT-19, is manufactured of sync sound (-32db), comes with a B&W CCD video assist has updated power inputs for XLR use and updated reg pins for use with Kodak Negative. It is fully working, tested, and in excellent condition. The camera has been well maintained and serviced throughout the years. It comes with everything that you may need for setting up for hand held and studio work. The set includes an Anton Bauer charger and one XLR battery. Everything in the photos is included. The camera comes in 5 original metal cases. The camera is a great model to adapt to two perf for shooting Techniscope 2.35 with spherical lenses. SPECIFICATIONS LENS MOUNT: BNCR & OCT-19 SHUTTER: Rotating Mirror - 180 degrees FRAME RATES: 8-32 fps in .1 fps increments w/speed control; crystal 24 & 25fps MOVEMENT: Single pulldown claw and single registration pin FORMAT: 35mm; 1.66, 1.33 ground glasses; modified 1.78 SOUND LEVEL: 24-32db depending on speed WEIGHT: Hand-held: 28lbs w/500ft. magazine and prime lens MAGAZINES: 2 x 500' (150m) and 2 x 1000' (300m) w/built-in torque takeup motor system MAGAZINE MOUNTING: Rear of camera; lowered/raised positions, depending on mode Camera comes with a magazine wedge MAG DRIVE: All electronic via multipin interface FINDER: Short for handheld - fully orientable; projection from camera side is adjustable Long for tripod mount fully orientable; projection from camera side is adjustable FOLLOW FOCUS: Single knob on camera for handheld Double knob on base plate rods for tripod mount BASE PLATE + RODS: Fully sliding dovetail; quick release SIDE RODS: On camera mounting; swing away MATTEBOX: The matte box is the only piece on the camera that could be considered dated. However it does serve it’s purpose and comes with sunshades for lenses from 28 to 100. It is a swing-away model with filter trays accommodating 4x4” and 4x5.65" filters HAND HELD: Handle with remote control cable POWER: 14-21 volts dc Anton Bauer charger with battery CASE: 5 original metal cases
  2. Hi, I'm hoping that some of the more experienced forum users are greater experts on Lomo lenses then myself and can help me out a bit. I was wondering about the difference between Lomo lenses usable only on the Kovas vs. the lenses also usable on the Kinor. Is the limited use due only to the longer rear element, or is it also influenced by the type and width of barreling? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
  3. Hi, I was curious, what's the serial number of the body and electronics? Is the movement converted to b&h perf? Also, would you be willing to break up the package and sell the pieces seperately? Can you provide any photos? Could you also let me know more about the BLIII please. Thanks, David
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