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Nick G Smith

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  1. Adam Frisch alleges that 'buddies' of TLS jump the queue. This is not what I have come across. I have had a set of K35's rehoused by TLS and I had a number in the queue - it took over a year for my lenses to get rehoused but I believe TLS treated me fairly. I even asked them if a well known rental company in London which is also owned by the same company that owns TLS would have preferential treatment and they assured me that they would not. I can say that the TLS rehouse is really good and is worth waiting for - also resale value will be good. With all well done rehoused lenses you will have to wait.
  2. Price reduced to UK Pounds £ 2850 Each ( $4000 @ 1.4 exchange) £ 5500 for the pair.
  3. Canon Optex 100mm and 135mm f2 lens in PL Mount. Perfect addition to supplement a set of Canon K35 lenses. Vintage Canon FD 100mm and 135mm rehoused by Optex UK PL mount ( The 100mm has an original PL and BNCR dual mount, The 135mm was originally BNCR mount and the PL mount engineered by Optitek in 2009) I have owned these lenses since 2007 and bought them from the original owner who had them from new. 80mm Fronts, Lightweight ,Focus Scale in Feet, 300 Degree Focus rotation, Full Frame coverage, f2 aperture, Focus and Aperture Gears. The lenses have just been serviced at True Lens Service and are in excellent condition. £ 3000 UK Pounds Each £ 5750 UK Pounds for both. + VAT at 20% applicable on sale in UK and EU + Shipping. More Pictures on Request. Email nrgsmith 'at' btinternet.com
  4. If anyone is interested - I am selling 2x Fromm shoulder Mags for Arri 2c in good condition on ebay. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331217503587 I have serviced them and sourced new belts. I will ship worldwide at cheapest I can find. 15kg weight Also selling a Scherr Tumico 0-250 Grammes Force Tension Gauge for testing tension of Pressure plate on Arri 2c http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331217524365 Nick
  5. I have an Arri 2c with CE base - I am still using it occasionally. www.nickgordonsmith.com
  6. I have a an F15 and still occasionally use it but find on most jobs I use O'connor 2575 or 2060. They are still very good heads but don't have counter balance and dial in resistance that recent heads have. I had mine overhauled at Ronford Baker as it had a slight reverse 'creep' on the pan when coming to a stop. If yours has not been serviced for a while an overhaul would be a good idea. I don't know if you can swap the tilt functions between the 15 and 15s and if you are going to sell one keep the F15!
  7. Richter Autocollimator with 130mm Lens. Uses Mag light with AA Batteries. Ebay Item no.: 330607534470 Starting price 180 UKP / Buy it now 300 UKP
  8. II think you mean collimation not calibration. Check each lens against its distance marks to see if they are accurate- start at close focus, 3ft/ 5ft/10ft etc to infinity. If any lens is out get it collimated and check it again. Check that the iris leaves open and close accurately. Check for scratches or any marks on the lens glass. If you are using older lens see if there are any color discrepancies. If you have a long prep you can do color matching tests, focus fall off tests etc. Make notes.
  9. Can you be more specific. I can't tell if you are looking for a camera light to illuminate lens marks, an eyelight, a fresnel or a fill light and if your looking for a fill light in what context.
  10. Looks all 16mm. The film stock used then will have a lot to do with the look. Depends what format you are going to shoot on. For 16mm and small sensors - Old Angenieux 12-120 zoom will give you a warm soft look - Primes; Cooke Kinetals have a great feel - I have founf they work best around T4- 5.6 Nick
  11. GripTech in Australia make a riser for the F3 so that it can be used with 19mm and 15mm Arri sliding baseplates. It also has capability to use mini 15mm rod. Excellent build quality. $Au 300.00 http://griptech.net.au/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=83
  12. If you are determining the only advantage of the Red for your style of production to be the colour EVF you should be aware that the old style Red EVF has a tendency to solarise when it gets slightly cold and then becomes practically useless. You can try to keep it warm with heat packs but it can be a struggle. I hope that the new Red 'bomb' EVF works in the cold.
  13. Hi Ruairi, Putting PL mounts on the round fronts is not that big a deal. If you get hold of the PL mounts from Russia or elsewhere. you should be able to get a lens tech where you are to mount and collimate them. Try: http://spbsale.com or SteveMorton In Australia: http://members.optusnet.com.au/~smort1/lomos/lomos Steve has focus gears for the roundfronts. You warm them up in hot water then slip them on, (More a battle at times like peeling chestnuts) If you are in the UK, True Lens service has experience with Lomos: http://www.truelens.co.uk/ Nick
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