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Adriano Cimino

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  1. I had. But I am asking here to be surer. The seller told me that the focus "is fixed, only the iris turns". So I understand it is of the old type.
  2. Hi everybody, I have an occasion on buying an old Kinoptik 12.5 Grand-Angle Special. It is in Arri Std mount and I'd like to adapt it to a Leicina Special via the original Leitz adapter for these lenses. This adapter is the three-screws type, screws which hold on the barrel slot; but it has not the pin to block the back of the objective. So it is not good, for example, for Kinetals and any other lens which has the back barrel rotating when focusing. Does anybody knows if the lens in question has the focus barrel independent from the back cylinder, or not? Thank you.
  3. Hi, and thanks for replies. Yes I've seen that ebay insertion already, but I subscribe the "OMG that price just for a small piece of bakelite or whatever" opinion. There are two more selling on ebay, both are broken and glued together. The question could then shift on which is the right glue for bakelite, or any other solution, keeping in mind the cover is mostly intact. What is broken is the very end of the piece, the curve tab fitting under the horizontal metal stick: it must be a most efficient glue, then.
  4. Hi, as the title says, I am looking for the bakelite cover for the mag top opening on the camera's body. Please contact me here, or at giangiacometto_9 at hotmail dot com. Good day.
  5. Hi, as there are many variations on that camera, could you perhaps show any picture of the actual item? Cheers.
  6. I was not meant - not at all - to service them by myself ! Thanks for the reply.
  7. Hello, as a general question (from a non-experienced guy, as I am), which one is the camera that need technical assistance more often? Something I read about Aatons, that they need a proper vacuum lubricance, keeps me thinking an Arri would be cheaper to mantain over the time - save it has more available spare parts. But, since both need CLA from time to time, which is the actual need of it, between the two, or even among older, more affordable alternatives?
  8. The seller assured he tried with a Xenon 16mm and it fits, the deepness being aroud 35 mm. My aim is to have a discrete variety of focal lenghts, to cut with old Schneider primes' look. For keeping it cheap, I thougt to double some of them with the extender. Frankly, do you think is this latter the better solution, or to use some - adapted - Minolta Rokkor lenses instead? (please excuse me for bouncing into the main discussion!)
  9. Thank you for the tip. I sent an email to the seller, if he can measure it for me.
  10. Hello, on the same issue, I have a question about this accessory: http://www.ebay.it/itm/Astro-Siriar-2x-Converter-16mm-Arri-Arriflex-Bolex-Beaulieu-/201019569249?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_77&hash=item2ecdb33461 is this another focal extender? does anybody have experience with this, so to tell if could it be used with Schneider old primes (cinegon 10 and 16, cine-xenon 25) with a protruding back? generally, is the image obtained with a combination of a prime lens and a converter better than an image obtained with a zoom lens? Thank you for any help.
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