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Fedor Karpenko

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  1. Tent 100%. Never seen anyone use a bag on set for anything serious.
  2. Yes definitely looks to be the same lens, they all have the ability to fully close the aperture.
  3. Sheesh it's like every time a 416 is listed the price goes up $10k 😅 Beautiful camera!
  4. Hey everyone! I have the BP-7 15mm studio baseplate for my SR3 and am looking to trade it for the 19mm version - the BP-6. Anyone out there interested in that trade? I just accidentally bought 19mm accessories for my SR3 thinking that the baseplate takes 19mm rods and just realized that I made a big mistake 😅
  5. Just arrived from B&H today. Project got cancelled so trying to get rid of these ;( $200/ea. Pickup in LA
  6. Not at all an expert but maybe the same reason halation is red? When light is intense enough it bounces off the film backing back up to the red layer causing it to be red.
  7. Beauty 😍 Would buy in a heartbeat if I had the cash for it
  8. Set of 6 actually 😎 8, 9.5, 12, 16, 25, 50. Yeah super happy with the deal we got!
  9. At Serious Gear in Seattle! Charles worked for Lumatech for a very long time so he knows all of their lenses super well. There have been different versions of the super 16 Illuminas, I think the older version has the "Optar" engraving on the lens and the newer version has the "Illumina" engraving. Although you should speak to Charles, he can answer basically any question you could possibly have about those lenses.
  10. I think some of them are defeinitely pretty good wide open! The 8mm was pretty soft wode open though so probably will do T2 maximum. Blue shift might be from the eyepiece being open and flaring the shot 😅 My friend and I paid $5000 for the full set, we're also probably going to end up paying just over $1000 to service them so somewhere arpund $6k total for a fully serviced set 🙂
  11. Bought a set of Optar Illuminas! Love them, just sent them out to get serviced since the mechanism on all of them needs to be greased. Seems like they just sat in a case for a decade or so and all the lubricant has dried up. Otherwise they look great, here's a little test I shot with my buddy: (Note: the vignetting you see on some shots is from the screw-on ND's we were stacking in front of the lens)
  12. Oh interesting, I actually spoke to him this past week and I think he said he was on the lookout for them. I think he might have buyers lined up for yours!
  13. Anyone know where I can find one of these? Looking to upgrade the tap on my SR3 but it has the IVS handle.
  14. Oh my god, you're the one who got this thing for $10K at a the auction recently aren't you?
  15. Aw man I'm really sorry about that. I know a few people who have gotten their cameras without any issues so I really didn't think he would be scamming people. I'll update the post. EDIT: I'm not able to edit the original post any longer unfortunately, otherwise I would add a disclaimer at the top regarding your situation..
  16. I would definitely recommend buying a basic camera package though, but nothing too expensive. Personally, I have a pocket 6k pro kit that probably cost me $3k total, you can get a really great image out of it. In terms of image quality and color I honestly prefer it to the Komodo, which will run you close to $10k for a full package. These days most of my gigs will rent proper cameras but I still get the occasional passion project / low budget thing that my friends are putting together where the pocket 6k really comes in clutch.
  17. All solid advice. Only thing I don't totally agree with is camera ownership, I think it's steadily becoming less and less of a factor, at least in LA. Most of the people I know who own a proper camera package don't really get more work as a result of the camera, it's just a way to make more money since the client pays you for the camera instead of some rental house. For the production, it doesn't really make a difference who they're paying for the camera. What they really hire you for is your skills and visual sensibilities. That and connections / referrals. The only times when I've seen camera ownership be a factor in getting hired is low budget stuff where they want you to bring your camera for free. So, in that sense, buying a camera could be a decent option if you're just starting out and want to get work under your belt as fast as possible. However, those gigs usually aren't great since they're obviously just making hiring decisions that will save them the most money, not get them the best product.
  18. Mag is in beautiful condition, serviced by Andree Martin at AM Camera. One of the cleanest SR3 mags I've encountered, with only minor cosmetic blemishes on the exterior. Mag has been used on a project this past week and works perfectly. Selling this mag because I have 4 total with my SR3 package and don't have a need for a fourth. Pickup in LA preferred but willing to ship. $1000 Photos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1FQkf0rpufyD6I2uV0rgARU7xGfSymo9T?usp=sharing
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