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  1. What's everyone's thoughts on consigning a camera at a reputable camera house? I'm considering purchasing for the first time and I want to hear your experiences with it: the good, the bad and the ugly. I have a good relationship at this place and I've been chatting with a trusted rental agent (and friend) for a few weeks as we've looked at the data: it seems like cameras will generally pay themselves off in about 2-3 years, including a standard 50/50 profit split. Is this a wise way to pay off a large investment? Thanks in advance, appreciate you all.
  2. I'm a student making the transition from digital to film and my next project will be shot entirely on 16mm. I'm interested in purchasing a working ARRI SR I or II. My budget is around $1200. I reside in the U.S. You may email me at willjacobscinephile@gmail.com
  3. greetings, This question has probably been asked a hundred times but the goal posts keep changing so here I am. Basically I want to shoot a short film. I'm willing to spend up to 15k for a camera kit and want to make sure I'm getting the best bang for buck I can. The idea takes place in the Australian desert and I'll be looking for hot sweaty actors and landscape glorious colour. There won't be much call for low light conditions. I'm a visual effects artist so I will be adding in various effects such as heat haze and so on and there will be green screen work later in the film. I'd like colour depth to play with and as much resolution as I can afford. I'm not looking for a hand held effect but there will be action shots with possibly a whip pan or two. I'll need several shots close to ground and tracking across the landscape. I was looking at the black magic but got told to stay away and go for a canon eos with nice lenses. So many choices - its like picking tiles for the house! any advise people may have and I'm all ears cheers mark
  4. James Beale

    Aaton XTR Plus

    I am looking to purchase a Aaton XTR Plus, but I cannot find one. The only one I have found is one in LA but I have questions about its past as the seller says: "I am not a filmmaker and don't know....." it sounds like stolen kit to me. So back to my point, would anyone be able to help me on my way to finding one of these cameras. Thanks.
  5. Hello everyone! I've done quite some research about the different Aaton LTR 54s, but still I would love to hear your thoughts about this particular one and it's associated price. I'm about to buy an Aaton LTR 54 (#897). So it's an early LTR 54 which was converted from 16mm to Super 16. It features 32fps Top Speed, Mechanical Drive for Mags, Optional Light Meter, Optional Relay optics for VR 30 tube tap. It was owned by a professional director of photography and comes with a few accessories. In 2010 it was serviced for the last time so I'm expecting to have it serviced again quite soon. The price for the complete kit is $3000. My questions are: (1) I'm a young director/filmmaker. Like many of us, almost all of my jobs are done using digital cameras. However, from time to time I am doing more personal projects (shorts, docs) and I'd love to have a S16 camera to experiment. E.g. I'm not planning to use the camera on any paid jobs. However, I don't have anything planned as of yet. Now would you rather wait and only buy the camera once I have a project or would you seriously consider buying it right now since the price makes it quite attractive. (2) Any names/houses that offer to service the camera in EUROPE? Thanks a lot for your help, Alex
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