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Hey guys what do you think about this deal, iam a film student in amsterdam, and i would love to buy a s16 mm camera,

is this a good deal, and what questions should i ask to the seller?

thanx

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I would ask:

 

When was it serviced, by whom, and is there a receipt?.

Who did the conversion to Super 16? Is there documentation?

When was the last time it was used? Can you see some footage or stills?

What a the available frame rates? If you're in Amsterdam you may want to make sure it will run at 25 fps.

I would also, check into the cost of shipping there on my own (given the wieght). I'm not sure if there is a tax specific to your country, but that will add to the cost.

 

I wouldn't get too excited about the filters, closeup "filters" or the film short ends, just make sure the camera itself works well. However, having done the same thing, I would send it to a camera tech and have it checked out and make sure it's ready to go. I wish I would have done it that way, as I spent unnecessary money on finding out that my camera needed a tuneup.

 

I would start there. Good luck,

Tom

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