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Arri 235 Weight and Specs

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I've been searching online to find out how much a loaded 235 would weigh. Looks like the body with IVS and viewfinder is between 7 and 9 lbs. Anyone know how I could find out how much the mag weights? Also, how much does 400' of 35mm weigh?



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This is actually surprisingly difficult to find on the web. Looks like there is one Arri-published doc, "Arri Configuration Overviews" that lists the Arri 235 as being 11.9 lbs in "typical configuration", and the accompanying tiny photo looks like it has a 200ft shoulder mag attached. You might have to extrapolate the weight of the 400 ft mag with film unless someone has hard data.




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Basic 235 body with viewfinder weighs 3.5 kg or 7.7 lbs, add IVS and handgrip you're up to 4.1 kg or about 9 lbs.


35mm neg is a bit over 2g per ft so 400 ft plus core is maybe 850g or a bit under 2 lbs.


An older 35-3 or 435 400 ft mag is about 1.7 kg or 3.7 lbs, 400ft displacement mags for steadicam are about the same. I can't find specs on the lightweight shoulder 400 ft mags but I would estimate they would be maybe 2.5 to 3 lbs.


So you're probably looking at 14 to 15 lbs for a 235 with IVS and a fully loaded 400 ft mag.


A typical standard-speed cine prime (say Ultra Prime or Cooke S4) adds another 3.5 to 4.5 lbs.

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