Cameras

Reinstall shutter assembly.

Arri 2B Shutter Replacement

Last month I received two Arri 2B cameras that were converted to 2-perf pull-down Techniscope by my friend Daniil Nevskiy. Sadly, the shutter in one of the cameras was damaged in shipping and needed to be replaced. I was able to source a shutter that was in fair condition as a replacement, so I thought …

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Arriflex 2B Techniscope 2-perf cameras with PL lens mount

2-Perf Returns!

New this week: a pair of freshly converted Arriflex 2B 2-perf Techniscope cameras with PL mounts. As I was finishing up work on Mitchell Standard #125 and servicing several sets of lenses, my friend Daniil Nevskiy sent back two of my Arri 2Bs that he converted for 2-perf pull-down and PL lens mounts. I haven’t …

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Mitchell Standard 125

A Face-lift for Mitchell Standard 125

Recently, I was contacted by my friend and fellow vintage camera enthusiast Michael Geiger, who had recently acquired Mitchell Standard #125. This camera, like Mitchell 46, had been abused in its previous life. Mitchell 125 was hacked into an animation camera, and whoever did the conversion, removed and discarded most of the original shutter control …

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Fries Mitchell loaded with film

A Basic Guide to Threading a 35mm Mitchell Standard/GC/Fries Mitchell Film Camera

I have been fortunate enough to find new homes for several Mitchell Standards, GCs, and Fries conversions recently. A common question I get about these cameras is, now that I have it, how do I put film in it? This is a reasonable question.  And as I looked around online for a video to demonstrate …

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