35mm

VistaVision Butterfly camera with 400’ magazine, Cinema Products swing away matte box, and video tap.

VistaVision Butterfly

After countless interruptions, numerous wrinkle paint failures, much choking on magnesium dust, and stripping and re-foaming all of the original cases, the VistaVision Butterfly camera and all of its accessories is finally ready to find a new home! This updated Mitchell VistaVision “light-weight hand-held” production camera features a Nikon lens mount; a crystal motor with

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A four-panel grid showing the PL lens mount disassembled (top left); machining the lens locking ring (top right); testing the fit of the machined lens mount (bottom left); modifications to the Fries Mitchell PL lens mount complete (bottom right)

Even More Too Many Projects

Last week we had a sneak peak at the Moviecam SuperAmerica and the two Showscan CP65 cameras as a couple of the many ongoing projects on my plate right now. On my list of tasks this week were: sourcing and ordering new batteries for the SuperAmerica camera and magazine digital counters; begin planning the baseplates

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Arriflex 35 BL 4S 35mm motion picture film camera with 1000' magazine, video tap two-stage swing away matte box, extension eyepiece, drop-in follow focus, pistol grip, and variable speed control

Arriflex 35 BL 4S

I am glad that so many of you feel as warm and fuzzy toward the Arri 35 BL series of cameras as I do. As I dug deeper into the many, many cases that came from Lucky Brown’s collection, I discovered that the BL2 also has the extension viewfinder, three Cooke Speed Panchro lenses, lens

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Vinten Model H 35mm motion picture film camera with 400' magazine, 3 lenses, and motor

Vinten Model H 35mm Camera

Bringing this interesting Vinten Model H camera back to life during the pandemic made the isolation of that time more bearable. (You can read more about the restoration process on our blog:https://bit.ly/3T4AITD) The unique and innovative design of the Vinten camera made it a world class addition to the 35mm motion picture camera canon. Unlike

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