I couldn’t wait to go through and look more closely at the Super Baltar lenses, so I spent some time this week doing just that. What I have here is a set of 6 Bausch & Lomb Super Baltar lenses in Mitchell MK II mount with BNCR adapters, in 20mm, 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm, and […]
This post comes a day later than our habit as we have spent much of the last week lifting, carrying, opening, and sorting a treasure trove of Mitchell camera equipment and lenses. (My back does not forgive me for this!) After several days of negotiation, I acquired a storage unit filled with absolutely wonderful movie
Sadly, a former client passed away some time ago and his family asked if I would review his collection and rescue his movie-related gear. This was a wonderful life’s collection of audio, video, and motion picture film equipment. As my focus is only on motion picture film equipment, I dug out a Mitchell tripod, some
I was talking to a cinematographer friend of mine who reminded me that, quite a number of years ago, I modified his RED Prime 18mm lens so it would work on his PL mounted MovieCam without crashing into the mirror. It seemed fitting to pass on what I did and do the same modification on
This past week I was lucky enough to meet one of the founders of the group that developed the Red Pro and UniqOptics prime lenses. One of the things that came out of the meeting was this mixed set of lenses consisting of five Red Pro Prime lenses and one UniqOptics lens. The story of
I am still healing from surgery, so I haven’t been able to get back to Mitchell 46 yet, but should be able to by late next week. Fingers crossed! When I was sorting through the cache of Baltar lenses I posted about recently, I also discovered a pair of Wollesak Raptar 10in (254mm) lens cells.
Some time back, we acquired some military surplus Mitchell KF8 camera bodies and accessories. Only one of the cameras was complete, but each camera arrived with a case of 3 to 6 lenses in giant housings. Upon further inspection, we discovered that these were mostly Bausch & Lomb Baltar 50mm, 100mm, and 152mm lenses, along
Freshly added to CinemaGear.com this week, we have a collection of Schneider Cine Xenon lenses, all available with an Arriflex Standard mount. These lenses have been cleaned, lubricated, and collimated, and are all in used condition.