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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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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aligning the shutter shaft in Mitchell 46

The Long and Winding Road to a Balanced Shutter in Mitchell 46

After winning last week’s struggle with the rear bearing race, I could actually move on to properly aligning the shutter in the camera casting. I hope you will all forgive the tedious details of this process, but it seemed important to me to outline the many steps it took to achieve this. Several things had …

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Mitchell Standard 46 on its rackover L-base

Mitchell 46 Racks Over at Last!

I thought everyone might appreciate a short video of Mitchell Standard #46 racking over for the first time in decades. This 6 seconds of video represents 5 months of hard work that has finally paid off.