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by marop
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history
Replies: 47
Views: 15376

Re: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history

Hey Guy Bagdall, Cool camera and yours has seen a lot of history through its life. You are right that the US military is the single largest purchaser of Mitchell Cameras. However, in glancing over the list of sales they didn’t really start buying Mitchell’s until 1934. Although coincidentally they b...
by marop
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: My pride and joy is Mitchell BNCR #198
Replies: 11
Views: 4618

Re: My pride and joy is Mitchell BNCR #198

Hello nikolabronc, If I understand your question correctly, you are asking how Paramount went about selling their cameras; It was in the 1980's. Panavision was making their own cameras and renting them to studios. Previously most, if not all, major studios had their own Camera Department to service ...
by marop
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Lenses for Mitchell
Replies: 5
Views: 939

Re: Lenses for Mitchell

As I understand it, the new mount was used when they made the BNC. The lens attached to the blimp but did not touch the actual camera. This was to reduce noise coming through to the camera via physical contact. Some studios even used a housing to cover the lens to reduce sound getting into the blimp...
by marop
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Sam Dodge YouTube demo of 1922 Mitchell Standard #5
Replies: 10
Views: 4255

Re: Sam Dodge YouTube demo of 1922 Mitchell Standard #5

Hello Elexander. Mitchell put a separate serial number on various parts and accessories, including viewfinders, magazines, motors, matte boxes etc. You could buy these separately or with a camera package. Mark
by marop
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell BNC Camera Construction -Personal Observations
Replies: 12
Views: 4228

Re: Mitchell BNC Camera Construction -Personal Observations

Thank you very much Bruce. This is great information! I am curious what the L base was used for in Japan. I remembered Martin Hill (East coast dealer/collector) telling me he would take the entire main camera boxes (not the L base) out of a BNC and sell them to Japanese buyers. As to cost savings, I...
by marop
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Linwood Dunn/Star Trek
Replies: 5
Views: 970

Re: Linwood Dunn/Star Trek

My thoughts are that is a Moy geared head. I’m basing this on the style of hand crank wheels and the 3 “ribs” extending out on the side of the head below the camera platform.
by marop
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell 205 R
Replies: 4
Views: 1363

Re: Mitchell 205 R

Gajus75, I’m not going to try and say I have the answer but I have some thoughts on what I have picked up and can deduce. Basically it was too little too late. Mitchell seemed to lack the drive to improve as it had been on top for so long. By the time Panavision got going, they came up with a better...
by marop
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Help identify this part please
Replies: 1
Views: 894

Re: Help identify this part please

Hello,

This is a Motor for an Arriflex movie camera.

Mark
by marop
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: 3Dmodel
Replies: 5
Views: 1390

Re: 3Dmodel

Zemke, wonderful, yes I would love the file to print on my brand new 3D printer! Yes of course, if you supply the file, I’ll send you a model. We can talk about details later. I may not be able to get to the measurements til next week, but I will. Very cool project. The camera I own is a Mitchell “S...
by marop
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: 3Dmodel
Replies: 5
Views: 1390

Re: 3Dmodel

Very Nice Zemke! Are you a character animator? I’ve got a Mitchell Standard but it’s packed away but I’ll try to get to it and give you measurements. I’m working on a 3D model of the BNC, the large iconic Hollywood Camera used for sound filming. I want to print it out on my 3D printer. Cheers, Mark