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by marop
Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Mitchell Cameras - Wanted and For Sale
Topic: Looking for 70mm parts: FC lenses, matte box, finder, peanut motor
Replies: 3
Views: 1970

Re: Looking for 70mm parts: FC lenses, matte box, finder, peanut motor

Another source to try is Cinema Gear, Richard Bennett in Southern California. What is the serial number is your camera?

Mark
by marop
Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Stiff Movement on Mitchell Standard (advice)
Replies: 19
Views: 6491

Re: Stiff Movement on Mitchell Standard (advice)

Nice! I must apologize but it looks like I never provided info on your camera. What I know is that it was first sold from Mitchell November 10, 1928. The records I have indicate that it was a High Speed version, which would have meant it had ball bearings. It was sold to....; R.C.A. Photophone. Your...
by marop
Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history
Replies: 47
Views: 19547

Re: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history

Oh yes, I have seen photos with Technicolor cameras on these blue painted Mitchell legs. Although I don't think it is common to have big Moy or Worrall heads on them, but I have seen that too. I've been told, but not seen in person, That there are two sizes of Mitchell friction heads and the Technic...
by marop
Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Mitchell Cameras - Wanted and For Sale
Topic: lenses
Replies: 5
Views: 3135

Re: lenses

lilybettia, nice looking camera. Keep looking on eBay and they do turn up. Try an ongoing search for Baltar and look through the new listings. What is the serial numbe of your camera? Are you familiar with the particulars of your camera? I ask as I see ther are the knobs for the floating iris and ma...
by marop
Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history
Replies: 47
Views: 19547

Re: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history

Hello Tiffany, Very nice tripod. It looks like it could be one of the first made; it has the earliest Mitchell Factory location (Los Angeles) and it is an extremely low serial number, it is no. 21?. It has the earlier style leg locking knobs as well. History on tripods is not very likely, however th...
by marop
Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Stiff Movement on Mitchell Standard (advice)
Replies: 19
Views: 6491

Re: Stiff Movement on Mitchell Standard (advice)

Nice camera. Too bad the front was altered but common for cameras that were used in animation. If it is a standard, it likely has bronze sleeves, not bearings. The grease gets old and dry. You would want to make sure that you oil all the correct spots to oil theses cameras. I have a diagram somwhere...
by marop
Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Miniature Mitchell Cameras scaled up from photographs
Replies: 4
Views: 2277

Re: Miniature Mitchell Cameras scaled up from photographs

Spectacular collection! Your lucky to have them and we're all lucky they didn't get dumped. I own a Mitchell Standard that was made in 1931 and sold to Paramount studios. It filmed many movies and stars like Marlene Deitrich and Bing Crosby. In the 1980s Paramount sold a bunch of their cameras and e...
by marop
Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Sam Dodge and his BNCR #157 Video Tour
Replies: 3
Views: 2314

Re: Sam Dodge and his BNCR #157 Video Tour

How was Sam able to find out that it works on Inavasion? I'm always interested to hear how people find out...it's often like detective work!
by marop
Sun May 22, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Standard serial numbers
Replies: 5
Views: 3816

Re: Mitchell Standard serial numbers

Another interesting note is that the L base has the knobs for the floating iris, movable mattes, etc. This is a very nice feature. Often times the internal workings are removed.

Mark
by marop
Fri Dec 25, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Sam Dodge YouTube demo of 1922 Mitchell Standard #5
Replies: 10
Views: 5622

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

Regarding Mitchell camera no. 333; what is the serial number on the viewfinder? Also can I bother you for some photos of the inside, showing the disolve mechanism? My camera is missing some parts and I need some good clear pictures of them so I can find them. Thanks!