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by marop
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history
Replies: 83
Views: 82932

Re: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history

John, Thanks for sharing the photos! We love photos here so would like more from you. BNC 73 was in fact first sold to 20th Century Fox in 1948. Another cool artifact. When searching for the BNCs on sets, look below the camera for the lens box. They often had a set of lenses in a box that had the se...
by marop
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history
Replies: 83
Views: 82932

Re: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history

John, Good evening from California. You are lucking to have a Mitchell camera from a major studio like MGM. As Ed touched on, your camera is pre 1927. It’s first buyer from Mitchell was MGM though so the date just may have been confused or mistaken over time. Unfortunately I have no filming history ...
by marop
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history
Replies: 83
Views: 82932

Re: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history

Hello John in Australia! I'm at work and will have to check my records tomorrow. Be aware that information I have on what these cameras filmed is spotty. That is an old camera. How did you know MGM purchased it in 1927? It was probably made around 1923. I was working on an article about researching ...
by marop
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: New member with A GC camera
Replies: 4
Views: 4918

Re: New member with A GC camera

Welcome Scene1, Interesting background, we’re glad to have you in our forum. Not a lot of people out there with experience on a BNCR. I knew Martin Hill as well. I remember he told me a story about some people who bought a camera from him (don’t recall which camera, probably a GC) as they wanted to ...
by marop
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: The Mark II was very light but other cameras prevailed
Replies: 18
Views: 21983

Re: The Mark II was very light but other cameras prevailed

So it looks like I have the Mark II and S35R records. I’ve got SS records as well but that’s not part of this discussion. Mark II; first one sold on 10/31/1962 Mark IIA, 6/1965. The serial numbers are consecutive from the end of Mark II. Only 10 IIA’s were made. S35R, first one sold, 11/10/1965 Let ...
by marop
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: The Mark II was very light but other cameras prevailed
Replies: 18
Views: 21983

Re: The Mark II was very light but other cameras prevailed

Ok, since I realize people want dates, I'll check my sales records and will be able to provide exact dates these cameras were first sold. I'm out now so can't do it yet....
by marop
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: The Mark II was very light but other cameras prevailed
Replies: 18
Views: 21983

Re: The Mark II was very light but other cameras prevailed

Good question blueimperio. I have several of their brochures buried somewhere at home. If I find them I’ll try to figure it out unless someone else can enlighten us. Mark
by marop
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Magazine base widths
Replies: 8
Views: 8801

Re: Mitchell Magazine base widths

Blueimperio, I thought it was just the NC and BNC/BNCR that had the wider magazine. I have a 1931 West Hollywood Standard but can’t measure the width. Why? Because Paramount Pictures (first owner of my camera) adapted it to fit the larger magazine (It has a plate attached on the opening). This large...
by marop
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Did Twentieth Century-Fox Use BNCs to Film Pictures in CinemaScope?
Replies: 3
Views: 5265

Re: Did Twentieth Century-Fox Use BNCs to Film Pictures in CinemaScope?

Hello, yes, Fox and other studios (under license) attached CinemaScope lenses to BNC cameras after some modification was made as the back focus was different then regular “spherical” lenses. I’m not sure about the second part of your question. My BNCR had a small metal frame (for TV filming) that sl...
by marop
Wed May 20, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: More questions about my camera with pictures
Replies: 9
Views: 18046

Re: More questions about my camera with pictures

Greg, sorry, the zoom I was referring to as a BNC Mount, I goofed, I was looking at the cover to the mount!