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SALE: Preston MDR-1 Steadicam Ready!


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#1 Matt Petrosky

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 11:03 PM

This is a full Preston MDR-1 steadicam setup for focus and iris, ready to go, brackets, cables, and all! A total turn-key system.

I am the second owner and it has served me well for years, so well in fact that I've been hesitant to sell it--what a reliable tool!


Here's what is included:

MDR-1 (microwave, all possible upgrades/current boards)

HU-1 (Hand Unit)

HU-1 Transmitter

25+ focus marking discs (crazy I know, you can do two full sets of lenses and then some!)

2 handset batteries & charger (re-celled years ago, but usually I still get a day out of each battery)

DM-1 motor (completely rebuilt: new motor and new internal gearing, only thing original is chassis housing)

DM-2 motor (I bought it new and hardly ever use it, very low-miles/run-time)

Both motors will come with Preston 15mm spud AND Jerry Hill-style rosette.

Two complete Hill-style PAM brackets. I have 19mm PAM arms and two reducer-collets for each arm. So you can mount each motor on 19mm Arri, 5/8" Panavision, or 15mm Arri/GPI-PRO iris rods. Lots of options.


2 Motor Cables right-to-straight


Run-Stop Cables:

2 Arri 24volt 3-pin RS

2 Panavision std. 10-pin

2 Arri 12volt 11-pin

1 Panavision Genesis

1 Aaton 8-pin

2 Sony Hirose 12-pin

2 Moviecam 2-pin Fischer


Power Cables:

1 GPI-PRO to Preston (short steadicam jumper)


Also as seen in picture: GPI-PRO Preston Dovetail Bracket (the side that mounts to the MDR) that I can include. [you'll still need the side that mounts to the donkey box]

Spare Antennas: I think I have one each for MDR and HU

Microforce to Hand Unit Cable (allows you to connect a Microforce to the Hand Unit, I don't have the bracket though (not that you need to zoom on Steadicam much...

Asking price: $10,000

You can PM me via the forum, or for a faster response email me: mapcam (at) earthlink.net
I'm on the westside of Los Angeles. Local meet-up fine. Shipping ok on buyer's dime.

Thanks!

-Matt


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#2 Matt Petrosky

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 11:23 PM

2nd DM1 Motor FOR SALE:

I have an additional Preston DM1 motor for sale. Forgot to take a picture of it, but it looks like the other DM1 pictured above.
Same story as the other DM1 (completely rebuilt: new motor and new internal gearing, only thing original is chassis housing).

Motor will come with Preston 15mm spud AND Jerry Hill-style rosette and complete Hill-style PAM brackets. I have 19mm PAM arm and two reducer-collets. So you can mount each motor on 19mm Arri, 5/8" Panavision, or 15mm Arri/GPI-PRO iris rods. Lots of options.

Asking price: $1,600

You can PM me via the forum, or for a faster response email me: mapcam (at) earthlink.net
I'm on the westside of Los Angeles. Local meet-up fine. Shipping ok on buyer's dime.

Thanks!

-Matt
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#3 Jon Myers

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 08:09 PM

I also have a spare microwave receiver for an MDR-1 for whoever buys Matt's system. It's good to have a back up. I'm asking $500.00 for it.

Jon Myers
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#4 Matt Petrosky

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 10:27 AM

Turn-key Preston system still for sale!

Spare DM-1 still for sale!


Apologies to those whom I told there were sales pending, they fell through.

Thanks,
Matt
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#5 Twojay Dhillon

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:15 PM

Why is this still for sale??!!!
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#6 Matt Petrosky

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 11:10 PM

Spare DM-1 is SPF!
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#7 jeromefauci

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 11:45 PM

Spare DM-1 is SPF!


Hey Matt:

Let me know if your Preston Motor is still available

Jerome Fauci

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#8 Matt Petrosky

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 03:08 PM

Update: I forgot to list that the turn-key Preston setup also comes with it's own:

Pelican 1550 w/padded dividers

This really is a ready-to-go-and-shoot steadicam Preston system.

Also I took it to Preston to have them give it their blessing and confirm that all software and updates are current for this system. I'll see if I can get documentation from them, but anyone is welcome to call Preston for verification. This is a rock-solid working system that I am only selling because I need some of the features that the newer system has.

Also of note, in the photos above, both the DM-1 & DM-2 have the fat .5" gears, the system I'm selling actually has the normal .25" gears on both motors.

Thanks,
Matt
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#9 Matt Petrosky

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 09:48 PM

Spare DM-1 is sold...
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