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#1 Glenn Clayton

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 10:03 PM

G'day from Australia,  ^_^

 

Just about to upgrade to a Preston so am looking to sell my analog Bartech System with M-One motor. Still in great condition with no issues.

 

Included in the kit:

- Bartech Hand Unit Transmitter

- Bartech Receiver

- spare backup antenna for reciever

- 4pin XLR power cable

- D-tap power cable

- Matte Box rod mounting bracket
- 1 additional lens marking strips
- bag of spare bracket screws

- M-ONE motor

- 5 x lens gears

- 1 x motor cables

- dog-bone offset

- short and long 19mm rods for offset
- 3 adapter rings for 15mm, 5/8, 19mm

EACH IN THEIR OWN PELICAN CASE! :)

Asking US$3000 + $150 shipping. Firm on price, as this unit is already cheaper than some of the others on sale at the moment but am looking for a quick sell.

 

Can have it shipped to you as early as mid this week!

clay_gc@hotmail.com

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#2 Glenn Clayton

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 03:24 AM

SALE NOW PENDING!


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#3 Glenn Clayton

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 02:27 AM

Sale fell through. Item is clean, neatly packed and ready to ship. First in best dressed!
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Posted 19 September 2013 - 09:53 AM

Hi Glen 

I hope you are aware your BFD system is more powerful and far better then the Preston (15 year old analogue) you are looking at ?


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 04:42 PM

Hi Glen 

I hope you are aware your BFD system is more powerful and far better then the Preston (15 year old analogue) you are looking at ?

 

They are two different tools with different pros and cons. Bartech is cheap and solid, with a super torque on the M-One motor, Preston is the industry standard for 3 channel, has pre-marked rings with auto calibration and works wonderfully with a Cinetape.


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 06:12 PM

If you work in the Live TV/Performance world where you need to control your own focus, Preston would not be able to provide a focus system, But Bartech and Stanton would.

I'd love to go all digital and have a Preston....if they made a control pot to manually control the Focus motor from your gimbal, then maybe I could. But to date, there are no digital systems that do that.

Main reason I stay with my Analog BFD's. They have NEVER let me down, in ANY condition.


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#7 Glenn Clayton

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 07:20 PM

Its true that my Bartech has served me VERY well. I guess saying upgrade wasn't the right word, more just an upgrade to have more channels. I know the bartech can now be altered to allow more channels but I got a good deal with the Preston that worked out better than upgrading my Bartech kit. :)
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Posted 19 September 2013 - 07:20 PM

Its true that my Bartech has served me VERY well. I guess saying upgrade wasn't the right word, more just an upgrade to have more channels. I know the bartech can now be altered to have more channels but I got a good deal with the Preston that worked out better than upgrading my Bartech kit. :)
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#9 Glenn Clayton

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 01:17 AM

SOLD!
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#10 Louis Puli SOC

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 08:20 AM

Well Glen 

It's your choice to buy a 10-15 year old system that may or may not be able to service/repair and as for resale in say another year or so is nothing .Good luck with it .    


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#11 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 11:02 AM

Louis, what do you mean? Glenn is selling the 10-15 year old gear (bartech) to buy a brand new preston.

Preston is a great tool, so is the Bartech. 

The bartech is an old design but rarely breaks down (broke only once on a rental one that looked in poor shape from the start)

The preston has other bells and whistles that the bartech analog does not have. 

I recently bought a bartech (1 year old) and yes, there are stories about the m-one breaking and having issues with service, but it is still a great tool.

 

I am not sure what you are trying to say...


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#12 Louis Puli SOC

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 07:45 AM

Hi Victor 

Glen is buying a very old analogue Preston and selling a fantastic BFD .The m1 is a different matter made by a different person .

For me it's value for money is my point,resale ,getting the system repaired in the future.Its a little like me buying a 3a rig and selling my Ultra 1 .  

Just my opinion thats all .


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#13 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 09:00 AM

Now I understand I. Thought he was talking about the new Preston 3 channel. Now it makes sense.
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#14 Glenn Clayton

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 07:36 AM

Thanks Louis.

Maybe next time I'll purchase the upgrade for the Bartech from you since you are the Austalian dealer for the Bartech.

Cheers for the opinion thought.

 

Also no need to worry since I'm upgrading the HU and MDR receiver board. :)


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