Panavision film cameras and lenses
Posted 25 February 2015 - 10:44 AM
I obviously haven't kept track but what happened to all those beautiful film cameras and accessories?
I can't imagine they all still exist?
Just wondering it would be fun to "own" one if they were ever available
Posted 25 February 2015 - 12:57 PM
I don't know panavision company but they could have done an auction and gotten at least more than scrap value for crew people and film geeks in southern California.
Also I'd think that the serial number history could have accompanied the camera u bought and u could say my cam shot this and this and this famous movie and they could have been sold as much more valueable movie memorabilia?
Heck in 10 yrs the vintageness would make them more valuable.
Even as props a few would be valueable
Just my thought but too late
Posted 25 February 2015 - 03:23 PM
I figure that was a donation, but just think about this... How much is that little camera now "worth"?
How much would the camera that shot (Insert your favorite movie here) would be worth?
Posted 25 February 2015 - 03:52 PM
That really is one of the saddest things I've seen for a while, we all know film is dead but to see the graveyard......
Posted 25 February 2015 - 08:49 PM
Yes, sad. But that's progress. Or economics. Maybe Panavision wanted to remain the sole provider of their remaining film cameras, and not have to compete against their own equipment in the hands of individuals? They did give one to the International Cinematographers Guild which is proudly displayed in the lobby of their building.
I do have a friend wanting to sell a 535 package if you know of anyone please message me. it has a good pedigree of movies it's shot!
Posted 26 February 2015 - 07:58 AM
You're probably right that they stuck w "we'll never sell our equipment."
Sadly they'll have the only "panavision" film 3 shoots a year but hey it's a niche and why care at that point.
Their legacy will always be the amazing gear they supplied.
I think the simpler answer is it was too much of an effort to sell it and they didn't see its sale value over scrap value.
On a separate tangent in today's world I use "taping" or the older "filming.
Everyone understands what u mean. A producer friend I thought was being old fashioned when I heard her say it but no she was smart to use taping or filming
Just a thought and have a good 2015
Posted 26 February 2015 - 08:07 AM
That last bit made me think. Now that tapes and celluloid film are gone, what do you call the action of recording the image. I'm SSDing, Memory Carding?
Posted 26 February 2015 - 11:47 AM
I would buy one to have, crack open the door, sniff the emulsion then slam the door like 1000's of assistants before me.
Posted 26 February 2015 - 12:13 PM
I'd love one of those cameras for my mantle….. I almost bought an Arri 3C or a Compact at the Otto auction the other year to replace the Bolex that holds that spot now. Alas, the prices climbed a bit too high to justify (but still absurdly low). Ahhh, film…….
Posted 27 February 2015 - 06:07 PM
I ended up with my very own Arriflex 435 ES... A guy was selling and I put in a ridiculously low bid and he said yes...
It's actually a shame what is happening with Film cameras right now, but what can you do... they are currently one step removed from scrap... out of favor but not yet old enough to generate a demand for preservation... I guess that will take another decade or two...
Once you buy they keep sending you similar auctions... I just got an offer for an Arricam... 95% off sticker... I should stay away from e-bay...
Posted 03 March 2015 - 08:05 AM
We're rocking XL2's out of Pana Woodie for the current feature!