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#1 Michael Stumpf

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 02:22 PM

Looking to by Anton Bauer's new Dual 2722 Charger and was wondering if anybody can recommend a good place to get them below retail?

B&H Photo/Video does not carry this new Charger.

Any suggestions, please let me know.

Thanks,

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#2 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 03:14 PM

Michael,

I just bought one of these - great charger. B&H should have them - hell, that is where I first saw it SO they did have it! I actually bought mine directly from AB, as they let me trade in an ancient single charger I had sitting in my closet in exchange for a better price. All said and done I think I saved $100 over B&H pricing (the charger I traded in was only selling for about $50 on ebay). I think B&H was around $1150, if I recall. Contact B&H again.
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#3 Michael Stumpf

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 06:37 PM

Thanks Alec, I will.

When I called, I got some dufus who was in the video production section, but didn't seem to know what I was talking about.

I literally had to spell out "Anton Bauer" to him, because he said, he didn't show that they carried anything by Anton Bauer. I told him, that can't be correct, and spelled it out for him. I had to then give him the "Dual 2722" name and he did a search.

He said it didn't show up and would have to be a "special order item" and therefore would sell for retail.

I'll call them again tomorrow and hopefully get someone who has been working there longer than the couple hours the first guy apparently had been.

But still, just in case, if anybody else knows of a back up place, let me know.

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#4 Mitch Gross

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 07:32 PM

B&H Photo handles almost everything through their computer inventory system. It's fully integrated with their website, so if you can find it on the website then they stock it, but if you can't then they don't have it. If you do go to the website and find it then you can write down the B&H product inventory code and tell the guy on the phone directly, or you can just order it online. It's the same difference with B&H, which is a good thing in my book.
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#5 Erwin Landau

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Posted 27 February 2004 - 02:49 AM

Hi Micahel,

Are you russian?

Sorry could not resist....


B&H is the best and cheapest way to Anton Bauer products, and you save on sales tax...

Brant Fagan had posted he had a guy at Anton Bauer that would give Steadicam guys a break if we would call him and mention Brants name... he posted a couple of months back, e-mail him or make a search on the old Forum...

The other alternative would be BandPro or 16x9. Boths in Burbank. They are the biggest resellers of Sony and Anton Bauer and can get very close to the B&H prices but you have to add sales tax...

Also Bexel or better there subsidary "Broadcast Video Gear" they also sell B-stock and used Anton Bauer Equipment. Last time they had them still in box for way less...

They are all on the net...


Good Luck!
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#6 Larry McConkey

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Posted 27 February 2004 - 08:34 AM

I just did a search for "2722". Here is a link to the results for Anton Bauer on the B&H website:


http://www.bhphotovi...x=29&Submit.y=8

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#7 Michael Stumpf

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Posted 27 February 2004 - 10:09 AM

Nice Larry, mightly large of you.

That's the one! I see what I did wrong. When I searched, I wrote in "Dual 2722" and it just wouldn't come up. They list it as "D-2722"

Erwin,

Okay, you got me, I spelled my own damn name wrong :blink:

Typo, what can I say.
I don't know how to post pictures here, but I'll email you a picture and it might explain where my mind was at the time. :D

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Posted 28 February 2004 - 02:18 AM

Okay, you got me, I spelt my own damn name wrong 

Typo, what can I say.
I don't know how to post pictures here, but I'll email you a picture and it might explain where my mind was at the time. 

Michael


Spelt???

Having fun with the english speakers....

Check out Micahel under "Journal" "Michael Stumpf in Venezuela"
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#9 Michael Stumpf

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Posted 28 February 2004 - 01:27 PM

Yes Erwin, "spelt" is a word.

It's the past tense of "spell"
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#10 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 28 February 2004 - 04:59 PM

Yes Erwin, "spelt" is a word.

It's the past tense of "spell"

Are you sure it's really a word? It seems to me "spelled" would have been the correct word in that sentence. Although I'll admit to using "spelt" in the past as well. It may just be slang. But take this with a grain of salt....I recently made a debacle out of spelling "debacle". I spelled it so poorly that I can't even remember how I spelled it. :blink:
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#11 Michael Stumpf

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Posted 28 February 2004 - 06:06 PM

No, "spelt" is a word. "Spelled" works just the same. Spelt and spelled are both correct usages of the word. Spelt is more often used when describing something you have spilled (like a glass of milk) but old English vocabulary also used it as a form of past tense to spell.

Spell can also be used to describe a period of time in the old English language, however it's rarely used by Americans. The English language is quite strange. But having a grandmother that was an English teacher, I honed my English skills pretty well. Again, either is correct!

What I find interesting is that in my original post, someone (was that you Tim) changed the spelling??

Don't know what to think of that! :ph34r: :(
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Posted 28 February 2004 - 06:22 PM

Spelt is more often used when describing something you have spilled (like a glass of milk)

That would be "spilt."
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#13 Brant S. Fagan SOC

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Posted 28 February 2004 - 08:33 PM

Folks--

Call Paul Dudeck at A/B 1-800-422-3473.

Mention my name "Brant Fagan" and that you are a Steadicam operator and get the "special family price."

He will have the best price in the universe, bar none.

Best,

Brant
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#14 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 28 February 2004 - 10:34 PM

No, "spelt" is a word. "Spelled" works just the same. Spelt and spelled are both correct usages of the word. Spelt is more often used when describing something you have spilled (like a glass of milk) but old English vocabulary also used it as a form of past tense to spell.

Spell can also be used to describe a period of time in the old English language, however it's rarely used by Americans. The English language is quite strange. But having a grandmother that was an English teacher, I honed my English skills pretty well. Again, either is correct!

What I find interesting is that in my original post, someone (was that you Tim) changed the spelling??

Don't know what to think of that! :ph34r: :(

Ok, ok.....backing away slowly....you win Michael. You obviously have more info on the subject than I do. So I'll just crawl away slowly, making sure I spelt everything correctly in this post. :unsure:
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#15 Michael Stumpf

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Posted 29 February 2004 - 03:14 PM

Spelt is more often used when describing something you have spilled (like a glass of milk)

That would be "spilt."

Or "spilled" Again, either is correct.

When the base word is "spell" you can use "spelt" or "spelled" as the past tense. When refering to something that has spilled, you generally use "spilt," but "spelt" can be used for the same meaning.

Pulling out the dictionary to verify you can see:

1. spelt: a wheat with lax spikes and spikelets containing two light red kernels
2. spelt: past and past part of SPELL


SPILL also has the verb tense of spilled or spilt: meaning to KILL, DESTROY. To cause to flow. To cause or allow (esp.) accidentally or unintentionally to fall, flow, or run out as to be lost or wasted.

Whew!

Alrighty then, that's enough of that, I think? This goofy English language. Who really ever knows for sure!
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