Camera Weight Comparison Chart
Posted 15 July 2006 - 09:06 PM
Does anybody have a coparison chart for the weight of 35mm cameras in Steadicam mode?
BL4, 535B, LT, ST, SL, Compact, Panavision ?????
Posted 16 July 2006 - 10:44 AM
a couple different people. I can't remember who did them all, but
I know some of them I weighed, some of them other people did and
some come from the manufacturers websites.
All listed weights (except SR3's) are with the camera is Steadicam Mode, with a 400' mag on the
camera, but NO FILM inside.
These weights also DO NOT include a lens or mattebox, etc.
Lightweight 2 = 20.0
Millenium XL = 20.0
Millenium = 23.5
Platinum = 26.1
Gold 2 = 26.6
Panastar = 30.6
Genesis HD = 27 (with video recorder mount on top, no cables, no down converter)
Arricam ST = 25.2 with ST Mag, or 23.9 with LT mag
Arricam LT = 17.5
Arri 435 = 20.5
535A = 38.6
535B = 24 (includes 100% video top)
BL-2 = 28
BL-3 = 29
BL-4 = 30.9
BL-4S = 31.9
Arri 35-3 = 16.0 (no mag)
Arri 16 SR3 = 15.4 (with 400' loaded mag and on board battery)
Arri D20 HD = 21 (with recorder mount on top. Does not include weight of cables. Also the D20
does NOT require a down converter either, so that makes it even lighter yet than the Genesis).
Moviecam Compact = 21.6
Moviecam SL = 15.6
Again, some of these weights have also been rounded to the closest pound.
But overall, these weights are pretty much accurate.
Posted 16 July 2006 - 01:05 PM
The following cameras were weighed in steadi-mode (ie - low mode brackets/video tops/lw mags, etc...) with the following 6 lbs of accessories:
-preston dm-1 focus motor (1 lb)
-2 pro camera plates + cables (1.5 lbs)
-clip-on matte box (1 lb)
-400 ft film (2.5 lbs)
*just add a lens from below to get the approx full weight in steadi-mode (not counting the weight of other aks you might add such as pana-tape, cine-tape, scotch-tape, onboard lights, tiki's, rubber chickens etc...)
-535b -- 30 lbs
-BL3 -- 33 lbs
-SR3 -- 21 lbs (no onboard batt)
-LT -- 22 lbs
-SL -- 22 lbs
-Compact -- 28 lbs (Otto's)
-LW -- 27 lbs (I think the 3-perf LW is about 1 lb heavier)
-XL -- 25 lbs
-Milennium -- 31 lbs
-G2 with the conversion kit and "lw" dovetail -- 33 lbs
-Elaine -- 25 lbs
-F900 -- 30 lbs (with the 6 - 27 zoom, lw matte box, low mode plate, 2 pro plates, 2 preston motors, sony quick release, miranda converter, hytron) the viewfinder was removed if I remember correctly
-901 back -- 3.5 lbs
*I have very little hd experience, the "Panavised" Sony is the only one I've flown on about 7 occaisions
-35 and 50 -- 2.5 lbs
-24 -- 4 lbs
-29 -- 5 lbs
-20 -- 6 lbs
-17 -- 7 lbs
-21 -- 4.2 lbs
-27, 35, and 40 -- all about 5 lbs
-50 -- 6 lbs
-75 -- 4 lbs
-100 -- 4 lbs
-150 -- 7.5 lbs
and...for your pleasure...
-4 to 1 -- 13.5 lbs
-11 to 1 -- 20 lbs
Panavision lw zoom
-27 to 63 zm -- 2 lbs (nice and light, but looks and flares like a crappy still photo zoom...hmmm?)
-18 -- 4 lbs
-25 -- 3.5 lbs
-32 -- 4 lbs
-40 -- 4.25 lbs
-50 -- 3 lbs
-65 -- 3.75 lbs
-75 -- 4 lbs
-100 -- 4.5 lbs
Zeiss primes I don't use often, but seem to mostly be around 2 to 3.5 lbs each.
I have more of some misc accessories, but I've geeked out enough for now. My wife is teasing me.
Posted 16 July 2006 - 06:48 PM
Posted 19 July 2006 - 11:19 AM
How are ya?! I think Michael's BL4 figure is probably body and mag with no film, and the G2 at 26.6 lbs is most likely the body only with normal optics/tap. To me, the worst part about the conversion kit is the height (the dovetail adaptor raises the camera about an inch) and the forward tilted mag (longer takes you gradually tilt up -- but, slightly less annoying than the BL's co-ax mags).
I used an XL with the light weight zoom yesterday and had to crank the arm down a bit from my last camera (SR3 with onboard batt and zoom). Nice camera, don't get them very often.
In case you are wondering why I have no #'s on the 435...I've never flown one!
Posted 22 July 2006 - 03:08 AM
I have flown it and thought that the total was more than that????
How was the set up on "Superman" ????
P.S. Always learning...........
Posted 22 July 2006 - 09:19 AM
Hey man. Just went from an SR3 with sliding base plate and studio matte box (because of filtration.), 2 motors, etc. to an XL with Primos and yeah, closer than I would have guessed.
Posted 22 February 2009 - 02:17 PM
just wanted to know if anyone has a weight comparison chart for all the popular film/video/hd cameras out there?
Or is there a website/forum post that has a list like that?
Any help much appreciated,
Posted 22 February 2009 - 05:29 PM
Genesis @33 lbs:
Genesis body, SSR deck, 1 pro plate, 2 preston dm-1 motors, Hill pana bracket/2 rods, low mode, 35 primo (5 lbs), cinetape, clip-on mb with arf, 4x5 filter + pola, pwr/aks cables.
Arri D-21 @32 lbs:
body, low mode bracket with 2 rods, 2 pro plates, 2 preston dm-1 motors, 40mm master prime, cinetape, clip on mb with one 4x5 filter, pwr/aks cables.
Arri LT @29 lbs:
body, steadimag, 400' film, low mode, 2 pro plates, 2 preston dm-1 motors, optima 15 to 40 zoom (4.2 lbs), cinetape, clip on mb, pwr/aks cables
Panavision XL @33 lbs:
body, 400' mag w/film, throat adaptor, 1 pro plate, Hill pana bracket w/ one rod, 2 preston dm-1 motors, 50 primo (6 lbs), cinetape, clip on mb w/ arf.
Panavised F-900 @32 lbs:
body, large miranda, 6 to 27 zoom (6 lbs), low mode bracket, 2 pro plates, 1 preston dm-1 motor, 1 channel iris controller, distro box, 6 ft thin bnc and iris/paintbox cable, power and run/stop cables.
Panavision 3 perf LW @35 lbs:
3 perf body w/ color tap, lw 400' mag w/film, Hill bracket, 1 preston dm-1 motor, 2 pro plates, clip on mb, 1 4x5 filter, panatape, coherent xmitter, 35 primo (5 lbs).
disclaimer -- all these weights were measured on a 100 lb postal scale at work -- which means I may or may not have been of questionable sobriety (and we all know how accurate gov scales are).
Posted 22 June 2009 - 08:18 PM
I attended the very good Tiffen workshop in Pennsylvania last may with Garrett Brown and Jerry Holway which was great. I plan to buy my own rig now and I would like to have your opinion.
In the long term, I plan to work on features only, that is to say, in a few years or so. I don't have the money to buy the best rig right now so I'm considering the Archer 2 with a G-50 or the Clipper 324.
My question is, what do you think is the safer choice? Knowing that I will tend to fly cameras on short films (using Super 16mm, a lot), commercials and music videos. For the last 2 ones, the nature of the cameras can vary tremendously, obviously.
Since, I'm new to this art and business, does any of you would know the range of cameras' weight (playload), starting from the Red, Phantom and some 16 and 35mm cameras that are being used on commercials and music videos?
That would help me a lot
Posted 22 June 2009 - 11:03 PM
I've been happy with my G50 and C24 flying most everything that has come my way for film and HD including the venerable F900 loaded. I have not however flown a Genesis on it.