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by blueimperio
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: The Mark II was very light but other cameras prevailed
Replies: 18
Views: 8504

Re: The Mark II was very light but other cameras prevailed

Wow, a production run of 500 cameras over 15+ years - that's not bad. Here are some ads from the ASC magazine chronicling the introduction of the R-35 (click on the pic to see a better resolution version of the scan). Sept 1960.png Several months before launch, Bausch and Lomb ran a complementary ad...
by blueimperio
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: The Mark II was very light but other cameras prevailed
Replies: 18
Views: 8504

Re: The Mark II was very light but other cameras prevailed

Thanks for the info Ed, and of course, more questions: The (Mk1) R35 first serial number was #5 (it appears the first 4 were design tests in some form) that was in 1961. A total of 53 were built. The last one was serial number 59 in early 1962. The R35 Mk II was a redesign of the original by late 19...
by blueimperio
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: The Mark II was very light but other cameras prevailed
Replies: 18
Views: 8504

Re: The Mark II was very light but other cameras prevailed

Here is an ad from the SMPTE Journal that provides a birth date for the MK II moniker - "camera orders now being taken" in September of 1962. Click to see a higher resolution version. full range.PNG This earlier ad, perhaps from the ASC Handbook, indicates the birth of the New R-35, but alas is unda...
by blueimperio
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: The Mark II was very light but other cameras prevailed
Replies: 18
Views: 8504

Re: The Mark II was very light but other cameras prevailed

There has been some earlier discussion of the Mitchell R-35, MK 1, MK 2 and S35SR (Studio Reflex) Reference: The Mark II was very light but other cameras prevailed Post by admin » Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:09 pm "...By 1962 the Mark I as well as the Mitchell R35 had transitioned into the Mitchell Mark II....
by blueimperio
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Magazine base widths
Replies: 8
Views: 1133

Re: Mitchell Magazine base widths

Ask, and sooner or later ebay shall provide. In this case, sooner...

Voila! - an example of a "fork" magazine adapter.

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by blueimperio
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Magazine base widths
Replies: 8
Views: 1133

Re: Mitchell Magazine base widths

I re-posted those first two pictures from my original post below in the method you suggest. I'm using Google pix and I think it has strict permissions which is the issue. It works fine in Chrome when I'm logged in, but I see the pictures don't load in FIrefox. Always best to check in a second browse...
by blueimperio
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Magazine base widths
Replies: 8
Views: 1133

Re: Mitchell Magazine base widths

Ah, I see now. My NC has been modified to take the narrower Standard/GC mags. You can see that the mag base has been modified. The visible silver metal shim rails are larger than what would be needed to neck down to the smaller width - I think the machinist made a mistake and took out too much metal...
by blueimperio
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Magazine base widths
Replies: 8
Views: 1133

Mitchell Magazine base widths

I have an NC, two Fries modified GC's and a MK II.  I have a couple of other (research) cameras that also use Mitchell mags. I've bought various mags along the way, typically all 400's.  I probably have a dozen mags plus a 400' bi-pack, all of different vintages.  They all fit my various cams, so no...
by blueimperio
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: NC #683 is repatriated back from France to the USA
Replies: 2
Views: 2141

NC #683 is repatriated back from France to the USA

NC #683 is repatriated back from France to the USA. Likely dates from 1959-60. Probably used for industrial purposes. Any kind folk have any records of who the first owner might be?

Thanks, Sif