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by marop
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: New member with A GC camera
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: New member with A GC camera

Welcome Scene1, Interesting background, we’re glad to have you in our forum. Not a lot of people out there with experience on a BNCR. I knew Martin Hill as well. I remember he told me a story about some people who bought a camera from him (don’t recall which camera, probably a GC) as they wanted to ...
by marop
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: The Mark II was very light but other cameras prevailed
Replies: 18
Views: 8169

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

So it looks like I have the Mark II and S35R records. I’ve got SS records as well but that’s not part of this discussion. Mark II; first one sold on 10/31/1962 Mark IIA, 6/1965. The serial numbers are consecutive from the end of Mark II. Only 10 IIA’s were made. S35R, first one sold, 11/10/1965 Let ...
by marop
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: The Mark II was very light but other cameras prevailed
Replies: 18
Views: 8169

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

Ok, since I realize people want dates, I'll check my sales records and will be able to provide exact dates these cameras were first sold. I'm out now so can't do it yet....
by marop
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: The Mark II was very light but other cameras prevailed
Replies: 18
Views: 8169

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

Good question blueimperio. I have several of their brochures buried somewhere at home. If I find them I’ll try to figure it out unless someone else can enlighten us. Mark
by marop
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Magazine base widths
Replies: 8
Views: 984

Re: Mitchell Magazine base widths

Blueimperio, I thought it was just the NC and BNC/BNCR that had the wider magazine. I have a 1931 West Hollywood Standard but can’t measure the width. Why? Because Paramount Pictures (first owner of my camera) adapted it to fit the larger magazine (It has a plate attached on the opening). This large...
by marop
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Did Twentieth Century-Fox Use BNCs to Film Pictures in CinemaScope?
Replies: 3
Views: 1402

Re: Did Twentieth Century-Fox Use BNCs to Film Pictures in CinemaScope?

Hello, yes, Fox and other studios (under license) attached CinemaScope lenses to BNC cameras after some modification was made as the back focus was different then regular “spherical” lenses. I’m not sure about the second part of your question. My BNCR had a small metal frame (for TV filming) that sl...
by marop
Wed May 20, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: More questions about my camera with pictures
Replies: 8
Views: 3275

Re: More questions about my camera with pictures

Greg, sorry, the zoom I was referring to as a BNC Mount, I goofed, I was looking at the cover to the mount!
by marop
Wed May 20, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: More questions about my camera with pictures
Replies: 8
Views: 3275

Re: More questions about my camera with pictures

Greg, one additional note, the one lens that I think is a baltar is marked R35. That is a different mount than a BNCR although looks similar.
by marop
Wed May 20, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: More questions about my camera with pictures
Replies: 8
Views: 3275

Re: More questions about my camera with pictures

Greg, These cameras were often used for animation or special effects related shots, including high speed shots. If you do the registration on this site, they have available the Mitchell sales records and can tell you who first bought this camera from Mitchell. The zoom lenses are nice but nothing sp...
by marop
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: I need some advice on what to do with a Mitchell Camera
Replies: 3
Views: 2642

Re: I need some advice on what to do with a Mitchell Camera

Hi Greg, Just some initial thoughts to your questions. Some places to consider selling; 1) Craig’s list (depending on the area you live. If you’re in Los Angeles or other area where there is film production then Craig’s list is a good option), 2) eBay, 3) a dealer (Richard Bennett is an example but ...