Auction Coming for Classic ARRI Film Cameras

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS)

There’s no denying that the reports of film’s demise were premature. Though most of the movies we enjoy in theaters are now shot using digital cinema cameras, there is a stalwart cadre of directors who are still keeping film alive. Even the digital revolution can provide opportunities for film shooters, and there’s an online auction coming next week that will give filmmakers an opportunity to own some used ARRI film cameras.

I found out about this online auction of camera, video and digital equipment though an email from auctioneer and liquidator Tauber-Arons, which will be auctioning off 11 ARRI 435 Camera bodies, 3 ARRI Cam ST camera bodies, 3 ARRI 535B Camera bodies, and other cameras, plus all their accessories.

Here’s a sample of the film gear going up for sale in this timed auction:

  • (11) Arri 435 Camera Bodies, 400’ Mag, Balance Plate, (2) 17” – 15mm Rods, (2) 8” – 15mm Rods, (2) Power Cables, Video Assists, Extension Viewfinder Eyepiece
  • (3) Arri Cam ST Camera Bodies, 400’ Mag, Balance Plate, (2) 17” – 15mm Rods, (2) 8” – 15mm Rods, (2) Power Cables, Video Assists, Extension Viewfinder Eyepiece
  • (3) Arri 535B Camera Bodies, 400’ Mag, Balance Plate, (2) 17” – 15mm Rods, (2) 8” – 15mm Rods, (2) Power Cables, Video Assists, Extension Viewfinder Eyepiece
  • (2) Arri 535 A Camera Bodies, 400’ Mag, Balance Plate, (2) 17” – 15mm Rods, (2) 8” – 15mm Rods, (2) Power Cables, Video Assists, Extension Viewfinder Eyepiece
  • (20) Movie Cam Compact Camera Bodies, 400’ Mag. Accs.
  • (7) Movie Cam SL Camera Bodies, 400’ Mag, Accs.
  • (2) Movie Cam SLMK2 Camera Bodies, 400’ Mag, Accs.
  • (4) Arri 235-MOS Camera Bodies, 400’ Mag, Balance Plate, (2) 17” – 15mm Rods, (2) 8” – 15mm Rods, (2) Power Cables, Video Assists, Extension Viewfinder Eyepiece
  • (14) Arri BL4 + 4S Camera Bodies, 400’ Mag, Balance Plate, (2) 17” – 15mm Rods, (2) 8” – 15mm Rods, (2) Power Cables, Video Assists, Extension Viewfinder Eyepiece
  • (3) Arri BL3 Camera Bodies, 400’ Mag, Balance Plate, (2) 17” – 15mm Rods, (2) 8” – 15mm Rods, (2) Power Cables, Video Assists, Extension Viewfinder Eyepiece
  • (10) Arri 3 Camera Bodies, 400’ Mag, Balance Plate, (2) 17” – 15mm Rods, (2) 8” – 15mm Rods, (2) Power Cables, Video Assists, Extension Viewfinder Eyepiece
  • (5) Arri 2C Camera Bodies, 400’ Mag, Balance Plate, (2) 17” – 15mm Rods, (2) 8” – 15mm Rods, (2) Power Cables, Video Assists, Extension Viewfinder Eyepiece
  • (2) Fries Mitchell Low Profile Camera Bodies w/ 200’ Mags & Accs.
  • (5) Fries Mitchell 35R3 Body w/ Mag & Accs.
  • Wilcam W7 Vista Vision, 200 Frames/Second w/ Eutar Film, 170 Frames w/ 35mm Film w/ Acetate (Needs Work), 1000’
  • Wilcam W9 Vista Vision, 100 Frames/Second, High Speed 1000’ (Needs Work)
  • (3) Wilcam W12, 35mm, 300 Frames/Second, 1000’ (Needs Work)
  • (11) Eyemo Reflex Body w/ Nikon Mounts
  • (7) Eyemo Crystal Body w/ Nikon or PL Mounts
  • (400) Additional 400’ Mags
  • (25) 1000’ Mags
  • (50) 200’ Mags
  • (6) BL-Zoom Lens Blimps
  • (200) 12V – 24V 30 Volt Block Batteries w/ Chargers
  • (15) Battery Belts w/ Chargers
  • (2) Fries Intervalometers
  • Lighting — (4) Strobe Systems w/ (3) Strobe Head & Power Packs
  • (10) Adjustable Focus Charts
  • Camera Lens Filters
  • Motion Picture Camera & Accessory Cable
  • (4) Video Monitoring Carts – 4 Wheels
  • Qty. Standard Definition Camera Doors, Video Doors, Remote Speed Controls, Extension View Finders, Lens Lights, Video Assist Elbows, Camera Brackets, Video Trans-Receivers, Single Frame Systems, Optical Accs, Video Synchronizers, Computers, Jib Arm Counterweights, Tripods, S.D. Video Monitors, Video & Camera Cabling, Flash Housings, Barneys & Camera Covers
  • There is also a large quantity of Office Furniture & Devices, Conference Room, Employee Lounge, Sofas, Reception Lounges, Shelving & Posters

So if you’ve been wanting to pick up a well used cinema film gear for a good deal, this may be your opportunity. The auction will be held at the Camera Film and Digital Facility in North Hollywood on Wednesday, May 09 & Thursday, May 10 beginning at 10:00 AM PST.  Interested parties are encouraged to register and download the complete brochure from the Tauber-Arons’ action website here.

 

About James DeRuvo 598 Articles
Editor in Chief at doddleNEWS. James has been a writer and editor at doddleNEWS for nearly a decade. As a producer/director/writer James won a Telly Award in 2005 for his Short Film "Searching for Inspiration. James is a recovering talk show producer from KABC in Los Angeles, and a weekly guest on the Digital Production Buzz with Larry Jordan.

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