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Looking for camera and flash to borrow for a production

 
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Ukdavidwoods



Joined: 07 Apr 2013
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Location: Uk .. Hampshire

PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:16 pm    Post subject: Looking for camera and flash to borrow for a production Reply with quote

Hi

My son is tech director for an August 2013 production of the show anything goes in Winchester UK? I was wondering if anyone in the area might loan a camera of the style the Press used in the 1930s as a prop. I understand a graflex would be the right type.

Many thanks
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PaulK



Joined: 15 Aug 2008
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Location: Galesville, Wisconsin

PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 4:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry no one has answered this before now. I live in the US, where Graflex cameras are common. I own some, but shipping to the UK would be prohibitively expensive. I just looked at eBay UK, and there are not many Graflex items at all.

Something like this would fit the time period:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Thornton-Pickard-Special-Ruby-Camera-/300895416975?pt=UK_Photography_VintageCameras_SM&hash=item460ec3b28f

It might be a bit early, but that doesn't mean it would not have been used.

I couldn't really find anything else that wasn't quite expensive (75 pounds or more).

Good Luck!
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Ukdavidwoods



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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 7:23 am    Post subject: Many Thanks Reply with quote

Many Thanks for your research I have found a hire company in the Uk that will hire for 40, so I think we will go with that. It's been an interesting exercise.

Looks like there is quite a hire market out there for theatricals.



PaulK wrote:
Sorry no one has answered this before now. I live in the US, where Graflex cameras are common. I own some, but shipping to the UK would be prohibitively expensive. I just looked at eBay UK, and there are not many Graflex items at all.

Something like this would fit the time period:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Thornton-Pickard-Special-Ruby-Camera-/300895416975?pt=UK_Photography_VintageCameras_SM&hash=item460ec3b28f

It might be a bit early, but that doesn't mean it would not have been used.

I couldn't really find anything else that wasn't quite expensive (75 pounds or more).

Good Luck!

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PaulK



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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. I buy, refurbish, and re-sell these cameras. I know some have gone to folks who've either used them in productions, or who own businesses that hire them out.
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