'Star Wars' Camera Fetches Record $625,000 at Auction

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  1. georg16nik

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    I would be interested to find out what the buyer intends to do with it.
     
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    I guess I would not expect too much 'in depth' reporting form anything called the "Hollywood Reporter" but here is a picture of a 1967 PRS (from the Panavision site). 1960S021811.jpg
     
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    If we are lucky, maybe the buyer plans to reshoot the last 3 Star Wars movies. But probably just the usual well-heeled collector who will add it to his collection.

    Very interesting, the whole thing. Apparently Panavision doesn't sell too many cameras, they rent them out. I wonder what one costs (or cost) to buy, regardless of what it has filmed. I also like how the one link shows the camera being listed as filming "The Star Wars."

    ic-racer: What was the matter with The Hollywood Reporter piece? You certainly weren't overcharged.
     
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    Use it of course what else:smile: The Panavision PSR and it's predecessor the Mitchell are some of the best build motion picture cameras ever, extreme image steadiness the only drawback is the weight. Would love to shoot a movie with an old mitchell, arc lights, 1940's femmes fatales and Actors that were actually able to act.

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    Bill Panavasion doesn't sell any cameras period, a pretty similar Mitchell can be had for under 4000 $ from the same seller as the Auctioned Panavision (cinemagear.com) a new moviecamera costs around 120 000 to 200 000 $

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    I can see the Lucas HYPEr drive still has a stuck throttle.

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    Probably use it to shoot Star Wars XII, The Last Gasp!
     
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    Yes, an interesting business model.... but they apparently sold, at the least, one.
     
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    I wonder if they sold the camera crew with it., or its just "the beast" :wink:
     
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    I basically know "zip-plus-nothing" about movie/TV studio equipment, but I guess $625,000.00 for a complete Panavision, movie-studio camera set-up isn't too far fetched.
    Especially, considering some pro Fujinon, studio-video lenses, (just the lens) cost $160,000.-$400,000. or more!