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ARRI PL mount Krasnogorsk-3 Ultra16 1.85:1 16mm Movie Camera K-3 K3 RED AATON

ARRI PL mount Krasnogorsk-3 Ultra16 1.85:1 16mm Movie Camera K-3 K3 RED AATON

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Film Format: Ultra16 16mm
Brand: Krasnogorsk KMZ
Series: Krasnogorsk
Type: mirror reflex SLR
Format: Ultra16 16mm
Focus Type: Manual
Custom Bundle: No
Color: Black
Model: Krasnogorsk-3
Year Manufactured: 1980s
Features: Dioptric Adjustment,UV Filter
 Ultra16 Krasnogorsk-3 Arri PL mount 16mm Movie camera K3 K-3 

Inclusive Meteor 5-1 17-69mm f1.9 zoom lens


The camera is converted to Ultra16 (1.85:1 ratio) film format.
CLA'd. Cleaned, lubricated, adjusted.

An Arri PL mount was attached to the camera like ARRI, Aaton, Alexa, Amira, Red, Canon, Blackmagic, Sony, Leica, Carl Zeiss, Angénieux, Cooke and others lenses with PL mount.
  • The camera and lens has been checked, serviced and set correctly.
  • Loop formers are removed.
  • The viewfinder is adjusted.
The "Ultra-16" format is also a production format and differs from the "Super-16" in the symmetrical arrangement of the frame relative to the film. The frame "Ultra-16" is obtained by increasing the standard by 0.77 mm on each side in width. In this case, the corners of the exposed area partially overlap the perforation. Useful frame area with aspect ratio 1,85:1 occupies the entire height between perforations and is 11.8x6.25mm. It is possible to print cassetted film copies optically, as well as to receive high-definition video in 16:9 format. 
The advantage of the format lies in the simpler alteration of standard filming equipment than for the "Super-16" with the same frame area. With the Ultra 16 format, you can use a film with both single-sided and double-sided perforations.
A regular viewfinder can be used for framing, since the frame window is bored symmetrically. All 16mm optics without lateral displacement of the mount remain usable. The optical axis remains in the same place! Moreover, viewing the resulting film is possible with a standard film projector with a slight cutting of the image on the right and left, and after finalizing the film channel, the frame is visible in its entirety.

Kranosgorsk works in all conditions, in cold, heat, rain and dust. This good camera for travel, expeditions, and in a war zone.
The supplied zoom lens is of extremely high quality and is sufficient for almost any recording situation. Any Pentax screw mount lens will work on the K-3, so you can use any 35mm SLR lens on your K-3.

The K-3 has been adopted by many film schools, including the University of Southern California's School of Cinema and Television. It has a semi-automatic diaphragm setting.

Its low price, rugged construction and sophisticated optics have made it very popular with both beginning filmmakers and professionals. Among the K-3's credits are music videos for the Spin Doctors and Suicidal Tendencies.

Director Spike Lee shot some of the footage in his film Get On The Bus using a K3. There is a photo of Spike holding a K-3 on the cover of the soundtrack CD.

The Krasnogorsk-3 features:

17-69mm f1.9 zoom precision Zenit Lens
Electronic exposure meter
Continuously variable speed from 8-48 fps
Single-frame animation
Rotating mirror beam-splitter
Film counter

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Usual shipping time (with tracking) to EU 7-25 days, USA and Canada 10-35 days, other world 15-45 days. 

This is a used item and may have traces of usage. Purchasing old/vintage/used equipment please make sure it is compatible with your new cameras, lenses etc. you are going to use it with. Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. 

Return Policy 

If you are not satisfied for any reason with any item you have purchased, you can return it within 14 days after receiving it. 
Please, make sure the item is packed and shipped it in the same condition you have received it. 
Full refund will be issued after I receive the item back. Buyers have to pay for the return shipping, except for receiving wrong or defective items. In those cases I will cover your shipping expenses (applied only for economy international shipping services).
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