*Luke ANH Macrobinoculars body found. ARCHIVE PLEASE!*

Discussion in 'DC Costumes and Props' started by Howard, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. Howard

    Howard Sr Member

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  2. DrStranglove

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  3. PropReplicator

    PropReplicator Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    I can't see the webpage. My dang university's porn-filter is blocking my access to it. [​IMG]

    What is it?

    Wayne
     
  4. Dann

    Dann Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Awesome find, dude! [​IMG]
     
  5. Mxlplx

    Mxlplx Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Work's filter is doing the same thing. Show us pics please!
     
  6. Howard

    Howard Sr Member

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    [​IMG]

    2X8mm electric movie camera from 1959.

    Thanks Wackychimp!

    Howard.
     
  7. moffeaton

    moffeaton Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    [​IMG]

    You think so?
     
  8. moogybaby

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    Jason,

    I see you ran to Google as well!

    [​IMG]

    Still pretty cheap too.

    That'll change.

    Tom
     
  9. moffeaton

    moffeaton Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I think everyone just did.
    I have about a dozen emails out.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Howard

    Howard Sr Member

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    So that's a confirmation, yes?

    Howard.
     
  11. jedeyenight

    jedeyenight Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    *!AWESOME FIND
     
  12. BAlinger15

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    "Dear Customer:

    Thank you for your interest in our merchandise. We regret to inform you we have decided to hold on to the Eumig Servomatic camera we have had on our shelf for the past nine years, after receiving a flood of twenty-seven emails on this camera today. We are not sure if this is a practical joke, but are holding onto the camera until we can draw further conclusions.

    Thanks again,
    -BillyBob's European Camera Warehouse"
     
  13. BAlinger15

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    Amazing find Howard. Congrats! did you snag the eBay one?

    -Brandon
     
  14. moogybaby

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    The side detail looks right on, Howard.

    I'm wondering though about the "viewing hood" that appears in the photos in the old thread.

    Does this model have that.

    The lenses are easy to account for.

    Great find.
     
  15. Sidewinder

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    Wow, groovy pistol grip too.

    SAS
     
  16. Howard

    Howard Sr Member

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    BAlinger15 wrote:
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    Amazing find Howard. Congrats! did you snag the eBay one?

    -Brandon

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    Thanks Brandon.
    Yep, I snagged the eBay one, here in the U.K. That's how I found it, just trawling through the camera listings looking for the * thing has I have done for the past god knows how long.
    Once I completed the sale I posted here straight away.
    It will be with me on Friday - so pics will be up then.

    Cheers!

    Howard.
     
  17. Sidewinder

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    Hmm, watch out for this one though, it has the same name:
    [​IMG]

    SAS
     
  18. Probe Droid

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    Nice snag, Howard.
     
  19. jdebord

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    Holy crap, man, nice find! [​IMG] I think over the last year I must have poured over thousands of eBay listings trying to find a match before more or less giving up!

    I'm glad someone finally ID'd this! Hopefully I'll score one in the next 10 years or so! [​IMG]

    Jason
     
  20. Sidewinder

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    Bet they are rarer than rocking horse s##t too. * * *.

    [​IMG]

    SAS
     
  21. Howard

    Howard Sr Member

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    Thanks for the comments guys! [​IMG]

    I'm gonna settle down with an expensive bottle of wine and my wife now to celebrate.
    This find means a lot to me - and I'm so happy to share it with you guys, you who have shared so much info with me over the past couple of years concerning our shared obsessions. [​IMG]

    Howard.
     
  22. jdebord

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    Don't get all comfortable now! You need to go ID those lenses first! [​IMG]

    Congrats again - I'm glad to see this mystery solved. [​IMG]

    Do you think that they moved that bubble strip from the back to the top to cover that label? And I wonder if they painted the whole thing black?

    Very interesting! Maybe you can loan your prize to MR so they can make a replica of it...

    Jason
     
  23. THX1138

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    All this time I've had a feeling that the main body was an 8mm camera of some sort!

    Nice find... now I'm going to sit an cry! [​IMG]

    - Jim [​IMG]
     
  24. laszlo

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    Thats what I said - film loading hinge man....wow!!!
     
  25. wakeboardjedi

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    Ah, the Graflex of the 21st century.
     
  26. DaddyfromNaboo

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    Howard, this is too cool !!!

    If I find one, I will offer it to you first ;-)

    Btw, wouldn´t you have been able to make this mega-news "Post 1138" ? Wouldn´t that have been cool.

    Michael
     
  27. DaddyfromNaboo

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    BAlinger15 wrote:
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    "Dear Customer:

    Thank you for your interest in our merchandise. We regret to inform you we have decided to hold on to the Eumig Servomatic camera we have had on our shelf for the past nine years, after receiving a flood of twenty-seven emails on this camera today. We are not sure if this is a practical joke, but are holding onto the camera until we can draw further conclusions.

    Thanks again,
    -BillyBob's European Camera Warehouse"
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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    So, what is the current after market value ?

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  28. JoMamma_Smurf

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    Is'nt that convenient? They refuse to sell it now.....Typical. WE make this stuff valuable.....Not them!!
     
  29. DaddyfromNaboo

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    Well,at least no one jumped the gun and offered them a bazillion bucks for that one.
    But what they will say when the "casually acting nerds" appear in their store and start fighting over one of those cameras [​IMG]

    Michael
     
  30. moogybaby

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    Vegeta wrote:
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    Is'nt that convenient? They refuse to sell it now.....Typical. WE make this stuff valuable.....Not them!!
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    I think that you didn't get the joke.

    [​IMG]
     
  31. SFPROPS

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    I knew it wasn't the Koni!

    [​IMG]

    Great find!
     
  32. SFPROPS

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    The picture Jason posted...does it look like the side has a raised area? The screen-used body was flat on the sides where the knobs go. Also, you can get a copy of the owners manual that shows other photos here:

    http://www.anvalin.net/super8aid/manuals_cameras.htm

    The front of the camera looks a lot different. Could it be another model of Eumig? Was the Servomatic heavily modified?

    The top and back looks right. It will be interesting to see what Howard gets, and what other modifications might be needed. It looks like the little bubble set on the front is what was put on the top of the macros. Now the hard part is finding the lenses, viewfinder and knobs if this is the right camera.

    Regardless...is is the nicest find I've seen here since the Obi-Wan grenade!
     
  33. THX1138

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    All I have to say is that this thread should be archived!!!

    Excellent find and I agree with SFPROPS that this is the best find since the Obi-Wan grenade!

    [​IMG]

    I really have a feeling that these cameras are really not that collectible in the camera collectors circles.

    I hope it doesn't get turned into a several hundred dollar item!!!

    I think HOWARD paid the average going price for these... if that much.

    - Jim [​IMG]
     
  34. moogybaby

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    On page 9 of the Manual, there is a photograph showing the view finder.

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    Now if you look at the next photo from the old thread, it becomes apparent that the prop maker used a plate of some kind to mount the lenses on and used the viewfinder hole to mount the knob that sits right next to the lenses.

    [​IMG]
     
  35. SFPROPS

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    That's on the macros with the different sized lenses, and I don't think THAT one is the same model as the Servomatic in the pictures either. The spot where the top "disk" detail is different from the macro variation with the lenses the same size and the Servomatic itself. But, I agree that the knob on the front of the macros in the photo does line up and there is likely a viewfinder under that plate.
     
  36. b26354

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    I'm surprised no-one has pointed out the clear plastic front of the lightmeter which was obviously used to cover up the Eumig label [​IMG]

    Edit: ooops Jason spotted it first - Yes I think they used the lightmeter to cover up the eumig label [​IMG]
     
  37. PHArchivist

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    Love it when this place makes history!
     
  38. stormpath

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    great done! howard
     
  39. Pulseriflefan

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    WooHoo !! Fantastic find !!!!

    Well, the lenses, side knobs and waist-level finder are typically for a TLR camera.

    just my 2 cents...

    Will take a close look into my McKeown today

    an image of the accessory lenses (Curtar 0.5x & Tele-Longar 2x) would be helpful too [​IMG]
     
  40. Isaac_A_Steiner

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    WOW!

    Okay guys, EUMIG is an AUSTRIAN BRAND I might get some at the local vendors. What would be a good price?

    Florian
     
  41. exoray

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    </SPAN><TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=85%><TR><TD CLASS=$row_color>Quote:<HR></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS=$row_color>What would be a good price?</TD></TR><TR><TD><HR></TD></TR></TABLE><SPAN CLASS=$row_color>

    10-20 Euro?
     
  42. DaddyfromNaboo

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    10-20 Euro?
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    That´s what was listed in an online price guide, man how quickly things change in these days [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Michael
     
  43. Bantha Crossing

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    As a person once said in a movie “Welcome to the party pal!” This a picture about one third of my Eumig collection. I’ve been collecting these little guys for a couple of years now, and on the whole, Eumigs sell around $5. a pop, but now who knows what they will go up to now! Good luck!

    http://pic11.picturetrail.com/VOL384/1084123/4234103/60781275.jpg
     
  44. obee1

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    intereested in selling a Eumig??



    shannon
     
  45. Isaac_A_Steiner

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    okay, I'll check with the local vendors. Maybe I can get a bunch of them....

    ISaac
     
  46. Sporak

    Sporak Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Hmmmmm.....This is very interesting...Wow...
    I'd love to get my hands on one of those too [​IMG]

    Bill
     
  47. DaddyfromNaboo

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    Bantha Crossing wrote:
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    As a person once said in a movie “Welcome to the party pal!” This a picture about one third of my Eumig collection. I’ve been collecting these little guys for a couple of years now, and on the whole, Eumigs sell around $5. a pop, but now who knows what they will go up to now! Good luck!

    http://pic11.picturetrail.com/VOL384/1084123/4234103/60781275.jpg

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    so you knew about this for awhile ?

    michael
     
  48. THX1138

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    [​IMG]

    I really have to get me one of those!!! [​IMG]

    - Jim [​IMG]
     
  49. Pulseriflefan

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  50. Howard

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    SFPROPS wrote:
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    That's on the macros with the different sized lenses, and I don't think THAT one is the same model as the Servomatic in the pictures either. The spot where the top "disk" detail is different from the macro variation with the lenses the same size and the Servomatic itself. But, I agree that the knob on the front of the macros in the photo does line up and there is likely a viewfinder under that plate.
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    I've just picked up my Eumig and I believe SFPROPS is 100% correct.
    I think there were two similar camera bodies used for this prop.
    The picture of Luke inspecting the droids shows a different prop to that of him using the prop to watch the Sandpeople.
    I believe the rare colour shot of Biggs using the prop,

    CUT & PASTE this, the direct link won't work.
    http://www.starwarz.com/tbone/images/cut_scenes/ep4/biggs_returns_28.jpg

    and Luke inspecting the droids are the same prop - having one big lens and one smaller.
    While the pic of Luke from the Kenner action figure card and the shots on POSW are the Eumig Servomatic.
    The plot thickens!

    Howard.
     

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