Starting bid is $2,950 (No Reserve).
This is an original F35, not an F23 with circuit board/CCD conversion kit.
Feel free to ask any questions in this thread, but if you don't want to click through, here's a paste of what I wrote for the eBay description that should tell ya everything you need to know!
If you’re looking at this F35 you probably already know the gist: Once priced over $200,000 ten years ago — used for films like Tron Legacy (Jeff Bridges, 2010), Real Steel (Hugh Jackman, 2011), etc — it’s STILL the closest thing to getting a film-like image out of a digital cinema camera: 1) A global shutter sensor, unheard of these days 2) A highlight rolloff that emulates celluloid 3) And colors that arguably surpass an Alexa. Although the 5K CCD sensor “only” outputs 1080p, you can easily upscale the footage in post to 4K without anyone knowing the difference. Resolution was no concern for those VFX-heavy theatrical releases I mentioned. But maybe you’ve also seen this upscale magic exemplified in the more recent “Mauritania Railway” documentary shot with the F35? If not, look it up on Vimeo!
Since buying this camera earlier this year, I haven’t had much time to shoot with it. But when I did, it was incredible to see what came out of it. Hence, my regret selling it. But I’m just a one-man hobbyist. During my time learning as much as I could about this camera, I’ve made some upgrades that takes it to another level.
Upgrades: This F35 can now shoot 12-bit 4:4:4 ProRes in a compact form. No bulky recorder necessary. Aside from the rare Sony interface box included on the back, and the latest F35 firmware, the PIX-E5 monitor/recorder I’ve added (with XLR audio interface) records this ProRes by way of a little AJA LUT-Box solely used for multiplexing the dual SDI output. This 12-bit footage is indistinguishable from the Cinema DNG I once recorded, but at a MUCH smaller file size. Not to mention, the convenience of recording to the E5 “SpeedDrives” is a dream. These are little USB 3.0 thumb drives that use cheap + upgradable mSATA media. After a shoot you just unplug it from the monitor & pop it on your computer’s USB port. There’s a 1TB mSATA card included in this sale too!
And to compliment the included Sony -> Arri riser plate ($325 value), I’ve also added a SHAPE ARRI standard bridgeplate (with 12" dovetail & 19mm rods). If you haven’t used a cinema camera like this before, this type of bridgeplate is necessary and not cheap ($382 value). That’s over $700 in adapter plates alone. I’ll also throw in a little 19mm to 15mm rod adapter if you happen to need to connect something like a Tilta focus motor.
There’s some other extra goodies too, like the original top handle, a gold mount battery plate, and all the cables you need.
Basically, just slap on a battery & lens and start shooting!
It will be hard to say goodbye, but when it’s time to send it to the lucky owner I’ll be shipping it safe and secure in its own hard Pelican case within a box with extra padding.
If you need recommendations on lenses, tripods, help grading footage, or any questions when you get the camera I’ll always be here to help, just like the previous owner before me who took great care with this camera! With any 10-year-old studio camera, there’s just a bit of cosmetic wear from the past years on set, but nothing more than character for a perfectly working cinematic beast. Check out my seller rating history, I only sell my personal camera gear. Good luck on bidding!
Sony CineAlta F35 Camera
Sony CineAlta F35 Interface Box
Sony CineAlta F35 Top Handle
Sony CineAlta F35 -> Arri Standard Riser Plate
SHAPE ARRI Standard Studio Bridgeplate and 12" Dovetail Plate with 19mm Rods
Video Devices PIX-E5 12-bit 4:4:4 ProRes recorder/monitor with arm mount
Video Devices PIX-LR XLR audio interface
Video Devices PIX-E5 SpeedDrive with 1TB mSATA drive
AJA LUT-Box (used as an SDI multiplexer, but also has an additional HDMI out for a second monitor)
Gold Mount battery plate (battery not included)
Extra SDI cables, multi P-Tap adapter & power cord for the monitor
Pelican case for F35
US only, no international shipping. Lens and battery not included.