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What Stills camera is Chris Nolan holding in this picture? (12 replies and 12 comments)

NicolasLabra
8 months ago
NicolasLabra 8 months ago

I was watching the special features on the blu ray of Dunkirk, and this caught my attention, it looks very much like a Pentax 6x7, but the prism is a bit bigger, and in the front it says IMAX, i`ve searched all across the internet but i have found nothing, could you guys help me ? thanks in advance ! 

https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/IMG_20171228_170535.jpg
dmullenasc
8 months ago
dmullenasc 8 months ago

Kind of looks like a Bronica SQ with a prism finder...

https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Screen-Shot-2017-12-28-at-9.07.34-PM.png
NicolasLabra
8 months ago

Never heard of that one, seems that i have to read up on medium format SLR`s, thank you !

J. Roxbrough
8 months ago
J. Roxbrough 8 months ago

Maybe the original Pentax 67 with honeywell prism?

https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/pentax67.jpg
NicolasLabra
8 months ago

looks a lot like it actually

Mike
8 months ago
Mike 8 months ago

I think that you will find that it is a Mamiya RB67 PRO S, with a side handle.

I had two of them, one of the best medium format camera’s. VF is angled so you can bring the camera to your chest for a rock steady  image.

Havana cigar would be nice!.

Mike
8 months ago
Mike 8 months ago

Sorry forgot picture.

https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/D79E8B61-A4C7-4B6D-8848-5DA88A6B10AD.jpeg
Mike
8 months ago

Just had another look, perhaps it’s not! But interesting prism. But why IMAX badge?

NicolasLabra
8 months ago

i was thinking the same, later in the making of you can see Nolan holding the same camera but this time it doesn't say anything in the front, maybe they did it for fun, who knows really

Gregg
8 months ago
Gregg 8 months ago

What would be the equivalent stills camera film stock to the current range of Kodak Vision 3 motion film stock?

NicolasLabra
8 months ago

i think (though im quite ignorant in this area) that portra is very close to the vision stocks, since they promote it as having "vision image technology" or something like it

J. Roxbrough
8 months ago

I would check out CineStill film. They've modified Kodak motion picture film to work with the C-41 process. You can buy 800 tungsten (represents 5219) or 50 daylight (represents 5203) in both 135 and 120. It's pretty cool stuff.

NicolasLabra
8 months ago
NicolasLabra 8 months ago

I want to thank all of you guys, i really searched and asked everywhere, but here is where is at it seems, thanks a lot !  

Stuart Brereton
8 months ago
Stuart Brereton 8 months ago

Looks like a Pentax 6x7 to me. Probably used because the negative is a very similar size to 15 perf IMAX

dmullenasc
8 months ago
dmullenasc 8 months ago

There are some medium format cameras that would take a 70mm film back, which might allow Nolan to use the same 65mm MP film stock in a still camera that he is using in his movie cameras.

 

NicolasLabra
8 months ago

this brings out another question for me though, back in the making of from Interstellar we see both Hoyte and Nolan using standard viewfinders, but since Dunkirk is shot only with large format, aren't there any large format viewfinders ? because if there aren't then it makes sense to use an SLR as one, i guess

shenzo
8 months ago

Yes it might be a medium format camera with an IMAX sticker used as a director's viewfinder.

neeraj.jain
8 months ago
neeraj.jain 8 months ago

It could be a Mamiya view finder of sorts that he's using as opposed to for actually clicking stills? I think they used some Mamiya lenses that they converted for an IMAX camera. 

Mike
8 months ago
Mike 8 months ago

What intrigues me is the fact that there is an IMAX badge on the prism. Its like that IMAX put the camera together with the intention of testing film. The camera user could be to the right of the photo and Chris Nolan has borrowed the camera to see what the fuss is about. He seems to be turning the focusing knob which means it’s a rack and pinion bellows type camera. The prism looks like a Pentax make but rack focussing? So perhaps the camera has been converted by imax.

The lens look like a MP lens. Someone said that the imax logo was not on it in another photo. So this is probably a “Promo” publicity shot for Imax. The camera probably does work well.

Intriguing all the same. Marketing people do funny things!

NicolasLabra
8 months ago

yes indeed there is another shot where the imax logo isnt visible, i remember Hoyte having his Pentax 6x7 on the shoot of interstellar,( and his leica, the man never leaves home without it apparently) so i though it could be it, but then again, seems like a different body/prism

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