April 24, 2018

ARRI Makes it Easier to Own an Alexa With Pre-Owned Program

ARRI opens its doors to a certified pre-owned program for its Alexa cameras. 

The ARRI Alexa line usually falls in the "rent" category for most indie filmmakers, but a new certified pre-owned program opens the door to owning one on the cheap. If you're familiar with the many certified refurbished programs out there from places like AppleCanon and Nikon, you already know how it works. 

During ARRI's certification process the company tests image sensor quality, recording functions, flange focal distance, audio, and the ARRI Lens Control System. Better yet, there's a complete overhaul of its Software Update Packet (SUP) so it has the latest version installed on the model. Before ARRI stamps it with its approval, it goes through the same "Final Function Test as new cameras, ensuring it meets the high standards expected of it." It's also worth noting, all approved certified pre-owned cameras will be covered by a one year warranty. 

Today marks the launch of the program and eight Alexas are already available to check out including Plus 4:3, Plus 16:9 and Classic EV models ranging from ~$12,000 - $17,000 USD. Included in the listings are the camera's operating hours, SUP, accessories, photos, and location of the camera. The program page is definitely worth a bookmark. You can find it here

If you're interested in selling your own Alexa camera through ARRI, we've reached out to them to find out how the process works. We'll update this post when the information comes through.      

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April 25, 2018 at 1:43AM


They are very interesting and new. Look forward to reading more useful and new articles from you.

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April 25, 2018 at 10:05AM


For perspective: In1979 I bought a used Arriflex BL that didn't have Arri inspection, maintenance, certification and warranty. (I knew and trusted the source.) According to the Bank of Canada's inflation calculator, the dollar then was worth 2.4x what it is now. So the $6,000 I spent then would be $14,400 today. Mind you, my purchase then included the workhorse Angenieux 12 - 120 zoom. Just sayin'.

April 26, 2018 at 9:17PM


2K Alexas...

April 29, 2018 at 11:21PM

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