LA-based camera rental and sales house Birns and Sawyer announced that it is auctioning off all of its entire film camera inventory, including cameras, lenses and camera accessories, in order to focus on digital acquisition systems.
“It is with mixed feelings that we will be exiting the 16 & 35mm film camera business after 57 years,” said company owner William Meurer in an letter to customers. “Nevertheless, our success with RED Mysterium X, ARRI Alexa, Canon 5D/7D, SONY F-3 and Panasonic AF-100 cameras as well as our lighting and sales operations keeps business as exciting as ever.”
According to the company’s website, “In addition to film cameras, we are auctioning 2/3-inch lenses, studio lighting and lots of other goodies.”
The online auction, (http://auctions.tigergroupllc.com/cgi-bin/mnlist.cgi?tigergrp20/category/ALL) closes at 10:30 a.m. PST, Oct. 19.