Steve Gainer is a very popular contemporary cinematographer who works
in Hollywood today. He shoots feature films, TV commercials and music
videos. He is a very accomplished award winning Director of Photography.
When the script calls for the "look" of hand cranked filming
he shoots with his 2709. Every year he shoots more hand cranked footage
than any one else does. He uses a Bell & Howell 2709 and a Pancake
Akeley. It is very likely that Steve's 2709 will win the award for
the camera with the longest working career of any motion picture camera