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aaton LTR 54 S16 video tap issues


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#1 Robert Skates

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Posted 01 December 2006 - 06:53 AM

Hello all,
I am the pround new owner of an aaton LTR 54. The camera is super 16. When I purchased it, the previous owner had it set up in R16 mode w/R16 ground glass. I installed a S16/R16 ground glass, rotated the lens mount and repositioned the viewfinder handle assembly. The only issue is the video tap. The previous owner custom made a great tap using a modified PULNiX ccd camera. The tap only sees the R16 area of the ground glass.

Any thoughts? Am I in the market for a new tap?

Regards,
Robert Skates
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#2 Nathan Milford

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Posted 01 December 2006 - 09:52 AM

Hello all,
I am the pround new owner of an aaton LTR 54. The camera is super 16. When I purchased it, the previous owner had it set up in R16 mode w/R16 ground glass. I installed a S16/R16 ground glass, rotated the lens mount and repositioned the viewfinder handle assembly. The only issue is the video tap. The previous owner custom made a great tap using a modified PULNiX ccd camera. The tap only sees the R16 area of the ground glass.

Any thoughts? Am I in the market for a new tap?

Regards,
Robert Skates


Congratulations on the camera.

Is it a top-handle video tap or one that fits through the hole above the XLR4 port?

If it's a top-handle tap you may need to get a wider angle optic at the end of the optical path that can see the whole S16 area.

If it fits in above the XLR4, then it is using Aaton's 'Option R' relay optics. There are R16 and S16 optics and the only way to tell the two apart is to mount them and look through them. I might have one more S16 Option R left. They're terribly difficult to find.
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#3 Tim Carroll

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Posted 01 December 2006 - 10:12 AM

Nathan,

Took a look inside my LTR and it does have the beam splitter in place. Turn the little screw on the side and it slides right over, turn it back and it disappears from view.

Do believe it is the R16 version. Not going to worry about it for now.

Still waiting on that quote buddy.

Thanks,
-Tim
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