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#1 John Richardson

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 01:39 AM

Hello all,

I just wanted to ask if anyone knows where one could possibly find a 2:35:1 or 2:40:1 aspect ground glass for an Aaton XTR? Apparently they were made... Any advice would be much appreciated...

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#2 J Van Auken

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 06:39 PM

I searched for months to find one. A call to abel revealed they have a company that can supposedly make them for $800, but Abel was the intermediary.

Eventually, I just had Bernie O'Doherty tape my current glass for far less (225?). Works great, just shot a short with it marked, and the frame is dead on. Highly recommended.
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Posted 25 January 2011 - 10:15 PM

OK great - thanks for the tip, I know Aaton made an official one that makes use of the illumination, but very expensive and hard to find...
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#4 Christopher Husta

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 11:34 PM

Tape is th way to go. I think theres a post on here in the arri section about this topic with more info

http://www.cinematog...showtopic=35873
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#5 J Van Auken

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 03:20 PM

What I like about the tape is that it gets much darker than the untaped portion as you stop down, even a tad. That might seem obvious, but it's very noticeable 2 stops down when the taped portion becomes near black and your untaped is still crystal. Framing is easier than you'd think with it.
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