Jump to content


Photo

A-Minima technical questions


  • Please log in to reply
No replies to this topic

#1 Oliver Christoph Kochs

Oliver Christoph Kochs
  • Sustaining Members
  • 323 posts
  • Film Loader
  • Germany

Posted 20 June 2011 - 11:46 AM

Hello fellow Filmmakers and A-Minima users,

i have a shoot coming where i am going to use the A-Minima.
The camera was sponsored for this shoot. After the shooting is done i will write an article for a german magazine
that will cover the usage of the camera within our production as a part of the sponsoring deal.
This article covers some of the technical aspects of the camera i have a lack of information on, mainly this:
Manual states (citation):
- DistantEye viewfinder “Aaton patent”; the only reflex camera which doesn't fog the film if your eye is not held against the camera rubber eyecup.
How is this done? I assume it`s some kind of a light trap or prism system, just can't find any info about it.
Manual states (citation):
- 200' quick change magazines, 'B' wound rolls in Aaton's flexible~ daylight spools
I know that the film needs to be A-wind. Is that a typo in the manual?
Why was the standard B-wind changed for the Minima?

I also heard the rumour that the gate is virtually scratch-free. How is that done?
If you know, please invest a minute of your precious time and enlighten me.
Thanx and have a beautiful day. Oliver
  • 0


CineTape

rebotnix Technologies

Glidecam

Visual Products

Aerial Filmworks

Cinelicious

Paralinx LLC

Zylight

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Ritter Battery

CineLab

Rig Wheels Passport

Cadrage Directors Viewfinder

Abel Cine

K5600 Lighting

The Slider

Robert Starling

Pro 8mm

Sound and Picture

NIBL

Ritter Battery

Cinelicious

NIBL

rebotnix Technologies

Paralinx LLC

Visual Products

Robert Starling

Glidecam

Abel Cine

Cadrage Directors Viewfinder

Pro 8mm

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Sound and Picture

Aerial Filmworks

Zylight

Rig Wheels Passport

The Slider

CineLab

CineTape

K5600 Lighting