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#1 Oliver Christoph Kochs

Oliver Christoph Kochs
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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
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