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#1 David Fitch

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 01:55 PM

Does anyone know if there exists a comprehensive reference somewhere that lists the changes and improvements of Aaton 16mm camera models over the years (LTR 7, LTR 54, XTR, X0, XTR Plus, XTR Prod)?  I've searched the message board archive and haven't found much yet, nor have I been able to find the information on Aaton's website.

 

Thanks to anyone who can help!


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#2 Jean-Louis Seguin

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 11:40 AM

Nathan Milford posted this a few years ago when he was working for AbelCineTech:

Here it is copied and pasted:

1974 to 1982 - Aaton LTR (#250 to #950)
- Most bodes were 16mm only
- 32fps Top Speed
- Mechanical Drive for Mags
- Optional Light Meter
- Optional Relay optics for VR 30 tube tap.

1982 to 1985 - Aaton 54LTR (#950 to #1300)
- 54fps Top Speed
- Super 16
- Optional Light Meter
- Optional Relay optics for VR 30 tube tap.

1986 to 1992 - Aaton XTR (#1300 to #1785)
- 54fps Top Speed
- Magnetic Drive
- Super 16
- Light Meter
- Relay Optics for VR30 Tub Tap

1992 to 1994 - Aaton X0plus (#1785 to #1900)
- 60fps Top Speed
- Magentic Drive
- Super 16
- Screw-in 15mm front rods
- Designed to be upgraded to the XTRplus
- Optional port for integrated CCD video tap

1992 to 1994 - Aaton XTRplus (#1785 to #1900)
- 60fps Top Speed
- Magentic Drive
- Super 16
- Screw-in 15mm front rods
- Light Meter
- Integrated CCD video tap
- Aaton Code
- LCD Side Display

1994 to present - Aaton X0plus (#1900 and above)
- 75fps Top Speed (Tri-Phase Motor)
- Magenetic Drive
- Super 16
- Screw-in 15mm front rods
- Lower power consumption
- Upgradable to XTRplus
- Optional port for integrated CCD video tap

1994 to present - Aaton XTRplus (#1900 and above)
- 75fps Top Speed (Tri-Phase Motor)
- Magenetic Drive
- Super 16
- Screw-in 15mm front rods
- Lower power consumption
- Light Meter
- Integrated CCD video tap
- AatonCode
- Side Display

1994 to present - Aaton XTRprod (#1900 and above)
- 75fps Top Speed (Tri-Phase Motor)
- Magenetic Drive
- Super 16
- Screw-in 15mm front rods
- Lower power consumption
- Light Meter
- Integrated CCD video tap
- AatonCode
- Illuminated Side Display
- Built in speed control in .001fps increments
- Variable shutter

These are sort of rough as there are grey areas where upgrades have been performed where you have amalgamations such as the XC, LTR-X, XTR-j and what not.


Cheers,
Jean-Louis
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