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Walt van der Aar

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  1. Hi, I just read an article from kodak about Paul Thomas Anderson's new movie Licorice Pizza (https://www.kodak.com/en/motion/blog-post/licorice-pizza). In the article they are talking about 2 speciality lenses Anderson used (and has used in the past). "PTA knew going into “Phantom Thread” how he would thematically use some of his favorite lenses, like the 14mm “Gordon Willis lens” or the antique 50mm antique Pathe he had converted to spherical (it was used to shoot anamorphic on “There Will Be Blood”)." Does anybody know which 50mm pathe lens and which 14mm they are talking? I'm intrigued!
  2. Hi! I'm looking for a Panavision XL2 manual. Can't find it on the Panavision website, and thought maybe someone has a pdf somewhere. If not, I'll give them a call tomorrow. Cheers!
  3. Thanks for all the replies. I went to my friend that owns a LTR too and checked with his accessories. He has a different rods support system. I compared mine with his and they seem to be different. Maybe mine is a standard 16 model? I don't know... Will try to get a new one like this: http://www.visualproducts.com/storeProductDetail02.asp?productID=2057&Cat=3&Cat2=33 Thanks again. Cheers.
  4. Thanks for your response. Good to know it is possible. I will try some other things. Nice setup (and pentax in the background)!
  5. Thanks for your help. After fiddling around some more I noticed the matteboxes are only a little too low on the Penelope but are in fact in the middle. However on my LTR they are noticeably too low and too far to the left. Maybe it is a problem with the LTR (little older than the XTR)? In the picture you can see what I mean. (The picture is taken as parallel as possible)
  6. Hi! I bought a chrosziel mattebox (compact wide angle housing 4:3) to use on both the aaton LTR and Penelope. When I tried using it I noticed it is off-center (too low and too far to the assistent side) on both cameras. I also used my friends chrosziel mattebox and had the same problem (other model). Is this something common when using the Aaton rods, or is it a chrosziel thing? Unfortunately I can't adjust the height nor the horizontal placement. Which matteboxes are you (succesfully) using on Aatons? Thanks!
  7. I have never heard of 3perf anamorphic but someone has probably done it before 😉 If you want to shoot 3perf spherical and cropping to 2.40, I'd suggest looking into the 2perf format. It's not that common, only some camera's can shoot it (the arricam lt not for instance), but it will save roughly another 25% over 3perf. When you're shooting 4perf anamorphic you would use an anamorphic viewfinder. Good luck shooting!
  8. This definitely looks like solarization. You could try developing in complete darkness until the re-exposure. Maybe your developing tank has some little light leaks? Solarization from my experience only occurs if light hits the film when using the developer. You could also try doing some longer re-exposure. I prefer giving the film too much light over too little. Good luck!
  9. https://elokuvakonepaja.com/product/aaton-power-adapter/ for some more inspiration 🙂
  10. Hi! I'd like to repair my zeiss 8mm t2.1 standard speed lens for 16mm camera's. The focus markings are not correct anymore. Looking through the viewfinder gives me an estimate that the 3m mark is actually infinity. It works but my close focus is very long because of this. My local rental house tried to service it but said they could only repair it by changing it to another mount. I was wondering, could it be a back focus problem? Or does the whole focus mechanism needs to be serviced. If so, do you maybe have an address here in Europe? (living in the netherlands myself) Thanks in advance!
  11. Hi! My dad and I own an Aaton Penelope. I know 2 rental houses in the Netherlands that own them too, camalot.nl and camerarentals.nl. And one of, if not the, best Aaton technicians owns one too (cinefacilities.com). That makes 4 of the 48 in the Netherlands!
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