Web Analytics
Aaton LTR-54 and Lenses For Sale
Topics

Aaton LTR-54 and Lenses For Sale

chance@...
 

Hi, all. Anybody in the market for an Aaton LTR-54 camera package? Haven't used it in a while, but it is in good shape and features a black-and-white NTSC video tap.
 
I also have four Optar Illumina primes (9.5mm, 16mm, 25mm, 50mm) and an Angenieux 15-150mm zoom (covers S16) for sale, either with the camera or separately.

I'm asking $1,000 each for the lenses and $5,000 OBO for the camera. (And I'll come down on the price for anyone who wants the camera and all the lenses.)
 
If you're interested, let me know and I'll provide more details, photos, etc.
 
Happy Holidays!


Chance Shirley
(Part-Time) Director and Cinematographer
Birmingham, Alabama

Phone: 205-427-2850
Email: chance@...

Alex Serafini
 

Hi Chance,

I would be interested in the whole package. Could you send me some pictures?

 Thanks,
Alex 


On 25 Dec 2019, at 12:42 pm, chance@... wrote:

Hi, all. Anybody in the market for an Aaton LTR-54 camera package? Haven't used it in a while, but it is in good shape and features a black-and-white NTSC video tap.
 
I also have four Optar Illumina primes (9.5mm, 16mm, 25mm, 50mm) and an Angenieux 15-150mm zoom (covers S16) for sale, either with the camera or separately.

I'm asking $1,000 each for the lenses and $5,000 OBO for the camera. (And I'll come down on the price for anyone who wants the camera and all the lenses.)
 
If you're interested, let me know and I'll provide more details, photos, etc.
 
Happy Holidays!


Chance Shirley
(Part-Time) Director and Cinematographer
Birmingham, Alabama

Phone: 205-427-2850
Email: chance@...

chance@...
 

Photos and a little more info for Alex (and anyone else interested in the camera)...

The camera's serial number is 1096.

You can download photos of the camera and lenses from my OneDrive - https://1drv.ms/u/s!AqJuGMR4C7hqkFR0MLBsIabWtMyh?e=hkXSMx

No photos of my Angenieux lens at the moment - it is currently on loan to a friend, and I should get it back next week.

Looks like the three rubber film guide strips on the magazines' feed side have started to decay. This apparently happens when they get old, and they can be replaced.

The wood handgrip was broken and repaired before I bought the camera 15+ years ago. It's always worked fine, though, so this is just a cosmetic issue.

Otherwise, the camera looks to be in good shape. Since I've owned the camera, I've used it to shoot two feature films (one of which played on the Sci Fi channel (now Syfy) back in the day) and had it professionally serviced a couple of times. I'm very fond of the camera, but I haven't used it in years, so I'd like to find it a good home.

If you want more photos or info, just let me know.

-Chance

Paul Kepner
 

Hi Chance. Is your Angenieux 15-150mm lens a T2.9 or T1.9 version?

Thank you,
Paul Kepner
214-641-6717
IMDB - https://imdb.to/2mehA8m
Facebook - @kepkraftmediaproductions
Instagram - @paulkepnerproductions
YouTube - @paulkepnerproductions

On Tue, Dec 24, 2019 at 7:42 PM, chance@...
<chance@...> wrote:
Hi, all. Anybody in the market for an Aaton LTR-54 camera package? Haven't used it in a while, but it is in good shape and features a black-and-white NTSC video tap.
 
I also have four Optar Illumina primes (9.5mm, 16mm, 25mm, 50mm) and an Angenieux 15-150mm zoom (covers S16) for sale, either with the camera or separately.

I'm asking $1,000 each for the lenses and $5,000 OBO for the camera. (And I'll come down on the price for anyone who wants the camera and all the lenses.)
 
If you're interested, let me know and I'll provide more details, photos, etc.
 
Happy Holidays!


Chance Shirley
(Part-Time) Director and Cinematographer
Birmingham, Alabama

Phone: 205-427-2850
Email: chance@...

chance@...
 

If memory serves, the Angenieux is a T 3.1, like this one: http://whitehouseaudiovisual.com/S16_Angenieux_Lens_Zoom_15-150mm.html

Paul Kepner
 

Interestung. I didnt realize there was a T3.1 version. I stand coreected on my prior statement. I meant to ask if yours was a T1.9 or a T2.8. Apparently there is also a third type. I am looking for a T2.8 or preferably a T1.9. When you have some free time would you mind taking a peek at your lens to see what it is?

Thank you,
Paul Kepner
214-641-6717
IMDB - https://imdb.to/2mehA8m
Facebook - @kepkraftmediaproductions
Instagram - @paulkepnerproductions
YouTube - @paulkepnerproductions

On Tue, Dec 31, 2019 at 12:14 AM, chance@...
<chance@...> wrote:
If memory serves, the Angenieux is a T 3.1, like this one: http://whitehouseaudiovisual.com/S16_Angenieux_Lens_Zoom_15-150mm.html

Donald Bryant
 

I had one of those Angenieux 15-150mm and it was T3.1, don’t know others but mine had very low resolution and contrast even had it optimized by Century Precision Optics, it was horrible the 12-120mm was better and ended up buying a Zeiss 10-100mm T3 which as was extremely good for it times, sharp and high contrast, the best for 16mm.

Donald Bryant, AMC

Mexico

donbryantamc@...

Web: cinefotografo.com

Donald Bryant
 

Mine was the 1st. generation that came out what interested me was the 15:1 and macro possibility but I sold it like a very hot potato, about a year or 2 later I saw there was a T2.8 and never knew of a T1.9 but didn’t even think about buying it since I had the Zeiss and it was way superior even using diopters to any Angenieux I had or seen. The film stocks in those days, late ’60’s and 70’s, had nothing to do with todays way finer grain and resolution and that makes a great difference.

Cheers

Donald Bryant, AMC

Mexico
donbryantamc@...
Web: cinefotografo.com

Paul Kepner
 

You said your Zeiss was way superior but in what ways? What was the focal range of the Zeiss? Was it a 16mm lens or a s16? I am asking about the Angenieux 15-150mm because Ibwas told it is a s16 lens. If the zeiss is a s16 lens as well I will certainly look into that one instead.

Thank you,
Paul Kepner
214-641-6717
IMDB - https://imdb.to/2mehA8m
Facebook - @kepkraftmediaproductions
Instagram - @paulkepnerproductions
YouTube - @paulkepnerproductions

On Tue, Dec 31, 2019 at 7:31 AM, Donald Bryant
<donbryantamc@...> wrote:
Mine was the 1st. generation that came out what interested me was the 15:1 and macro possibility but I sold it like a very hot potato, about a year or 2 later I saw there was a T2.8 and never knew of a T1.9 but didn’t even think about buying it since I had the Zeiss and it was way superior even using diopters to any Angenieux I had or seen. The film stocks in those days, late ’60’s and 70’s, had nothing to do with todays way finer grain and resolution and that makes a great difference.

Cheers

Donald Bryant, AMC

Mexico
donbryantamc@...
Web: cinefotografo.com

Donald Bryant
 

The Zeiss for 16 & S16, it has more resolution and is of much higher contrast so taking into account 16 or S16 was amplified quite a bit for screening on a 12X12 or larger screen and a Zenon proyector with this lens it was far superior to other documentaries or footage shot with Angenieux or other lenses for 16 or S16. This was my appreciation and the comments/feedback of the image quality also confirmed this.

The Angenieux 15:1 shot wide open or almost wide open showed a greater difference in resolution and the Zeiss 10:1 was pretty much even and focusing became a breeze because of the greater contrast!!

Donald Bryant, AMC

Mexico

donbryantamc@...

Web: cinefotografo.com

Jeff Kreines - Mindspring
 

IIRC the 15-150 was the vidicon version of the 12-120. It probably would cover S16. 

The only Angenieux zoom of that era that I liked was the 9.5-57, which was fast, wide, and focused to 2.5 feet rather than the 12-12s 5 feet. 

Jeff Kreines
Kinetta
jeff@...
kinetta.com

Sent from iPhone. 

On Dec 31, 2019, at 2:45 PM, Donald Bryant <donbryantamc@...> wrote:


The Zeiss for 16 & S16, it has more resolution and is of much higher contrast so taking into account 16 or S16 was amplified quite a bit for screening on a 12X12 or larger screen and a Zenon proyector with this lens it was far superior to other documentaries or footage shot with Angenieux or other lenses for 16 or S16. This was my appreciation and the comments/feedback of the image quality also confirmed this.

The Angenieux 15:1 shot wide open or almost wide open showed a greater difference in resolution and the Zeiss 10:1 was pretty much even and focusing became a breeze because of the greater contrast!!

Donald Bryant, AMC

Mexico

donbryantamc@...

Web: cinefotografo.com

Paul Kepner
 

I was under the understanding that the Zeiss 10-100 was made for 16mm format. I could be wrong. Will it vignette on a s16 sensor at all? Being sharper and having better contrast is a definite plus. I am wanting a wide range zoom that will completely cover a s16 sensor and that has the qualities that will work well for corporate talking head stuff and for shooting short or feature films. 

Thank you,
Paul Kepner
214-641-6717
IMDB - https://imdb.to/2mehA8m
Facebook - @kepkraftmediaproductions
Instagram - @paulkepnerproductions
YouTube - @paulkepnerproductions

On Tue, Dec 31, 2019 at 2:45 PM, Donald Bryant
<donbryantamc@...> wrote:
The Zeiss for 16 & S16, it has more resolution and is of much higher contrast so taking into account 16 or S16 was amplified quite a bit for screening on a 12X12 or larger screen and a Zenon proyector with this lens it was far superior to other documentaries or footage shot with Angenieux or other lenses for 16 or S16. This was my appreciation and the comments/feedback of the image quality also confirmed this.

The Angenieux 15:1 shot wide open or almost wide open showed a greater difference in resolution and the Zeiss 10:1 was pretty much even and focusing became a breeze because of the greater contrast!!

Donald Bryant, AMC

Mexico

donbryantamc@...

Web: cinefotografo.com

Matthew Clark
 

I was always fond of the Zeiss 10-100 T2 that was modified by Optex to cover S16 making it 12-120. It focused moderately close and had a macro mode. Before owning one, renting it was a special occasion. Check eBay: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F303324321434

They are found in both PL mount and Bayonet. 

Happy new year. 

Matthew Clark
Director/DP
Seattle, Wa

Geoff Boyle
 

I think that there was an 11-110 mode as well. I didn’t like the lens in any of the versions 😊

 

The Aggie 9.5 to 57 was a great lens only replaced when the Canon 8 to 64 came out.

 

I can’t remember what speed the Aggie 10 to 150 was but I do remember it portholed like crazy when used wide & close.

 

cheers
Geoff Boyle NSC FBKS
EU based cinematographer
+31 637155076

www.gboyle.nl

www.cinematography.net

 

 

From: cml-sales@... <cml-sales@...> On Behalf Of Matthew Clark via Cml.News
Sent: 01 January 2020 07:53
To: cml-sales@...
Subject: Re: [cml-sales] Aaton LTR-54 and Lenses For Sale

 

I was always fond of the Zeiss 10-100 T2 that was modified by Optex to cover S16 making it 12-120. It focused moderately close and had a macro mode. Before owning one, renting it was a special occasion. Check eBay: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F303324321434

 

They are found in both PL mount and Bayonet. 

 

Happy new year. 

 

Matthew Clark

Director/DP

Seattle, Wa

Steven Gladstone
 

Neither the Zeiss 10-100 T2 or T3 cover super 16. There are conversions out there, usually making the lens a 12-120. Zeiss made an 11-110 specifically for Super 16.
I did a test years ago with 14 lenses - transferred to HD. You can find the article, and the frame grabs here. Don't forget the Frame Grab key which shows what lenses were what.  there is a Zeiss 10-100 T3 and a Van Dieman conversion (11.5 to 115mm) included. The Zeiss 12 to 120 Optex conversion was of a T2 zoom


Hope this helps


On 12/31/19 10:50 PM, Paul Kepner via Cml.News wrote:
I was under the understanding that the Zeiss 10-100 was made for 16mm format. I could be wrong. Will it vignette on a s16 sensor at all? Being sharper and having better contrast is a definite plus. I am wanting a wide range zoom that will completely cover a s16 sensor and that has the qualities that will work well for corporate talking head stuff and for shooting short or feature films. 

Thank you,
Paul Kepner
214-641-6717
IMDB - https://imdb.to/2mehA8m
Facebook - @kepkraftmediaproductions
Instagram - @paulkepnerproductions
YouTube - @paulkepnerproductions

On Tue, Dec 31, 2019 at 2:45 PM, Donald Bryant
The Zeiss for 16 & S16, it has more resolution and is of much higher contrast so taking into account 16 or S16 was amplified quite a bit for screening on a 12X12 or larger screen and a Zenon proyector with this lens it was far superior to other documentaries or footage shot with Angenieux or other lenses for 16 or S16. This was my appreciation and the comments/feedback of the image quality also confirmed this.

The Angenieux 15:1 shot wide open or almost wide open showed a greater difference in resolution and the Zeiss 10:1 was pretty much even and focusing became a breeze because of the greater contrast!!

Donald Bryant, AMC

Mexico

donbryantamc@...

Web: cinefotografo.com


-- 
Steven Gladstone
New York Based Filmmaker
917-886-5858
http://www.gladstonefilms.com
http://roadtodad.blogspot.com/
http://indiekicker.reelgrok.com/
http://www.blakehousemovie.com
http://www.hellion.gladstonefilms.com

Charles Pickel
 

Mr. Gladsone is quite correct. Neither the T2 or T3 Zeiss 10-100mm zooms cover Super 16, at least not wider than about 30mm. The Optex , Abakus and Serious Gear Co. (that's me) conversions tuned it into a 12-120mm T2.4 unit that covers the format well. Also eliminates that nasty close-focus vignette issue at the wide end. The only caveat with those conversions is that they work best on the older Mk-I 10-100mm T2 lens with 80mm front diameter. The later Mk-II lenses (87mm front dia.) have a less well-corrected focus curve throughout the zoom and require a bit of tweaking to convert properly. 

Since this is the sales forum, I will mention I have an Optex /Zeiss 12-120mm unit available. 
--
Charles Pickel
Seattle USA
Seriousgear.com
Seattle USA

Jeff Kreines
 

I never liked the Zeiss zooms. They only focused to 5 feet except the fast on had a macro mode.  

If you are on a budget, the Canon 8-64 pretty well covers S16 unless you stop down a bit. It’s probably fine at 10mm and greater. 

I’ve got one in Arri B mount that I’d sell for US $2000. Contribution to CML of course. 

Jeff Kreines
Kinetta
jeff@...
kinetta.com

Sent from iPhone. 

On Jan 2, 2020, at 12:36 AM, Charles Pickel <cp@...> wrote:

Mr. Gladsone is quite correct. Neither the T2 or T3 Zeiss 10-100mm zooms cover Super 16, at least not wider than about 30mm. The Optex , Abakus and Serious Gear Co. (that's me) conversions tuned it into a 12-120mm T2.4 unit that covers the format well. Also eliminates that nasty close-focus vignette issue at the wide end. The only caveat with those conversions is that they work best on the older Mk-I 10-100mm T2 lens with 80mm front diameter. The later Mk-II lenses (87mm front dia.) have a less well-corrected focus curve throughout the zoom and require a bit of tweaking to convert properly. 

Since this is the sales forum, I will mention I have an Optex /Zeiss 12-120mm unit available. 
--
Charles Pickel
Seattle USA
Seriousgear.com
Seattle USA

Ganzo
 

I have a Canon 11.5-138mm in PL mount that I would sell for $2000. ,OBO, plus shipping from L.A. if anyone is interested.
Roberto Schaefer
ganzo@...
L.A., CA.

Paul Kepner
 

Roberto would you mind sending me some photos of the lens?

Thank you,
Paul Kepner
214-641-6717
IMDB - https://imdb.to/2mehA8m
Facebook - @kepkraftmediaproductions
Instagram - @paulkepnerproductions
YouTube - @paulkepnerproductions

On Fri, Jan 3, 2020 at 6:09 AM, Ganzo
<ganzo@...> wrote:
I have a Canon 11.5-138mm in PL mount that I would sell for $2000. ,OBO, plus shipping from L.A. if anyone is interested.
Roberto Schaefer
ganzo@...
L.A., CA.

Marty Oppenheimer
 

Hi Paul

I have a number of lenses that might interest you for your LTR.  All either in B-Mount, or which can be mounted in B-Mount:

    Angenieux 11.5-138mm:  Heavier than the Canon version, but optically superior
    Zeiss Super Speed Set:  9.5, 12, 16, 25, 50mm
    Zeiss Standard Speed:  100mm & 135mm, which would be nice to add to the set above
    Century Canon 6mm with fitted 4.5mm adapter

And then there is our NP-1 Battery Adapter for the Aaton, plus PAG chargers for NP-1
  
I'd love to chat about these.

Cheers
Marty Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer Cine Rental
Oppenheimer Camera Products
Seattle

On 12/30/2019 6:19 PM, Paul Kepner via Cml.News wrote:
Hi Chance. Is your Angenieux 15-150mm lens a T2.9 or T1.9 version?

Thank you,
Paul Kepner
214-641-6717
IMDB - https://imdb.to/2mehA8m
Facebook - @kepkraftmediaproductions
Instagram - @paulkepnerproductions
YouTube - @paulkepnerproductions

On Tue, Dec 24, 2019 at 7:42 PM, chance@...
Hi, all. Anybody in the market for an Aaton LTR-54 camera package? Haven't used it in a while, but it is in good shape and features a black-and-white NTSC video tap.
 
I also have four Optar Illumina primes (9.5mm, 16mm, 25mm, 50mm) and an Angenieux 15-150mm zoom (covers S16) for sale, either with the camera or separately.

I'm asking $1,000 each for the lenses and $5,000 OBO for the camera. (And I'll come down on the price for anyone who wants the camera and all the lenses.)
 
If you're interested, let me know and I'll provide more details, photos, etc.
 
Happy Holidays!


Chance Shirley
(Part-Time) Director and Cinematographer
Birmingham, Alabama

Phone: 205-427-2850
Email: chance@...