Re: [Frameworks] Article: The Last film camera

From: Steven Gladstone <>
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 16:02:02 -0400

On 10/12/11 1:11 PM, Matt Helme wrote:
> how many people on Frameworks EVER bought a new Panavision or Aaton camera?

Technically speaking, Panavision NEVER sold their film cameras, you
could only rent them. In fact Accrding to Arri, Panavision was Arri's
biggest customer. Panavision did at one time own Aaton (If I recall) but
that was so they could get the little Aaton Code diode technology,
Panavision later sold Aaton, again if I recall.

I bought an Aaton way back - around 1998 or so, it was made in the
1970's and was a "BBC" camera at one time in its life.

Steven Gladstone
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