The Arriflex D-20
31.1 The camera
The Arriflex D-20 is a delightful camera that will appeal, more than most, to someone from a film background. This is especially true of the look-through which is based on the front end of a typical Arri film camera complete with the traditional spinning mirror reflex shutter with an electronically variable opening ranging from 11.2 degrees to 180 degrees. The image from the lens is presented to the operator via a viewing screen, again exactly as in the Arricam, and utilizes the same viewfinder optics and options; of course the image is in full color, is available even without powering the camera and shows an area larger than that being recorded. Figure 31.1 shows the Arriflex D-20 in full shooting mode. ...