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High Definition Cinematography, 3rd Edition by Paul Wheeler

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CHAPTER 32

The Arriflex D-21

32.1 The Camera

The Arriflex D-21 is the new version of the well-established D-20 and remains 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 still 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 to 180 degrees. The image from the lens is presented to the operator via a viewing screen, again exactly as in the Arricam 435, 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. ...

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