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Professional Cameraman's Handbook, The, 4th Edition by Verne Carlson, Sylvia E Carlson

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chapter 14

Mitchell Cameras, Magazines, Blimps, and Accessories

Since the initial publication of this handbook, many Mitchell cameras have been “reflexed,” thereby rendering the rackover aspect of the camera almost obsolete. Nonetheless, because many rackover cameras are still in use, the sections on Mitchell cameras remain as previously written.

The manufacturer, while maintaining the basic configuration, has reflexed the camera in one of two ways:

1.  A mirror-shutter is at an angle of 45° (the image transmitted through the focusing tube via prisms to a larger-diameter eyepiece at back of camera); a light-trap is located on the tube, to avoid kickback from stray light; a windowed-snoot housing encloses the lenses (conventional and zoom sizes); ...

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