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LPL Mount for Richter Cine Collimators

Image of prototype LPL Mount for Richter Cine

ARRI compatible LPL Mount for Richter Cine. Mounts directly to Richter M-2 and S-2. One time limited production run. Get in touch if you want one. Pre-orders open soon.

High precision mounts, CNC machined, hand fitted and individually calibrated to 44.00mm +/- 0.005.

Stainless steel LPL flange and ring. Rotation adjustment in 11º increments. Shim adjustment for precise back focus calibration. Richter thread and flange are one piece so they never come loose.

These can be used as your “base” mount on Richter M-2, and you can quickly and accurately switch to PL using a PL-to-LPL adapter.

You can also quickly unscrew it to use other mounts on your M-2 that are shorter than 44mm FFD, or any existing Richter test mounts you may have without loss of accuracy.

Richter Cine Lens Test Projector compatibility by special order only.

Opening of the pre-order window and pricing will be announced here.

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Autumn 2023 update

In early 2022 I made a career pivot. I moved to the San Fransisco Bay Area to join a large company. I worked with computer vision systems supporting manufacturing engineering.

In 2023 Q4 I joined a startup that is developing a revolutionary new display technology. What was once only seen in science fiction films will become a reality.

As we approach winter 2023/2024 I want to give an update of the status of CinemaTechnic and various products / services:

Since I only have limited part-time to devote to CinemaTechnic, the only product line that I will continue is the Lens Testing Equipment. I will still offer upgrades and calibration for Richter Cine collimators, with some changes to product / service availability. Please see my Richter Cine page for details.

Beginning in 2024 I will no longer offer reconditioned or calibration services from Richter Cine systems purchased from third parties (meaning you did not buy it from CinemaTechnic). Reconditioned systems will be offered for sale and Richter Cine items accepted as cores.

If you purchased a Richter Cine collimator system from CinemaTechnic or had me calibrate or refurbish your system, I will continue to support you.

Film camera service and cine lens service is suspended for the foreseeable future. I have a complete set of special tools and documentation for servicing ARRI and Moviecam film cameras, as well as professional Cine lenses, but not the space or the time to do the work. If you are interested in purchasing a set of original ARRI film camera service tools please get in touch.

I also have a Super 16 conversion process I developed for the Arriflex 16SR. All the special tools and jigs and some conversion parts remain. If you are interested in purchasing the process and doing your own conversion, please get in touch.

The success of Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer and HBO’s Winning Time show that there is still a place for film even as digital capture has matured.

The industry is also changing and there is potential for decentralization. This could bring about a creative renaissance like the one that followed the collapse of the studio system in the late 1960’s.

-Jorge Diaz-Amador
Walnut Creek, CA
19 November 2023

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