Would anybody know how to get to the on/off switch in the
wooden hand grip of a LTR? Mine went out yesterday. I can
still start/stop from the body but what an aggravation. Anybody
know what type of switch can replace the original?
New Orleans, La
There are some very small holes on the flat side of the handgrip.
I forget if it's a Allan-key or a flathead screw, but by loosening
through this passage you can remove the switch. I'd say to
simply call Abel Cine Tech and they'll send you the replacement
switch. Better yet, I'd just send them the handgrip and let
them do it.
By the way, are you sure it's the switch and not the cable?
I had the switch go bad on my camera body once, but I've gone
through a number of the handgrip cables as the leads are small
& fragile and there's little to no strain relief in the
By the way, the Aaton handgrip/lightweight rods seems to be
a good and popular choice for the Varicam.
Agreed with Mitch, look at the cable as well for continuity,
or send it to Abel or the call the number I forwarded you.
Mitch Gross wrote :
>By the way, are you sure it's
the switch and not the cable?
Yep it's the switch. I did check the cable but the switch
stopped clicking so I figure an internal component in the
switch gave out. Thanks for all the help and advice.