Aaton Penelope

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The Aaton Penelope is a (field) switchable 2-Perf / 3-Perf 35mm camera ideal for low profile and mobile filmmaking. The (only 7,5kg weighing) camera perfectly fits on the shoulder, which repects the Aaton ‘cat on the shoulder’ rule, making it the most ideal handheld / steadicam 35mm film camera.

Plans to film in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio? Maybe you can consider to film in the 2-Perf format, which cuts raw stock consumption and processing costs exactly in half. This brings film origination costs into the same ballpark as digital origination.

User Manual

You can download the Aaton Penelope user manual here.

Technical Data

Full Gate 24,92 x 13,87mm (in 3 Perf ANSI S35 centered)
24,92 x 9,35mm (in 2 Perf S35 centered)
Ground Glass1.78:1 = 24 x 13,5mm (in 3 perf S35)
1.85:1 = 24 x 13mm (in 3 perf S35)
2.35:1 = 23,5 x 10mm (in 3 perf S35)
1.78:1 = 15,80 x 8,88mm (in 2 perf S35)
1.85:1 = 16,43 x 8,88mm (in 2 perf S35)
2.35:1 = 20,87 x 8,88mm (in 2 perf S35)
ResolutionHD / 2K / 3K / 4K / 6K
Frame rate3 - 40fps
Base ISO50 - 500 ASA
Latitude14 Stops
Bit Depth10 bit log
16 bit log
16 bit linear
Recording Format35mm reversal or negative film
Weight7,5 kg with film and battery


Kodak Motion Picture Film
Kodak Nederland B.V.
De Kronkels 16/A
3752 LM Bunschoten
+31(0)20 6545257

Fujifilm Motion Picture Film
On the 31st March 2013 Fujifilm made the difficult decision to close its motion picture departments worldwide. Following 22 successful and happy years of working in Fuji’s UK motion picture department, Rachel Baker, responding to requests from filmmakers, set up the independent company Frame24 . Frame24 offers the latest batches of Fuji’s motion picture negative stocks, to filmmakers worldwide.

Haghe Film Digitaal (Lab & Post Production)
Haghe Film Digitaal B.V.
Willem Fenengastraat 39
1096 BM Amsterdam
+31(0)20 5685411

DeJonghe Film Postproduction (Lab & Post Production)
DeJonghe Film Postproduction
Diksmuidekaai 4
8500 Kortrijk
+32(0)56 350710

FormatRoll Size Frame RateRunning Time
2-Perf122 meter25 fps8 min 32 sec
3-Perf122 meter25 fps5 min 41 sec

The Filmfoundation.info organizes training courses and workshops for anyone who’s looking for knowledge and skills to work with film camera’s on set.

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