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Skater Scope

Skater Scope

T-Stop Mount Weight Length CCI Ø
T5.6 PL *B4 option 7.3lbs + Lens 13.2" + Lens 32mm

The SKATER Scope is the first truly compact periscope lens system providing all the creative freedom you want.

As it is considerably shorter in its overall length than comparable systems, with clear operating controls, the SKATER Scope makes it possible to work quickly and intuitively. The length is still suficient in critical light situations, to avoid an interfering cast of shadows from the camera body.

The movable tilt module can be adjusted from -105° to +105° and engaged in any desired 2.5° increment. The SKATER Scope can be used as a straight version (borescope) and as a bent version (periscope) with any desired angle. The lateral offset between the tilt module and the main snorkel body is only 50 mm. The whole lens block can be pivoted into any desired angle and fixed with a pivot lock ring. A detailed scale shows the precise angle of pivoting.

With an aperture of T 5.6, the SKATER Scope is an ideal compromise between size and light transmission and is still faster than comparable systems of similar complexity. The calculated aperture is 4 1/3, the light loss 2/3 of a stop.

The SKATER Scope is another sample of the well-known high quality products by P+S Technik. The complete optical arrangement was calculated for the Super 35 format and the pupil position of most current lenses such as Arri/Zeiss Ultra Primes, Zeiss HS T1.3 and most Cooke S4 lenses. The excellent image quality and the extreme ?at ?eld with minimized vignetting is ensured, even in the low aperture range.

Via a separate Image Rotation Ring, the image can be rotated 360° around the optical axis (even several times) without restriction. This feature is also used to level the horizon or to achieve "dutched" camera angles without altering the position of the camera. A 0.8 module gear makes it possible to control the image rotation with standard lens control systems. By means of a macro adjustment ring the close focus can be extended to macro.

The SKATER Scope is ideal to complement the SKATER Mini Camera Dolly. Lens height and tilt angle can be adjusted quickly to almost any position.

You can fix a lens right above a surface or adjust the lens height according to an object with great precision. Even with an extremely low lens position, it is still possible to obtain views from below.

Due to the compact and short design of the SKATER Scope, it is much easier to work with it in connection with a SKATER Mini Camera Dolly compared to conventional snorkel lens systems.
The 50mm lateral offset of the tilt module can be easily compensated with the Rotation Calculator. The macro adjustment ring allows the use of standard lenses in macro shots.

Support brackets with 15mm or 19mm rods can be attached to the tilt element laterally or at the top. These brackets are part of the SKATER Scope accessories and allow to attach standard lens control motors. A standard support bridge supports the main snorkel body. For the ARRI 235 a shorter support block is optionally available so that the SKATER Scope is compatible with the laterally attached optional support system of this camera. In this case, the SKATER Scope is inserted into the PL mount with a 90° offset.

Over-all-length in straight mode / PL mount: 335.8 mm / 13.2"
Length from PL to PL mount in straight mode: 311.8 mm / 12.3"
Distance PL to center of lens in 90° mode: 215 mm / 8.5"
Width: 135.4 mm / 5.3"
Height: 94 mm / 3.7"
Weight approx.: 2950 gr / 6.5 lb
F-Stops / Light Loss: T 4.3 / 0.7 = T 5.6
Camera mounts: PL, Panavision
Video Version SD / HD: B4 camera mount available
Lens Mounts: PL, Panavision, Nikon, Leica M
Format: covers S35, N35, S16, N16
Back focus lens extension: approx. 10mm
Range of tilt element: +/- 105° in 2.5° increment
Pivot on lens block: unlimited 360°
Image Rotation: unlimited 360°
Flight case: 50x30x19 / 19,7x11,8x7,5