Aaton XTR Prod 16mm Film Camera Hire

Aaton XTR Prod 16mm Film Camera

Standard kit including:

Colour Video Assist VR42
Extension Viewfinder
3x 400′ Mags
3x Batteries + Charger
Mains power unit
7″ Marshal Monitor
Arri Follow Focus
Unit Accessories
Ground Glass:
Aaton 2, Aaton 3, Aaton 7

Daily rate: £250 +VAT



AJA A to D converter

Including V-lock battery
4-way D-tap Splitter

Daily rate: £25 +VAT

Our thoughts

This is arguably one of the best 16mm cameras ever engineered and the best for handholding; designed to be used on the shoulder from the word go. It also has easy magazines to load and change, as most of the threading can be done in daylight. We’ve had this camera from new and it’s always been well maintained, so we decided to keep it, as most of the 16mm cameras still left are worse for wear. There are still some occasions when people want a film look, and what better way of achieving it than shooting on film?

Aaton XTR PROD is one of the best super 16mm film camera ever made designed for sync sound and handheld shooting. When released it revolutionised documentary film making with its silent operation and balance centre of gravity.

We keep one running for people who like the film look, and the best way of achieving that is to shoot on film. Shooting on 16mm film has become a lot more affordable of late with the introduction of stock, process and TK deals such as Fuji’s Complete 16 and Kodak’s Sweet 16. This camera is mainly used for arts projects, short films and vérité documentaries. (See Skateistan, To Live and Skate Kabul, the award-winning documentary shot by Franklin Dow)


‘Skateistan – To Live and Skate Kabul’
16mm Film, Fuji 160T Vivid, 250D
dop: Franklin Dow

New Kit and latest Covid 19 update

New Kit 2021

Sony FX9, Sony FX6, Sony FX3, Sony a7s III


Richard Gale Optics Clavius PL F2 Full Frame Primes 4 Lens Set

Sony FE 12-24mm f2.8 GMSony FE 14mm f1.8 GM, Sony FE 24mm f1.4 GM,

Sony FE 35mm f1.4 GM, Sony FE 50mm f1.2 GM, Sony FE 85mm f1.4 GM

Atomos Shogun 7 SDI/HDMI, Atomos Ninja V Pro Kit SDI/HDMI

Astera NYX RGB Bulb Kit, Nanlux Evoke 1200W LED Light, Aputure Light Storm LS 600D Pro,
Aputure Light Storm C300D MK II

DJI RS2 Pro Combo Gimbal, Blackmagic Web Presenter

Covid 19 Update

As of 19 July 2021 all restrictions are lifted in England and now we leave it to the production to apply their own rules when coming to our premises.

We’re leaving hand sanitisers around the building and thermometer at the entrance for general use if wanted.

We suggest all the productions and clients coming to our studios to read the latest APA COVID-19 Shooting guidelines.

You can find the most up to date version by clicking link below:

APA COVID-19 Shooting Guidelines


We also will be keeping NHS Covid-19 App venue QR code in place for scanning.

SLV Team