Museum of the Broadcast Television Camera

TV88 lenses for the Marconi Mk IV Television Camera

TV88 lenses for the Marconi Mk IV Television Camera

A set of four lenses typically 2 inch, 3 inch, 5 inch and 8 inches. The BBC TV88 specification defines the Iris Gear ring and the driving gear. This is normally driven by a servo motor controlled from the studio desk.

 

These four "Ortal" lenses are by Rank Taylor Hobson. see leaflet TV88 lenses are also made by a range of other manufacturers. The TV88 lens mount is based on the earlier lens mount used on the Marconi Mk III camera.

 

 

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