Museum of the Broadcast Television Camera

Marconi MkIII Television Camera turret balance weights

Marconi MkIII Television Camera turret balance weights

When using a large and heavy lens, like the 40 inch, the turret becomes unbalanced and difficult to turn. These weights could be fitted opposite the heavy lens to compensate.

 

The inset picture was taken at the Royal Albert Hall (UK) dated 1955, shows the 25 - 40" balance weight attached to the camera turret.