The LINK 125 was a 25mm three-tube colour camera with an integral zoom lens package. This sleek-looking camera was used mainly in the UK by BBC and in few studios at ITV. Independent company Limehouse Television bought these cameras because of an in-house cameraman's choice. GA-TV has several examples in non-operating condition.
The Link 130 was a mid- 1980s camera that never made it beyond a dozen or so 'trial' deliveries to broadcasters (some to BBCTV and Swedish TV amongst others). The Link 130 had many 'auto' features and used three 2/3rds lead oxide colour tubes, but the camera was plagued with software problems including 'lock outs' and niggling faults such as the cue light effecting the picture. Also, by the end of the 1980s, all the major broadcasters were considering switching to CCD studio cameras. The camera pictured is an ex-museum display with a non-standard repro lens unit (with space to house a small ccd camera)and a fixed viewfinder unit with an implant tube. Because the camera is only a shell and thus lightweight, it is ideal for theatre productions etc. The camera here is sitting on a Vinten 459 lightweight pedestal with an additional 'steer' wheel.
The LINK 110 was a boxy-looking three-tube 25mm lead oxide colour camera, a technical design instigated in part by the BBC to replace their aging studio stock of 4-tube EMI 2001 cameras. The Link 110 (from Link Electronics; a firm that produced 'industrial' CCTV equipment) boasted anti-comet tail and light bias, plus an integral zoom package. The camera's picture quality was reasonably pleasant but not up the 'sharpness' of existing 4-tube designs.