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Eclair ACL Series II - Help Wanted

john paul urizar

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Greeting from Sydney Australia. I am about to purchase a nice Eclair ACL series II and everything is checking out except for one thing . The darken area within the circle marking. This camera has the LED 7 metering system and wanted to check with other owners if this is completely normal ?? It makes focusing really hard since it covers such a large area.

I have removed the kipontik viewfinder and looked through and can still see it . Is the darken area part of the metering system ?? Can it be removed or is it some how part of the ground glass ?? I need some sort clarification before I purchase . Any help or advice would be so appreciated .


Kind regards


John Paul Urizar







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To be honest, I don't remember mine having been quite that dark ever. Definitely there is a spot, but not that strong one.

But I might remember incorrectly, as my camera was modified by Bernie in 2016, light meter removed, ground glass cleaned & remarked for S16 and laser brightened.


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