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  1. Thanks a lot! I sent message. I will post update if i get info. I bought a set years ago for my ACL 1.5 and they were by far the nicest solution for the ACL out there. I sold that camera to get LTR long time ago and now I found another ACL at a great deal. Don't get me wrong the Aaton LTR is wonderful 16mm camera, it is quieter than ACL, has a lot more expansion options, batteries attach nicely and I would prefer it if I were shooting 400ft magazine, the mags are quieter and less leaky than the ACL 400's. However the ACL with 200ft magazine is just perfect with the original ergonomic handle.
  2. does anyone know what happened to this guy? I had a set for my ACL 1.5 a long time ago, by far the best solution for the ACL needing rods.
  3. Think about all the glass and mirrors the image is passing through to get to your eye. You can disassemble the viewfinder and make sure all the glass surfaces inside are clean with a q-tip. Inside the camera your mirror can get dirty or scratched, clean this from the front. The ground glass is usually the brownest of the layers, not much you can do about this yourself. Bernie offers Laser Brightening which is said to work wonders for this issue.
  4. I know this should probably be in the marketplace but I am looking for a specific Eclair item. I have a very nice ACL II i bought on eBay last year, I have been patiently waiting for a motor to pop up for sale with no luck. If anyone has an extra motor they would like to sell, I would be very interested. I also have a bunch of 400ft kodak loads, 400ft Eclair magazines and an Elmo 16mm transfer projector I could offer in trade.
  5. my best guess would be the power source, even if it is working with other devices. Find another way to power the camera and test that.
  6. Thanks for doing this work with these lenses to everyone who owns them, I don't know how else we would find this information out. Although the lenses fall short, especially the zooms, what we have is a sensor which could be cropped to HD or maybe even 2K from 2.5K and essentially it is a HD S16mm camera.
  7. For purchase right now, I think Ikonoskop is it, http://www.ikonoskop.com. This is a terrific camera to go with 16mm glass, shoot raw, the problem is price $$, just a bit to high, although might be worth it if you have invested in 16mm cinema glass. I haven't stayed up to date, but there is also the Digital Bolex.
  8. For purchase right now, I think Ikonoskop is it, http://www.ikonoskop.com. This is a terrific camera to go with 16mm glass, shoot raw, the problem is price $$, just a bit to high, although might be worth it if you have nice 16mm cinema glass. I haven't stayed up to date, but there is also the Digital Bolex.
  9. Lots of M43 to PL mounts out there for fair prices, I don't know about Canon to PL.
  10. look at his other items, he claims the 6mm covers the frame also. This might be the widest possible lens for the BMD camera if true.
  11. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Zeiss-12mm-T1-3-Ultra-16-Arri-PL-mount-/180918391026?_trksid=p2045573.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27%26meid%3D2461510936194433779%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D1011%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D180918391026%26 Here is someone selling Zeiss Ultra 16mm primes on ebay. In the description, the buyer claims the Blackmagic chip is 23% larger than super 16mm and that these lenses will cover the chip over the entire range of primes. Now I know these are very expensive Super 16mm lenses, but I imagine the sets at rental houses are not getting much use otherwise. It would be great to find out if this information is true, or if the seller has miscalculated, they do say they went to panavision to check out the lenses circle size.
  12. Fotokem is the only lab I've delt with in LA, but I have to say they are top notch. You can drop film off at the lab 24 hours a day, processing is usually done in 24 hours. I'm sure it helped that I started as a student, but they have been great extending student rates to me past college to ensure I am still able to shoot on film for personal projects. Transfer is a whole other game...
  13. I was interested in the comment about the bronze and metal washers in the ACL I. I got a cheaper ACL I body on ebay which I figured would be good for parts, when I tried a motor on it, it was surprisingly quiet.
  14. This is awesome! Thanks so much for finding this and putting it together.
  15. I think you would be surprised how low things, especially the one week auctions really are. I have seen Super-16mm and recently a 35mm techniscope Eclair go for 1800. However, I wouldn't say it's crashing so that your beautiful Aaton camera will one day be sold in a yard sale for $50. Film, especially 16mm has transitioned from a production workhorse to a enthusiast/purist format which will be around as long as there is factory fresh film, processing labs and transfer labs. I would also say that widescreen, well maintained cameras with proof of service are worth 5-10 times the value of identical systems still in the regular 16mm format. Regular 16mm cameras are dropping in value very fast, they are moving into the realm of antiques and props. There are so many nice systems floating around now from DP's who have moved to digital, that most people who still push the 16mm format, will have a super 16mm, or ultra 16mm system. It will continue to drop, but until film stops being made, and then a few years after that, Super 16mm cameras will hold some value and I think the current market is around where it's going to stay.
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