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jack layfield

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  1. Hey Dom thanks for your response this is all real helpful. I will go back to the engineer who replaced the mount and ask these about some of these points. I believe the engineer is qualified for this kind of thing but i will def find out if he knows more about what happened. Thanks a lot Jack
  2. Hey Heikko thanks for getting back to me So I have the Eclair ACL 2 with the heavy speed motor, I have a c-mount and used a c-mount to PL adapter. i focused mainly by eye but it was all shoot on sticks so made sure i was always roughly within the right distance. I didn't do anything with the ground glass and never spoke with the engineer who replaced the mount about it. I had never used the 400ft mags so the sound i believe was okay, didn't hear anything out of the ordinary though. One thing i did find funny was the loading of the film with the single perf as it didn't go round the bottom but more across (not sure if you understand but added a screen shoot and i did it the same way as the dotted line) Also another strange thing is it worked for a few shots of my test clip also attached. Loading the mag https://imgur.com/dBPyUgq 200ft Clip Test https://imgur.com/wH3Bhcu 200ft Clip Test https://imgur.com/LiW52Ur
  3. Okay thanks for this the company who did the work assured me the mount would take that lens with an adapter so i can get back in touch with them.
  4. Hey there i was wondering if someone could help with some recent issue I had on my first shoot with my Eclair ACL. I had bought the camera and just got it back after having the mount changed as there was issues with it from the previous owner. Everything seemed to run fine, ran some practise film through and it did what it was suppose to. I had ran a test clip on a 200ft mag and the footage came back with some of it quite out of focus and some totally fine, this was i believe due to the lens (Canon-16 Macro ZoomC10x12 12-120mm) and when at its widest (10mm) it was soft and zoomed in (120mm) everything was sharp. So I went ahead with the shoot but used a friends canon 8-64 T2.4 as thought this could've been the issue... First with the 200ft mag it all came back soft, the zoomed in stuff shows a bit more detail but not sharp at all and i could see in the viewfinder that it was in focus. Then the 400ft Mag the first fist minute was soft and then it just went completely blurry you can hardly make out whats going on in the footage what so ever. I have attached the images and i would really appreciate if some could look and let me know what they think may of happened. Obviously quite devastated that lost this footage an also spent a fair bit on the camera so far so not the results i wanted. 200ft https://imgur.com/mmcRxOU 200ft https://imgur.com/pAcOeJJ 400ft https://imgur.com/cy5xEje 400ft https://imgur.com/0CkWe5m Thanks for any insights.
  5. Hey Fred, thanks for getting back. What lens are they? cant seem to see. Thanks
  6. Hey there am looking to purchase a Super-16 Zoom preferably in PL Mount or C Mount in UK or Europe.
  7. I am on the look for an Eclair ACL to purchase, ideally the later model with vari-speed motor and levelling view finder. If anyone has any leads let me know. Thanks Jack
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