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Aren Madsen

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  • Occupation
    Camera Operator
  • Location
    Melbourne, Australia
  • My Gear
    Eclair NPR
  • Specialties
    16mm and 35mm cameras, film and motion picture projectors.

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  1. Good to hear of another 16mm camera being saved. If you aren't doing anything with the trash magazines it came with, at least put them on eBay or something so they're still in circulation, I'm sure someone will fix them. This was posted a while ago now, any updates on fixing the camera?
  2. No problem, I assumed you worked it out by now but thought it could help other people in the future. You mentioned it was modified by Les Boscher, did he do the Super16 and PL conversion? How's the camera been since your modifications?
  3. Hi, I'm looking to buy a crystal sync motor for my Eclair NPR that won't cost me an arm and a leg. My NPR currently has a perfectone constant speed 25fps motor that only holds sync for about 30 seconds. Since I'm not recording sound with a Nagra, I'll need a crystal sync motor. If you have a spare motor you're willing to part with, let me know what you have and maybe we can work something out. Thanks - Aren
  4. Hi Ruben, There are two places you should find the serial number. The first spot is along the side of the horizontal handle at the top of of the camera, the other is behind the top lens turret with lens removed, at least that's the case with my one. I hope this was of some help.
  5. That Devry Halloween test came out really nice. What camera model and what lens did you use?
  6. I'm no expert but from looking at photos of the two, I'd assume so. Which Konvas model do you have?
  7. Hi, There's only a few posts that seem to mention the Cineflex, a US Army copy of the Arri 35. Has anyone here used one before? Is the movement inside more or less the same design or is it quite different and can it take magazines bigger than 400'? I'm also curious about how it performs, would it have good, stable registration? Any information would be much appreciated. Thank you
  8. Does the aperture still do it's job the same way since as you say the lens is essentially being magnified 3x?
  9. Hi, Has anyone here had any experience using 35mm SLR lenses on an Eclair NPR? I'm planning on using some Minolta Rokkor lenses on mine using a C mount adaptor. If you've used SLR lenses on an NPR, how well did it work, was the coverage good, any tips or tricks? Thanks
  10. I've seen them on eBay occasionally, keep an eye out, best of luck
  11. Very true, I used a Zoom H5 audio recorder with a stereo shotgun mic, it's a mono shotgun mic with two small left and right side mics as well. I'd highly recommend some sort of shotgun mic when recording around a 16mm camera as to pick up the least camera noise. How's your 16s been to use? What's the viewfinder on them like? I've heard they have nice lenses.
  12. Thanks for responding, I understand your point you make about the turret locking in, it hasn't been an issue for me yet, maybe the camera you used hadn't had the turret pin lubricated in a while, mine slides right in. I was quite surprised yesterday with just how quiet the camera was, mine hadn't been used since the 80s and all I did was clean it up a bit. When listening to the audio from the shoot I can't even hear the camera even when the audio recorder was close to the camera.
  13. Yesterday I shot my first ever roll in my new Eclair NPR. It was a 400' roll of 50d, a short skit with some friends. It was really fun shooting with it and the camera was great to use, I'll remember this first roll. What were your first experiences with the Eclair NPR? What did you shoot? How did it go?
  14. I've had luck finding all sorts of Eclair parts using a VPN connected to France and searching Eclair or Eclair 16 and stuff like that on french eBay.
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