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RE: Eclair Cameras: Loading 200' ACL magazines with A-minima
Thanks for all the responses. I did eventually get a password change
authorized by Topica, so I can access the archives.
If worse comes to worse, I will use daylight spools on the takeup side. I'm
still concerned with the feed side. You say that the aminima loads come
with plastic daylight flanges. Do these have the square-peg holes that fit
on the ACL mag spindle? That is, would it be possible to just load the
whole thing, flanges and all, with no adapter? Or, as you say, will I still
need an adapter on the feed side? (I haven't opened up the film to look at
it yet, sorry for the basic question.)
Finally, any ideas on cinema supply companies to call to get a couple of
those core adapters for repurposing purposes?
From: RT <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: RE: Loading 200' ACL magazines with A-minima
Ditto on what Mark says. You can fabricate a core plate from a core
adaptor and a 200' daylight spool. The Arriflex and Bolex adaptors can
be converted by removing the small flanges on them and replacing them
with a 200' daylight flange. You'll have to be handy with a dremel tool
to do it but it can be done. Get a daylight spool that is dead straight
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