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RE: Eclair Cameras: ACL 1.5 motor vs. 2 motor

-----Original Message-----
From:	Michael Welle [mailto:mwelle@starband.net]
Sent:	Mon 3/10/2003 2:11 PM
To:	EclairACL@topica.com
Subject:	Eclair Cameras: ACL 1.5 motor vs. 2 motor

I have a question regarding the differences between the 1.5 and 2 
motors.  We all know they are capable of 75 fps.  But there is at least 
one potentially significant difference between the designs.

The main difference that I can see between these two motors is that the 
1.5 has a inching knob that protrudes from the body, and therefore gives 
the operator the ability to inch it.  On the other hand, the 2 motor has 
a recessed knob.  Does anyone know why this is, and if there is any 
benefit to having one or the other?

Michael Welle

Hi Michael,

I think some shooters complained about the protruding inching knob.
If they needed to really silence the camera with a barney, the protruding knob would whine noisily against the side of the barney.
Also, some people didn't like this exterior shaft rotating out in the open, rather like an inside-out SR.
So finally the French listened, and.....
" Voila ! We have a brillant idea......"
And the rest is history....

Bernie O'

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