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Re: Eclair Cameras: English 400' mags and 48fps...

Looking at the mag now....the flat plate:  is it removed by the four screws
near the capstan the roller on the take up side??   Thanks for your advice,
August.   I'll check it out.

Warren Yeager, SOC
----- Original Message -----
From: "august loessberg" <jerdog@ou.edu>
To: <EclairACL@topica.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 9:46 AM
Subject: RE: Eclair Cameras: English 400' mags and 48fps...

The english mag was not designed for speeds faster than 48.  but it sounds
like your problem is easily reparable.  If your capstan and take up are
turning it could be the steel band that drives them is broken or off the
track, look under the flat plate on the takeup side to make sure you have
good steel spring band, the kind used in old movie projectors.  It could
save you a repair bill

-----Original Message-----
From: Warren Yeager [mailto:wy@warrenyeager.com]
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2003 6:52 PM
To: EclairACL@topica.com
Subject: Eclair Cameras: English 400' mags and 48fps...

Is there an issue with running English 400' mags at 48fps?  I had my
400 footer jam on me this weekend.   I'd used it on several other shoots
all was dandy, but I did run a couple 48 fps shots on it this time.   I'd
run 48 and an occasional 72fps on my French mags with no ill results.

I have an ACL 2 with a HD motor, I checked the camera and everything's
but the English 400 footer seems dead.   Neither the capstan nor the take
reel turn when the camera's running.   It'll go to George Zorzoli

Warren Yeager, SOC

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