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Re: Eclair ACL mags

Mark,  Bernie also installed new shutter shaft, replaced all the
bearings,shims, did the laser bright treatment on the ground glass(give me
two stops through viewfinder), readjusted the viewfinder, adjusted lens
mount, collimated two lens, quieted three mags, and did it for a great
price. He is also great to work with.  Since he was an original Eclair tech,
I'm now confident about the camera.  Thanks, Mercer
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark" <super16acl@aol.com>
To: <EclairACL@topica.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 03, 2002 8:39 PM
Subject: Re: Eclair ACL mags

Hi Mercer. Don't have any mags that I'm selling at the moment. Glad to
that you were happy with the install Bernie O'Doherty did on the HD-144
Super-16 parts. I've heard nothing but compliments on his work ... and his
price is the most reasonable on this side of the Atlantic.  Remember that
144 degree shutter won't sharpen the focus of your lens, but gives
shutter speed which is subliminally sharper than the normal 175 degree
shutter.(But you won't notice a difference to your eye short of a
side-by-side comparison. The major reason for a 144-degree shutter in S-16
to allow the mirror extra time to clear the larger aperture opening. I
a lot of time --- and money, sigh --- developing the HD-144 shutter so
it would balance perfectly to keep the camera vibration free.) The
mirror conversion in S-16 is a nice "peace-of-mind" thing, since at no
will any of the mirror still be in front of the frame while the shutter is
open. While not doing this part of the conversion doesn't show any problem
with the resultant footage, I find its a "pride of ownership" thing to
that the camera is up to full S-16 specs. And since I only have two of the
kits left that have this feature, you'll also have a "specialty" item!
if you ever transfer to HDTV or blow-up to 35mm, you'll notice an
difference in quality in S-16 compared to R-16. Good luck. Mark

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