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Re: Eclair ACL Lens Flange

Thanks for all the great info guys.  I just received an email from Les. He
makes a new flange and does move it.  Like others on this forum I'm trying
to collect as much information as I can on the S16 conversion and sometimes
I miss things that are probably very obvious.

Tell me more about the CNC of the front of the camera?  If you didn't do
this during S16 conversion would the flange (when moved) ride up out of the
recessed bezel area?

By the way this EclairACL forum is really fantastic! The info has been great
and quick coming.  Mark has been extremely helpful too!

One other item...  If you didn't have your R16 zoom lens converted for S16,
would it perform ok, except at lower focal lengths?  Any idea where problems
start to appear?

Thanks all.

Chris Bell
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paradime Media" <paradime@paradimemedia.com>
To: <EclairACL@topica.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2002 7:41 AM
Subject: Re: Eclair ACL Lens Flange

Hello Chris,

I have been told of some conversions where the flange is removed, rotated
degrees and redrilled to save cost, but it is still moved over 1.1mm to be
centered in the Super 16 area.  I don't understand how you could avoid
this.  Was Les saying that he would simply modify the flange and move it
over?  If not, why would you not have to recenter the lens.  Every S16
conversion I have ever heard of requires recentering.  I'll put in another
shameless plug for myself and Mark's Kit.  His Flange is as nice as the
original if not better!  Which would you rather pay for, a tech to modify
your original flange? or would you rather buy a new flange computer
and manufactured?  Check your math first! I believe that the cost works
to be the same when you factor the cost of tech labor, not cheep.  I have
machine shop that will CNC the front of the camera and will perfectly
the bezel radius when recentering the flange for S16.  The cost of this
machining is $110.00  I am very interested in conversion work on the ACL
would be interested in hearing about how others have gone about this task.

Paradime Media

> Mark is the flange that comes with your kit essential?  I've had a few
> discussions with Les in England and I don't think he move the flange?
> he goes at it with different approach???
> Chris Bell

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