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Re: Eclair ACL Ang 10 - 150
When I say that the 17-68 Ang is a "TV" lens, I'm really saying that it
isn't sharp enough for blowup to 35mm. As far as I know, the black model was
optically the same (I once inquired at Century Precision Optical about just
that). For transfer to NTSC video, it is probably fine.
On R-16 Zooms that I've tried, in addition to vignetting below 25mm(approx
--- could be higher), there is also a range somewhere further down the line
at higher focal lengths that also vignettes.
If one plans to use the zoom as an "economy" long lens, then I'd advise
having a 10mm Switar "C"-mount on hand, and possibly a 16mm Zeiss Standard
--- both should just barely cover S-16, and are certainly cheaper than a new
S-16 lens. Shooting hand-held on a long lens while moving can be pretty
sea-sickening unless you're going for that as a specific creative look.
In short, I don't think one would be happy with the Ang 10-150 as a "stand
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