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Eclair ACL more ACL questions
Glad to hear some feedback on Bernie O'Doherty. I'm leaning towards him
to put in my HD144 gold kit. The price he quoted me for an overhaul,
S16 upgrade, and groundglass lightening was outstanding.
Question: Can your CNC program be transferred to other computers if the
shop is CNC equipped? I ask because I would rather do it locally if
possible. It would help if my shop could just pop in a floppy and start
For those interested, I purchased a DIY powdercoating system. I bought
it with the intention of doing repaints on Beaulieu super 8 cameras
(red, blue, yellow, etc). The ACL body could easily be repainted in a
new powdercoat. Black wrinkle coat is easy to come by as well as dark
(Arri) grey and smooth matte black. Please contact me if you are
interested. I will consider offering that as a service if the interest
is there. If you are going to do a Super 16 upgrade why not give it a
smart new paint job as well.
When Les Bosher gets back from vacation I will ask him about a super 16
conversion of the Zeiss 10-100. Any other lenses that people would like
to see converted? Maybe the Angie 10-150? Les' forte is lenses and he
might be able to come up with something that won't put you us the poor
Bernie is presently converting my ACL with a gold kit and he has been
very impressed with the quality. He is an excellent tech and a joy to
work with. I have a shop that can CNC the lens mount area for the s16
mount that is part of the kit. The machining looks factory when
finished. Cost on this is $100 and turn around is fast as the CNC
program is stored in the computer. I also powder coat painted my camera
as the paint was extremely battered. Powder coat is the most durable
paint I could find. I am very happy with the results, but this process
is very expensive about $120.00 I will write more about the conversion
and a new circuit board for the embase I am building as soon as I
receive my finished camera.
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Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2001 3:18 PM
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I understand that the Zeiss can be modified (it becomes a 12-120) for
about $2500. Check with Century Precision Optical in Burbank, CA, or I
think Zeiss will even do it (although they may charge more).
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