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Re: The ACL has arrived!
P.S. I hope nobody minds if I ask a bunch of stupid questions in the near
...and here we go!
I started to thread up one of my two 200' magazines and encountered
something strange. On the take-up side, under the bottom rollers (the ones
that snap out) there is a small spring loaded arm with a claw on it. In the
manual there is no such arm and claw mechanism, which stops the film from
advancing when the loops are not properly formed. There is no way to lock
the claw open and I can only suspect that it is some sort of mechanism to
catch the film if it loses loop during a shot. But wouldn't that tear the
sprocket holes? I have one 200' magazine with the claw and one without. My
400' magazine also has the claw mechanism. What is it for?
Which brings me to my next question. I'm not sure I am forming the loop
correctly. I formed the loop as is shown in the manual (in the magazine
with no claw mechanism) but it is hard to tell when exactly I have created
the correct length. I also have a hard time figuring out how to make the
bottom loop have one more frame than the top loop as it says in the manual.
Finally, my magazines came without take-up core adapters, as I have seen
some people on this list discuss in the past. What kind of cores and
adapters do I need? So far I have only threaded film on 100' daylight
spools, which I assume is noisy compared to core-loaded film. Any leads are
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