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Re: Eclair Cameras: converting Beaulieu R16 to super16
eric jarvies from cabo san lucas, mexico.
yes, i have had success. however, i am waiting for my mini mill and mini lathe and liquid plastics/rubbers to arrive from the states so i can replace duct tape and super glue and roughly cut and modified items with machined items, and casted plastic parts, and casted rubber parts. also, i have used mirrors and beamsplitters and prisms from other cameras. when i finish making the parts for the kit, and outlining the directions, i will purchase the applicable off the shelf glass/optics from either edmunds, neport, or perhaps a few or several of them to determine what parts work or how to make them work correctly, so whoever ends up with my kit, they can get all of this stuff off the shelf. or, i can exclusively sell the conversion and make people send the cameras to me ... NOT. i hate that when people corner a niche market and do not offer kits to other people who want to avoid shipping costs and labor costs, so you can if you want to do it yourself, you'll be able to onc
e i have it all outlined. i will post the instructions online, and will make a DVD that visually walks you through the process(i'll sell the DVD), along with how to make a video tap for the R16, and mount a tobin crystal motor onto the side of an R16 and disengage the stock motor and power it correctly, along with the camera's power requirements. so it will basically be a R16 DVD that covers the whole camera from taking it apart and servicing it and repairing it, to making various modifications. i am currently moving into my palapa from my house, so i will have down time this next month, but i am hoping to have it all done in a couple of months.
also, another really cool thing i discovered that works on all cameras are these:
you can take and modify these to mount on your tripod(and you can get them from 1 foot to 6 feet long), and then mount the camera to the casing. this allows for some really smooth movement in towars your subject, or away. or, if you mount an axis mount, you can slant the slide/tripod head, and take and move from bottom upward while coveringsome lateral gound. these are made for cnc machines, and the 2' rails can be purchased for $100.00. much better and much more smooth then a dolly for those short movements. oh, and did i mention ssmmmoooottthhh? they have resistance controls, and if you attach a controller to it .. you can literally apply the breaks as smooth or as sudden as you like.
also, i found some airstrip lights at a local airport that were not being used. they have 6 and 8 per unit, and these things are BRIGHT as anything you have seen. if you need soem serious light, these things can be purchased for cheap($200.00 each) and compare to $20k lighting kits sold by mole, etc. but a few rolls of filter gel, and voila!
i am working on some npr and acl solutions, namely as it relates to the video tap ... should have something soon after the r16 kit is available. again, the only taps out there require the damn camera be sent off. had i not had to send my camera off, i would have paid the money and bought one. but now i am having to make one to solve my problem, so i will no doubt share it with all of you. once i have some basic templates setup on my mill/lathe, and some measuring charts confirmed(processed film that resembled s16), i will most likely be able to provide a s16 conversion kit as well. my eclairs are all 16mm currently, but i found a s16 that was converted 10 years ago ...or sometime way back, and so once i receive it, i will see if i can reverse engineer it easily enough to make a kit out of it. at minimum the plans/specs. but dont hold your breath ... although i will get around to all of these things, it may be sometime. and then the next question is ... if they were ava
iable, how many of you would actually want to mess with doing these things yourself? it does take some dedication.
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Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2003 02:12:26 +0000
<P>Would the gentleman from Mexico who was working on converting Beaulieu R16s to super16 please contact me. ( I'm afraid I erased those emails.) I was wondering if you had had any success with the conversion. Thank you, Dave </P></DIV></div><br clear=all><hr>MSN 8 helps <a href="http://g.msn.com/8HMXENCA/2743??PS=">ELIMINATE E-MAIL VIRUSES. </a> Get 2 months FREE*.
eric martin jarvies sr
cabo san lucas, bcs mexico cp 23410
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