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Re: Eclair Cameras: ACL techs

hi Mercer,
Can you do a ramp speed on an ACL? What about the Exposure?

Thanks Karl,

Sounds like we have gone through the same kaka.
In my opinion you have mentioned the three best ACL techs in the world.

I just sent my ACL to Andrew (AZ Spectrum) to install his electronics
package (2 to 75 fps) cyrstal  push button control along with my Tobin
milliframe controller, so I can ramp speed for sports action.  Andrew is
modifying the Tobin to work in conjunction with the new electronics.  I
had Andrew send the camera to Bernie for a modification to the mag
latch to
keep the mags secured to the camera, naturally, Bernie checked all the
functions.  So I have two techs working with me at the same time, both
coming up with two innovative modifications and also working with each
for the benefit of their mutual customer.  There is an ACL heaven!

Aloha, Mercer
----- Original Message -----
From: "Karl" <klkim@comcast.net>
To: <EclairACL@topica.com>
Sent: Friday, August 01, 2003 11:01 PM
Subject: Eclair Cameras: ACL techs

> This is old news now, but I've been very happy with the quality of
work of
> Bernie O and Les- their charge is also extremely reasonable.  I have
> ripped off and screwed over very badly by a prominent ACL tech.  I've
> purchased incorrectly machined accessories from yet another ACL known
> If you really need to know, you can contact me OFF list.  I may only
> you the cities they are located in, but that would be enough
> In truth, there are so few places to go for service, parts and
> so we all need to suffer together to get the end result.  If I keep
> running and properly accessorized, I will be dealing with the
> techs in the future.  Or if Bernie and Les retire, and 16mm/S16 is
> viable, it'll be time to replace the ACLs with SR3s or XTR Prods. Then
> again, I have stories about Arri techs in NYC...
> For electronic repairs, I was very happy with Andrew at AZ Spectrum-
> saved an HD motor for me- and at a fair price.
> Information on the net is free and extremely biased.  Take it for what
> worth.

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