Jump to content
14 replies to this topic
Posted 04 August 2016 - 11:57 AM
Eclair means lighting?
I thought it meant cream-filled pastry, and I'm disappointed.
Posted 04 August 2016 - 12:05 PM
Light n ing.
It means both, the pastry éclair is a straightened version of the naturally occuring. Imagine confectioners imitating a jagged one! An unsteady hand helps, quite the contrary of what camerapeople must afford.
Posted 04 August 2016 - 12:50 PM
Imagine confectioners imitating a jagged one!
But then it would be several thousand feet long, which would be a very good idea.
Posted 04 August 2016 - 01:14 PM
Guys, please be patient, there are lots of information both of junk to be cleaned, and perfect to be added. Need time...
Posted 04 August 2016 - 01:20 PM
Sincere thanks for your continuing interest!
Posted 04 August 2016 - 01:21 PM
An engineer's approach of course.
Posted 04 August 2016 - 07:39 PM
Ohh yes. I love my Eclair ACL! I just received over the Internet some twelve minutes of footage from DeJonghe I shot on Tuesday. It came out perfect, despite the fact that this was the first time that...
1) ...I used my PL-mount adapter and some Optar Illuminas
2) ...I took care of the cinematography as well, in addition to directing and producing in a project this size
3) ...maybe not despite, but rather because I had a great team of a 1st AC and a gaffer to take care of pulling focus, gripping and lighting.
But now -- if not before -- I have been proved that Eclair ACL is a 16mm camera that ought to be taken seriously. No need to rent that Arri 416.
So let's keep the information on Eclair cameras alive and available! Thanks Erkan again!
Posted 05 August 2016 - 02:08 AM
Dom, thank you very much for your good words!
Posted 05 August 2016 - 02:19 AM
That sounds amazing! Glad to hear.
I had the opportunity to work with OPTARs in the past, they had very good contrast.
Optar Illuminas are made by JSC "OPTIKA" in St. Petersburg (in the USSR: NPO "EKRAN", Leningrad) exclusively for the U.S.
You are close, did you visit the factory?
Posted 05 August 2016 - 10:44 AM
Nope, unfortunately I haven't visited the factory -- if I remember correctly, I haven't even visited St. Petersburg..
But yes, Optars are nice. These lenses are rented out by one of the oldest rental houses in Finland.
Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: camera, eclair, 16mm, 35mm, film, analog