Just ran a dummy load through my NPR
Posted 17 August 2006 - 05:19 AM
Any ways, When I looked at the emulsion of the dummy load after running it through the camera, I found tiny scratches that just barely catch the light. I switched my magazine and loaded the camera with the other magazine, and I got the same result. Are really thin scratches normal? Would I be able to make one short film before I have to send it in?
Also, who offers the best service with the eclair and offers the best pricing?
Thank you for your time!
Posted 17 August 2006 - 08:40 AM
Let me start by saying that it is not normal to have any kind of scratch on your film. The Eclair cameras, like all other 16mm/Super 16mm cameras, were designed to run scratch-free. It could be that the aperture plate has an imperfection or that the interior of the magazine has a burr or machine filing that's causing the problem.
I've been working with NPRs (and Eclairs generally) since they started making them in France and would be happy to take a look at your rig (estimates are free). You can read more about my work in any Eclair forum (or check Google).
Posted 17 August 2006 - 11:22 AM
It should be 12 frames. Make sure that it is distributed evenly when you push the film in against the pressure plate.
Also make sure you are threading around all the rollers properly. I had a scratching problem on my ACL for a while...and it was just cause the guy I had loading kept missing the last roller.
Posted 17 August 2006 - 11:27 AM
Edited by Hans Engstrom, 17 August 2006 - 11:28 AM.