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#1 Tom Hepburn

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 02:58 PM

Hello,

I have an Eclair ACL and I need to get a lens for it. Unfortunately they are not as easy to acquire as I had previously thought. I'm looking for a zoom and I have between 1K and 2K to spend. I wish I had more, but I don't. Can anyone recommend the best value for a Super 16 lens with that budget in mind?

Also, my super 16 experience, is at the beginner level.

Thanks,
T
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#2 Martin Yernazian

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 03:40 PM

http://cgi.ebay.com/...Q2em118Q2el1247

for the value this is the best S16 lens you could get,

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 04:15 PM

http://cgi.ebay.com/...Q2em118Q2el1247

for the value this is the best S16 lens you could get,

Best


Didn't know the ACL took C-mount lenses. Make sure to get a BIG support for that lens, especially if you hang it on a C-mount.

Hey Martin, did you get the XLR plug cover I sent you?

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#4 Saul Rodgar

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 06:05 PM

Didn't know the ACL took C-mount lenses. Make sure to get a BIG support for that lens, especially if you hang it on a C-mount.

Hey Martin, did you get the XLR plug cover I sent you?

Best,
-Tim


Yes, the ACL takes C-mount lenses. And yes, strangely enough, the massive T1.9 15-150 Angie sits very comfortably on the rather tiny ACL frame without any support. I have shot with that exact combination many times and never had a glitch, although it was very scary and still is sometimes. Back in the day, those lenses and cameras were designed better I guess, because I have never seen or heard of a support bar setup made originally for ACL's.

Les Bosher makes a custom-designed lightweight support bars / matte box / interface plate set up for about 600 pounds, but otherwise is VERY hard to get an ACL with anything resembling support bars for such a big lens.


www.lesbosher.co.uk


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Do you have the Arri B adapter for the ACL? If so, I recommend the tiny Angie T2.2 17-68 mm lens which I also own and which also covers S16 as a better option for everyday, hand held shooting. I bought mine as new old stock for $600 a couple of years back from ebay.

Edited by Saul Rodgar, 22 May 2008 - 06:06 PM.

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#5 Fran Kuhn

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 01:29 PM

Hello,

I have an Eclair ACL and I need to get a lens for it. Unfortunately they are not as easy to acquire as I had previously thought. I'm looking for a zoom and I have between 1K and 2K to spend. I wish I had more, but I don't. Can anyone recommend the best value for a Super 16 lens with that budget in mind?

Also, my super 16 experience, is at the beginner level.

Thanks,
T


Tim,

I have seen a couple of inexpensive Angenieux Super 16 zooms at this Whitehouse Audio Visual link: http://www.whitehous...lti_lenses.html

They appear to be new old-stock lenses. I have no idea of the quality of the image they produce, but the price is right.

Maybe you can talk to someone about finding one with a mount that will work with your camera.

-Fran
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#6 Tom Hepburn

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 04:45 PM

Thanks so much for the info folks. On the advice of this board, Saul, and Bernie @ super 16 inc, I've bought a

Angie T2.2 17-68 mm lens

Some of what I shoot will be the kids and a lot of things where I don't want a ton of attention brought to me and the camera. So this seemed like the obvious choice. The ACL does have a Cmount. At least this one does.

Thanks in advance,
T
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#7 Leo Anthony Vale

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 01:56 PM

Didn't know the ACL took C-mount lenses.


Screw off the CA-1 mount and there's the C-mount.

The large thread the CA-1 mount was on is the TS-mount.
Eclair made Arri std. and Nikon mounts that fit it.
& Les Bosher makes a PL mount that fits it.
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