I have to agree with Martin, not only because he knows what he's talking about, but also as a former Chinon 2500GL owner.
Nearly 10 years ago when I was living in the US and film-chain transferring my own S8 footage, I owned the 2500GL and loved it. It was very lightweight, loaded easily, had a variable speed control and it gave me few problems.
However, it is not the brightest projector to begin with, and the lens is not the best in terms of image quality.
Also, I do remember having a few jams and when this would happen, it would burn a whole in the film at that frame which was very pretty for that one second, but not when you don't intend to do it.
Later, after having owned nice Elmo's and having used projectors like the Eumig, I realized the awkwardness of the 2500GL. I have a soft spot for the 2500GL because it's nostalgic and it's pleasant to look at, but I must admit the Eumig is a much better projector.
But it is a good candidate if you want to transfer to NTSC video by film chain method, simply because the variable speed control makes it very easy to do so with no modification to the projector.
Edited by Edward Koehler, 02 October 2010 - 06:31 PM.