ACL I mags on ACL II
Posted 17 June 2011 - 08:07 PM
I may be upgrading to an ACL II. I have two English 400' magazines here that I would like to use on it. Do these work ok? What about the French mags that were made before the ACL II?
The way I am descriminating between the English and French mags is by the take up system. The English with the rubber tyres running on the film take up roll and the French with a friction drive like the 200' magazine seems to have. The different footage counter/indicators are also obvious I guess.
Do the English mags work ok at 75fps?
Does anyone know what the purpose was of the separate pressure pad on the ACL II magazine is? Obviously we don't have this feature on ACL I mags, but does it matter?
Posted 18 June 2011 - 02:10 PM
The other question about whether the English mags are happy running at 75fps (especially stopping and starting) - I didn't find an answer to it yet
Edited by Gregg MacPherson, 18 June 2011 - 02:15 PM.
Posted 13 July 2011 - 12:30 PM
hope this helps
Posted 15 July 2011 - 10:55 PM
there are a load of myths about french/english mags...truth is they all work fine
hope this helps
Thanks for that reassurance. I have a couple of English 400' mags that I'm going to try on an ACL II S16 that I'm getting soon.
One interesting thing I realized recently. Some 400' magazines have large platters, a proper size for a 400'roll, and some have small platters that look the same as for the 200' rolls. I'm calling it a platter. It's the black round plate that the film roll sits on. The first 400' mag I had (English) had some uneven tracking on the takeup roll. This was probably due to the rubber take up "tyres" being a little loose on the "hub". I fixed this by improvising guides taped to the inside of the magazine, level with the platter.
Having seen a 400' platter on a mag for sale recently on eBay I can see the value of it. They are probably hard to find, but maybe not too hard to make.
Posted 16 July 2011 - 01:54 AM