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#1 Erkan Umut

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 03:51 AM

I've tried the Angenieux 12-240mm zoom with the CA-1 mount on my eclair ACL II.

As you know, its a heavy zoom.

The sales brochure says:
These are no mere adaptors. Lenses are rigidly and precisely held against the camera face. So you can use zooms, or other long or heavy lenses without any other lens supports.

The manual says (p. 17):
As you will notice the Eclair intermediate TS mount is exceptionally robust with a large locating diameter and thrust face. The use of lens supports with the mount is not necessary.

I will be happy, if I could get some advice:

* Whether the camera mount and CA-1 mount are OK with this weight. The strength issue, then the alignment and FFD issue.

*Whether this lens needs support regardless of the mount.

Thank you so much for sharing your invaluable experience with us.
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#2 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 06:28 AM

I've used this lens on an Aaton mount unsupported without any difficulty. Perhaps it might be better supported if possible, although the lens itself does come from a period when 16mm zooms weren't usually supported by rods etc.
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