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#1 Samuel Berger

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 01:36 PM

Hey all,

 

I've recently been reunited with the ol' Eclair NPR and it's been ten years since I actually had it in my hands.

 

I have a few questions regarding taking better care of it than I did in the past.

 

I still use the regular Eclair flight case which is a metal moose to carry around. I would like to switch to a Pelican. Any recommendations as to which?

 

Do you store your zoom in a separate case from the camera? I didn't, and my original Angenieux 12-120 became heavily fungus infested. Not sure if a Pelican case would prevent this.

 

Do you store silica gel packets in your camera case? In your lens case? I'm traumatised by the fungus thing.

 

Any help is appreciated, the NPR is very dear to me and I want it to last another 45 years.

 

 


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 01:57 PM

Oh and what is the consensus on replacing the metal lens cap with an easily removable plastic one?


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#3 Samuel Berger

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 01:47 PM

I just feel there's less wear on the threading if I use a plastic lens cap. If no one thinks that's a bad idea I guess I'll go ahead and do it. I see people doing it all the time on the K-3.


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