I'm ready to do some tests with my Eclair NPR camera and I have some questions after practicing loading the magazines...
Obviously I'm missing something simple and I've spent some time searching yet haven't found the answers so please forgive the basic questions:
1) Can someone explain the importance of the "loop"? It's very specific about 12 images with 6 on each side. I don't think the manual I have explains why this is important and what will happen if the frame count of the loop is incorrect or if it's out of alignment. Will it effect the image? Will there be flickering?
2) Assuming the loop is important, why is it necessary to then press the film into the magazine? (thus reducing the loop, I count 8 frames after my loop is pressed in). The videos I've seen go to some length to detail exactly how the loop is formed... only to quickly say "and then when you're done you press it in and load it onto the camera..."
Again please forgive my ignorance and thanks for your patience