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Author Topic: Adapter to use B&H lens as wide angle lens on ELMO 16MM projec
Julian Baquero
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From: Bogota, Colombia
Registered: Mar 2011


 - posted May 31, 2013 05:38 AM      Profile for Julian Baquero   Author's Homepage   Email Julian Baquero   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
My little contribution to the 16mm film community. I have created a 3D printable model of an adapter that will let you use a cheap Bell and Howell super 8mm lens (28mm) on a 16mm ELMO projector lens barrel (40mm). I you have access to a 3D printer you can download the 3D file and print the part for free or go to a 3D printing service and the part printed for you. You can also order the part for my store at Shapeways.com from $20.46 USD. With this adapter using the B&H 1inch f/1.6 lens you easily get twice the image size of the default 50mm ELMO lens. Both B&H lens and adapter are far cheaper than an ELMO wide angle lens.

I got mine printed for free at the University where I am a professor. Expect to do some sanding to get a good fit.

Download the part or order it here: http://www.shapeways.com/shops/julian_baquero

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Julian Baquero
Expert Film Handler

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From: Bogota, Colombia
Registered: Mar 2011


 - posted July 08, 2013 06:52 PM      Profile for Julian Baquero   Author's Homepage   Email Julian Baquero   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I have updated the design so the pins (plastic or metal) on the lens barrel of the Bell & Howell lens don't have to be removed or sanded. This will fit into the cut made in the adapter.

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Janice Glesser
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From: Sunnyvale, CA USA
Registered: Sep 2011


 - posted October 06, 2015 03:22 PM      Profile for Janice Glesser   Email Janice Glesser   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thank you Julian for making this available. I have just ordered one of your adapters and anxious to try it out [Smile]

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Janice Glesser
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From: Sunnyvale, CA USA
Registered: Sep 2011


 - posted October 21, 2015 02:47 AM      Profile for Janice Glesser   Email Janice Glesser   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I received the Elmo 16CL lens adapter I ordered and it is perfect. I tried it out on a 20mm lens I had from an old Synchronics projector. I had to wrap a little electrical tape around the barrel of the lens to get it to fit snugly. I believe Julian originally designed this for a Bell & Howell lens, but the Synchronics lens worked fine. You just have to make sure the lens is seated perfectly centered in the adapter otherwise one side of the image will be out of focus. If you already have a lens... For $20 this is a bargain to increase the image throw size.

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Janice

"I'm having a very good day!"
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Steven J Kirk
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From: Southern England
Registered: Apr 2008


 - posted November 20, 2018 06:19 PM      Profile for Steven J Kirk   Email Steven J Kirk   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Don't know if this is still available but thought I would bump this up once more as it is a nifty item.

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