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Stuart Hilliker
Film Handler

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From: London
Registered: Dec 2006


 - posted November 20, 2018 03:55 PM      Profile for Stuart Hilliker   Email Stuart Hilliker   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Does anyone happen to have a short throw Elmo lens for sale. I know there’s a 38mm lens in existence, is there anything wider?

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Janice Glesser
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From: Sunnyvale, CA USA
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 - posted November 20, 2018 05:48 PM      Profile for Janice Glesser   Email Janice Glesser   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Stuart...I don't know if you have looked at this thread located in the Technical Tips Section:

http://8mmforum.film-tech.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=5;t=000910

It's an alternative if you can't find an Elmo lens. I use a 25mm lens with an Elmo sleeve adapter. Obviously the image won't be as bright or as crisp as a genuine Elmo lens...but it will give you a larger picture at a shorter distance.

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Steven J Kirk
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Southern England
Registered: Apr 2008


 - posted November 20, 2018 06:07 PM      Profile for Steven J Kirk   Email Steven J Kirk   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The Elmo 16mm lenses are great but clean examples can cost. Look for the wide adapter or the zoom adapter. These will screw directly onto the 50mm or the 38mm and give a big picture. The very best option is to have the 20mm lens from Elmo. This is a beautiful multi element lens rather than purely literally 20mm and again can be expensive. The zoom adapter will even go on the 20mm and give a very short throw big picture although there is a little distortion at the biggest zoom. The other way is, as Janice says, to get an Elmo sleeve and use a cheaper older 25mm lens in it. Good luck.

There is a zoom adapter on eBay Germany right now...

https://www.ebay.de/itm/ELMO-Zoom-Konverter-0-8-1-25x-fur-16mm-Filmprojektion-Projektionsobjektive/202492218551?hash=item2f257a0cb7:g:ESgAAOSwMXdaqYS3:rk:13:pf:0

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Stuart Hilliker
Film Handler

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From: London
Registered: Dec 2006


 - posted November 21, 2018 03:15 PM      Profile for Stuart Hilliker   Email Stuart Hilliker   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thank you both for your advice. Very much appreciated.

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Mark Todd
Film God

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From: UK
Registered: Aug 2003


 - posted November 21, 2018 04:31 PM      Profile for Mark Todd   Email Mark Todd   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Stuart hold out for the 20mm Elmo one, best lens going really for 16mm in the home.

I got mine from David G and its a beauty and the best lens I`ve ever owned in Cine. ( Thank you David ).

They do vary slightly, like the Elmo 1.1`s in super 8, but overall the 20mm`s are great.

They are about, so good luck.

Best Mark.

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Joe Taffis
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From: United States
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 - posted November 21, 2018 08:30 PM      Profile for Joe Taffis   Email Joe Taffis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
As Mark said, the very excellent Elmo f1.4 20mm. I have about a 15-16' throw, and it almost fills an 8'x 6' screen  -

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Mark Todd
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From: UK
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 - posted November 22, 2018 03:18 AM      Profile for Mark Todd   Email Mark Todd   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Very nice Joe, if a CL or AL or 16AA the one with the slot rather than thread is needed. But you can get away with it, either way

But I`m sure Stuart knows that.

Best Mark.

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Keith Wilson
Expert Film Handler

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From: England
Registered: Jun 2015


 - posted November 24, 2018 03:30 PM      Profile for Keith Wilson   Email Keith Wilson   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I have an Elmo converter lens that I don't use it screws on the front of your standard lens to make the picture larger

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