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Ronald Green
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 - posted January 30, 2017 01:49 PM      Profile for Ronald Green   Author's Homepage   Email Ronald Green       Edit/Delete Post 
Regarding running 2300 foot reals, the projector says up to 2,000 feet only. Am I hurting my EIKI SL-OL projector.

I like using the bigger reels, but welcome your suggestions.

Thanks

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted January 30, 2017 01:57 PM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Ronald
As far as I know the spools are 2200ft. These were initially designed for running 1-hour 16mm TV prints.
Your projector should be able to cope quite well. Make sure you are using plastic spools.

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David Park
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Isn't more got on by having the centre hub smaller?
Also the film itself being thinner in the later days due to being a different material?

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Maurice Leakey
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Yes, David.
The 2200' and the 2000' have the same overall diameter, but the 2200' has a smaller hub.

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Ronald Green
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Maurice,

Why do you suggest the plastic 2300 reels over the metal.
I only use plastic. Sorry about the stupidity, but I don't know why one is better than the other.

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David Park
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Don't think I can recall a metal one of that capacity.

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Maurice Leakey
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I suggested plastic as a full spool would be lighter than a metal spool filled with film.

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Ronald Green
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Great Advice.

Thanks a million !!

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David C. Lucidi
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Just an FYI, 2300' reels do exist in metal (I have several myself) but as others have already stated, they are heavier to start with and that would only be 'that much heavier' on a fully loaded takeup arm.

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