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Leon Norris
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From: Elkins Park, PA, USA
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 - posted October 24, 2018 05:31 PM      Profile for Leon Norris   Email Leon Norris   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The GS 1200 is a great machine. You can make it Greater by. Installing a two blade shutter, and a F1.0 zoom lens, and put on the large arms that hold 2400 ft Reels. I did this with my machine and it looks great and runs great.
Thanks, Leon Norris

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Paul Browning
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 - posted October 28, 2018 10:13 AM      Profile for Paul Browning   Email Paul Browning   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hello Leon, How do the motors on the GS cope with these bigger arms, especially in the rewind mode. It certainly adds to the enjoyment of watching a complete feature, but have you noticed any long term affects. I have a set of these ready to fit, just curious as you have experience of use.

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Leon Norris
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 - posted October 28, 2018 10:26 AM      Profile for Leon Norris   Email Leon Norris   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
What I did Paul was modified the rewind so it can move at rapid speed! Wow! I can rewind any size reel in seconds! With no problems! What I did was put a constant voltage control board on the machine. Adjusted the board to handle the large reels 2400 ft reel. WORKS GREAT! THANKS LEON NORRIS

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Paul Browning
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How does it cope with the large reels when running a feature Leon ?, can these standard motors cope with the take up. The rewind could be done by hand but you have modified your GS to do this, and that would be how I would like the GS to do mine, but I am not close to you and sending the machine would be very expensive. Is this a board you made up yourself, and could it be fitted by myself. I would like to fit the arms to at least one my GS machines, but with out the mod it sounds like the rewind will be a problem.

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Dominique De Bast
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 - posted October 28, 2018 02:10 PM      Profile for Dominique De Bast   Email Dominique De Bast   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Leon, since you're an Elmo specialits, I try...My projector has an "out of focus" default : I can only a sharp picture on the right or in the left, I must choose. I'm aware of the little screw that is supposed to fix the problem but so far, I could only improve a little bit but not correct the trouble at 100 %. Is there anything a non professionnal could try ? Thanks.

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Leon Norris
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 - posted October 28, 2018 06:19 PM      Profile for Leon Norris   Email Leon Norris   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Dominique, I try to send you a pm but its full! Please take care of it! Thanks Leon Norris

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Dominique De Bast
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Thanks, leon ! I deleted some messages.

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Dominique De Bast
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Leon kindly sent me a pm with some advices regarding my problem. I know which little screw sets the focus but not which two other screws Leon was refering to so I posted this picture in the hope to be enlighted.

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Leon Norris
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 - posted October 29, 2018 05:47 PM      Profile for Leon Norris   Email Leon Norris   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
HI DOMINIQUE, THE TWO SCREWS ARE LOCATED ON THE LENS BRACKET. JUST LOOSEN SLIGHTLY AND FOCUS. THAT DOES THE TOP AND BOTTOM AREAS! TRY IT AND LET ME KNOW! THANKS LEON
AS ON YOUR PICTURE THE SCREWS ARE ON THE LENS HOLDER! TWO SCREWS TOP AND BOTTOM! LET ME KNOW.
GOOD LUCK! LEON NORRIS

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Dominique De Bast
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It did work ! One million thanks, Leon. I've been trying to fix that for such a long time...Now, I have a 100 % sharp picture thanks to you.

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Leon Norris
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 - posted October 30, 2018 09:46 AM      Profile for Leon Norris   Email Leon Norris   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Dominique, I am glad everything worked out for you! Enjoy your movies. Thanks, Leon Norris

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