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Paul Barker
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From: Lancashire, England
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 - posted September 11, 2019 05:25 AM      Profile for Paul Barker   Email Paul Barker   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
looking for a short throw lens for Elmo 16-CL projector.25mm. 38mm. or zoom converter. in top shape at fair price.

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Janice Glesser
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 - posted September 11, 2019 12:26 PM      Profile for Janice Glesser   Email Janice Glesser   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Paul...FYI Check out this link in the Techinical Tips section:

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

This is an alternative to gaining a larger picture for very low cost. This can be a short term approach or long term depending on the lens and your expectations.

I have an Elmo 38mm prime lens, but find it still doesn't fill my screen at 15ft. So I initially purchased the 3D printed 16CL sleeve adapter as mentioned in the link above and used it with different 8mm lenses. It worked very well.

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I eventually found a better prime 25mm lens with adapter sleeve on Ebay which I use the majority of the time. There isn't as much light as the Elmo prime lenses, but very acceptable.

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Here is an Ebay listing you might want to consider:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/16MM-LENS-16-CL-AL-ELMO-PROJECTOR-LENS-1-INCH-F1-6-25-MM/193050883899

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Paul Barker
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 - posted September 11, 2019 12:58 PM      Profile for Paul Barker   Email Paul Barker   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
hi Janice. thank you so much for your help. i am most grateful. i have never had a 16CL before. it runs lovely. and quiet too. the only thing i do miss is not having a loop restorer button/lever or an inching knob. other than that a really nice machine.

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Janice Glesser
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 - posted September 11, 2019 01:51 PM      Profile for Janice Glesser   Email Janice Glesser   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I think you will find the Elmo 16CL to be very easy to use and reliable projector. I hate to admit it...but I have 5 of them. I alternate to keep them running well. [Smile]

You really don't need an inching knob with a channel load projector and the auto loop restorer system works very well when moving freely and adjusted properly. If you are having a problem with the loop restorer post it and I'll see if I can help.

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Paul Barker
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 - posted September 12, 2019 04:09 AM      Profile for Paul Barker   Email Paul Barker   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
hi Janice. great you having five of these. i have eight various Eiki/Elf models so the Elmo 16CL is different to me. the user manual says if film used with any damage the loop could be lost. when this happens turn of projector and restart. so different to the Eiki's.

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Steven J Kirk
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 - posted September 12, 2019 08:17 AM      Profile for Steven J Kirk   Email Steven J Kirk   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
As with Eiki there were both zoom and 'fixed' wide adapters for the Elmo. Elmo 16mm lenses can be found at: 12.5mm, 20mm, 38mm and then 50mm at least. No 25mm that I have seen but the best bet is the 38mm and the zoom adapter though the zoom works with the 20mm with some distortion at the extremes.

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Winbert Hutahaean
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 - posted September 12, 2019 01:42 PM      Profile for Winbert Hutahaean   Email Winbert Hutahaean   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Paul, I have one 25mm for sale here:

http://8mmforum.film-tech.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=7;t=001075

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Paul Barker
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 - posted September 13, 2019 03:31 AM      Profile for Paul Barker   Email Paul Barker   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Winbert. your message box is full.

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Winbert Hutahaean
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It is now emptied, but I also have replied your message from my direct email. We can continue from there.

Cheers,

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