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Posted by Alan Rik (Member # 73) on April 01, 2016, 12:13 AM:
Hi Everyone-I have a really nice 1.0 lens on Ebay. If you are a member here I can knock off 49.00 off the Ebay price and sell it outright for $350 shipped if you are in US. For overseas I can get an estimate for you. Its one of the nicest Ive had and the barrel is nice and smooth with no slop.
Posted by Patrick Feuerstein (Member # 5293) on April 01, 2016, 05:17 AM:
What is the diameter?
Posted by Alan Rik (Member # 73) on April 01, 2016, 09:46 AM:
Hello. I do not know actually! It is a non standard size as it is bigger than the 28mm Bauer lenses, but smaller than the 32mm Beaulieu lenses. I know it will fit in most of the Elmo machines but not sure about compatibility with other non-Elmo machines. If I could fit it on my Beaulieu I would. It is really a superb lens.
Posted by Andrew Woodcock (Member # 3260) on April 01, 2016, 12:34 PM:
It really wouldn't cost much Alan to get an adapter sleeve made for this lens if it has a smooth straight barrel. It would have a wall thickness then of 2mm.
Posted by John Hermes (Member # 1367) on April 01, 2016, 02:23 PM:
The smallest part of the Elmo lenses (which slides into the holder) is a shade under 32mm.
Posted by Andrew Woodcock (Member # 3260) on April 01, 2016, 02:29 PM:
Sorry misread what Alan was saying here regarding this size of lens. Surely some shim steel of accurate thickness would suffice here then.
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Posted by Alan Rik (Member # 73) on April 03, 2016, 09:57 PM:
It was my fault Andrew! I think in my original post I said the lens was smaller than the Beaulieu Schneider. Its actually bigger- it starts small at the one end but then gets much bigger towards the front. Thats why it won't fit into the Beaulieu lens clamp.
I am surprised the lens has lasted this long. I put it in an Elmo GS800 and the results were really spectacular. I felt like I was watching my GS1200 but just a quieter version. Picture with a 1.0 lens compared to the 1.3 or even the 1.1 is really mind boggling. Its not a small difference.. its a HUGH difference. You feel like you don't even have to pull out the GS1200 unless you need larger reel capacity. This GS800 even has optical!
I updated the auction with a youtube video and also some pics. This lens is not just good.. its GREAT.
Posted by Andrew Woodcock (Member # 3260) on April 04, 2016, 04:30 AM:
i hope it sells for quickly Alan, it's such a shame it cannot fit your Beaulieu projector. The image would be phenomenal, that's for sure!
Posted by Alan Rik (Member # 73) on April 04, 2016, 08:01 AM:
On hold pending payment. If I could put it on the Beaulieu it would stay there forever. But now it's going to a new home. Stunning lens- really. The new owner will LOVE it. I'm so positive about that. I've only come across 2 out of 5 that were like this one. I think the difference is that this one and the one I own were both sold as stand alone lenses. The other 3 came with the machines? Maybe that's the difference. Not sure but the new owner will see why this lens is a technical marvel. It's Elmo's Noctilux!
Posted by Andrew Woodcock (Member # 3260) on April 04, 2016, 08:31 AM:
Just like us human beings, all lenses are individually crafted items it has to be said, and very often one betters another despite the fact they appear identical in manufacture.
I have witnessed this same phenomenon myself as what Alan describes above.
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