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by mr_x
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bolex SBM Cable Release?
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Bolex SBM Cable Release?

Does anyone still shoot 16mm here?

Took the SBM out in the wilds yesterday to test the light meter - it works - and the cable release: no problem.

Roll on summer!

;)
by mr_x
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm
Replies: 16
Views: 1553

Re: 16mm

I'd use the Krasnagorsk K3 a lot if it wasn't such a pig to load, I just like the feel of the camera. The Bolex H16 / SBM is a dream to load in comparison, I'm having to learn filming all over again since the upgrade - what the hell - anything's better than video.
by mr_x
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bolex SBM Cable Release?
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Bolex SBM Cable Release?

From what I can work out, the 'key' which fits into the side slot protrudes too much, so it hits the back of the slot, giving no space for it to go back any further. That means the key can't align with the slot and turn - the SBM side-slot is not deep enough. Update. It wasn't the key, it was the so...
by mr_x
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bolex SBM Cable Release?
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Bolex SBM Cable Release?

Hi, Just tried my H16 Reflex Bolex side-cable release on a SBM and it doesn't fit! X( The cable bracket fits the SBM side chamber but the bracket won't engage with the chamber slot, it goes into it but will not turn 90 degrees to lock it in there - it won't turn at all. Tried the cable on my old H16...
by mr_x
Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Gossen-Bolex Light Meter?
Replies: 5
Views: 1003

Re: Gossen-Bolex Light Meter?

Thank you :)
by mr_x
Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Gossen-Bolex Light Meter?
Replies: 5
Views: 1003

Re: Gossen-Bolex Light Meter?

Hello mr_x, here I spoke precisely of the problem of the upside down values :) http://www.filmshooting.com/scripts/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=27132&p=218291&hilit=gossen+bolex#p218291 Thanks 7OSE9, So how do you get the numbers the right way up please? Turning the dial either way just takes you thro...
by mr_x
Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Gossen-Bolex Light Meter?
Replies: 5
Views: 1003

Gossen-Bolex Light Meter?

HI, Have a Gossen-Bolex Light Meter but no manual. I also notice that the DIN / ASA values seem to be upside down and showing in the wrong windows! :-o Any clues as to the correct usage of this meter please? All the dials seem to move at once on lifting and rotating the external black plastic ring, ...
by mr_x
Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: H16 Bolex viewfinders?
Replies: 3
Views: 2108

Re: H16 Bolex viewfinders?

Yes. They are interchangeable. The ones for the non reflex can be put on the side or the top. The ones for the reflex are just meant to stay on top. There is one that is basically an eyepiece that goes to a mirror at 45 degrees pointing down. If you have a reflex that is the one you need. Thanks, a...
by mr_x
Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: H16 Bolex viewfinders?
Replies: 3
Views: 2108

H16 Bolex viewfinders?

Hi,

Are the Bolex H16 viewfinders interchangeable please? I think there were several made, a x3[?], x10, x13. Are they fixed or can they be swapped from H16 to H16 please?

Thanks.
by mr_x
Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak awakens, new S8 camera announced at CES '16
Replies: 94
Views: 61516

Re: Kodak awakens, new S8 camera announced at CES '16

DonFito wrote:Still trying to recover from the extremely good news:

http://www.kodak.com/ek/us/en/Consumer/ ... hbx=super8
This camera hasn't even got a proper view finder.
by mr_x
Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: ANGENIEUX RIGHT ANGLE VIEWER FOCUSING?
Replies: 1
Views: 685

Re: ANGENIEUX RIGHT ANGLE VIEWER FOCUSING?

Update: The Angenieux was focussed at 1.2 metres through the 120 viewer. To get the same object in focus using the Bolex viewer I had to revolve the Angenieux focus ring to the 1.5 metre mark so there is currently a focal discrepancy of around 12 inches / 30cm. The lens / viewer are in focus with th...
by mr_x
Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:20 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: ANGENIEUX RIGHT ANGLE VIEWER FOCUSING?
Replies: 1
Views: 685

ANGENIEUX RIGHT ANGLE VIEWER FOCUSING?

Hi, Have a 16mm Angenieux F2.2 17-68mm ZOOM LENS w/ RIGHT ANGLE VIEWER for my c-mount Bolex H16. The zoom looks sharp through the Bolex but when I attach the 120 type dog-leg viewer it is out of focus whatever I do. Is there no diopter on this viewer please - how do you adjust it? There are several ...
by mr_x
Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Metering Tri-X?
Replies: 3
Views: 1317

Re: Metering Tri-X?

Thanks Avortex & Tscan, It's a 1958 Bolex H16 so no light meter on board. I use a Gossen 6 as a spot meter. For some strange reason ambient metering was never taught to me back in the 80s, I guess by then all modern cameras had on board meters so hand-held metering was never taught? I taught myself ...
by mr_x
Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: No news from Ferrania is not good.
Replies: 72
Views: 24461

Re: No news from Ferrania is not good.

Angus wrote:The latest Ferrania update reached my email inbox yesterday. There is also an update on their website.

It's not like they are being secretive.
Is there a link please?

Thanks :)