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by Mmechanic
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm
Replies: 15
Views: 654

Re: 16mm

Your camera must have been tinkered with or it got a blow.
A technician can adjust the prism unit within five minutes,
at least I can.
by Mmechanic
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm
Replies: 15
Views: 654

Re: 16mm

Only before I return to the subject of 16mm: The announced Super-8 camera does have a reflex system to divert light onto a sensor, from whose data a monitor image is created. The early Kodak Instamatic M2 and M4 had a simple peep-through parallax finder, the M6 and the vast majority of Super-8 camer...
by Mmechanic
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm
Replies: 15
Views: 654

Re: 16mm

According to a Kodak K-100 ad in Popular Science of June 1956 it runs for 40 feet on a wind. https://books.google.ch/books?id=MS0DAAAAMBAJ&pg=RA1-PA199&lpg=RA1-PA199&dq=kodak+k-100+camera+spring&source=bl&ots=XPys3dP0SQ&sig=TmjnRPyHmZ9xuiJOzmPXnCyGK9w&hl=de&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwisye256_TXAhXE0xoKHV8DC5UQ...
by Mmechanic
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm
Replies: 15
Views: 654

Re: 16mm

That’s a good one!
by Mmechanic
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm
Replies: 15
Views: 654

Re: 16mm

If you had some money left, you might buy a tripod for a change.
Advocatus diavoli
by Mmechanic
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: What have you been working on lately?
Replies: 43
Views: 4794

Re: What have you been working on lately?

Paillard-Bolex H cameras can perform comparably to professional cameras at speeds not greater than about 30 fps. In the higher range a registration-pin design beats them. Paillard used the term registration claw , I find that dangerous, but they also used the expression professional amateur from 193...
by Mmechanic
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: What have you been working on lately?
Replies: 43
Views: 4794

Re: What have you been working on lately?

Bought a Filmo 70-DL off eBay. Wouldn’t budge. After removal of the front the mechanism run quietly down as expected. The shutter was stuck, after a night in light oil I could turn it free and lift it out. It is important to use only oil free from resins and acids. The high-speed governor, the shift...
by Mmechanic
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: What have you been working on lately?
Replies: 43
Views: 4794

Re: What have you been working on lately?

Gave a complete overhaul to a Zeiss-Ikon Movikon 16 made in 1940. Took pictures, wrote an article about it, and published on a German forum. Want to translate or rather rewrite the text in French and English for a larger readership, but why? Because the camera enjoys an almost mythic reputation with...
by Mmechanic
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Paillard Bolex - help??
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: Paillard Bolex - help??

Yeah, what you have is a Paillard-Bolex H-16 from around the mid-fifties with four good lenses, the normal focal length Kern Switar 25 mm, the wide-angle Kern Switar 10 mm, the moderate telephoto fast Switar 50 mm, and the long telephoto Yvar 150 mm. The lenses alone, if in good condition, are worth...
by Mmechanic
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Professional Standard 8 editor viewer
Replies: 8
Views: 764

Re: Professional Standard 8 editor viewer

A Bell & Howell Filmo 8 viewer might be worth a try.
Cleverly the film gate is on top for easy use and cleaning, the hot light bulb at the rear.
by Mmechanic
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Professional Standard 8 editor viewer
Replies: 8
Views: 764

Re: Professional Standard 8 editor viewer

There has never been a professional viewer for Regular 8 film. It’s the smallest and most mass produced of all film formats. Maybe Super-8 was still more mass made but also full of plastic. You have the Zeiss-Ikon Moviscop for 8mm film which is one of the better. The Minette is also okay. Don’t expe...
by Mmechanic
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak Ektasound 140 with Ektachrome 160 type A
Replies: 1
Views: 341

Re: Kodak Ektasound 140 with Ektachrome 160 type A

Dan, your camera might well be 44 years old, the Ektasound system got released in 1973. Nobody can hinder you tinkering with the thing. My advice is to throw it away. You lost $8. A plastic product from the darkest time of cybernetics If the film is Ektachrome it can still be developed, process E-6....
by Mmechanic
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Cameras
Topic: Bought a 1956 Non-Reflex Bolex H16 - Focusing
Replies: 3
Views: 865

Re: Bought a 1956 Non-Reflex Bolex H16 - Focusing

Oh, I forgot the filter, James. If your camera doesn’t have a slot, you cannot use a slide-in filter. Paillard added that feature in 1954, I think.
http://www.bolexcollector.com/cameras/h16supreme.html
by Mmechanic
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Cameras
Topic: Bought a 1956 Non-Reflex Bolex H16 - Focusing
Replies: 3
Views: 865

Re: Bought a 1956 Non-Reflex Bolex H16 - Focusing

James and Luis, I have only now seen your posts and should like to give some answers. Although available for little money today the Paillard-Bolex H are cameras for the engaged amateur and retain a useful value of several hundred Dollars. The point is that they should be understood and maintained. A...