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by cameratech
Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: lens cleaning issue
Replies: 4
Views: 1540

Re: lens cleaning issue

Hi Miles, you could try a lens cleaning solution (or even just window cleaner) which should remove temporary marks, but it actually looks like coating damage to me, probably from something having been spattered on the lens and not cleaned off. Salt spray, spittle, soft drink, sweat, lots of things w...
by cameratech
Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: standard 8mm 100D in a quartz5 camera
Replies: 9
Views: 3026

Re: standard 8mm 100D in a quartz5 camera

If you want to use the inbuilt meter it might be a good idea testing how accurate it is first, it would be a shame to waste that precious 100D. Why not shoot a spool of B&W reversal first and do some exposure bracket tests? Or you could compare the internal meter reading with an accurate external me...
by cameratech
Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:31 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: standard 8mm 100D in a quartz5 camera
Replies: 9
Views: 3026

Re: standard 8mm 100D in a quartz5 camera

By lenses do you you mean filters? To correct daylight film for use under tungsten lighting you use a blue 80A filter, otherwise the pictures will come out a bit reddish. The filter eats up 2 stops of light so you need to expose the film as if it was 25 ISO instead of 100. Cool white fluorescent tub...
by cameratech
Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: bolex mst motor wiring?
Replies: 12
Views: 3178

Re: bolex mst motor wiring?

Hi Miles, if it's a 7 pin socket on the motor the pin-out looks like this: http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/2107/c3sw.jpg That's looking at the front of the motor socket or the back of the cable plug. By itself the motor should draw less than half an amp. You're LiPo battery should be fine to test...
by cameratech
Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Film stock for Univex model A8
Replies: 19
Views: 5564

Re: Film stock for Univex model A8

Fantastic little tribute Wade, great piece. I've got one of those cameras, never thought to use it though!
Thanks for sharing.

Dom
by cameratech
Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Micro 4/3 and C mount or D mount lenses.
Replies: 5
Views: 3290

Re: Micro 4/3 and C mount or D mount lenses.

Plenty of people messing around with C mounts on MFT cameras, can't imagine another reason why they go for hundreds of dollars on ebay. Endless shots of flowers and tree trunks with swirly out of focus backgrounds if you search the forums. I don't think D mounts are as popular, too much vignetting I...
by cameratech
Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:50 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Wow, what a price for a c mount lens!
Replies: 4
Views: 816

Re: Wow, what a price for a c mount lens!

Kino-Plasmats are probably the most collectable cine lenses out there, I've seen them go for astronomical prices, but this could be a record. Over 12 grand for one of those is ridiculous! Historically they were a sensation when first released in the 20s, the fastest cine lens available at the time, ...
by cameratech
Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Trick to spread motor brushes when assembling?
Replies: 2
Views: 550

Re: Trick to spread motor brushes when assembling?

Sometimes you can tilt the cover assembly to open one brush against the commutator and then shuffle/tilt the other way to spread the other brush. Sometimes the brushes are forced closed by grub screws which you can loosen then tighten again. Sometimes you have to use fine tweezers from an angle to o...
by cameratech
Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Zeiss Ikon Moviflex Super
Replies: 8
Views: 3634

Re: Zeiss Ikon Moviflex Super

aand here it is stripped: http://img541.imageshack.us/img541/504/moviflexstrippedmotorsi.jpg http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/7465/moviflexstrippedchamber.jpg State of the art in 1963! Three separate motors for drive, zoom and iris, feedback sensors in both the gate and take-up drive gear, 9-pin acces...
by cameratech
Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:42 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Zeiss Ikon Moviflex Super
Replies: 8
Views: 3634

Re: Zeiss Ikon Moviflex Super

Here's a picture of the beast: http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/4029/moviflexsuperonbench.jpg and one giving a sense of scale: http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/5292/moviflexsuperheld.jpg For a R8 camera it's huge, nearly the size of a Bolex H8 held horizontally. The zoom is a Zeiss 7.5-30 Vario-So...
by cameratech
Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:21 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Zeiss Ikon Moviflex Super
Replies: 8
Views: 3634

Zeiss Ikon Moviflex Super

I just got one of these cameras, a very high-end standard 8 model, but unfortunately it didn't come with a manual. After playing with it a bit I suspect there's no way to override the automatic aperture control, but perhaps someone with a user manual could confirm that's the case. I guess I could al...
by cameratech
Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:03 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New additions to apecity manuals
Replies: 1
Views: 444

Re: New additions to apecity manuals

That's a great resource site, thanks for your donations Jean-Louis.
by cameratech
Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:19 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bell & Howell camera repair
Replies: 8
Views: 1608

Re: Bell & Howell camera repair

I thought it might be a simple fix in the lens somewhere... It could be a simple fix, depends what's jamming the zoom. Can you see any obvious damage? If the lens has been bent or the barrel severely pushed out of round it's probably a goner, but maybe it's only an outer ring with a little ding tha...
by cameratech
Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:01 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bolex H16 RX Light metering
Replies: 43
Views: 11766

Re: Bolex H16 RX Light metering

There are certain conventions that can help to decode lens markings. On the barrel or front ring you will very often find a ratio such as 1:1.4 or 1:2.8. The second number is the maximum geometric aperture, the widest f-stop. Occasionally it's written in combination with the focal length, eg 1.2/18 ...
by cameratech
Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bolex H16 RX Light metering
Replies: 43
Views: 11766

Re: Bolex H16 RX Light metering

carllooper wrote: The skeptism I have isn't personal. I consider Jean-Louis a friend. Not sure about you though :)
Carl
Well that's gonna conflict with my desperate need to be liked. :D

Remember, only friends tell you when there's a big leaf of garnish stuck in your teeth.