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by beamascope
Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:38 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bauer Royal C 8E Makro TECHNICAL PROBLEMS
Replies: 13
Views: 803

Re: Bauer Royal C 8E Makro TECHNICAL PROBLEMS

Oh and it could just be that the rubber is so old and dried that it doesn't want to go on easy. People mention using petroleum jelly and things like that to soften it. Force it too much while it's dried out and it might rip.
by beamascope
Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:36 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bauer Royal C 8E Makro TECHNICAL PROBLEMS
Replies: 13
Views: 803

Re: Bauer Royal C 8E Makro TECHNICAL PROBLEMS

Is it the viewfinder rubber cup/eyepiece you're talking about? If so it should have a groove inside that fits around a raised area on the viewfinder itself. My Bauer had no cup when I got it so I just took one off an old VHS camcorder and glued it on since it was a different shape. I wouldn't put it...
by beamascope
Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bauer Royal C 8E Makro TECHNICAL PROBLEMS
Replies: 13
Views: 803

Re: Bauer Royal C 8E Makro TECHNICAL PROBLEMS

You'd probably be better off just putting this old gal on display. If you must try then first thing to do is get that battery compartment clean. Use something to scrape the powder/corrosion off the battery contacts to the point you see shiny metal. Throw some new batteries in and see if it works. If...
by beamascope
Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Heydays of film
Replies: 7
Views: 626

Re: Heydays of film

As a kid I could ride my bike to a store and buy 8mm or super 8 film. Those days are certainly gone, at least here. There was also a dedicated movie camera store that sold all kinds of high end Super 8 and 16 millimeter cameras/gear. Even at the time I thought it was an odd store. It wasn't around f...
by beamascope
Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Help! Where is manual aperture control on sankyo xl420
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: Help! Where is manual aperture control on sankyo xl420

On the side without the film door there is a knob that says MANU/AUTO/EE. Turn it to manual then continue to turn it clockwise as you look at the tiny window on the OTHER side of the camera above where the lens bulges out of the film door side. You'll see F-stop readings in there and they will chang...