Dust in the gate?

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mr_x
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Dust in the gate?

Post by mr_x » Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:32 am

Hi,

If I had dust in the gate of my Bolex H16, would I see it by looking through the default prism viewfinder - using a lens with a wide open diaphragm please? Normally I use a dog-leg zoom, so would see nothing except what the lens sees.

Thanks

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Re: Dust in the gate?

Post by silverhalide » Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:31 am

Whatever you do, don't be like this guy...prize-winning gate scum:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsAa2rrHrww

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Re: Dust in the gate?

Post by richard p. t. » Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:48 am

No. You have to look at the film gate itself.
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Re: Dust in the gate?

Post by mr_x » Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:27 pm

richard p. t. wrote:No. You have to look at the film gate itself.
That's what I thought, thanks ;)

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Re: Dust in the gate?

Post by mr_x » Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:32 pm

silverhalide wrote:Whatever you do, don't be like this guy...prize-winning gate scum:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsAa2rrHrww
Painful, oh! :-o

But glorious colour film

Thanks

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