im looking for revue s8 deluxe manual

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kemezrp
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im looking for revue s8 deluxe manual

Post by kemezrp » Wed Jul 07, 2004 12:55 pm

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it look like this one

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Post by BolexPlusX » Wed Jul 07, 2004 8:10 pm

Hmmm....

It looks remarkably like a GAF ST/602 or ST/802 (way too much for coincidence, I might add). I think your odds of finding a manual for these cameras are a lot better.

Does the lens say "Chinon" on it anywhere?

I used to have the manual (somewhere....), and still have the camera. Are there any specific questions I can help you with?

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Post by kemezrp » Thu Jul 08, 2004 8:37 am

its revue.checked it twice. i bought it yesterday and i think the light measuring thing is not working couse indicator wont move when i put camera lens in front of bright light etc. manual for this revue would be very usefull .

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Post by BolexPlusX » Thu Jul 08, 2004 1:52 pm

I'm sure it was sold uder the Revue name, but it looks almost exactly like the line of cameras that Chinon made for GAF in the 1970s. The telling part is that unique hand grip. These are actually very good cameras.

I'm 99.9% sure that the problem with your meter is that the meter battery is dead or missing. These cameras have a seperate battery that only powers the light meter. One of the obstacles is that this was a mercury cell and is not made anymore. The good news is that there is an alkaline equivalent, but it is 3.0V instead of 2.7V. This throws the light meter off a little, but fortunately the camera has an adjustment you can use to compensate.

Let's take this one step at a time. Flip the camera over and look under the handle. There is a round cover under the handle with a coin slot. Give it a twist and it will pop out. The meter battery is under it.

Check the meter battery with a voltmeter if you have one. I'll bet it's completely dead. Radio Shack can get you a replacement if you have one nearby. Otherwise you can get one from these people:

http://www.photobattery.com/

They have it listed under "3.0v Alkaline replacement for 2.7 volt 2MR9, EPX14, V14PX (scope reticule illuminators, Celestron finder, Many Super 8 cameras)"

(I've used them, they're good!)

Later on I'll tell you how to compensate the light meter (Don't have time, gotta go to work!)

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Post by BolexPlusX » Thu Jul 08, 2004 5:56 pm

Hey!, I think I see the meter battery in your picture right at top center!

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Post by kemezrp » Fri Jul 09, 2004 9:03 am

yeah it works. thx so much . but still, manual would be very usefull.

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Post by BolexPlusX » Fri Jul 09, 2004 2:57 pm

If I come across it I'll let you know.

Also, is the exposure battery you have a mercury cell, or alkaline? If it's alkaline you need to compensate the exposure (assuming that it hasn't been done already....). I've done it on my camera, and can show you how.

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Re: im looking for revue s8 deluxe manual

Post by Isumetto » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:01 am

Hi There I got a Manual of REVUE S8 but it's in German language not in English.
If you any one needs help with it please let me know.
I may send copy of it.
Ismetduman@hotmail.com

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