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by Mmechanic
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Hit the jackpot!
Replies: 9
Views: 396

Re: Hit the jackpot!

Got my Bell & Howell Filmo Straight Eight today. The Mytal on it has full closing iris. Only spools are missing.
by Mmechanic
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Film stock for Univex model A8
Replies: 19
Views: 3816

Re: Film stock for Univex model A8

Most everything with the Univex-8 cameras is the other way round than with the others. Main frame or housing is Zamak alloy Film chamber is on the right hand side Film spools not interchangeable, not even with Bell & Howell Filmo Straight Eight Winding key revolves with down-running spring Inverted ...
by Mmechanic
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Film stock for Univex model A8
Replies: 19
Views: 3816

Re: Film stock for Univex model A8

Hey, Wade Your Univex has a governor like all other spring-driven cameras. Without a governor the mechanism would speed up to over 150 frames a second or more, most probably loosing some teeth in the gear train. What does not form part of the mechanics is a positive stop to a spring barrel like a nu...
by Mmechanic
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm
Replies: 15
Views: 1042

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: 1042

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: 1042

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: 1042

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: 1042

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: 6059

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: 6059

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: 6059

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: 345

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: 1113

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.